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Redevelopment Agency Annual Report on City Council Agenda Tonight

Alameda City Council will receive an annual report on the city’s redevelopment agency tonight at a special joint meeting of Alameda City Council and the Community Improvement Commission.


City, School District, to Pursue Interim City Manager’s Ideas to Find Money for Schools

At a joint meeting on Saturday morning, Alameda City Council and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees both agreed to pursue two separate recommendations from Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant that would provide operational funding for AUSD schools, and stopgap funding to keep the Woodstock Child Development Center (WCDC) programs running [...]

Alameda Landing Project Causes Confusion

Alameda Landing project is an approved redevelopment agreement between Community Improvement Commission (CIC) and Palmtree Acquisition Corporation (PAC). In December 2005, PAC was hired to transform part of the Fleet Industrial Supply Center, into 400,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of retail space. This redevelopment will also include a public waterfront park. [...]

Because State Agencies Are Supposed to Lose Money Each Year, Silly!

According to City of Alameda Development Services Manager Leslie Little, who is also on the board of the California Redevelopment Association, a Sacramento-based lobby group, Alameda’s redevelopment agency, the Community Improvement Commission (CIC), is supposed to lose money each year, “because agencies operate this way Statewide.”

Hey Leslie, if we told all the redevelopment [...]

Alameda’s Redevelopment Agency Took in Over $18 million in Revenue Last Year

The State Controller’s report on redevelopment agencies in California was late this year, being published as recently as September 30th. The report covers the 400+ redevelopment agencies in California, and reveals that for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, Alameda’s agency had over $18 million in revenue.