Tag Archives: Jim Oddie

Ashcraft agonistes

The Merry-Go-Round wouldn’t have wanted to be in Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft’s shoes in the waning hours of Tuesday night as Council debated whether to adopt a resolution urging a “Congressional investigation regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump.” During … Continue reading

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Speaking objections

This week, two comments on . . . public comments. I. Imagine the following scene: It’s Tuesday, March 7, around 7:00 p.m.

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Exclusive! The new RFP

ALAMEDA — The city of Alameda has taken the first steps toward divesting more than $36 million from its accounts at Wells Fargo over the bank’s involvement with the Dakota Access pipeline and the bank’s history of controversial practices. The … Continue reading

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Alameda’s own Elizabeth-and-Bernie show

Opening Day is still six weeks away, but Council members Jim Oddie and Malia Vella already have chosen their seats for the season. They’ve picked the grandstand.

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Tell us about the money

Later this year, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft will get the chance to strike a blow for “transparency” and set an example to her colleagues about timely disclosure of campaign contributions. The Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, which has been operating … Continue reading

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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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Alameda’s favorite Uncle

The Merry-Go-Round knows better than to interject ourselves into the debate over the best way to protect the City of Alameda and its residents from Donald Trump and the Republican party. We’re confident that our Council members will pass a … Continue reading

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