Patrick O’Keeffe Retiring Emeryville City Manager Patrick O’Keeffe has resigned, effective April 19. O’Keeffe served as City Manager for the past 7 years. Before that, he was the city’s Economic Development and Housing Director under City Manager John Flores for 11 years. During his 18-year tenure with the city, O’Keeffe used his considerable autonomy, political influence,
Come to the Meeting, Tell the City Council What You Think! The City Council Tuesday will consider limiting parking to two hours in some areas of North Emeryville. The new zoned parking is a possible first step in instituting paid street parking in town, including meters and residential permits. In order to allow for more parking
Join a celebration of the city’s public art program and the recent purchase of a new work by Emeryville artist Carl Hoard II entitled “Urban Transformation.” The piece was acquired by the city through the city sponsored “Purchase Award Program,” which was developed for the city of Emeryville’s Art in Public Places program. “Urban Transformation” is
Police Estimate Street Value at $250,000 Police discover 400 lbs of pot with street value of about $250,000 in Pellegrini warehouse space. (Photo by Emeryville Police Officer Brian Head.) Emeryville police have seized 400 pounds of marijuana from a Pellegrini warehouse space in the 4300 block of Halleck Street. Acting on tips, and information gathered by Emeryville
Below is the short video of a statement by Adrian McGilly, husband of Emeryville Mayor Jennifer West, to the City Council at its last regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2. He is addressing the controversy over the planned cutting of 33 mature street trees to make way for a park. McGilly has written to the City Council asking that at least some of the trees be preserved. His letter revealed that city staff deleted two key sections of the arborist report before sending it to the City Council to decide whether or not to cut the trees.
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A eucalyptus tree at 1258 Ocean Avenue. Calling all interested residents! There will be a study session during tonight’s Emeryville Planning Commission meeting to discuss the regulations and policies governing the
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Not in City’s Best Interest to Rush Sale; MM’s Exclusive Right to Develop Land Near Bay St Mall Expires Sept. 30 In a closed session last week, the Emeryville City Council decided not to sell the four acres north of Bay Street Mall to developer Madison Marquette (MM), concluding it was “not in the city’s best interest”
If developers have their way, no tree that falls in Emeryville will ever make a sound. Those trees will go away quietly or accidentally or inadvertently, and, in many cases, illegally. But you can bet that if trees impede a developer’s cheaper, faster way to build a strip mall or condo high rise with faux