Keep safe this holiday season by following these fire safety tips:
- Keep candles away from decorations and any combustible materials. Don't use candles to decorate holiday trees.
- Carefully inspect all light strings - new and used - and replace any damaged items before plugging them in. Don't overload extension cords. Don't plug one extension cord into another.
- Always unplug the lights before you replace any bulbs or fuses, and always turn off all the lights and decorations before you go to bed or leave home.
- Be very careful how you attach or mount any lights - use clips, not a nail.
- Always be sure that you have smoke detectors in all of the bedrooms and in the hallways outside the bedrooms. Be sure that the batteries work.
Plan and practice what to do when a smoke detector goes off and how to safely get out of your home.
Emeryville Police & Alameda County Community Food Drive
With the help of Emeryville's Police Department and our community's generous supporters, we were able donate 460 meals to the Alameda County Community Food bank during this holiday season!
Emeryville Child Development Center
The Emeryville Child Development Center, a city-operated program located at 1220 53rd Street, provides child care for children ages 4 months to age 5, Monday - Friday, during extended business hours.
Currently, the center is accepting applications for market rate openings for children 4 months to age 5. There is a wait list for low income families applying for subsidized openings for children age 3-5.
The center, which has been recognized as being one of the leading childcare / pre-school centers in the East Bay, is dedicated to providing children ages 4 months to 5 years old with daily experiences filled with learning, laughter, and love. The center is staffed by professional caregivers who help children achieve growth in all areas of their development. Opportunities abound daily for each child to explore, create, experiment, and savor the rewards that come with success.
For more information, call 510-596-4343 or email the center.
- Emeryville's free automated notification system for emergencies and more!
The CodeRED system is a free web-based automated notification service that sends personalized voice, email, text, and social media messages. CodeRED will be used for emergencies, such as evacuation notices, missing child alerts, and post-earthquake or other disaster instructions, but you can also sign up to receive automatic notices for public meeting, community events, and other nonemergency community outreach initiatives.
CodeRED works primarily through free subscription so please sign-up today and notify your friends / family / neighbors about this service.
Subscribers determine delivery modes (landline, cell phone, voice, text, email, and social media) they want to receive for emergency notices as well as whether the subscriber wishes to receive nonemergency notices. CodeRED will automatically send emergency messages to 911 landline phones without prior subscription (but you must subscribe to receive any notifications by cell phone, email, or text). Emeryville residents, businesses, and visitors can subscribe to the system.
CodeRED also offers a geo-aware mobile alert app that can be downloaded by anyone working or traveling through the Emeryville or other CodeRED enabled cities for notification of emergency alerts. The city will be able to target notifications by geographic area (such as radius or blocks), street address, and residence vs. business addresses; or by special lists to avoid sending out notifications to those not in an affected area.
Sign-up today and find out more detailed information on the CodeRED system or contact the City Clerk's Office.
Public Safety Alerts
The Emeryville Police Department and the Alameda County Fire Department (the ACFD provides fire services to Emeryville) are also encouraging residents to sign up for NIXLE, a nation-wide public safety alert system. Simply text any zip code to 888777 and receive real-time alerts and advisories from the city and other public agencies.
This is a great way of keeping up with public safety alerts throughout the Bay Area and even traveling nation-wide just by entering the local zip code. There is no charge for registering, but standard text messaging rates associated with your mobile phone service will apply. You can opt out anytime by texting "STOP" to 888777.
If you're texting a zip code to 888777 and using NIXLE for the 1st time, you can retrieve a temporary password to complete the registration process here. Completing the registration process will allow you to fully customize how messages reach you - whether by mobile phone, email, or over the web at Nixle's website - you decide!
City of Emeryville Meetings
City Council / City Council as Successor Agency
The next City Council / City as Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on ETV: Channel 27 and can be viewed live and are archived on the city's website. Finalized Council / Agency agendas and agenda reports are viewable / can be downloaded through the city's website starting the Friday before the meeting.
Emeryville Oversight Board
The next Emeryville Oversight Board is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
However as the former Emeryville Redevelopment Agency's business winds down, some scheduled meetings may be canceled due to the Board not having any current business to discuss. The City will post notices on the City's website and notice boards if any scheduled meetings are canceled on the Friday before the scheduled meeting is due to occur (the public can also contact the City Clerk's Office at or 510-450-7800 to confirm meeting dates). Meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on ETV: Channel 27 and can be viewed live and are archived on the City's website. The Emeryville Oversight Board is charged with determining which remaining financial obligations of the former Emeryville Redevelopment Agency are enforceable obligations under AB26x, the State law that eliminated all redevelopment agencies and requires that funds not needed to fulfill enforceable obligations are remitted to State and other regional/local regional taxing agencies. More information regarding the Emeryville Oversight Board can be found on the City's website.
For the latest city events and activities, check out the calendar.
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City of Emeryville Advisory Vacancies & Job Openings
Current City Advisory Body Vacancies
Current City of Emeryville Job Openings
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