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Who Gets Access to Publicly Owned Swimming Pools?

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard

Measure C promises to build yet another swimming pool in Alameda, which we surely can’t afford to maintain better than any of the existing four pools. Construction generally amounts to 1/3rd of a facility’s total lifetime cost to operate, and Measure C provides no operating [...]

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Alameda Sales Tax Increase Proposal is a Rush to Folly

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.

Alameda City Manager John Russo’s proposal to increase the sales tax rate in Alameda to 9.25 percent won’t solve the current general fund deficit problem, and is not likely to raise the money to pay for all his promises in a meaningful time frame. What’s worse, [...]

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The “Not In My School Yard” Crowd, The NIMSYs

A letter from Action Alameda News Publisher David Howard

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to speak with a mother from Oakland who plans to move to Alameda to get her two children into Alameda schools. (She currently sends them to a private school and daycare.) Although one friend has encouraged this mom to [...]

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Vote “No” on Measure A

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard…

Having tracked the issue closely since the defeat of last year’s school parcel tax, this publication took an early position against the Alameda Unified School District parcel tax ballot measure, Measure A, on the ballot today. Measure A will tax property owners at $0.32 per square [...]

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Jerry Brown Goes After Redevelopment in the Name of Schools

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard…

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate some 400+ redevelopment agencies across the state of California comes as the Alameda Unified School District reaches out to voters yet again for a parcel tax. Across the state, redevelopment agencies divert to development subsidies some $5 billion of local [...]

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Measure E and Racial Epithets

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard…

People got quite indignant when I questioned the motivations of parents in the East-end for resisting elementary school consolidation. Some responses were comical: “Edison School is not ‘almost entirely’ white. It’s 71% white.” Only 71%, you say?

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The Appearance of Impropriety

by Dennis Green

“And let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late!” — Robert Zimmerman

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Alameda Residents to Protest Mis-leading Statements from SunCal’s Signature Gatherers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Critics of SunCal’s Development Plan Ballot Initiative Protest Against Mis-leading Claims by Paid-Signature Collectors

ALAMEDA – Residents here charge that SunCal’s paid signature-collectors are making mis-leading claims about the nature of SunCal’s ballot initiative which would give the developer un-precedented power to develop over 4,500 homes at Alameda [...]

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Save Our City! Alameda Releases Alternate Plan for Alameda Point

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 19, 2009

Save Our City! Alameda Releases Alternate Development Plan for Alameda Point

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Open Letter to Alameda Democratic Club from Save Our City! Alameda

Dear Editor,

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ALAMEDA DEMOCRATIC CLUB FROM

“SAVE OUR CITY! ALAMEDA” (SOCA) :

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