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BART Transbay Service to Be Suspended for Two WeekendsAug. 1&2
Sept. 5-7

There will be no transbay BART train service between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations on the weekends of August 1-2 and September 5-7 (Labor Day Weekend) while BART maintenance crews perform vital repairs to improve track safety.

• Please avoid taking BART and use alternative routes for transbay trips during these weekends. Dial 511 or visit www.511.org for alternative transportation.

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Get Some FREE Help with Water Conservation

Are you kept awake at night by the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet? Does your toilet whine and moan like a lost puppy? Are you at the mercy of your plumbing? We can help…. East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), with the help of the City of Piedmont, is offering free equipment and helpful hints to Piedmont residents.

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Critical Water Shortage Declared by EBMUD

Because of dismal rain levels and melted snowpack, the East Bay Municipal Utility District declared a Stage 4 critical drought and set a community-wide goal to reduce water use 20% compared to 2013. To achieve these savings, EBMUD has adopted new water use rules that affect all customers.  

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Council Approves FY 15-16 Budget

The Piedmont City Council approved the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 after a work session and two public hearings at three separate meetings.  The first, a Saturday work session was held on May 16, 2015. The public hearings were held during regularly scheduled City Council meetings on June 1 and June 15, 2015.

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City Council Adopts Pedestrian/Bike Plan

On Monday, November 3, 2014, City Council unanimously adopted the Planning Commission-recommended Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) and the Initial Study/Negative Declaration, adding one modification to page 96 of the plan. Many members of the public spoke at the meeting in support of the plan. The Final PBMP can be found in the link below. A Notice of Determination was filed with the County following the adoption of the Initial Study/Negative Declaration.

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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 2016.

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Late Pickup Restored at Highland Way Mailboxes

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has restored the 5:00 PM weekday pickup at the mailboxes at the corner of Highland Avenue and Highland Way. This restoration of services culminates almost a year’s worth of work by the City of Piedmont to have this evening pickup restored.

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