The Emeryville Newsletter


School District Seeking Applicants to Fill a School Board Vacancy Due to the Resignation of School Board Trustee Melodi Dice

Emery Unified School Board Trustee Melodi Dice has announced that she is resigning from the School Board, effective December 2, 2015 as she is relocating outside of Emeryville. The School Board will be making a provisional appointment to fill her term of office which will end pursuant to the outcome of the November 8, 2016 election. The School Board is expected to make the provisional appointment by February 4, 2016.

As part of the provisional appointment process, the School District is now accepting applications. Applicants must be Emeryville residents; must be registered voters; and not disqualified by the State Constitution and/or state law from holding civil office.

Candidates should pick up an application packet from the Office of the Superintendent, 1275 – 61st Street, Emeryville, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or download an application from the School District’s website at Applications must be returned to the Superintendent’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 5, 2016. Postmarks are not acceptable.

For further information, contact Lisa Taymuree, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, at 510 601-4906.

City Hall Closed November 26 and 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

The City of Emeryville’s offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Offices will re-open Monday, November 30.

Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade: December 4
Holiday Lighting

ECAP Community Service Days

The Emeryville Citizen’s Assistance Program (ECAP) is looking for volunteers to help out during the holiday season. Volunteers will be assigned time slots (1 hour or longer) to assist in passing out food as well as toys for those in our community in need. To help schedule volunteers, ECAP is asking that community members sign up to volunteer as soon as possible to help ensure full coverage for this community-building and sharing program.

Time slots are as follows:

Saturday, December 19
Food Bank
10:00am - 3:30pm ECAP
3610 San Pablo Avenue
Wednesday, December 23
Toys for Tots
3:00pm - 5:00pm ECAP
3610 San Pablo Avenue
Christmas Day, December 25
Toys for Tots
12:00pm - 3:00pm Anna Yates Elementary School
1070 41st Street

For more information, contact ECAP at 510-499-1263.

Interested in Serving on the Economic Development Advisory Committee?

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there are 4 vacancies on the Economic Development Advisory Committee for terms effective upon appointment and ending June 30, 2017. One is an unscheduled vacancy due to the resignation of Steven Keller and three are business and/or non-profit organization vacancies that have not been filled to date.

Unscheduled Vacancy
Incumbent: Steven Keller - Term Expires: June 30, 2017

Other Vacancies
1. Non-Profit Workforce Organization Representative - Term Expires: June 30, 2017
2. Large Business Representative (56 or more employees - Term Expires: June 30, 2017
3. Business Representative (Any number of employees) - Term Expires: June 30, 2017

Applications are due by Monday, November 16, no later than 5 p.m. Appointments are scheduled to be made at the January 19, 2016 regular Emeryville City Council meeting.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee provides input and recommendations regarding City policies, priorities, and feedback related to the City’s economic development priorities and strategies. The Committee’s membership consists of the following: 1 non-profit workforce development services organization representative, 1 large business representative (56 or more employees within Emeryville city limits) or local developer, 4 small business representatives (55 or fewer employees within Emeryville city limits), 1 business representative (any number of employees), and 2 residents for a total of 9 members. At least one of the businesses represented must be a certified green business. Terms are for two years.

The Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 11:30 a.m. at the Emeryville Civic Center, 1333 Park Avenue. Applications can be filled out on the City’s website under City Council/Boards, Committees and Commissions or picked up in person and then emailed, sent by postal delivery, or delivered in person to the City Clerk’s Office at or City of Emeryville, 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608. For further information about the Economic Development Commission, contact Community Development Director Charles Bryant at or call 510-596-4361.

Tips for Clog-Free Drains/Sewers


Free Food Waste for Compost Collection!
Free Food Waste for Compost Collection

Free Food Waste for Compost Collection

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 travelling 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 first 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 - you decide!

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, December 1. 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, January 26. 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.

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Current City Advisory Body Vacancies

Current City of Emeryville Job Openings