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Preschool Open House / Registration / ObservationsSat., Jan 31st - 10-11AM
Rec. Dept./Community Hall

Join PRD Preschool Staff on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00am – 11:30am (please note time change) at the Piedmont Recreation Department, 358 Hillside Avenue, and the Piedmont Community Hall (Lower Level Classrooms), located at 711 Highland Avenue. The Open House will provide parents/guardians an opportunity to visit classroom spaces and meet preschool teachers. This is an adult only event.

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City Council Approves 2015-2023 Housing Element

On December 1, 2014, the City Council will consider approval of 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.

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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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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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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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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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