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Rent Control And The Consumer Price Index

Action Alameda News received a copy of this opinion piece from Ed Hirshberg, a property owner and landlord in Alameda…

What’s CPI got to do with it?


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Outside Money In Rent Control Election Campaign

Action Alameda News received a copy of this opinion piece from Eric Strimling of the Alameda Renters Coalition…

Here comes the outside money…


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Landlord Addresses City Council on Rent Control

Action Alameda News received a copy of this written address to Alameda City Council from the author, Ed Hirshberg.


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Faith in Community Lost, Regained, All in One Night

Action Alameda News received this letter from Sherice Youngblood, pursuant to her participation earlier this week, as a candidate, in a public hearing for an appointment to the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees. AUSD school board meeting videos are online here.

Opinion by Sherice Youngblood

I lost faith in my community and recovered […]

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Mayor Gilmore’s 36% of the vote four years ago cries out for runoff elections

Opinion, by Leland Traiman.

At the last city council meeting Mayor Gilmore pointed to Mayor-Elect Trish Spencer’s 120 vote margin of victory and proclaimed that it was not a mandate for change. This sad and inappropriate display of sour grapes came from a mayor who, despite seven years as a city councilmember prior to becoming […]

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Mother Has Unanswered Questions on Anniversary of Son’s Death

by Tammy Sorensen

As the one year anniversary of my 13 year old son Brandon Sorensen’s death approaches, there are many questions still left unanswered and some rumors I’d like to clarify. Since the tragic day of May 16th, 2011, I struggle every day with what happened and how the case was handled.


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Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

City Staff: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars by Eugenie Thomson, P.E.

Have you ever said to yourself, I wish bureaucrats understood real money? Or thought, why does City Hall make things so complicated and expensive?


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Residents Comment on City of Alameda Budget Issues

Opinion-Editorial signed by various Alameda residents.

The City of Alameda is facing the most serious budget crisis in its history. The financial commitments to the firefighters’ union and other unions in the long-range budget currently before the council represent 70 to 80 percent of the total. If this future gross overspending is not resolved immediately, […]

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Firefighters Comment on City of Alameda Budget Issues

Opinion-Editorial by Domenick Weaver, President of Alameda Firefighters

Citizens of Alameda and beyond,

As we once again enter the process of developing the budget of the City of Alameda, many questions have been raised about the fiscal practices and management of the City. Some questions have arisen about public safety contracts and post employment benefits. […]

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But Wait! There’s More!! Know the Deal Before You Buy SunCal’s Plan

Commentary by DL Morrison

It’s a safe bet that most people in Alameda know what a sales pitch is. The more costly the item and the more extravagant the promises, the more skeptical we become. SunCal and its supporters have been touting a grab bag of amenities in support of SunCal’s plan for a massive […]

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