Author Archives: Robert Sullwold

About Robert Sullwold

Partner, Sullwold & Hughes Specializes in investment litigation

Test case

It seemed like a good idea at the time. The City of Alameda would “partner” with a company called CityHealth Urgent Care, which runs urgent-care facilities in Oakland and San Leandro, to offer testing for the coronavirus at the Research … Continue reading

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Fed up – and forced out?

By training and experience, Paul Rolleri is a policeman, not a politician. And that, in the Merry-Go-Round’s view, is why he will no longer be chief of police in Alameda after August 28.

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“Reform” by referral

If you sat through the nearly five hours of the June 29 Council meeting (or, as we did, watched the entire video), you would be entitled to expect that the next step in Council’s pursuit of “police reform” would be … Continue reading

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Crashing symbols

Those who have been striving to put before Alameda voters a ballot measure repealing Measure A in its entirety – not just its prohibition of multi-family housing but also its restriction on residential density – will get their last chance … Continue reading

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Hail to the chiefs

Ever since we learned that Fire Chief Edmond Rodriguez had taken non-COVID-19 medical leave beginning on March 23, we’ve been waiting for the press release announcing that he has retired and the City is beginning the search for a new … Continue reading

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Vision gone viral

For years, the Right Thinkers in town have been working hard to reshape Alameda by encouraging the development of high-end apartment and condominium complexes and townhomes at Alameda Point and along the northern waterfront, and by taking actions designed to … Continue reading

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Keeping ’em on the job

When City Manager Eric Levitt presented his revised Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget last week, the staff report made his priorities clear: “First, the approach to the budget is to limit layoffs. . . .  We anticipate bringing back part-time employees … Continue reading

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Charter follies

Last week, Council met on three consecutive nights to consider the recommendations made by a subcommittee appointed in December 2018 to propose revisions to the City Charter. Indeed, two of the meetings were devoted exclusively to that topic.

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They like bikes

Last week, as we pedaled behind the new white tricycle along its 14‑mile route across the island, we saw that signs had gone up at the corner of Versailles and Central Avenues announcing that Versailles was “closed to thru traffic.”  … Continue reading

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Who’s getting aid from the City

You can tell a lot about elected officials’ priorities – and their politics – when you look at the decisions they make about who is entitled to get financial assistance from the government during the coronavirus crisis. Take the federal … Continue reading

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