Monthly Archives: July 2016

A report card on the Rent Stabilization Ordinance

How well is the Rent Stabilization Ordinance  passed by Council last February working? If you want opinions, we refer you to the videos of the last two Council meetings, where speakers on and off the dais weighed in on that … Continue reading

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The renters’ initiative

Now that the initiative drafted by the Alameda Renters’ Coalition has qualified for the November ballot, how should one evaluate the merits of the proposed Charter amendment?

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They’ll pass it – but they won’t defend it

Back in March, when Council passed the “rent stabilization and limitations on evictions” ordinance, two of the four Council members who voted for it extolled the new law as a well-crafted compromise. A “ground-breaking” achievement, Councilman Jim Oddie called it … Continue reading

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Urgent care needed

Those Alamedans who were hoping to find out when Alameda Hospital would begin accepting their health insurance again left Tuesday’s meeting of the Alameda Health Care District Board acutely – to use a medical term – disappointed.

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