Mar 26 2020

Effective March 26, 2020, the City of Piedmont has closed Hampton Park (Piedmont Sports Field) until further notice due to community members continuing to gather in violation of both the letter and the spirit of the shelter-in-place orders which have been issued by the county and state.

In order to protect yourselves and the community as a whole, community members must stay home except for absolutely essential needs. While fresh air and exercise are necessary for mental and physical health, please undertake these activities in a way that complies with the spirit of the orders.

John Tulloch, City Clerk, 510-420-3040 

Mar 24 2020

The City of Piedmont has received reports from residents that the mailing address on the Census 2020 form they received indicates Oakland and not Piedmont.

The City has learned that the Census Bureau uses the physical location, not the mailing address, of a housing unit to assign it to the proper geographic areas. The Census Bureau recognizes that the city name in the address used by the Post Office may differ from the legal municipality or district in which the housing unit is actually located. This is especially the case for Piedmont, which shares four zip codes with Oakland.

If you have an incorrect mailing address on your census form, don’t worry. The Census Bureau assigns a code to each home, which is geolocated into the proper jurisdiction and that code is the basis of the census tabulations, not the mailing address. It’s suggested that you use the unique code provided on the form.

Mislabeled mailing addresses is not just isolated to Piedmont, and also occurred during the 2010 census.

City Clerk John Tulloch, 510/420-3040

2020-03-24 Census City Inaccuracy (1)

Mar 24 2020

In response to the Shelter in Place Orders from the State of California and the County of Alameda, the City of Piedmont has extended the deadline for Commission and Committee applications until Friday, April 10th. This extension will allow residents who have been working to adjust their lives to shelter in place additional time to complete and submit applications to serve on city Commissions and Committees.

Interested residents may view the Commission Description of Duties, download the Application for Appointive Vacancy, and/or apply online on the City’s web site at https://piedmont.ca.gov.

Applications are due to City Hall on or before the EXTENDED DEADLINE of Friday, April 10th .

Interviews with the City Council for these positions will be scheduled for a later date. Applicants will be notified of the interview date once it is set. No appointments will be made without a Council interview.

Links to information and forms are below:

Notice of Appointive Vacancies 2020

Commission Description of Duties 2020-02-14

Commission Application 2020 (Fillable)

2020-02-14 Volunteers for Commissions

Volunteers are needed on the following Commissions/Committees, and other positions:

Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee, CIP Review Committee, Civil Service Commission, Park Commission,  Planning Commission, Public Safety Committee, Recreation Commission, Mosquito Abatement Representative, Parking Hearing Officer. 

Contact: City Clerk John O. Tulloch (510) 420-3040

Mar 19 2020
If you are older than 60 years or have underlying health conditions, please ask someone else to help you take care of your essential needs. If you do not have a family member, friend or neighbor you can call on, contact one of the resources below and attached.
If you are not in need of assistance, please look out for your neighbors as you would during any emergency. Take some time to think about who lives near who might need some support.
Thank you for looking out for each other,
Sara Lillevand, City Administrator, City of Piedmont
Alameda County Resources 211
Consider dialing 211 for Alameda County Resources. Dialing 211 helps direct callers to services for the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, and those who are new to their communities. If you get a voicemail due to high demand, leave a message and someone will call you back. You can also send a text message with your questions. Send a text to 898211 with your questions and zip code. Visit: www.211alamedacounty.org/covid19
Alameda County Public Health Resources for the Community
Oakland at Risk Match www.oaklandatrisk.com
Will match you with a low-risk volunteer who lives in your community and wants to help you by getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and checking in every couple of days.
Piedmont residents in need can sign-up on the website www.oaklandatrisk.com or call (510) 306-4973
City Services
  • For service from City Departments, please use the main numbers below:
  • Public Works Department: (510) 420-3050
  • Recreation Department: (510) 420-3070
  • Administration: (510) 420-3040
  • Planning & Building Department: (510) 420-3050
  • Police Department: (510) 420-3000 (Non-emergency), Emergencies call 911

FOR ADDITIONAL PIEDMONT INFORMATION CLICK BELOW:

 https://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/government/city_news___notifications/looking_for_services_or_want_to_help_

 

Mar 18 2020

March 18, 2020

Dear Fellow Piedmonters:

This is an unprecedented time in our lives. It is imperative that we work together as a community to try and keep our residents from contracting (Coronavirus) COVID-19.   As Mayor of Piedmont, I implore each and every one of you to follow the Alameda County guidelines to shelter in place, and only leave your homes for essential needs – groceries, pharmacy, gas, banking, and of course walking your furry housemates.

