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Alameda Residents’ Group Meets Aug. 11

The Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) will be holding its regular meetings on a new schedule.

Beginning at 7 p.m. this Thursday, August 11, the group will meet for two hours in the evening on the second and fourth evenings of the month.

The venue for its gatherings will be the Boys Girls Club, 1900 Third Street.

Special ACT sponsored community meetings will continue to be held at other times and places.

The group encourages members of the community to take advantage of a free shuttle service for bicycle riders starting between the College of Alameda and the Lake Merritt BART station at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 15.

Members of the community are also encouraged to meet City Manager John Russo at the Mastick Social Hall, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 25.

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Alameda Group Presents Two-Part Budget Forum with ‘The Kevins’

Alameda Citizens’ Task Force presents a forum, De-Mystifying the Budget: An Explanation of the Alameda City Budget – Where We Are Now and What We Need to Do to Gain and Protect Financial Sustainability.

The first session of the two-part forum will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Alameda Hospital Community Meeting Room. The second session will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy and City Auditor Kevin Kearney will attend to discuss the budget and recommendations for the improving the city’s financial sustainability. Refreshments will be served.