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1333 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (510) 596-4300
Fax: (510) 658-8095

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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 four months to five 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.






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Interested in Serving on the Planning Commission?

 The terms of office currently held by Planning Commissioners Lawrence “Buzz” Cardoza and Gail Donaldson are scheduled to end on June 30, 2014.  Therefore, the City Council is seeking applicants for appointment starting July 1, 2014 and end June 30, 2017.  Incumbent Planning Commissioners are eligible to apply for additional terms.
Applications are due no later than 5pm. Monday, May 5.  The City Council will hold applicant interviews on Tuesday, June 3 and also on Tuesday, June 17, if warranted by the number of applicants.  Interviews will be held immediately before the regular City Council meetings scheduled for those dates in the City Council Chambers, Emeryville Civic Center, 1333 Park Avenue.  Specific start times will be provided to applicants after the application period has ended.  The City Council is scheduled to make appointments at the Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Emeryville City Council meeting.

The Planning Commission’s scope of responsibility is to initiate and conduct studies with respect to those matters affecting the orderly growth and development of the City and to make recommendations to the City Council with respect to such matters; to make the necessary findings and to grant or deny variances, use permits and other planning entitlements as set forth in Title 9 of the Emeryville Municipal Code; and to perform other duties as set forth in Section 2-3.314 of the Municipal Code.
The Commission consists of 7 members, including at least 4 residents with one year residency prior to appointment. Non-residents must be business owners, employees or officers of businesses located in the City for at least one year prior to appointment.  Various geographic areas of the City shall be represented
The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of the month January - October and on the 2nd Thursday of December.  All meetings are held starting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Applications can be submitted through the City’s website under City Council/Boards, Committees and Commissions or picked up in person and submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at or City of Emeryville, 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608. For further information about the Planning Commission, contact Planning and Building Director Charlie Bryant at or by calling 510-596-4361.


City of Emeryville Meetings

City Council/City Council as Successor Agency to the Emeryville
Redevelopment Agency

The next City Council/City as Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 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 regular Emeryville Oversight Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  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.

Sign Up Today for CodeRED - 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 non-emergency 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, social media) they want to receive for emergency notices as well as whether the subscriber wishes to receive non-emergency 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 travelling 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 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 www.nixle.com - you decide!


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