We know Piedmont is a social place, but we ask that all residents, no matter what age, practice social distancing and avoid gathering for social purposes. This is also true at our dog parks and includes distancing your pets. It is not rude to stand 6 feet away, it is the most polite and thoughtful thing you can do for the next three weeks.

This virus is not obvious. It is spreading throughout Alameda County and likely already spreading within Piedmont. It is possible to be contagious without symptoms. Our job as responsible citizens is to do everything in our power to slow down the spread of this virus so we do not overwhelm our healthcare system.

We have many seniors living in our community. Please look out for your neighbors as you would during any emergency. And if you are older than 60 years or have underlying health conditions, please ask someone else to help you take care of your essential needs.

Our city staff is working hard to keep our City website up to date with information and resources and of course our Police and Fire Departments are fully staffed and working to respond to any emergency calls. We need to keep our first responders safe and healthy as well.

You should also have confidence in your neighbors. We are a community of smart, resourceful and compassionate people. With those collective strengths, I am confident we will persevere and meet the challenges in the days ahead.

If we look out for one another, and prioritize our collective health, together we will get through this, one day at a time.

Sincerely,

CITY OF PIEDMONT

Mayor Robert McBain

Click below to read signed letter:

McBain- Letter from the Mayor to the Community – Covid19

Mar 16 2020

PIEDMONTERS ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 3 WEEKS

Numbers to call at end of article.

Updated 03-17-2020

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan joined six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions to issue a mandatory health order for all Alameda County residents to shelter in place to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and preserve critical health care capacity across the region.

Without this restrictive action, our healthcare systems may become overwhelmed. The mandatory Health Order directs residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17 for three weeks.

The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The guidance comes after substantial input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from other health officials around the world.Refer to the Alameda County Public Health Department for the full text of the Order

New! Please do not call the Piedmont Police Department to report possible violations of the “Shelter In Place Order”.  Officers will conduct routine patrol to ensure general public safety and will address any compliance issues with the “Shelter In Place Order” that are observed.

We need to ensure our public safety services do not get saturated with non-critical requests or non-emergent inquires.  In addition to contacting your personal physician, the following advice phone numbers are being provided as a resource for general health information.

Alta Bates Berkeley and Alta Bates Summit 24 hr line:
1-800-224-0336

Kaiser Oakland 24 hr lines:
Adult Medicine: 1-510-752-1190
OB/GYN: 1-510-752-1080
Pediatrics: 1-510-752-1200

Highland Hospital Call Center:
1-510-437-8500

Mar 16 2020

Recreation, CIP, Public Safety, Special City Council –

Click below to read the meeting cancellations:

2020-03 Notice of Regular Meetings – Revised

 

Mar 15 2020

CITY CLOSURES

The City of Piedmont is joining State and County efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, following recommendations to limit exposure and slow transmission of the virus by closing all City facilities to the public and suspending all City programs through March 29th. These measures to severely limit possibilities for transmission are to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community during the rapidly changing COVID-19 health emergency.

City services remain operational, but facilities will be closed to the public for non-essential functions.

City facilities closed to the public include:

• Piedmont City Hall
• Piedmont Police Department
• Piedmont Fire Department
• Piedmont Recreation Department
• Veterans Memorial Building
• Schoolmates Sites
• Kennelly Skatepark
• Piedmont Community Hall
• Lower Level Community Hall
• Piedmont Community Pool
• Piedmont Center for the Arts
• 801 Magnolia East Wing
• Piedmont Playschool at Hampton Park
• Dress Best for Less Marking Room (Carriage House)

All Recreation Programs are postponed/cancelled through March 29 including:

• Minimates
• Schoolmates
• All Preschool Classes and Programs
• All After-School Enrichment Classes and Programming
• Aquatics Programming including all swim lessons, water aerobics, facility rentals, and lap swimming
• Adult Drop-in Sports, including Basketball, Tennis and Pickleball
• Adult and Senior programming, including Yoga and Walking on Wednesdays
• Bunny Blast
• Egg Dive

The goal of these measures is to continue to provide as many services as possible while minimizing in-person contact. City Hall will provide access to the public for essential City meetings, and by appointment only for essential services.

