The Alameda Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is accepting applications for the public member seat. The deadline for filing an application is Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
LAFCo is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local government boundaries, conducting special studies that review ways to reorganize, simplify and streamline governmental structure, and establishing planning spheres of influence for each City and Special District within the County.
The public members represent all Alameda County citizens in an objective and impartial manner. Applicants must be residents of Alameda County, and cannot be a current board or council member, officer, or employee of Alameda County, a City, or Special District in Alameda County.
To read the public notice regarding applications, click here. If you have questions or would like a copy of the application mailed to you, please contact LAFCo at (510) 271-5142, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about LAFCo or to download the application, visit www.acgov.org/lafco.
FOG (Fats, Oils, & grease) in your household drains can create blockages that turn a great holiday into a hot mess.
Avoid sloppy, costly backups into your home and overflows that can enter local waterways, harming wildlife and the environment. NEVER put fats, oils, or grease down your drains or into storm drains, which flow untreated to our creeks and San Francisco Bay. Bring your used cooking oil and grease to the Republic Services Customer Service Center at 42600 Boyce Road in Fremont for FREE disposal Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pour used cooking oil and grease into the receptacle and dispose of your empty jug in the provided container. For more information, visit www.StopFOG.com, call Republic Services at (510) 657-3500, or call Union Sanitary District at (510) 477-7500.
USD is pleased that our dedicated staff is receiving recognition as part of the California Legislature’s establishment of Water Professionals Appreciation Week. The appreciation week highlights the important role of wastewater, water, and recycled water professionals, as well as local public agencies, in ensuring safe and reliable services to their communities. This year marks the first annual event, which begins the first Saturday of October and ends on Sunday the following weekend.
USD’s wastewater professionals work to ensure protection of public health and the environment for the Tri-Cities 24/7/365. Collection system workers, plant operators, environmental compliance inspectors, lab analysts, mechanics, electricians, and engineers are just some of the District staff members dedicated to providing award-winning service to our customers.
Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in the wastewater and water industry in California, and the industry needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. USD encourages exploration of wastewater industry careers, which offer a wide array of rewarding jobs providing services that are essential to society.
We’re proud that our hardworking staff is receiving well-deserved appreciation from the California Legislature.