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BART Transbay Service to Be Suspended for Labor Day WeekendSep. 5-7

There will be no transbay BART train service between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7 (Labor Day Weekend) while BART maintenance crews perform vital repairs to improve track safety.

• Please avoid taking BART and use alternative routes for transbay trips during these weekends. Dial 511 or visit www.511.org for alternative transportation.

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City & PUSD to Host Legislative Town Hall MeetingWed. Sep. 16th - 7:00PM
Community Hall

On September 16, 2015, Mayor Margaret Fujioka and School Board President Andrea Swenson will host a town hall meeting with State Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond at the Community Hall, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Piedmonters are invited to attend to learn more about what is going on in Sacramento and how it might affect Piedmont as well as ask questions of their representatives in the state legislature.

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Movies in the Park 2015 – Big Hero 6 & Monsters UFri. Sept. 11th - 7:45PM
Piedmont Park

The Recreation Department invites your family and friends for TWO NIGHTS this FALL to watch movies under the stars. From the creators of “Wreck It Ralph” and “Frozen”, join us Friday, September 11, for Disney’s latest animated smash, Big Hero 6! On Friday, September 25, PRD will close out the 2015 movie series with Pixar’s Monster’s University!

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Get Ready, Piedmont – Disaster Preparedness Brochure

The Piedmont Public Safety Committee is pleased to release the Get Ready, Piedmont disaster preparedness manual. This document will provide comprehensive information on preparation for and response to, earthquakes, fires, landslides, and other emergencies. The manual is 50 pages in length with checklists and illustrations on things like turning off utilities, food and water storage, first aid materials, seismic measures, family communications plans etc. This document is available by clicking here as well as on the Public Safety Committee and Fire Department pages of the site.

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CodeRED Emergency Notifications

The Piedmont Police and Fire Departments are now offering Emergency Notifications through a system called CodeRED. This system utilizes telephone, email, text messages, and/or a mobile app to notify residents of emergencies and other public safety related news. Click Here to register for the new system.

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Street Sweeping Schedule Available

The Public Works Department has begun its annual street sweeping program.  To download a copy of the schedule click here. Please note that there is no scheduled sweeping on Wednesdays.  These days will be used for equipment maintenance and spot clean-up.

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City Hall Entrance Temporarily Closed

Beginning on Monday August 3rd, the main entrance to City Hall will be closed due to the City Hall Entry Renovation Project. Residents and others coming to City Hall during business hours are asked to enter through the Fire Department. The alternate route will be well signed.


Residents attending public meetings in the Council Chamber are asked to enter on the right side of City Hall near the US Mail box. Signs will direct you to the Council Chamber.

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City Council Adopts Pedestrian/Bike Plan

On Monday, November 3, 2014, City Council unanimously adopted the Planning Commission-recommended Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) and the Initial Study/Negative Declaration, adding one modification to page 96 of the plan. Many members of the public spoke at the meeting in support of the plan. The Final PBMP can be found in the link below. A Notice of Determination was filed with the County following the adoption of the Initial Study/Negative Declaration.

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Get Some FREE Help with Water Conservation

Are you kept awake at night by the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet? Does your toilet whine and moan like a lost puppy? Are you at the mercy of your plumbing? We can help…. East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), with the help of the City of Piedmont, is offering free equipment and helpful hints to Piedmont residents.

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Undergrounding Law Suit

The City of Piedmont’s case against Robert Gray & Associates and Harris & Associates, Inc. currently is in the pre-trial phase of litigation known as “discovery.” The parties have been exchanging written information and documents, and have completed multiple key depositions. Attorneys representing the City expect to complete all necessary depositions and written discovery in the next few months. The Court has ordered the parties to engage in settlement discussions, and a mediation likely will be scheduled this summer. While the Court has not yet set a trial date, attorneys for the City anticipate that the trial date ultimately will be in Spring 2016.

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