Tag Archives: David Burton

A design for affordable housing

Here in Alameda, there are two ways to talk about the issue of affordable housing.

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Busting the cap

The Merry-Go-Round has read the “specific plan” for the Main Street Neighborhood that the Planning Board will be asked Monday to recommend to Council, and, having rescued our crystal ball from the dustbin to which it was consigned after forecasting … Continue reading

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Notes on the election

The results of Tuesday’s elections for Council and other local offices came as no surprise to the Merry-Go-Round.  Indeed, the electoral rules we discussed last week predicted a Vella victory and a Daysog defeat. Absent any exit polls, there’s no … Continue reading

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Just who do these Council members think they are?

Boy, the Inner Ring really doesn’t like it when one of our elected Council members dares to dispute a determination made by the appointed Planning Board about a proposed development project. At a minimum, the offender must have her wings … Continue reading

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Our presidential poll; plus: Not in their neighborhood

When the Merry-Go-Round read this week that such luminaries as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and our own long-time Congresswoman, Barbara Lee, had remained neutral thus far in the Democratic presidential campaign, we wondered: Would Alameda’s own elected officials be as … Continue reading

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Ban single-family homes? You’ve got to be kidding!

Bring out the cellos.  It’s time – yet again – to begin playing the dirge for Measure A, the voter-adopted City Charter amendment prohibiting multi-family housing and capping residential density at 21 units per acre. If the City planners have … Continue reading

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They just won’t give up!

If you were one of those who would have liked to see Dania Alvarez re-appointed to the Planning Board, there was a simple argument available to be made: Once appointed, a board or commission member who performs her duties competently … Continue reading

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