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Linda Ave Crosswalk Project

On Monday, June 19th, construction will begin on the Linda Avenue Crosswalk Improvement project, which will reconfigure the two existing mid-block crosswalks on Linda Avenue between Grand and Lake Avenues. This project also include the installation of flashing pedestrian signage, new street lights, new landscaping, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and new roadway striping to complete the regional bikeway on Linda Ave. from Grand Ave. to Piedmont Ave.

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EBMUD Grand Ave Pipeline Replacement ProjectBegins July 10th

The East Bay Municipal Utility District will be replacing aging pipelines beneath Grand Avenue and surrounding streets between summer 2017 and summer 2018. They have indicated that lane reductions on Grand Avenue will likely begin the week of July 10 as our crews complete limited pipeline construction and prepare the site. Starting in the fall, pipeline replacement work will take place on Grand Avenue between Arroyo and Oakland Avenues, and on portions of Arroyo and Lower Grand Avenues. For more information, please see EBMUD’s Piedmont Grand Avenue Pipeline Replacement page.

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City Issues RFP for Web Site Redesign & HostingProposals Due 7/24

On June 27, 2017, the City of Piedmont issued a Request for Proposals for Website Redesign Services. The City is requesting proposals from qualified contractors for a redesign of the City’s web site as well as web hosting. The successful contractor will train and assist staff with ongoing content management and maintenance of the site. [...]

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Wireless Application for Sites Near Piedmont High School

Crown Castle and Beacon Development filed an application in November 2016 for nine Verizon small cell wireless communication facilities, located generally around Piedmont Park and Piedmont High School. Crown Castle is a company that builds wireless communications facilities and then leases them to wireless service providers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon. The project consists of eight installations on the tops of existing utility poles and street lights and one installation on a new street light. The applicants have proposed that ground equipment related to the pole top antennas be located in underground vaults in the sidewalk. The proposal will require review by both the Park Commission and Planning Commission, as well as final approval from the City Council. Click to read more information about the application and the review process.

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PRD Summer Scoop 2017

Looking to register your child into a camp or class this summer? Summer Programs are currently available through August 11. To register for a PRD Summer Program visit the Recreation Catalog page to view current programs and availability. 

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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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Paratransit Advisory Planning 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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