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Notes On Upcoming Ballot Measures

Alameda voters face a raft of local measures this November. (File Photo)

Alameda voters face a raft of local measures this November. (File Photo)

Alameda voters will be asked to weigh-in on a number of different tax and rent control ballot measures this fall. Here are some notes on some of those measures.
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Three Candidates On File To Date For The Alameda School Board

Earlier this week the Alameda Unified School District announced a tentative contract agreement with the union representing office, technical workers and paraprofessionals.

So far, three candidates have filed with the county to run for the Alameda school district board. (File Photo)

So far, three new candidates are on file with the county registrar of voters in competition for three available seats on the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees this November.
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Public Safety Union Political Committees Raise Almost $30,000 In First Half Of The Year

The Alameda firefighters union political action committee heads into election season with almost $29,000 in its war chest. (File Photo)

The Alameda firefighters union political action committee heads into election season with almost $29,000 in its war chest. (File Photo)

Together, the Alameda police officers and firefighters union political action committees raised $29,600 in the first half of this year, according to campaign disclosure filings.
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Twice As Many Rent Control Measures Now On The November Ballot

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer on the dais, Tuesday, July 19. (Still frame from city council meeting recording)

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer on the dais, Tuesday, July 19. (Still frame from city council meeting recording)

Alameda city council’s March rent control ordinance will appear on the November ballot for voter ratification as an ordinance, rather than a chart amendment, a distinction that may have cleared the way for unanimous support for the action on Tuesday.
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Reader Sends Pictures Of Alleged Porch Package Thief

A reader sent this note and these pictures of a woman she says stole a package from her porch.

Addendum: This reader wrote back to request the photos be removed, as a neighbor indicated the “theft” was part of a prank. The photos that originally accompanied this letter have been removed.
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Bike Walk Alameda Starts Estuary Crossing Bridge Petition Anew

Bike Walk Alameda has started a petition for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the estuary anew. (Bike Walk Alameda petition page.)

Bike Walk Alameda has started a petition for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the estuary anew. (Bike Walk Alameda petition page.)

Bike Walk Alameda has started anew a petition for a pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Oakland Alameda estuary, connecting Alameda to downtown Oakland.
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Mayor Files Ballot Argument On City’s Utility Tax Ballot Measure

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer has filed a ballot argument advising caution regarding the city's Utility Modernization Act ballot measure. (File photo)

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer has filed a ballot argument advising caution regarding the city’s Utility Modernization Act ballot measure. (File photo)

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer has filed a ballot measure argument advising voters to carefully review before voting the Utility Modernization Act, a city-sponsored ballot measure that she voted against putting on the ballot just days ago.
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Local Electoral Candidates Kick-off Election Season By Pulling Papers

The fall election season has kicked-off with the "pulling of the papers." (File photo)

The fall election season has kicked-off with the “pulling of the papers.” (File photo)

Election season has officially kicked-off now that candidates are pulling nomination papers from the city clerk’s office.
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Landlord “No Rent Control” Petition Subject To Complete Signature Check

The "no rent control" ballot measure petition will be subject to a complete signature check. (File photo)

The “no rent control” ballot measure petition will be subject to a complete signature check. (File photo)

The Alameda city clerk’s office confirmed today that the landlord-sponsored “Alameda Homeowners and Private Property Rights Act,” which would ban rent control in Alameda, will be subjected to a complete signature check.
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School District Campaign For Parcel Tax Extension Continues

Alameda voters received this mailer from the Alameda Unified School District last week. (Action Alameda News)

Alameda voters received this mailer from the Alameda Unified School District last week. (Action Alameda News)

Alameda voters received a new mailer late last week, the latest in an Alameda Unified School District campaign to pass at the ballot box this November a seven-year extension to the current $12 million per year tax.
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