Tag Archives: Measure A

A design for affordable housing

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

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Ban single-family homes? You’ve got to be kidding!

Bring out the cellos.  It’s time – yet again – to begin playing the dirge for Measure A, the voter-adopted City Charter amendment prohibiting multi-family housing and capping residential density at 21 units per acre. If the City planners have … 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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“Waive” goodbye to Measure A at Alameda Point

Ever since the City ended its relationship with SunCal and staff took over development planning for Alameda Point, we’ve known that the planners were working to ensure that multi-family housing would dominate residential development at the former naval air station. … Continue reading

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The truth about Trish

Boy, the Inner Ring sure doesn’t like Mayoral candidate Trish Spencer.

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Whither Measure A? (Part III: Keep It!)

Bulldozers rambling, and wrecking balls flying, throughout the Gold Coast. Long-time residents driving round and round their neighborhoods looking for a place to park. The Posey and Webster tubes clogged with cars from end-to-end and lines at the High Street … Continue reading

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Whither Measure A? (Part II: Repeal It!)

Since posting our first installment showing how multi-family housing appears to be flourishing in Alameda despite Measure A, the Merry-Go-Round has been inundated with messages from the anti-Measure A crowd conceding that repeal of the Charter provision isn’t necessary after … Continue reading

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