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Piedmont Home Energy Tour: How to Fight Climate Change at HomeSun., Mar. 24th 10AM-2PM

Have you ever wanted to know where the drafts and dusty air in your home come from? Join Piedmont Connect, the City, and Bay Area Energy Upgrade for a guided tour through a Piedmont home. Attendees will learn first- hand from a building science expert how a Home Energy Score is calculated.

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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan DRAFT Available for CommentWed. Apr 10th – 6:00PM
EOC – 403 Highland Ave.

The City of Piedmont has been working on development of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) since September of 2018. This work has culminated in a draft LHMP, which is now available for public review and comment.

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Emergency Tree Removal in Dracena ParkBegins Mon., Feb. 25th

Beginning on February 25th, the City of Piedmont will conduct an emergency removal of four mature Eucalyptus trees and one Monterey Pine tree located in upper Dracena Park near the intersection of Park Way and Dracena Ave. These trees are being removed because they pose a significant fall risk and could endanger public safety. This [...]

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Civil Grand Jury Seeks MembersDeadline: April 1, 2019

Alameda County is seeking applications for residents who wish to serve on the Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury serves as the County’s citizen watchdog group by investigating local government operations and citizen complaints. For more information on what the Civil Grand Jury does, please refer to Grand Jury’s website at http://acgov.acgov.org/grandjury/ , or view [...]

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Piedmont’s Participation in East Bay Community Energy (EBCE)

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is the new local electricity supplier in Alameda County that gives municipal, commercial, and residential accounts the opportunity to use cleaner, greener energy. EBCE is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, which is a community-governed program authorized by California law in 2002, that pools the electric load of participating accounts [...]

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Street Sweeping Schedule for 2018-2019

On Monday, September 10th, the City of Piedmont began scheduled street sweeping for 2018-2019. Using the successful schedule created in 2016, 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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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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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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BART Shifts Start of Weekday Service to 5:00AM

BART has announced that beginning February 11, 2019, weekday service will begin at 5:00 a.m. rather than its current start time of 4:00 a.m. This service shift will allow extra time for work on seismic upgrades to the Transbay Tube. BART estimates that this later start will last for the duration of the 3.5 year-long project. BART has announced bus service which will replace train service. Please see https://www.bart.gov/schedules/early-bird-express for more information.

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Climate Action Plan 2.0

At its regular meeting of March 19, 2018, the City Council approved the City of Piedmont’s Climate Action Plan 2.0. 

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