For service at City Hall, please phone or email one of the contacts listed below.

• Public Works: 510-420-3050 or cnakahara@piedmont.ca.gov
• Planning & Building: 510-420-3050 or kjackson@piedmont.ca.gov
• City Clerk’s Office: 510-420-3040 or largue@piedmont.ca.gov

To schedule an appointment with a Planning & Building staff member, please contact Mark Enea at 510-420-3051 or menea@piedmont.ca.gov

For questions or assistance at City facilities, please contact the following:
• Recreation Department: 510-420-3070 or prd@piedmont.ca.gov
• Veterans Hall: John Wilk 510-420-3089 or jwilk@piedmont.ca.gov
• Community Hall: John Wilk 510-420-3089 or jwilk@piedmont.ca.gov
• 801 Magnolia East Wing:  John Wilk 510-420-3089 or jwilk@piedmont.ca.gov
• Piedmont Community Pool: Jackson Stearns 510-420-3075 or jstearns@piedmont.ca.gov or Zoe Clavere at zclavere@piedmont.ca.gov

You can also visit the Services and Departments page of our website for contact information for all departments. 

Mar 15 2020

The City Council Meeting scheduled for March 16th starting at 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA will go forward as scheduled at this time.

READ ADVISORY > 2020-03-15 Covid 19 Advisory Notice Regarding Public Meetings

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVISORY NOTICE

The Alameda County Public Health Department has advised that non-essential gatherings should be canceled, postponed, or done remotely. Additional information is available at http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx. This meeting is necessary so that the City can continue to conduct its business and is considered an essential gathering. The public may still attend the meeting in person. However, the City is asking members of the public to consider these Steps to Prevent Illness when deciding whether to attend this meeting. The City is asking members of the public to follow the California Department of Health’s Guidance on Mass Gatherings when deciding whether to attend this meeting. Please note that social distancing measures will be observed. As always, the public may submit public comments in advance and may view the meeting from home.

Below is information on how to watch the meeting via cable and/or live stream and how to send in public comments that will be part of the public record.

How to Watch the Meeting:

1) Cable TV Broadcast on KCOM Channel 27 or AT&T Universe Channel 99

2) Livestream online at: https://piedmont.ca.gov/services___departments/kcomtv/live_content_and_video_archive

How to Submit Public Comments:

Comments submitted by 5:00 p.m. prior to the commencement of the meeting will be presented to the City Council and included in the public record for the meeting. Comments can be submitted by email to cityclerk@piedmont.ca.gov or in person at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont.

Note: If the Alameda County Public Health Department changes their recommendations relating to gatherings, the format of this meeting may be altered or the meeting may be cancelled. You may check on the status of the meeting by visiting the City’s website: https://piedmont.ca.gov/

Agenda:

Consent Calendar

1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes for 02/18/2020

2. 2nd Reading of Ord. 748 N.S. – Adoption of the 2019 California Code of Regulations; Title 24; and Reorganization and Amendments to Chapters 5, and 8 of City Code 07052nd Reading of Ord. 748 N.S. – Adoption of the 2019 California Code of Regulations; Title 24; and Reorganization and Amendments to Chapters 5, and 8 of City Code

3. Introduction and 1st Reading of Ord. 749 N.S.– Amending Chapters 1 and 6 of the City Code to Designate the Planning Commission as the Appeal Body for Violations Involving Building Standard or State Housing Law 0705 http://piedmont.hosted.civiclive.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=16537060

Public Forum This is an opportunity for members of the audience to speak on an item not on the agenda.

Regular Agenda

4. Consideration of the Acceptance of the 2018-2019 Audited Financial Statements 0100 http://piedmont.hosted.civiclive.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=16537071

5. Receipt of the 2015 and 2019 Housing and Community Development Department Annual Reports 0775 PCA 2019 PC Report – Annual Housing Progress Report 3-09-2020

6. Consideration of the Award of the 2020 Priority Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project 0045, 0935 http://piedmont.hosted.civiclive.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=16537067

READ  THE FULL AGENDA BELOW:

3:16:2020 council-current-agenda (1)

Mar 13 2020

Piedmont CIP Review Committee Behind-the-Scenes Tours of City Facilities Postponed –

TO CHECK FOR RESCHEDULED MEETINGS CONTACT:

Nancy Kent, Parks & Project Manager, via email at nkent@piedmont.ca.gov or phone at (510) 420-3064.

