The Emeryville Newsletter (E-News)
The Emeryville Newsletter (E-News) is undergoing some big changes. The new format and distribution method will allow us to deliver more timely and relevant news to you through a variety of ways. Stay tuned for more information in the near future!
In the meantime, keep informed by signing up with the City's Newsflash!
In an effort to promote citizen engagement, City Manager Carolyn Lehr will be holding a series of open office hours called, “Coffee with the City Manager”. This is aimed at enabling conversations with residents and business to discuss topic of their choice. In addition to topics brought by the public, Carolyn will also provide updates on pending issues being discussed by City Council and a variety of other topics.
All “Coffee with the City Manager” events are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
The events will be held at the City Hall, 1333 Park Avenue from 9:00 – 10:00am.
City Council/City Council as Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
The next regular City Council/City as Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6. 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 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25. 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.
Public Safety Alerts
The City uses two emergency notification systems to notify residents and businesses of emergency alerts. The Emeryville Police Department and the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD provides fire services to Emeryville) use NIXLE, a nation-wide public safety alert system. Simply text any zip code to 888777 and receive real-time alerts and advisories from the local police department and other public agencies. This is a great way of keeping up with public safety alerts throughout the Bay Area and even travelling nation-wide just be 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 first time, you can retrieve a temporary password to complete the registration process by going to the NIXLE website. Completing the registration process will allow you to fully customize how messages reach you - whether by mobile phone, email, or over the web - you decide!
The other system used for emergency notifications is the “AC Alert” System powered by Everbridge. AC Alert is a web- automated notification service that sends accurate and timely notifications of the information you want and need to know-straight from the City. With AC Alert, you control how you are contacted, whether it’s on your cell, work and/or home phone, via text, email or voice message. 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.
You will be able to receive up-to-minute notifications about events and emergencies that may affect your home, workplace or other points of interest in the City or Alameda County. AC Alert will be used for emergencies, such as evacuation notices and post-earthquake or other disaster instructions; but, you can also sign up to receive automatic notices for public meetings, community events, and other non-emergency community outreach initiatives. There is no cost to sign up and your contact information will only be used to send out city notices.
AC ALERT works primarily through subscriptions so please sign-up today and notify your friends/family/neighbors about this service. Subscribers determine delivery modes (landline, cell phone, voice, text, email) for emergency notices as well as whether the subscriber wishes to receive non-emergency notices, such as Earth Day, public hearings, and advisory committee meetings. If you have previously provided your information to another service such as CodeRED or Nixle, you will still need to register in AC Alert to ensure you receive emergency notifications and to control your locations and notification delivery methods.
AC ALERT will automatically send emergency messages to 911 landline phones without prior subscription but you will have to subscribe to receive emergency notifications to your cell phone or through email/text. Emeryville residents, businesses, and visitors can subscribe to the system. You can also download the ContactBridge by Everbridge App (Apple App Store or Google Play) and register your device. This method only subscribes you to emergency alerts.
Sign-up today at http://www.acalert.org or for more information on the AC Alert system, contact the City’s Human Resources Department.
For the latest City events and activities, click to see the calendar.