Love Our Island

alamedalogo.png The City of Alameda, California is a unique island community of approximately 80,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. With connections to the East Bay mainland by four bridges, two underwater tubes, and three ferry terminals to Oakland, San Francisco, and South San Francisco, we are within minutes of numerous cultural activities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. People are drawn to Alameda for our safe and inviting residential communities with distinguished neighborhood schools, boutique shopping, and a broad mix of destination restaurants. Alameda takes pride in being a vibrant community with a rich maritime history and small-town charm.

Alameda was incorporated in 1854 and became a charter city in 1916 with a Council-Manager form of government with approximately 500 full-time employees. The five-member Mayor/Council serves four-year terms, staggered at even-numbered years. The City is a full-service organization providing residents with a range of municipal services including:

  • Police and fire protection
  • Construction and maintenance of streets, storm drains, and other infrastructure
  • A state-of-the-art library system
  • An active planning and building permit center
  • Over 400 acres of parks and recreational facilities including multi-use athletic fields, picnic sites, a skate park, a swim center, and a full-service senior center

Alameda Merchandise

Come by the City Manager's Office to pick up free car magnets and stickers.  While you are here, you can check out the travel mugs and t-shirts we sell residents at cost. 

Alameda City Hall, City Manager's Office
Open Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, 3rd Floor
More Info: call 510-747-4700 or email 

  • Alameda car magnets - Free!
  • Alameda ceramic travel mugs - $10
  • Alameda shirts - $10 (All Good Living helps us with the silk screening and we offer shirts in all sizes and colors at cost)
  • Alameda baseball hats - $20
  • Alameda sports tote bags - $35
  • Alameda flags - $100

Save time by bringing cash or checks.  We do take credit cards, but you need to go to the Finance Department for processing.

Volunteer Opportunities

Alameda Adult Literacy Program
2203 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 865-2454

Alameda Animal Shelter
1590 Fortmann Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-8565

Alameda Care Center
430 Willow Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-8857

Alameda CERT
Disaster Preparedness Office
1300 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-2121

Alameda Food Bank
1900 Thau Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 523-5850

Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 747-7744

Alameda Historical Museum
2324 Alameda Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-1233

Alameda Hospital Auxiliary
2070 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 814-4043

Alameda Meals on Wheels, Inc.
P.O. Box 2534
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 865-6131

First 5 Alameda County
Help Me Grow Program
1115 Atlantic Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

Alameda Naval Air Museum
Building 77 and Hangar 41
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-4262

Alameda Point Collaborative
677 W. Ranger Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 898-7800

American Red Cross of Alameda
451 Stardust Place
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 814-4200

Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation
516 Willow Street
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-5600

Emmanuel Convalescent
508 Westline Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-5765

Girls, Inc.
1724 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-1743

Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 747-7510

Midway Shelter
(510) 357-0205 ext 206