Monthly Archives: August 2021

Fire out in front

Once again, Alameda firefighters are leading the way. Don’t worry:  this isn’t going to be another column about campaign contributions. Instead, our topic today is . . . vaccination rates.

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Alameda next?

First came the cities of San Francisco and Pasadena, which mandated that all of their employees get vaccinated against the COVID‑19 virus (and submit proof thereof) as soon as the federal Food and Drug Administration formally approves one of the … Continue reading

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Alameda first

Emmanuel Macron did it. Bill DeBlasio did it. The Los Angeles city council is considering doing it. And San Francisco mayor London Breed has not ruled out doing it, either. So why shouldn’t our own Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft – … Continue reading

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Spending the ARPA money

One conclusion is pretty clear from the two meetings at which Council has discussed how to spend the $28.6 million the City will be getting from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act:  The majority of Council members … Continue reading

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