Category Archives: Housing

Memo to the City Manager (Part III)

Today, the Merry-Go-Round concludes our series of columns on the major challenges confronting new City Manager Eric Levitt and his staff in the coming years. Nobody asked us, but . . . the most difficult task Mr. Levitt may face … Continue reading

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Memo to the City Manager (Part II)

Twenty-two years ago last week, the U.S. Navy left Naval Air Station Alameda, and nearly 18,000 jobs went with it. Ever since, creating jobs to replace those lost – and generating new employment opportunities for Alameda residents and others – … Continue reading

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Our problems with Measure A

The Merry-Go-Round believes that the “wellness center” for the homeless proposed for McKay Avenue is a good idea. But we’re having a hard time bringing ourselves around to supporting Measure A.

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Their CASA, your casa

A little more than two years ago, Alamedans voted for an ordinance that did not place a cap on annual rent increases and against a charter amendment that not only imposed such a cap but also banned so-called “no-cause evictions.” … Continue reading

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Great expectations

During his successful campaign, Governor Gavin Newsom pledged that he would “lead the effort” to develop 3.5 million new housing units in California by 2025. After the election, State Senator Scott Wiener re-introduced a bill that, its proponents say, will … Continue reading

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Battle of Midway

Tonight, Council will hold a special meeting at which the four finalists vying to be selected to develop the “West Midway” site at Alameda Point will make presentations. Slideshows of proposed designs are banned.  Instead, expect to hear the presenters … Continue reading

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What we’ll get from John Knox White

It would be easy, if one was so inclined, to stick a label on Inner Ringleader and Council candidate John Knox White.  “Pro-development” and “anti-automobile” are two that come to mind.

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