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Fireworks Not Permitted In Alameda – Fourth Of July

Action Alameda News is pleased to provide this public service announcement regarding the prohibition of fireworks in Alameda.

School District Signs Tentative Agreement With Office, Technical Workers And Paraprofessionals

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

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

The Alameda Unified School District announced this week a tentative contract agreement with California School Employees Association Chapter 27, the union local representing office and technical workers and paraprofessionals.
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Budget Approved For Alameda Municipal Power

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The Public Utilities Board approved a $64 million budget for Alameda Municipal Power for the upcoming year on Monday night. (File Photo)

On Monday evening, the Public Utilities Board approved a $64 million budget for Alameda Municipal Power for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2017.
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City Of Alameda Preps For Utility Tax Ballot Measure In Fall

A fall ballot measure from the City of Alameda combines Alameda Municipal Fund transfers with a utility users tax update.

A fall ballot measure from the City of Alameda combines Alameda Municipal Fund transfers with a utility users tax update.

The City of Alameda is prepping Alameda voters for a ballot measure in the fall that would modernize a local utility tax, and, perhaps most importantly, have voters affirm an annual transfer of funds from Alameda Municipal Power to the city’s general fund.
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Alameda Tech Trek Raises Money To Send A Girl To Camp

Alameda Tech Trek raised $925 with East Bay Gives. (Still frame from Tech Trek video.)

Alameda Tech Trek raised $925 with East Bay Gives. (Still frame from Tech Trek video.)

Alameda Tech Trek raised enough money in small donations through East Bay Gives to send a student to camp.
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Stage Set For Fight Over Disaster Council Leadership

Re-enacting a disaster council ordinance may be setting up another fight at Alameda city hall. (File photo)

Re-enacting a disaster council ordinance may be setting up another fight at Alameda city hall. (File photo)

Fixing a mistake made under then-Mayor Marie Gilmore’s administration, regarding the City of Alameda disaster council, may be setting the stage for a fight at City Hall.
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Tour Contaminated Sites At Alameda Point

Interested parties can take a tour of Alameda Point clean-up sites.

Interested parties can take a tour of Alameda Point clean-up sites.

Tetra Tech, a consulting company on contract with the US Navy to manage clean-up of contaminated sites at the former Naval Air Station Alameda, is hosting a tour of those sites next month.
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Teachers Union Votes Down Tentative Agreement

The school district is accepting applicants for a spending advisory panel. (File Photo)

Local Alameda teachers voted down a tentative agreement with the school district for a 3.7 percent raise for the next school year. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced today that members of the Alameda Education Association (AEA), which represents certificated employees including teachers, counselors, and nurses, have voted down the tentative agreement with the district announced last week.

The union’s current contract expires at the end of this month.

The agreement would have seen union members given a 3.7 percent salary increase in the next school year.

It also, according to the school district, would have reduced class size to 24:1 in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, increased flexibility in using leave time, provided adjusted prep times to kindergarten teachers transitioning to a full-day program, and provided a process by which class size overages would be addressed.

In prepared remarks, AEA President Audrey Hyman said that “new language about class overages was a point of contention.”

Roughly 70 percent of AEA members who cast a vote did so in opposition to the tentative agreement.

Bargaining is expected to resume in September.

Council To Vote On Rent Control Program Annual Fee

Next week, Alameda city council is expected to approve an annual rental program fee of $131 per unit. (File photo)

Next week, Alameda city council is expected to approve an annual rental program fee of $131 per unit. (File photo)

On Tuesday, Alameda city council will consider a staff recommendation to charge an annual rental program fee of $131 per unit to support a rent control ordinance enacted in March.
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Planning Board Session to Study Land Uses and Building Heights for Encinal Terminals

The planning board will review uses and building heights for the Encinal Terminals project at an upcoming meeting.

The planning board will review uses and building heights for the Encinal Terminals project at an upcoming meeting.

North Waterfront LLC, the developer for the Encinal Terminals site, has submitted a draft master plan for the site that includes buildings as high as 90 feet and 250 feet (22 stories), higher than the 60 foot limit for new buildings in the City of Alameda’s general plan. The planning board will hold a study session on the issue next Wednesday, June 22nd.
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