Sep 17 2019

Click below to read the full Street Sweeping schedule.

>2019_2020 Street Sweeping

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Sep 17 2019

The Recreation Commission meeting agenda includes Schoolmates, Coaches Field, Social Media and Tennis/Pickleball.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in the City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 18. Minutes are kept of the meeting and the meeting is broadcast live then archived on the Piedmont website. The meeting is also broadcast live on Cable Channel 27.  See staff reports linked below.

Regular Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes–August 21, 2019
  2. Chair’s Report
  3. Director’s Report
  4. Program/Staff Spotlight
  5. Schoolmates Update -Jackson Stearns
  6. Update:Harvest Festival September 22, 2019 -Jackson Stearns
  7. Update: Coaches Field–Public Works Director Staff Report
  8. Update: City Website Live/Social Media–City Clerk Staff Report
  9. Update: Tennis/Pickleball Sub Committee–Steve Roland

READ the draft minutes and staff reports > Sept 2019 Recreation Commission Packet.


Sep 17 2019

Piedmont Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee Ready to Recommend Municipal Services Special Tax –

The Piedmont Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee will meet in the Emergency Operations Center, Police Department, 403 Highland Avenue at 6 pm on Thursday, September 19.

The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will not be broadcast. Minutes of the meetings are not kept.


Public Forum  This is an opportunity for members of the audience to speak on an item not on the agenda. The 10 minute period will be divided evenly between those wishing to address the Committee.

1.  Review and Compilation of the Committee’s Report on the Municipal Services Special Tax

2. Consideration of Scheduling Future Meetings

Audio recordings are made of the Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee meetings and are available from the City Clerk’s office at (510) 420-3040.

Sep 17 2019

Piedmont Police Department Car Show:

Piedmont 2nd Annual Car Show. Come out and support our community and meet your local officers.

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019

711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont Community Center parking lot.

from 10 am to 3 pm.

Any questions or if you would like to bring a vehicle contact Officer Petit

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Sep 17 2019

Join the fun!   Tasting, art work, scarecrows, free goodies, food for purchase, music…….

Piedmont Harvest Festival – in its 21th year!

The event takes place at the Community Hall and Piedmont Park  from 11 am – 3 pm.

Carnival Games • Jazz Festival

Scarecrow Art Show & Auction • Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Farmer’s Market • Locally Grown Edibles Awards

Gourmet Food Trucks

Food • Fresh Local Lemonade

Alcohol-free Event • Free Admission

Sunday, September 22, 2019

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Piedmont Park & Community Hall

Enter your produce and tasty items:

Harvest Festival Flyer 2019


Sep 17 2019

City / School Liaison Committee

Tuesday, September 17, 4 pm

City Hall Conference Room, 120 Vista Avenue

The meeting is open to the public.  It will not be recorded or broadcast. 


1. Update on H1 (School Bond Construction)
2. Update on Juvenile Officer 
3. Discussion of PUSD Ballot Measures on the November 2019 Ballot
4. Discussion Regarding Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety
Read the agenda  here:
Committee members:



Sep 16 2019

To City Council:

I reviewed the Green Infrastructure Plan and find it lacking in providing a rationale for the projects it proposes.  The report on pages 14 and 15 outlines in extensive detail how potential projects were identified (“opportunity sites”, 230 in all) and then ranked, producing a list of 11.  Five of these are SWRP sites and ranked on a 14-point system while the other 7 appear to have been selected by staff and mainly only from the CIP list. In any event, the report should list all 230 sites, probably an easy tabulation. And the report should explain in greater detail what criteria staff used and how Bike-Ped projects were or were not considered.  Finally, I could not find a simple list of the 11 projects, just their location on Map A-1.  The body of the report should contain a list of these 11 projects and a brief narrative explaining their selection and a simple cost estimate.

Specific questions I think you should ask staff and the consultant:

1.        Retention area: there seems to be no project that is a simple diversion of street runoff to a retention area with the exception possibly being the Sheridan lawn. There are large areas of public property along roadways throughout Piedmont that could provide more cost-effective biotreatment than the proposed sites. Please ask the consultant what consideration was given to Hampton, Coaches, Linda Beach, Blair, and several medians in town for simple retention projects.

2.        EBMUD reservoir:  was this site considered it the opportunity analysis?

3.       Do the areas for traffic triangles on Map A-1, specifically the two in the Ramona/Ronada area and lower Grand, constitute the footprint of the actual triangle or the drainage catchment area for a smaller triangle?  If the actual footprint then these could be large expensive projects.  And are these SWRP sites or staff-selected sites?

