City news, feedback about accessibility, transportation updates, and upcoming events: November 28, 2023

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News & Events from the City of Alameda

November 28, 2023

Last call for feedback about barriers to accessibility

The City of Alameda is committed to providing accessible programs, services, and facilities for people with disabilities. Please take this survey before midnight tonight to help us identify barriers to accessibility and create a prioritized ADA plan.

photos showing barriers to accessibility

Giving Everyday

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider the Alameda Jammie Drive! This is the 11th year the Alameda community has been organizing this drive, where donors “adopt” a family and purchase winter jammies for them. You'll be making the holidays cozier for the most vulnerable in our community, including every one of the families at the Alameda Midway Shelter for women and children.

The annual Alameda Firefighters Local 689 Toy Drive is also back this year, collecting new unwrapped toys that go directly back to families in our community. Bins are being placed throughout Alameda in high foot traffic areas including fire stations, City buildings, coffee shops, and more!

Winter Lights this Saturday, December 2

Celebrate the season with us this Saturday, December 2, from 5:30-6pm in front of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

In addition to the tree lighting, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees are back from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC and will perform along with members of the Alameda High Symphonic Band. See you there!  

Tap dancing Christmas trees

Transportation updates

AC Transit Realign: AC Transit has released draft bus service plan scenarios for a new service network, which include significant changes to bus lines serving the City of Alameda. Learn more at the Realign website or at a community workshop on December 7 and a Board of Directors meeting on December 13.

Fernside Blvd Traffic Calming & Bikeways Project: We're starting outreach efforts to help create a design concept to update Fernside Boulevard from Tilden Way to San Jose Avenue. Read more, take a survey, join us at an event, and subscribe to stay updated!

photo of the new water shuttle coming soon!

Estuary Water Shuttle: City staff and partners continue to plan for a late Spring 2024 launch of a free two-year pilot water shuttle service between the Bohol Circle Immigrant Park dock in Alameda and the dock at the foot of Broadway in Oakland. Read more!

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Next City Council Meeting: Tuesday, December 5

The City allows members of the public to participate in City Council meetings in-person or remotely via Zoom. Here's a look at what's on the Tuesday, December 5 regular agenda:

  • Continued agenda items: 1) transfer of land to AUSD to facilitate the renovation of Wood Middle School, 2) lease with the Alameda Transportation Management Association for office space in City Hall West, and 3) consultant agreement to update the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan
  • Appointments to the Planning Board
  • AC Transit Realign presentation of draft bus service plan scenarios 
  • Port of Oakland's draft environmental report for the Oakland Harbor Turning Basin Widening Project
  • Approve issuance of multifamily housing revenue bonds for North Housing senior apartments
  • Agreement with Radium for the Development of 2.13 Acres at Alameda Point for a Performing Arts Center and 12-Month License for the Temporary Use of the Property for Performing Arts and Special Events
  • Direct staff regarding CIP policies in the Rent Ordinance, including the temporary relocation tenant assistance program

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