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City Council InstallationMon., Dec. 5th 6:30PM
Community Hall

The installation ceremony for the new City Council will take place at the City Council meeting of Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30PM in the Piedmont Community Hall.

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Council & School Board Pen Letter Regarding Safe & Civil Environment

The Piedmont City Council and the Board of Education have issued a joint letter today regarding community reaction to the results of the presidential election and acts of prejudice and bigotry that have taken place across the country and in Piedmont. The Board of Education and the City Council collaborated to develop a joint letter that addresses our collective belief that a safe and civil environment in our schools and across Piedmont is paramount. Click to read the Joint Letter from the City Council and the Board of Education.

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Breakfast with Santa 2016Sat., Dec.10th 9AM
Community Hall

On Saturday, December 10th, the Piedmont Recreation Department will host a Breakfast with Santa at the Piedmont  Community Hall from 9:00 to 10:30AM.  Children are invited to have Breakfast with Santa who will be stopping by to greet children & receive Holiday Letters & Wish Lists!

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Toys for Tots Drive Under Way

The Piedmont Fire Department joins the U.S. Marine Corps to help the Toys for Tots Foundation collect toys for children who are less fortunate. There is always an overwhelming need for toys for children of all ages. Toys or donations may be dropped off at the Piedmont Fire Department, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA through December 19, 2016.

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Planning Commission Recommends Changes to Zoning Code

In 2012 the Planning Commission began to have discussions about revisions to Chapter 17 of the City Code, otherwise known as the Zoning Code (Code). These discussions followed and were partially in response to a 2009 comprehensive update of the Piedmont General Plan, which included some goals and actions that necessitated some revisions to the Zoning Code. There are many reasons to make amendments to Chapter 17. Some revisions are mandatory in order to stay in compliance with the General Plan and Housing Element. Other revisions are voluntary but equally important to improving planning services in the city.

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Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame Seeking NominationsDeadline: Fri. Jan. 20th

The Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its next group of inductees. The Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding women for their achievements and contributions to Alameda County and its residents. The program honors women in 12 different categories at a luncheon and awards ceremony held each year, usually in March.

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Council Approves Community Choice Aggregation

On November 21, 2016, the City Council approved the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program in Piedmont after approving the the Joint Powers Agreement for the East Bay Community Energy Authority on November 7, 2016. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand and source cleaner energy supplies for residents within their jurisdictions.

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New Street Sweeping Schedule

Beginning on Monday, September 12th, the City of Piedmont will begin using a revised street sweeping schedule for 2016-2017. Sweeping will now be conducted on the day after green waste, recycling, and trash are picked up for your home. It will be a three week cycle alternating between the odd and even numbered sides of the street, followed by a week of no sweeping.

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AC Alert Emergency Notification System

The City will transition to the “AC Alert” system powered by Everbridge to make sure you know about issues that may affect your safety. This system allows the City to contact thousands of residents in seconds so you can find out about an emergency right away. Please sign up – it only takes about a minute to enroll!

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Get Ready, Piedmont – Disaster Preparedness Brochure & Checklist

The Piedmont Public Safety Committee has prepared the Get Ready, Piedmont disaster preparedness guide. This document provides comprehensive information on preparation for and response to, earthquakes, fires, landslides, and other emergencies. The guide is 50 pages in length with checklists and illustrations on things like turning off utilities, food and water storage, first aid materials, seismic measures etc. This document is available by clicking here as well as on the Public Safety Committee and Fire Department pages of the site. Printed copies are available at the Fire Department.

Also available is the four page checklist which provides a ready reference on steps to take in the event of an earthquake or wildfire as well as general guidance on disaster preparedness and crime prevention. Printed copies are available at the Fire Department.

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