4.       What are the costs to the city for maintaining the newly added triangles at Ramona/Ronada and Kingston?

I recommend you accept the plan Monday night but not approve it.  Give the community an opportunity to learn more about Green Infrastructure projects (the report has extensive examples) and contemplate projects for their neighborhoods. Send the report and complete Opportunity List to the Park Commission and CIP to hold meetings.   As I read the report the city has met its 2020 goal so there is ample time to allow residents to suggest projects.

Garrett Keating

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Sep 16 2019

The City Council will begin at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Conference Room for a Closed Session.


Regular Agenda

  1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes for 08/19/19
  2. Consideration of a Green Infrastructure Plan for the City of Piedmont0935
  3. Consideration of a Contract with Lamphier-Gregory for Consulting Services for California Environmental Quality Act Review Related to the Coaches Field Expansion Plan in an Amount Not To Exceed $154,215.
  4. Consideration of a Resolution Related to SB2 Grant Funding.
  5. Consideration of an Agreement with Cole Pro Media for Social Media Consulting Services in the Amount of $18,000 and an Appropriation to Fund the Agreement

Staff Reports:

– Nicholas Consulting Green Infrastructure Plan

– Lamphier-Gregory for Consulting Services  $154,215

– Resolution Related to SB2 Grant Funding

– $18,000 Agreement with Cole Pro Media for  to assist with social media content creation, content management, and staff training


Sep 7 2019

Catch Bus to Piedmont on Franklin Street in Downtown Oakland

Beginning Monday, September 9 line 33 buses heading from downtown Oakland to Piedmont will be detoured off Broadway and onto Franklin Street until the end of December.  The Piedmont-bound bus stops on Broadway between 12th Street and Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th Street) will be temporarily closed.  Substitute stops on Franklin Street will be near 12th, 15th Streets, then 20th Street at Webster Street.  Southbound bus 33 will continue to use its existing stops on Broadway, except the stops between 12th and 14th streets in front of Oakland City Center will be skipped.

This detour begins Monday, September 9 and continues to the end of December.

Sep 4 2019

Come one and all to learn and celebrate Pickleball in Piedmont!

 Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is the Official Opening for the renovated Piedmont Middle School (PMS) courts.

The Saturday event will kick-off at 10 a.m., so Picklers can bask in the glory of six available courts at Piedmont Middle School.

The Piedmont Recreation Department (PRD) is graciously providing beverages and snacks.  There will be a raffle and be sure to take one of the new Piedmont Pickleball Decals. There are tables, benches and shade trees.


Instruction: At 11 a.m. Marcia Nieshi, a sponsored 4.5 level professional Pickleball tournament player and a Level II Certified Professional Pickleball Instructor, will be giving lessons. Marcia teaches widely in California and Hawaii.

Food: While PRD is providing food, all are encouraged to bring whatever.  Anything from donut holes to fruit is welcome. No Moonshine.

Directions: PMS is located at 742 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont. You can park on Magnolia Avenue or surrounding streets. There is construction on Saturdays so parking right in front can be problematic. The badminton/pickleball courts are down the hill behind the Middle School; take the steps down to the right of the gym. Alternately there is a parking lot off El Cerrito Avenue leading to Witter Field and you can walk up; this lot is likely full on weekends. Use Google Maps.

Water Fountains Right before the 2nd set of steps is a water fountain/bottle station. There is a 2nd water fountain below at court level.

Restrooms: There are restrooms going back up PE Hill behind the first court to the left by the Waste Bins. Participants will help newcomers to find restrooms.

The normal Piedmont Pickleball schedule:

Tuesday              10:00 to 12:30  Linda Playground tennis courts
Wednesday         12:30 to 3:00    Hampton Sports Field tennis courts 
Thursday            10:00 to 12:30  Linda Playground tennis courts
Friday                 12:30 to 3:00   Hampton Sports Field tennis courts  
Saturday            10:00 to 2:00   Piedmont Middle School (“PMS”) Badminton Courts
Sunday               1:00 to 5:00     Piedmont Middle School Badminton Courts

– If a ball enters your court or you hit into another court yell “ball on,” stop play and return the ball.
– Wear court shoes, bring a hat/cap, sunblock and water. Flip-flops, sandals and street shoes are unsafe.
– Only use paddles on the approved list and the City supplied Onix type balls. Loaner paddles are provided.
– Piedmont staff will set up/tear down nets and player help is encouraged.
– If no staff person is present then all players help set up and break down the nets.
– Linda and Hampton benches are for sitting; they are not storage shelves.
– Do not coach another player unless you were asked or your offer to coach is accepted.

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