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Haunted House 2014: Schoolhouse of Horror10/22 - 10/24
Recreation Deptartment

The Piedmont Recreation Department presents the 2014 Haunted House, the Schoolhouse of Horror. For three nights October 22nd through 24th, the Piedmont Recreation Department will be transformed into a depression era schoolhouse providing Halloween fun for all ages.

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Planning Commission to Hold Hearings on Housing Element / CEQA Docs ReleasedThurs., Oct 30th - 5:00PM
City Council Chambers

On October 30th and November 10th, the Planning Commission will hold hearings on the 2014 update to the Housing element of the General Plan. The update process began in October of 2013 and the Planning Commission has held 7 public meetings and 2 community workshops on the subject thus far. The updated Housing Element will be discussed at a special Planning Commission meeting on October 30th.

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November 4th Election Information

On Tuesday November 4th, there will be a statewide general election. On the ballot are all statewide elected officials, as well as Piedmont’s representatives in the United States Congress, the State Assembly, and on the boards of several special districts, including EBMUD, BART, and AC Transit. Also on the ballot are several statewide measures, at least one countywide measure, and one City of Piedmont measure.

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City Issues RFP for Technology Consulting ServicesDeadline: Fri., Oct. 31st

On October 6, 2014, the City Council approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals for technology consulting services. The City is seeking a consultant to undertake two tasks: 1) Perform a complete analysis of the suitability and capacity of the it systems currently in place; and 2) Develop an IT Strategic Plan, covering a 5-year planning horizon (2015-2020), that is “right-sized” to Piedmont’s current and anticipated future needs.

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City Council to Take Action on Draft Ped/Bike Plan and Draft Initial Study/Neg. Dec.Mon., Nov. 3 - 7:30PM
City Council Chambers

The Planning Commission-recommended Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Draft of the CEQA document will be heard at the upcoming meeting of the City Council. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers inPiedmontCity Hall (120 Vista Avenue). The City’s consultant will make a presentation to the Council on the development process of the plan and the contents of the Draft PBMP, and will be available for questions. Members of the public are welcome to speak at the meeting. The City Council may choose to adopt the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration and October 13 version of the Draft PBMP, or may wish to make further modifications.

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City Considering LED Streetlight Replacement

The City Council is considering replacing the City’s existing high-pressure sodium vapor streetlights with new energy efficient LED fixtures. The project is intended to meet the objectives of the City’s General Plan, Climate Action Plan and Environmental Task Force by reducing energy consumption, energy and maintenance costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. At its regular meeting [...]

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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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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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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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