A proposed, complicated, land swap will effectively reverse a past decision by the school district to trade Mastick School for waterfront land that could never be home to a school.
City and school district officials are still refusing to release closed session details pertaining to the development of a complicated land swap deal, but one thing that is emerging is that the swap, if it goes through will make up for a past school district mistake in another land deal.
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Alameda police are looking for this burglary suspect.
Alameda police are searching for a burglary suspect, caught on a home security camera, who allegedly entered the unlocked side door of a Madison Avenue residence in the city’s east-end to steal property.
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Property valuation appraisals are not required for all of the parcels in a complex land swap deal coming back before Alameda City Council and the Alameda Unified School District, school superintendent Kirsten Vital insists.
Last night, Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital was adamant that property appraisals are not necessary, and none will be forthcoming, for parcels of land scheduled to be swapped between the Alameda Unified School District and the City of Alameda.
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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).
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A complex land deal is back before the school district board tomorrow.
A complex land for swimming-pool-fixes swap comes before the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees tomorrow.
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The City of Alameda plans to build a cycle track similar to this one, on Shoreline Drive. (Jonathan Maus)
A proposal to reduce automobile traffic lanes and parking spaces on Shoreline Drive in favor of a bicycle track, at an estimated cost of $972,000 is moving forward. The item comes before Alameda City Council at a special meeting in early March.
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The City of Alameda Public Utilities Board meets on Monday night. (File Photo)
The City of Alameda Public Utilities Board, which oversees city-owned Alameda Municipal Power, will meet Monday evening. Among the topics to be discussed is an update on a streetlight conversion program.
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On February 14th, an Alameda County Superior Court judge signed a judgment dismissing former Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant’s lawsuit against the City of Alameda.
The City of Alameda is claiming a victory, after Alameda County Superior Court Judge John M. True, III, on February 14th, signed a judgment dismissing former Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant’s lawsuit against the City of Alameda for wrongful dismissal.
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This stand of trees, including eucalyptus and an Oak, will be cut down to make way for the emergency operations center.
Louis Whitmore of Whitmore’s Auto Service and U-Haul says the business has been operating at the corner of Buena Vista and Grand Street since 1968, but now the City of Alameda wants him to move his U-Haul lot to a less desirable location to make way for the Alameda Fire Department’s new Emergency Operations Center. He says the City of Alameda wants him to pay the associated permit fees to boot.
Continue reading Local Business to be Partially Displaced by Fire Department Emergency Operations Center
Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital is on the defensive over charter schools. (File Photo)
The controversy over where to locate Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) charter school has put Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital on the defensive.
Continue reading School District Superintendent on Defensive Over Charter School Facilities Controversy