POSTPONED: Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Final Task Force Meeting


January 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Alameda County Administration Bldg
1221 Oak St.


“Because the consultants did not finish a draft of the UASI Ad hoc Committee report, tomorrow’s meeting has been postponed until next week. Probably to Jan. 30, 3 – 5 pm (pending confirmation of committee members).”

Thursday’s 1/10/19 meeting was not the final task force meeting after all. They will meet again on Monday January 14 from 3 to 8pm and then again on January 22 from 9-11am.

As of 1/14, the Task Force completed its votes on recommendations. This meeting on the 23rd will be pro forma to put the recommendations into final form to forward to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.


Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield.

The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and asked the Ad Hoc Committee to make recommendations to the Board on the UASI-funded emergency preparedness training and exercise in 2019 and beyond.

More information.

Agendas and materials for each meeting are posted at


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