Alameda developing Urban Greening Plan

The City of Alameda is conducting a telephone survey to help draft an “Urban Greening Plan,” which will assess how well local parks are serving residents and the opportunities to develop community gardens as part of creating an overall “green” strategy.

About 450 random residents will receive a call as part of survey, which is scheduled to run Feb. 18-March 10.  The phone interviews will take about 12 minutes.

A community workshop also is planned for late March to gather comments on parks, urban agriculture and green space needs, concerns and ideas. A survey also will be posted on the city’s website. A second workshop is planned for late June.

A final Urban Greening Plan is expected to go before to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Planning Board in July.