Monthly Archives: March 2018

Not enough to go around

So do you want the good news or the bad news first? That’s what we thought. The good news is that, thanks primarily to the sale of three apartment buildings, the General Fund will receive about $4.7 million more in … Continue reading

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Ballot bollocks

This November, the ballot for Alameda voters will contain a measure to incorporate the existing rent stabilization ordinance into the City Charter.  Ordinarily, the Merry-Go-Round wouldn’t pay much attention to the actual ballot question the electorate will be asked to … Continue reading

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Out of bounds

It was what, in some circles, they’d call a “no-brainer”:  Having nearly finished its makeover of the Jack Clark South Course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex, Greenway Golf proposed to spend millions of dollars of its own money to … Continue reading

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Delay of gain

Typically, residential development projects have been sold to skeptics in Alameda by emphasizing the “public benefits” they provide. For those who aren’t persuaded that the City needs more housing for the affluent (the pitch goes), just look at what else … Continue reading

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