Monthly Archives: May 2014

Whither Measure A? (Part III: Keep It!)

Bulldozers rambling, and wrecking balls flying, throughout the Gold Coast. Long-time residents driving round and round their neighborhoods looking for a place to park. The Posey and Webster tubes clogged with cars from end-to-end and lines at the High Street … Continue reading

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Whither Measure A? (Part II: Repeal It!)

Since posting our first installment showing how multi-family housing appears to be flourishing in Alameda despite Measure A, the Merry-Go-Round has been inundated with messages from the anti-Measure A crowd conceding that repeal of the Charter provision isn’t necessary after … Continue reading

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Whither Measure A? (Part I: Overview)

It’s “unconstitutional.” It’s “illegal.” It’s “racially tinged.” What are these epithets – made publicly by people who should know better, including members of the State Bar – referring to?

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Seeya, fella! The long and Rocky road

Little did the do-gooders at the Rockefeller Foundation realize it when they chose Alameda to be one of 100 “Resilient Cities” upon which to bestow a grant to hire a “Chief Resilience Officer,” but they were about to get a … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t believe what you read in the Chronicle

The Merry-Go-Round used to be a fan of Chip Johnson, the San Francisco Chronicle columnist who writes about the East Bay. Now we’ve had our confidence shaken.

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The “community vision” for Alameda Point’s Town Center

Want to find out the “community vision” for the Waterfront Town Center at the heart of Alameda Point? Try out this formulation: The primary goal of redevelopment within the Town Center and Waterfront Precise Plan is to create a compact, … Continue reading

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