Monthly Archives: March 2015

Let Jeff do it

We still don’t have any hard data about either the extent or the impact of residential rent increases in Alameda, but it’s not just the tenant advocacy groups anymore who are bemoaning the rental housing “crisis” in the City.  Now … Continue reading

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TDM’s first test

Back in January 2009, the City adopted a Transportation Element requiring developers to adopt “transportation demand management” programs designed to reduce the additional “peak hour” traffic generated by new commercial developments by 30 per cent and new residential developments by … Continue reading

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Bonuses without benefits

Council got an earful Tuesday night about the alleged flaws in Alameda’s density bonus ordinance. Here’s one thing those on the dais didn’t hear:  The main problem with the density bonus ordinance is that . . . it doesn’t produce … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss . . .

If you were expecting the new Council to take a skeptical look at the plans approved by its predecessor for gratifying the fire department’s edifice complex, well, sorry to disappoint you.

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Video highlights

During college, the proprietor of the Merry-Go-Round had a classmate who spent his spare time reading the Congressional Record.  At the time, we joined those who mocked him for his choice of leisure activities.  (You could find us at Rudy’s). … Continue reading

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