Tag Archives: Measure A

Crashing symbols

Those who have been striving to put before Alameda voters a ballot measure repealing Measure A in its entirety – not just its prohibition of multi-family housing but also its restriction on residential density – will get their last chance … Continue reading

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Charter follies

Last week, Council met on three consecutive nights to consider the recommendations made by a subcommittee appointed in December 2018 to propose revisions to the City Charter. Indeed, two of the meetings were devoted exclusively to that topic.

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A matter of trust

Having written about the efforts to rip Measure A out of the City Charter and to strip the Open Government Commission of its enforcement powers, the Merry-Go-Round recently watched the videos of the Planning Board and Council meetings at which these … Continue reading

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Bashing Measure A

In anticipation of the “public forum” on Measure A at the January 13 Planning Board meeting, the City has posted on its website a paper written by Planning, Building and Transportation Director Andrew Thomas that he describes as an “evaluation” … Continue reading

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The end of Measure A?

Ever since July 2012, when Council adopted what it called the “multi-family overlay” and slapped it on 12 separate parcels designated for residential development around town, the Merry-Go-Round has been sounding the death knell for Measure A, the provision in … Continue reading

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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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