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Full Agenda for Alameda City Council Closed Session Tonight

Alameda City Council has a full plate for its closed session tonight. City Council and the City’s Public Utilities Board will conference with legal counsel over outstanding lawsuits that date prior to the sale of Alameda Power & Telcom’s cable division to Comcast, and City Council will conference with the Interim City Manager on […]

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City of Alameda Employees Top Readers of Action Alameda News in 2009

An analysis of reader traffic for the year shows that – excluding visits from residential internet users – City of Alameda employees are the top readers of Action Alameda News for 2009.

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Alameda Public Utilities Board Elects Officers

At its regular meeting on July 20th, the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board elected officers for the 2010 Fiscal Year. Mr. Gregory Hamm, Ph.D. was elected President, and Ms. Ann L. McCormick, P.E. was elected as the Board’s Vice President.

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Short Notes from City of Alameda CAFR for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2008

The City of Alameda Comprehensive Annual Financial Review (CAFR) document is not online yet, but a copy was available for review at last night’s City Council meeting. Here are two quick items of interest from the report.

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Alameda Public Utilities Board Changes Name of Electric Utility

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Release: IMMEDIATE, January 28, 2009 Contact: M. T. McCabe

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KPFA Covers Alameda Public Affairs Forum Event on Budget Crisis

On the Saturday, January 24th six o’clock news, Berkeley’s KPFA radio covered the Alameda Public Affairs Forum event on the budget crisis in Alameda. KPFA interviewed David Howard, Spokesperson for Save Our City! Alameda, and a presenter at the event.

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Public Utilities Board to Host Annual Planning Workshop

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PUB TO HOST ANNUAL PLANNING WORKSHOP

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Len Grzanka Gives a History of AP&T’s Failed Telecom Division

Since 1998, even before Alameda’s Bureau of Electricity received approval from voters to enter the telecom business, Alameda resident Len Grzanka spoke out against the idea, and raised alarms throughout the years as the telecom division’s losses mounted. The telecom division was sold in November of 2008 for an estimated loss of $60 million, and […]

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Cut AP&T’s Losses ASAP

Will that be one lump or two? One lump means cutting our losses now on AP&Ts telecom division, and selling it off for whatever we can get for it. Two lumps means dragging the process out forever, and searching for excuses to keep the telecom division on life support, delaying the inevitable. Were already two […]

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AP&T to Sell Telecom Divison – To whom?

Alameda Power & Telecom has announced its intention to find a buyer for its foundering telecom division. The utility has some $80 million of debt, including a $43 million transfer from the electric division to the telecom division. But who would buy the telecom division and take on all of that debt?

Comcast is two […]

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  • RT : Detours in Downtown Oakland Due to Protests Wednesday, November 26 http://t.co/ca6ZBB4JhF ,
  • RT : Reminder: Alameda County offices will be closed tomorrow 11/27 & 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. ,
  • MT : Expect a heavy police presence both on and near freeways in #Oakland. #Alameda http://t.co/XmGz6F9rxx ,
  • Two #Alameda PD vehicles vandalized in #Oakland during mutual aid response to #Ferguson protests ,
  • RT : TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic is being stopped by #Ferguson protesters on EB and WB I-580 at Telegraph in #Oakland. http://t.co/qzMZSs4OWc ,

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