Monthly Archives: September 2013

Profiles in courage

Suppose you’re serving as, or thinking of running for, mayor of a small Bay Area city.  You understand full well that spending on retirement benefits for public employees is gobbling up more and more of your city’s revenues and soon … Continue reading

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The magic number

At Wednesday night’s joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Board, we might finally get a definitive answer to the perennial question:  How many housing units should be built at Alameda Point? Ever since City Manager John Russo … Continue reading

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An endorsement to regret?

You can’t blame the Sierra Club if it feels these days like it got taken for a ride.

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Say what???

The Merry-Go-Round today begins a new feature we’re calling “Say What???” whose purpose is to translate items on the City Council agenda into “easily understood language” as required by the Sunshine Ordinance.

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How dense do they think we are?

Head’s up, ye dwindling band of diehard defenders of Measure A:  The “Town Center” at Alameda Point is going to be chock full of the type of high-density, multi-family housing expressly banned by the City Charter – and no one … Continue reading

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So’s your old lady!

Recently likened to a three-ring circus, the dispute between the federal General Services Administration (“GSA”), the East Bay Regional Parks District, and the City of Alameda over the 3.89-acre parcel known as Neptune Point now shows signs of becoming more … Continue reading

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