Monthly Archives: December 2014

If you have to ask the price, . . .

Are the residential developments underway at Alameda Landing and Marina Shores (aka Marina Cove II) going to increase the supply of “affordable” housing in Alameda? What about the Del Monte project just approved by the outgoing Council or the other … Continue reading

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What Council did (and didn’t do) with your money

Suppose you were running a business and, when you closed the books for the fiscal year on June 30, 2014, you found out that you’d turned a profit of $7.4 million even though you had projected you’d sustain a loss. … Continue reading

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The incumbents’ last ha-ha

It was all going to be so easy for the Russo/Gilmore administration to get the package authorizing the Del Monte development project signed, sealed, and delivered by year-end, barely ten months after the project had been announced. They’d get the … Continue reading

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Can the City afford the Del Monte project? Who knows?

If the Del Monte warehouse development is built as planned, will the project end up costing the City more each year for municipal services than it generates in revenue? One might think – the Merry-Go-Round surely does – that this … Continue reading

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