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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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Congratulations to 4th of July Parade Winners and Thanks to Volunteers

Piedmont’s 49th Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration were a rousing success. The City wishes to congratulate the winning parade entries for this year’s parade and thank all the volunteers who made the parade and celebration happen!

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Presentations on the Ped/Bike Plan

In July, the Piedmont Recreation and Park Commissions (in a joint meeting on July 2) and the Planning Commission (on July 14) heard presentations on recent progress in the planning process for the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP).

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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 2015.

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