A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.
For those whose heads were left spinning by the enthusiasm with which the school board majority (Spencer opposed) gave away $4.6 million in cash for $1.95 million in return, here is some context.
Regarding the AUSD/City of Alameda/Housing Authority land swap deal:
All parties involved met multiple times for months behind closed doors to develop this deal with no public involvement or transparency and announced the deal only last week. AUSD and city employees have presumptuously represented the deal as if it were already approved prior [...]
City Management apologizes to the business community for the way in which the Business License Tax Audit was conducted. We heard from many of you and want you to know we listened. As a result of your feedback, we have decided to discontinue the business license audit program through Municipal Auditing Services (MAS). [...]
Remember this the next time her name appears on a ballot [like for the BART Board in the upcoming election]
At the Alameda, City Council meeting of Tuesday 4 Feb 2014, at about 10:30 pm during “Council Communications”, Councilwoman Lena Tam announced the results of Alameda’s Public Forum on ALPRs [Automatic License Plate [...]
Assistant City Manager Elizabeth Warmerdam (Courtesy photo)
Last week, the City released its unaudited fourth quarter financial report for Fiscal Year 2012/13 on all City funds. I thought I’d share the numbers.
NO, NO, NO!
It’s [backyard slaughter] not hygienic because regulation will NOT happen; it’s dangerous because of communicable diseases, again because REGULATION WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE.
Action Alameda News received a copy of this letter address to City of Alameda Planning Manager Andrew Thomas, regarding the Neptune Beach Project and the Environmental Impact Report…
Dear Mr. Thomas,
I believe the time has come and gone for public comments but I still want to make my opinion known on this subject. I [...]
Last week, the City Council voted to implement Alameda’s first 2 year budget. This was an important step for the City. A 2 year budget encourages more prudent revenue and expense projections as finance staff is forced to look further into the future when putting those projections together. Having a 2 year cycle [...]
City Budget Is Easy Target
It’s budget time at City Hall which means Alameda’s budget team is diligently finalizing our financial plan for the next two years. It’s also time for some regular nay-sayers to take pot shots at City Hall. These critics insinuate that your city’s staff is corrupt. They proclaim that [...]
(Editor Note – italics and capital letters are reflected as they appeared in the original submission.)
It is a Pandora’s Box, having livestock in backyards of Alameda. The irony is that I abhor factory farming and am a huge advocate for small farms. But we will have some residences with livestock being raised, [...]