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Nominations for City Council and School BoardMon. July 18th through
Fri., Aug 12th

The City of Piedmont will hold its General Municipal Election on November 8, 2016. The nomination period for the two vacancies on the Piedmont City Council and three vacancies on the Board of Education opens on Monday, July 18th. The deadline for submitting completed paperwork is Friday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to candidates to file for election.

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Council Approves FY 16-17 Budget

On June 20, 2016, the Piedmont City Council approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 after considering the budget at three separate meetings. A Saturday work session was held on May 21st and the Council held two public hearings during regularly scheduled City Council meetings on June 6 and June 20, 2016.

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Planning Commission to Consider Changes to Zoning Code

In 2012, the Planning Commission began to have discussions about revisions to Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code, otherwise known as the Zoning Code (Code). These discussions followed and were partially in response to a 2009 comprehensive update of the Piedmont General Plan, which included some goals and actions that necessitated some revisions to the Zoning Code. There are many reasons to make amendments to Chapter 17. Some revisions are mandatory in order to stay in compliance with the General Plan and Housing Element. Other revisions are voluntary but equally important to improving planning services in the city.

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Proposed Mountain View Cemetery Expansion Project in Oakland

Mountain View Cemetery is proposing to expand into currently undeveloped portions of the cemetery property for the addition of future burial sites. The proposed project includes three separate but interconnected plots on the Mountain View Cemetery property that are entirely within the City of Oakland. Developing the three parcels would include extensive grading and tree removal, extension of existing roadways through the three plots and improvements such as landscape walls and stairs, an amphitheater for gatherings, crypts and columbarium niches, and planting of new trees.

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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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