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Aug 13

Passport Services

Posted to City Manager's Updates by Lina Huang

The City Clerk’s Office is approaching the conclusion of its one year pilot of the Passport Acceptance Office. From August 2011 through May 2012 the office has accepted 346 passport applications. Approximately 65-70% of the people serviced are El Cerrito residents. The office also services residents of neighboring cities such as Berkeley, Oakland, El Sobrante and Richmond. Many families and residents that come to City Hall to file a passport application are coming here for the first time and express appreciation for the friendliness, expediency and availability of the service. Passport services are offered Monday through Wednesday by Brooke Trainer, Cheryl Mosby and Cheryl Morse. This new service appears to fill a need in our community and has generated approximately $8,650 in revenue to date.

Note: As of August 2016, the Passport Acceptance Office opens on every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dec 27

El Cerrito Police Department 2016 Goal #3 - Enhance Multi-Modal Safety

Posted to ECPD Blog by Samantha Wendling

Written by Paul Keith, Chief of Police

During our goal-setting meetings, our agency recognized the effect on community safety that violent crime and traffic collisions poses. We examined where violent crime tends to occur and found that it is consistent with those parts of the city where bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians come in contact with one another. Our goal, for 2016, is to increase the safety of our commercial corridor by reducing violent crime, reducing injury collisions, and increasing education and enforcement efforts.

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