Tag Archives: Laura Thomas

Continuing legal education

During the Russo-Gilmore administration, the Merry-Go-Round’s antenna went up whenever a speaker, on or off the dais, asserted that state law “required” or “prohibited” a specific result. The assertion usually was made as a tactic to put Council members in … Continue reading

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Summon the Chiefs

The agenda for Tuesday’s Council meeting sets aside three hours for the item on the Encinal Terminals development project, and the usual contingent of public commenters, from both the pro-housing and the slow-growth sides, can be expected to queue up … Continue reading

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A design for affordable housing

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

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Affordable housing: a better way

Our regular readers of a certain age may remember the fund-raising campaign years ago in which television star Sally Struthers (Gloria in “All in the Family”) looked imploringly into the camera and asked, “Are you willing to spend 70 cents … Continue reading

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Still want the job, Ms. Keimach?

The Merry-Go-Round welcomes Jill Keimach, who begins her four-year, $245,000 per year term as Alameda City Manager on Monday. We’re sure staff already has given Ms. Keimach much of the key information she needs, like the private phone number of … Continue reading

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A “Plan” for Alameda Point

Want to know how many housing units should be planned for Alameda Point? You can ask City staff and you’ll get one answer:  the 1,425 units contemplated by the Community Reuse Plan (at least for now). You can ask housing … Continue reading

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