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General Municipal Election – November, 6, 2018

The City of Piedmont will hold a General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018. Three seats on the City Council and two seats on the Board of Education will be up for election in November. In addition, the City Council has placed two proposed Charter amendments on the ballot for voter consideration.

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City Council Places Charter Measures on Ballot

At its regular meeting on July 16, 2018, the City Council placed two measures proposing amendments to the Piedmont City Charter on the November ballot.

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Movie in the ParkFri., Aug. 24th - 8:00PM
Piedmont Park

Join the Recreation Department, family, and friends to watch Lego Batman Movie under the stars! All movies begin at dusk in the Piedmont Main Park, are family friendly and admission is FREE… Join us during Harvest Festival Weekend for an evening of family fun!!!

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PRD Fall Registration Begins August 7th

Online registration for the fall session of Piedmont Recreation Department Programs will begin on August 7th. The Fall Activity guide will be mailed to Piedmont homes as well as the surrounding community the week of July 30th. 

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City Begins Development of Local Hazard Mitigation PlanThurs., Sept. 6th - 6PM
Community Hall; 711 Highland Ave

The City of Piedmont is beginning the development of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments to identify community-level policies and actions to mitigate and reduce the impacts of natural hazards. The process will help reduce the impacts of natural hazards to the citizens, property, and critical infrastructure in the City.

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New Garbage Contract Takes Effect on July 1st

At its regular meeting on January 16, 2018, the City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance granting a ten year franchise to Richmond Sanitary Service (aka Republic Services) for solid waste collection. The new franchise takes effect on July 1, 2018 and residents will see a rate increase beginning on that date.

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Short-Term Rental Permitting Requirement Effective June 6th

At its regular meeting of May 7, 2018, the City Council approved an ordinance requiring operators of short-term rentals within Piedmont to obtain a permit from the City. This requirement, which becomes effective on June 6, 2018, allows owners or tenants of single-family dwellings to seek a permit to operate hosted or non-hosted short-term rentals as long as the dwelling is the occupant’s primary legal residence.

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Wireless Communication Facilities

The issue of wireless communication facilities is of great interest to the community. The City has created the Wireless Communication Facilities page on our web site to provide updated information to residents on this important topic.  The page will be updated as new information becomes available on this important topic and contains information on the process in general as well as selected past applications.  Currently, there are no pending permit applications for wireless facilities within Piedmont.

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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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EBMUD Grand Ave Pipeline Replacement Project

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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