Author Archives: Robert Sullwold

About Robert Sullwold

Partner, Sullwold & Hughes Specializes in investment litigation

The end of Measure A?

Ever since July 2012, when Council adopted what it called the “multi-family overlay” and slapped it on 12 separate parcels designated for residential development around town, the Merry-Go-Round has been sounding the death knell for Measure A, the provision in … Continue reading

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The John and Jim show

Cynics that we are, when we first read that Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilman Jim Oddie were going to put on a “town hall” about gun violence (which Mr. Oddie voguishly described as a “serious public health crisis”) … Continue reading

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How do you get to Carnegie (Innovation) Hall?

For any private entity offering to lease City-owned land or buildings and renovate the property at its own expense, our pro-labor City Council has a message:  If you want a deal with the City, you’ve got to take care of … Continue reading

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Vella to City: check, please

Councilwoman Malia Vella and her backers would like Alamedans to believe that her unsuccessful defense against the charge that she illegally sought to influence the selection of a new fire chief has forced her to pay thousands of dollars in … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere (and nowhere)

When we were reviewing the recently approved Climate Action and Resiliency Plan, the Merry-Go-Round discovered something that, at first glance, appeared rather startling: The CARP states that its recommended “adaptation” measures are based on the assumption that Alameda will experience … Continue reading

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The top 14 list

The Climate Action and Resiliency Plan adopted by Council on September 3 comes with a bonus:  It includes a map (with accompanying table) that purports to identify the 14 most “socially vulnerable” neighborhoods in the city.

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CARPe diem

Show of hands, please:  How many of you actually have read all 173 pages of the “Climate Action and Resiliency Plan” that Council approved last Tuesday? All right, Vice Mayor John Knox White, you can put your hand down. Anyone … Continue reading

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