Tag Archives: Lorre Zuppan

A design for affordable housing

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

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MX’d message

Those Alamedans who would like to see the City require that every new “mixed-use” development project provide more “workforce” housing and reserve more space for job-creating businesses will have longer to wait – maybe a lot longer.

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Jammin’ traffic

Here’s your quiz for today: If Tim Lewis Communities, the Roseville-based residential developer and BFF (best financial friend) of Council members Malia Vella and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, is allowed to build its proposed 589-unit project featuring a 14-story high rise … 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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Video highlights

During college, the proprietor of the Merry-Go-Round had a classmate who spent his spare time reading the Congressional Record.  At the time, we joined those who mocked him for his choice of leisure activities.  (You could find us at Rudy’s). … Continue reading

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Tony takes on TDM

One of Councilman Tony Daysog’s favorite sayings – for which he credits Chief Justice John Roberts rather than his mentor, the late Mayor Ralph Appezzato – is that, as a member of Council, his job is to “call balls and … Continue reading

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Missing from the agenda

Although you won’t find it described this way in the official agenda, City Council will be asked Tuesday night to take a giant leap of faith by approving a set of planning documents for Alameda Point that does not include … Continue reading

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