Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ban single-family homes? You’ve got to be kidding!

Bring out the cellos.  It’s time – yet again – to begin playing the dirge for Measure A, the voter-adopted City Charter amendment prohibiting multi-family housing and capping residential density at 21 units per acre. If the City planners have … Continue reading

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Why wait for the City Attorney?

We can’t blame the members of the Alameda Renters Coalition if they’re feeling frustrated, and maybe even a little annoyed, these days with the members of Council.

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Putting our money where their mouths are

Back in June, gloating over a projected $30.8 million balance in the General Fund as of the end of this fiscal year, Council instructed staff to come up with a list of recommendations about how to “allocate” – i.e., spend … Continue reading

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They just won’t give up!

If you were one of those who would have liked to see Dania Alvarez re-appointed to the Planning Board, there was a simple argument available to be made: Once appointed, a board or commission member who performs her duties competently … Continue reading

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