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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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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

For approximately three weeks, 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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BART Transbay Service to Be Suspended for Two WeekendsAug. 1&2
Sept. 5-7

There will be no transbay BART train service between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations on the weekends of August 1-2 and 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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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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Critical Water Shortage Declared by EBMUD

Because of dismal rain levels and melted snowpack, the East Bay Municipal Utility District declared a Stage 4 critical drought and set a community-wide goal to reduce water use 20% compared to 2013. To achieve these savings, EBMUD has adopted new water use rules that affect all customers.  

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Council Approves FY 15-16 Budget

The Piedmont City Council approved the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 after a work session and two public hearings at three separate meetings.  The first, a Saturday work session was held on May 16, 2015. The public hearings were held during regularly scheduled City Council meetings on June 1 and June 15, 2015.

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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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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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Paratransit Advisory Committee Seeks a Piedmont Member

The Alameda County Transportation Commission is seeking a Piedmont volunteer to serve on the Paratransit Advisory Planning Committee (PAPCO). Interested residents must be a consumer of public transportation services available in the county for seniors and persons with disabilities.

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