Tag Archives: Malia Vella

You’ve got mail(ers)

There’s still another week to go before the election, and the Merry-Go-Round expects that Alamedans are going to see a last-minute flurry of mailers from or about local mayoral and Council candidates.  (The truly vile hit pieces often are saved … Continue reading

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The District Attorney’s report

Even as Alamedans awaited the results of an independent investigation into the efforts by Councilman Jim Oddie and Vice Mayor Malia Vella to get City Manager Jill Keimach to give the fire chief’s job to a former firefighters’ union president, … Continue reading

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Bull “cap”

The Merry-Go-Round received our first mailer of the election season two days ago. It was paid for by Alamedans-In-Charge. It urged a Yes vote on Measure K. And it contained a claim that was, at best, misleading, and, at worst, … Continue reading

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And they’re off!

Traditionally, Labor Day marks the beginning of the political campaign season.  The Merry-Go-Round missed the kickoff by a week, but we’ll try to make up for it today by commenting about a couple of the actors in our local political … Continue reading

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“Progressives” and Prop. 10

At first glance, it might seem easy for any Alamedan who identifies herself as a “progressive” to decide to back Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act and permit cities to enact rent-control ordinances covering all rental properties within … Continue reading

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Where the money’s coming from

The Merry Go-Round has reviewed the first batch of campaign disclosure statements filed by the candidates for Alameda mayor, city council, and school board.

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Is the rent stabilization ordinance working?

The results of our study conclude that Alameda’s rent stabilization ordinance appears to be having the desired effect on the rental housing market, namely to discourage relocating existing tenants to gain higher rent from new tenants, provide financial assistance to … Continue reading

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