Tag Archives: Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Messing with Marilyn

Three weeks ago, we wrote about whether Vice Mayor John Knox White would declare his independence from the Alameda firefighters’ union by voting to turn down the proposal – rejected twice by the previous Council – to create a new … 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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Lace on the gloves and put up your hands

Let’s get ready to rumble! Those of our readers who like to watch a good fight between the public-spirited impulses of the citizenry and the self-protective instincts of the bureaucracy ought to tune in Tuesday night to watch the latest … Continue reading

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Campaign quiz

One of our favorite columnists, Gail Collins, occasionally presents her Saturday column in the New York Times in the form of a multiple-choice quiz. Today, the Merry-Go-Round will follow Ms. Collins’s lead, but we’ll confine ourselves to three questions.  The … Continue reading

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Homeless in Alameda

During the last two years, the City of Alameda opened a new fire station/emergency operations center that cost $9 million to build (and will end up costing $14 million when all the debt is paid off). The City Council also … Continue reading

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Measure for measure

The rhetoric was flying off the dais last Wednesday as four members of the new Council made it clear that they opposed the initiative to re-zone a 3.712-acre parcel on the northern end of McKay Avenue as “open space” in … Continue reading

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Treating the OGC like a potted plant

When Council unanimously passed the Sunshine Ordinance in 2011, it gave the Open Government Commission the power to invalidate an action by a governmental body – including Council itself – if the Commission found a violation of the Ordinance’s requirements … Continue reading

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