The Alameda City Council adopted a resolution authorizing a new Sister City relationship at its June 20 meeting. Mayor Trish Spencer signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the formulation and implementation of the agreement between Yeongdong-gun, South Korea and the City of Alameda.
Yeongdong is located in a mountainous region of South Korea, has a population of more than 50,000, and is one of South Korea’s largest wine-producing regions. The Sister City relationship is an opportunity for economic, technological, and cultural exchange.
Members of the City Council and interested community members braved strong winds and torrential downpours to get a first-hand look at what the future holds for the city’s northern waterfront. The caravan-style tour wended its way to Alameda Marina, Encinal Terminal, Alameda Landing and North Housing at Estuary Park.
The demolition of 16 former Navy apartment buildings at Alameda Point has begun. On Jan. 5, the City Council awarded a $547,000 contract to Asbestos Management Group of Oakland. The buildings are on Orion Street, West Tower Avenue, Stardust Place and Pearl Harbor Road. Demolition began this week and is expected to be completed within 60 days. Alameda Point base reuse funds are paying for the demolition.
City Council is asking Alameda residents for their input on a concept to make Central Avenue, between Main Street/Pacific Avenue and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue, safer at the Feb. 24 City Council meeting. City staff’s goal is to make Central Avenue safer for Alamedans traveling by car, bicycle or on foot.
City staff has already created a design proposal and is requesting the Council’s approval at the Feb. 24 meeting. However, the council wants input from the community before they approve the plan.
Wharves, shoreline to be made available to Alameda
The City Council is set to approve a resolution that would allow the city to accept phase two of the conveyance agreement that the city negotiated with the United States Navy. Phase two comprises 183.44 acres of land at Alameda Point: nine parcels with 29.83 acres of uplands and two parcels with 153.61 acres of submerged land.
The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Recreation and Park Commission, the Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB), and the Transportation Commission. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, by calling 747-4800, or at alamedaca.gov.
Potential commissioners are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by Thursday, Jan. 31. Call the City Clerk’s Office with any questions.
At this evening’s meeting, the newly seated City Council will decide how to move forward with a proposed wellness center on McKay Avenue. On Nov, 28, 2018, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters qualified the “McKay Avenue Open Space Initiative” for the ballot. If approved, the measure, put forward by the Friends of Crab Cove, would change the land-use designation for a 3.65-acre parcel on the northwest corner of McKay Avenue from “Office-Administrative-Professional” to “Open Space.”