Tag Archives: Renewed Hope

“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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Continuing legal education

During the Russo-Gilmore administration, the Merry-Go-Round’s antenna went up whenever a speaker, on or off the dais, asserted that state law “required” or “prohibited” a specific result. The assertion usually was made as a tactic to put Council members in … Continue reading

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Pat-ricide

The candidate had been praised by one long-time co-worker for her “steadfast commitment to equality, justice and fairness,” and extolled by another as “hard-working” with a “real attention to detail.” She had been endorsed by both business – the owner … 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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Survey says . . .

A couple of weeks ago, a polling firm hired by the City presented Council with the results of a telephone survey of 600 Alamedans likely to vote in this November’s election. The primary purpose of the survey was to gauge … Continue reading

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Still want the job, Ms. Keimach?

The Merry-Go-Round welcomes Jill Keimach, who begins her four-year, $245,000 per year term as Alameda City Manager on Monday. We’re sure staff already has given Ms. Keimach much of the key information she needs, like the private phone number of … Continue reading

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Crab Cove – the final chapter

For nearly 10 years, the East Bay Regional Park District has been seeking to acquire a 3.89-acre parcel located at Crab Cove in order to expand Crown Memorial State Beach. This Thursday, the Park District announced it finally would achieve … Continue reading

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