Monthly Archives: June 2016

Affordable housing: a better way

Our regular readers of a certain age may remember the fund-raising campaign years ago in which television star Sally Struthers (Gloria in “All in the Family”) looked imploringly into the camera and asked, “Are you willing to spend 70 cents … Continue reading

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The “right” to market-rate housing

For those of us who believe that the affordable housing shortage ought to be addressed by enabling developers to build housing within the means of low- to middle-income households rather than by promoting the proliferation of projects catering to the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: We intended to write today about Governor Brown’s “trailer bill” for “streamlining affordable housing approvals,” but the text of the bill keeps changing, so we’ve decided to wait for the final version, which is expected this week.   In … Continue reading

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Turn up the AMP!

Three years ago, the Merry Go-Round urged our readers to say “Thank you, AMP” for the annual payments made by Alameda Municipal Power to the City that enabled Council to adopt a balanced General Fund budget. Especially, we said, AMP … Continue reading

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