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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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Welcome to my (Main St.) Neighborhood

This Tuesday, the new Council will get its first chance to vote on an issue relating to residential development at Alameda Point.  And that means that Mayor Trish Spencer and Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese will get their first chance to … Continue reading

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Why this election matters

So you don’t think the election this Tuesday for Mayor and Council will matter much to the daily lives of Alamedans? Think again. In fact, within less than a year, Council will be making decisions about waterfront development, Alameda Point, … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the forums

(Updated with additional information about Council candidate Jim Oddie on October 14, 2014). Having now attended all four candidate forums open to the public – two more than Mayor Marie Gilmore – the Merry-Go-Round is prepared to offer our take … Continue reading

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Can the Vice Mayor still be trusted?

Wassup with Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft? The Russo/Gilmore administration and the Alameda firefighters’ union usually can count on Ms. Ashcraft as one of their most reliable supporters.  Indeed, a quick check of the minutes shows that, in her first … Continue reading

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AUC! AUC! AUC!

The Merry-Go-Round was intrigued to see listed on next Tuesday’s Council agenda a staff recommendation to start exclusive negotiations between the City and an entity called Alameda United Commercial LLC for development of two parcels at Alameda Point:  the old … 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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