Monthly Archives: March 2016

Survey says . . .

A couple of weeks ago, a polling firm hired by the City presented Council with the results of a telephone survey of 600 Alamedans likely to vote in this November’s election. The primary purpose of the survey was to gauge … Continue reading

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The firefighters’ choice

For some time, the Merry-Go-Round has been wondering whom the Alameda firefighters’ union and its allies in organized labor will anoint to take down Councilman Tony Daysog in this November’s Council election. During an Alameda political career going back to … Continue reading

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Still want the job, Ms. Keimach?

The Merry-Go-Round welcomes Jill Keimach, who begins her four-year, $245,000 per year term as Alameda City Manager on Monday. We’re sure staff already has given Ms. Keimach much of the key information she needs, like the private phone number of … Continue reading

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Teeing off on the Brown Act

Well, they’ve gone and done it again. Only this time it was worse. A few weeks ago, the Merry-Go-Round reported how Council and staff had used the closed-session tool to conduct the process for selecting a new city manager behind … Continue reading

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