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Public Review of Election Materials

Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9295, several items must be made available for public review for a period of 10 calendar days after their submission to the City Clerk’s Office.

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Draft Ped/Bike Plan Now Available for Public Review

After a months-long planning process, the Draft Piedmont Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will be released in August 2014 for public review and comment. The Draft Plan will outline the recommended pedestrian and bicycle improvements to be carried out in Piedmont over the next ten years. The Draft Plan will be presented at the August meeting of the Planning Commission, which is scheduled for Monday, August 11th at 5:00PM in the City Council Chambers.

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City and EPA Agree to Consent Decree Regarding Sewer Suit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California State Water Resources Board (State Water Board), the Regional Water Quality Control Board (San Francisco Bay Region), San Francisco Bay Keeper, and Our Children’s Earth Foundation have reached an agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and the seven agencies whose sewage is treated by EBMUD (the Cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont and Stege Sanitary District) that requires EBMUD and each of these agencies to continue updating its sewer infrastructure to help protect the San Francisco Bay.

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EBMUD Requests 10% Water Conservation

The East Bay Municipal Utility Distrist (EBMUD) is currently requesting ten percent voluntary conservation from customers due to the California drought. The state of California is considering emergency water conservation regulations that may affect all California residents as soon as August 1, 2014. Go to the EBMUD website for latest news on the drought including current EBMUD restrictions on water use and access to EBMUD conservation services through the WaterSmart Center, or to order free home water survey kits and free drought-related materials for businesses.

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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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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 2015.

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