Monthly Archives: June 2014

If you can’t beat ’em, scare ’em

The Merry-Go-Round won’t be surprised if a lot of highfalutin rhetoric flows from the dais Tuesday night as the Russo/Gilmore administration makes its pitch for a “companion measure” to the citizen-sponsored initiative re-zoning Neptune Pointe to open space. We need … Continue reading

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The City Attorney pleads inanity

The Merry-Go-Round was looking forward to reading the analysis by City Attorney Janet Kern of the potential claims against the City arising from passage of the initiative re-zoning Neptune Pointe to open space. When Council assigned the task to Ms. … Continue reading

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A Fire Department program on life support

Tuesday night, former IAFF Local 689 president and current fire chief Mike D’Orazi is scheduled to appear before Council to get the “basic life support ambulance transport” program run by the fire department moved from “pilot” to “regular” – i.e., … Continue reading

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Paging Ms. Albuquerque!

Thank goodness the taxpayers of Alameda have Mayor Marie Gilmore and Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft around to protect them from the shortsightedness of the supporters of open space! This spring, the open-space advocates managed to get 6,437 signatures on … Continue reading

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