There are many ways to advocate for our irreplaceable historic resources. AAPS volunteers meet together and attend Planning Board meetings and City Council meetings when an agenda item affects historic preservation. We work behind the scenes to meet with individuals and groups to present alternatives that preserve architectural history. We educate the general public on preservation through articles, tours, and our Historic Plaque and Preservation Awards programs.

Becoming an AAPS member is the first step in helping advocate for architectural history. If you are a member, you may want to join our Preservation Action Committee email list at this link:

If you are not a member of AAPS yet – please hop over to our Join page to become one.

Alameda City Participation

Receive Emails regarding upcoming meetings and agendas: 

Alameda City Council 

Members: Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft (2018-2022) email: [email protected]

Vice Mayor Malia Vella (2016-2024) email: [email protected]

Councilmember Tony Daysog (2018-2022) email: [email protected]

Councilmember Trish Herrera Spencer (2020-2024) email: [email protected]

Councilmember John Knox White (2018-2022) email: [email protected]

Contact: Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 747-7400

Historic Advisory Board: 

Board: Lynn Jones, Alvin Lau, Norman Sanchez, Thomas Saxby,  and Jenn Wit

Contact: Allen Tai, Planning Services Manager 510-747-6888, [email protected]

Planning Board:

Board: Xiomara Cisneros, [email protected]

Ronald Curtis, [email protected] 

Hanson Hom, [email protected]

Rona Rothenberg, [email protected]

Teresa Ruiz, [email protected]

Asheshh Saheba, [email protected]

Alan H. Teague, [email protected]

Contact: Nancy McPeak, [email protected], 510-747-6854

Open Government Commission:

Members: Heather Little, Catherine Pauling, Bryan Schwartz, Rasheed Shabazz, and Ruben Tilos

Contact: Lara Weisiger, City Clerk, [email protected], 510-747-4800

Contacts at the State Level

WHO: TBA, State Assembly Representative for District 18 –  

Nancy Skinner, State Senator for District 9 – 

(510) 286-1333; 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2202, Oakland, CA 94612