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The rest of the housing report

Assistant Community Development Director Andrew Thomas didn’t get a chance to present his annual Housing Element report orally to Council last Tuesday – the item was placed on the consent calendar. And that’s a shame, because there was a lot … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of development

If you believe Willdan Financial Services – and why wouldn’t you? – 3,227 persons will be living, and another 5,016 working, every day at Alameda Point when the site is fully built out.  In addition, again according to Willdan (in … Continue reading

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Jammin’ traffic

Here’s your quiz for today: If Tim Lewis Communities, the Roseville-based residential developer and BFF (best financial friend) of Council members Malia Vella and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, is allowed to build its proposed 589-unit project featuring a 14-story high rise … Continue reading

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Report card for the Mayor – Part II

When the Merry-Go-Round’s old friend, the late William F. Buckley Jr., founded the National Review, he described its mission as being to “stand athwart history, yelling Stop.” There undoubtedly were some who voted for Trish Spencer last fall because they … Continue reading

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Short takes: Francis, John & Chip

Today, we offer short takes on two of our regular topics – development and the budget – and a message to a local columnist.

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“Waive” goodbye to Measure A at Alameda Point

Ever since the City ended its relationship with SunCal and staff took over development planning for Alameda Point, we’ve known that the planners were working to ensure that multi-family housing would dominate residential development at the former naval air station. … Continue reading

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Questions the candidates won’t want to answer (Part II)

The next four years are likely to see more development activity in the City of Alameda than at any time since the 1970’s. Just take a look at the map prepared by Michele Ellson at The Alamedan:  We count 21 … Continue reading

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