The CIP Review Committee tours scheduled for Saturday, March 21, to discuss Piedmont’s Essential Services buildings, and Saturday, April 4, to discuss the state of recreation related infrastructure, are postponed.

The City will offer the CIP Review Committee and members of the public rescheduled tours of the current facilities to better understand the challenges and limitations of the City’s aging infrastructure.

The dates for the rescheduled tours have not been determined at this time.

—– MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC —-

Over the next six weeks, Piedmont’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Review Committee will host three Saturday meetings with behind-the-scenes tours of City facilities not often seen by members of the public (POSTPONED).  There will also be six discussion/decision meetings.  See schedule below.

Tours and meetings are not broadcast, however they are open to public participation.

*Resident proposals are due March 23, 2020. Forms and instructions can be found on the City website: https://piedmont.ca.gov/government/city_news___notifications/cip_resident_proposals_sought

In addition to the customary tour of resident proposals on April 25 , the CIP Review Committee will hold two additional Saturday (POSTPONED) meetings with comprehensive tours to provide the community with a better and broader understanding of the City’s aging public infrastructure.

On Saturday, March 21, (POSTPONED) the CIP Review Committee will meet at 9:00 am in the Police Department Conference Room to discuss Piedmont’s Essential Services buildings which include the Fire Department, the Police Department, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

After Police Chief Jeremy Bowers and Fire Chief Bret Black make presentations and answer questions from the CIP Review Committee, there will be group tours of both the Police and Fire Departments as well as the basement of City Hall.

Please note that the meetings and tours are geared toward residents age 16 and older, and are not to be confused with a Piedmont Fire Department Open House.

On Saturday, April 4, (POSTPONED) the CIP Review Committee will meet at the Recreation Department at 9:00 am to discuss the state of recreation related infrastructure including the Piedmont Community Pool, the Recreation Department building, Veterans Hall, Linda Beach Park and Coaches Field.

After a brief summary presentation, the CIP Review Committee and members of the public will have the opportunity to explore the current facilities to better understand the challenges and limitations of the City’s aging infrastructure.

The City of Piedmont and the CIP Review Committee encourage residents to participate in this rare opportunity and hope that the meetings and tours are well-attended by members of the public.

If you have questions regarding the CIP tours or meeting schedule, please contact Nancy Kent, Parks & Project Manager, via email at nkent@piedmont.ca.gov or phone at (510) 420-3064.

2020 CIP Review Committee Schedule

Tue 3/10 7:00 pm (COMPLETED) Regular Meeting PPD EOC 403 Highland Avenue Public Safety

Sat 3/21 9:00 am (POSTPONED) Regular Meeting PPD EOC 403 Highland Avenue and Essential Services Community Tours

Tue 3/24 7:00 pm (CANCELLED) Regular Meeting City Hall 120 Vista Avenue Recreation Facilities Conference Room

Tue 3/31 7:00 pm (CANCELLED) Regular Meeting City Hall 120 Vista Avenue Resident Proposals Conference Room

Sat 4/4 9:00 am (POSTPONED) Regular Meeting PRD 358 Hillside Avenue and Recreation Related Community Tours Schedule:

  • 9:15 am PRD Rec Dept. Attic to Basement – 358 Hillside Avenue
  • 9:45 am Piedmont Community Pool – 777 Magnolia Avenue
  • 10:30 am Veterans Hall – 401 Highland Avenue
  • 11:15 am Linda Beach Park – 400 Linda Avenue
  • 12 Noon Coaches Field – 898 Red Rock Road

Tue 4/7 7:00 pm (CONTINUING) Regular Meeting City Hall 120 Vista Avenue Resident Proposals Conference Room

Tue 4/21 7:00 pm (CONTINUING) Regular Meeting City Hall 120 Vista Avenue Conference Room

Sat 4/25 9:00 am (CONTINUING) Regular Meeting and Tour Details TBA

Members of the public can continue to remain informed regarding mass gatherings by reviewing California Department of Health’s Guidance on Mass Gatherings. The City is asking members of the public to considering these Steps to Prevent Illness when deciding whether to attend any City meeting.