Tax bills are beginning to arrive in Alameda, and are already online at the Alameda County website. A rebound in property values and a second Alameda Unified School Bond tax levy are both contributing to higher tax bills. How much has your bill, as measured by the Total Amount Due box on the right-hand side of your bill, increased over last year?
Next week, Alameda City Council will receive the latest quarterly sales tax report.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Alameda City Council will receive the latest quarterly sales tax report, for the period ending September 30th, 2015.
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Nea CLC mock school board hearing participants at Alameda City Hall. (Madeline Eustis)
Earlier this month Nea Community Learning Center’s junior class held a mock hearing in Alameda City Hall, re-enacting the famous Scopes Monkey Trial.
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470 Central Ave., Alameda, Nov. 21, 2015. The property owner says the city forced his hand by passing an emergency rent control ordinance within days after him taking ownership of the property. (Action Alameda News)
Matt Srihdar, CEO of Srihdar Equities closed escrow and took possession of the 33-unit apartment building at 470 Central Avenue just days before Alameda City Council approved an urgency rent control and just cause eviction ordinance. Now, he’s embroiled in the ongoing controversy over what to do about rising rents in Alameda.
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The Alameda Food Bank still needs hundreds of turkeys. (File photo -Alameda Food Bank)
As of Wednesday evening, the Alameda Food Bank was still short several hundred turkey’s to support it’s annual Thanksgiving distribution which takes place tomorrow, Saturday.
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Action Alameda News compiled this table based on data provided by Alameda police chief Paul Rolleri.
Alameda police traffic collision investigators expect to have a final report on the September death of bluesman Augusta Collins by mid-December, the police chief says.
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An appeals court has ruled in favor of the City of Alameda in lawsuit filed by a former city manager. (File photo)
The City of Alameda is claiming victory, again, after the California Court of Appeal has ruled against former Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant in her wrongful termination lawsuit.
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A housing provider appointee to the city’s Rent Review Advisory Committee has resigned after one meeting. (File photo)
Karin Lucas, a local Alameda landlord who was only just appointed as a housing provider representative on the Rent Review Advisory Committee, has resigned her seat after participating in just one committee meeting.
Continue reading Housing Provider Appointee to Rent Review Advisory Committee Resigns, Citing Opposition to Rent Control
The City of Alameda has launched a new service for reporting quality-of-life issues. (File photo)
The City of Alameda is now offering a new program for residents to report quality-of-life issues and request city services.
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Video courtesy of Caltrans.
The Planning Board will consider a recommendation to explicitly prohibit marijuana cultivation in Alameda.
In 2010, the City of Alameda adopted an ordinance prohibiting the establishment or operation of a marijuana dispensary within the city. On November 23rd, the Planning Board will consider a recommendation to city council that it adopt an ordinance prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana as well.
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