Tag Archives: Liz Warmerdam

The $253.2 million gorilla

Whom can Alamedans count on now to do battle with the gorilla in the basement of City Hall? That’s what those of us who fear the predations of the gorilla – more formally known as the City’s accrued liability for … Continue reading

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Council pays off DelBono

At a closed session meeting last Tuesday, Council decided to pay $21,535 to former Alameda firefighters’ union president Jeff DelBono to get rid of a claim he filed against the City last year alleging that then-Councilwoman, now Mayor, Marilyn Ezzy … Continue reading

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A half-sense sales-tax increase

If you like the way the Alameda City Council has been spending the taxpayers’ money for the last several years, the Merry-Go-Round has got a deal for you: Just vote for the sales-tax-increase measure expected to be placed by Council … Continue reading

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Not enough to go around

So do you want the good news or the bad news first? That’s what we thought. The good news is that, thanks primarily to the sale of three apartment buildings, the General Fund will receive about $4.7 million more in … Continue reading

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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 selling of the UMA

There is something very troubling about the way in which the City, through its ballot arguments and mailers, is marketing the “Utility Modernization Act” to Alameda voters. For those of our readers familiar only with the rent-related items on the … Continue reading

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Why wait for the City Attorney?

We can’t blame the members of the Alameda Renters Coalition if they’re feeling frustrated, and maybe even a little annoyed, these days with the members of Council.

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