Tag Archives: Alameda Housing Authority

Preventing homelessness in Alameda

When the initial report of the “point-in-time” count of the homeless population in Alameda County was released last May, one fact garnered all the headlines: County-wide, the number of homeless persons had risen from 5,629 in 2017 to 8,022 in … Continue reading

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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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No TLC from TLC

Mike O’Hara, the familiar face of Tim Lewis Communities, is probably the guy who will present the latest version of the developer’s plan for the Encinal Terminals to Council for approval Tuesday night. The Merry-Go-Round predicts that, after the dog-and-pony … Continue reading

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The self-destructing cap

This is the story of how the one successful effort to limit residential development on the northern waterfront – the 435-unit housing cap on the North Housing site – blew up in its proponents’ faces.

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The art of the deal

The Merry-Go-Round thought of asking The Donald – Trump, not Perata –  for his opinion about the three-way deal among the City, the School District, and the Housing Authority now sailing through an expedited approval process, but he was getting … Continue reading

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