Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pay up, Uncle Sam!

As Irene Dieter reported Thursday in the Alameda Sun, a federal district court judge has upheld the U.S. government’s “taking” of McKay Avenue, the street that connects Central Avenue and the 3.899 acres of land located on the shoreline at … Continue reading

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Marching to the same drummer

No one would ever mistake Minnesota native and Alameda resident Joe Ernst for Professor Harold Hill, but that sure was an impressive parade he led in Council chambers last Tuesday in support of Alameda Point Partners’ development proposal for Site … Continue reading

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Slapping the union label on Alameda Point

So let’s list all of the City of Alameda plans and policies that Alameda Point Partners’ proposal for Site A at Alameda Point, which will be presented to Council for final approval Tuesday, implements:  the Community Reuse Plan of 1996; … Continue reading

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Falling off the balance beam

Now that the budget process is over, the Merry-Go-Round has good news and bad news. The good news is that Council passed a “balanced” budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 – i.e., one in which revenues (including “one-time” revenues) cover, and, … Continue reading

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