Monthly Archives: May 2015

A few words about the budget

The Merry-Go-Round is willing to wager that Council will not tarry long before approving the two-year General Fund budget to be presented Tuesday. And why should it? Those on the dais will be told that the budget projects a $1.2 … Continue reading

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In the event of emergency, break ground

What do the new Emergency Operations Center/Fire Station No. 3 complex and the Alameda Theater have in common? If you said, “You’re not allowed to yell, ‘Fire!” in either one of them,” guess again. Give up? The correct answer is that … Continue reading

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Site A: The economics

If you’ve been attending or watching the videos of the various meetings at which Alameda Point Partners’ plan for Site A at Alameda Point has been on the agenda, you’ll know that nary a public speaker – all right, maybe … Continue reading

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If you’ve got it, spend it

The sounds you heard Thursday morning coming from City government offices around Alameda, especially police and fire headquarters, were sighs of relief – followed by shouts of joy. After another marathon meeting Wednesday, Council made it clear that, with one … Continue reading

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Whom do you trust?

All right, dear readers, the Merry-Go-Round has a question for you: Suppose you wanted an authoritative evaluation of the impact on the City’s financial condition of a proposed deal between the City and its public safety unions that establishes a … Continue reading

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