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Mayor Marie Gilmore Amends Campaign Filings to Remove Boys & Girls Club Donation

Earlier this week, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore filed amended campaign financial statements at City Hall that eliminated a previously reported donation from the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The amendment was filed on Tuesday, August 2nd, one day after Action Alameda News reported that the Mayor’s July 28th filing statements included a $250 donation […]

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Alameda Boys & Girls Club Violates I.R.S. Rules With Contribution to Mayor Marie Gilmore’s Campaign

Newly filed election campaign statements by Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore show that on May 16th, the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, an organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt non-profit, gave $250 to Ms. Gilmore’s campaign, apparently in violation of I.R.S. prohibitions against non-profits directly giving campaign contributions to political candidates.

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Council’s Diversion of Measure WW Park Funds

by Dennis Green

Sadly, the City Council of Alameda, including two members, Mayor Beverly Johnson, who sits on the Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board, and Marie Gilmore, whose husband is also a member of that advisory group, voted 3-2 to grant $2 million of WW Park District funds to the Club. These two were […]

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Alameda City Council Votes 3-2 to Divert Measure WW Money to Boys and Girls Club

Dear Editor,

At the Tuesday, December 1st Alameda City Council Meeting, council members voted 3-2 to place the Boys and Girls Club project to build new club house in the West End of Alameda on the list of projects approved for WW Bond monies.

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Measure WW For Boys & Girls Club On The Alameda City Council Agenda Again Tonight

The question of whether or not to give $2 million of Measure WW money to the private Boys & Girls Club – money that voters approved to spend on public parks – will go before Alameda City Council again tonight.

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EBRPD Makes False Promise to Alameda City Council

By Erica Madison

“They owe us an explanation”, said Mayor Beverly Johnson, at the Nov. 17, 2009, City Council meeting.

The “they” Johnson is referring to is the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).

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Alameda City Council to Consider Measure WW Parks Money Again Tonight

Dear Editor,

Tuesday night City Council meeting will again discuss giving $2 million of Alameda’s $3.4 million Measure WW Parks money to the Alameda Boys and Girls Club.

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Alameda City Council to Consider Tonight Use of Measure WW Funds for Boys and Girls Club

Alameda City Council will consider again – over the objections of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission – a proposal to use $2 million of taxpayer-approved Measure WW funds. To make the proposal more palatable, City staff have proposed structuring it so that half of the funds are to be re-paid to the City by […]

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East Bay Regional Park District says Boys and Girls Club is Technically not Eligible for Alameda’s Measure WW Funds

By Erica Madison

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, an East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) report was given regarding concerns about the application of $2 million worth of Measure WW Funds.

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A Boys and Girls Club May be More than Alameda City Council Bargained For

By Erica Madison

Two weeks ago City Council members were happy to entertain the idea of a Boys and Girls Club. Unfortunately this was before they realized the City of Alameda would share a 25-year responsibility.

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