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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 [...]