Tag Archives: Bob Haun

A monument to . . . what?

The Merry-Go-Round hopes that, when the new Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station No. 3 finally open in May, about a year behind schedule, the City will offer free guided tours to Alameda residents. The last we heard, only one … Continue reading

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United they stand

Some time very soon – we predict – a flyer will arrive on Alamedans’ doorsteps or in their mailboxes endorsing candidates for Council, Auditor, Treasurer, and School Board. It will be printed on glossy paper.  It will be well-designed and … Continue reading

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Putting our money where their mouths are

Back in June, gloating over a projected $30.8 million balance in the General Fund as of the end of this fiscal year, Council instructed staff to come up with a list of recommendations about how to “allocate” – i.e., spend … Continue reading

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In the event of emergency, break ground

What do the new Emergency Operations Center/Fire Station No. 3 complex and the Alameda Theater have in common? If you said, “You’re not allowed to yell, ‘Fire!” in either one of them,” guess again. Give up? The correct answer is that … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss . . .

If you were expecting the new Council to take a skeptical look at the plans approved by its predecessor for gratifying the fire department’s edifice complex, well, sorry to disappoint you.

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The saga of the EOC

You remember how, back in June 2012, Alamedans voted to increase their taxes in order to fund construction of, among other edifices, a new Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station No. 3? Well, if you don’t, you’re excused because Measure … Continue reading

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