Tag Archives: Zoning

SB 35: no help for Alameda

SB 35, one of the slew of housing bills recently signed by Governor Brown, has been touted as making it easier for private developers to get approval for projects that include affordable housing. Maybe so.  But is it likely that … 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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Tony takes on TDM

One of Councilman Tony Daysog’s favorite sayings – for which he credits Chief Justice John Roberts rather than his mentor, the late Mayor Ralph Appezzato – is that, as a member of Council, his job is to “call balls and … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat ’em, scare ’em

The Merry-Go-Round won’t be surprised if a lot of highfalutin rhetoric flows from the dais Tuesday night as the Russo/Gilmore administration makes its pitch for a “companion measure” to the citizen-sponsored initiative re-zoning Neptune Pointe to open space. We need … Continue reading

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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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Whither Measure A? (Part I: Overview)

It’s “unconstitutional.” It’s “illegal.” It’s “racially tinged.” What are these epithets – made publicly by people who should know better, including members of the State Bar – referring to?

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