Tag Archives: EOC

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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The firefighters’ choice

For some time, the Merry-Go-Round has been wondering whom the Alameda firefighters’ union and its allies in organized labor will anoint to take down Councilman Tony Daysog in this November’s Council election. During an Alameda political career going back to … 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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Report card for the Mayor – Part I

School’s out, the baseball season is half over, and Council is about to take its August recess – so the Merry-Go-Round decided it’s time to offer a performance review of Mayor Trish Spencer’s first six months in office. Don’t worry, … 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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