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Mayor Gilmore’s 36% of the vote four years ago cries out for runoff elections

Opinion, by Leland Traiman.

At the last city council meeting Mayor Gilmore pointed to Mayor-Elect Trish Spencer’s 120 vote margin of victory and proclaimed that it was not a mandate for change. This sad and inappropriate display of sour grapes came from a mayor who, despite seven years as a city councilmember prior to […]

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Councilmember-Elect to Petition Council Tonight to Defer Point Vote

Councilmember-elect Frank Matarrese plans to petition a lame-duck city council tonight to defer a key Alameda Point development vote. (File photo)

Councilmember-elect Frank Matarrese says he plans to ask Alameda City Council tonight to defer a key vote on an agreement with a developer for a 68 acre parcel of land at Alameda Point.

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Thirteen Candidates Appear at AAPS Candidates Forum at Alameda Point

Roughly 75 people turned out last night at the Auctions by the Bay Theater at Alameda Point, to see thirteen Alameda City Council and Mayoral candidates, who are vying for three seats, participate in a forum sponsored by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society.

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Alameda City Council is Unhappy with the Planning Department

By Erica Madison

“These kinds of permits are less thirty percent of the permits you issue” said Councilmember Frank Matarrese, “These aren’t the things I hear people complaining about.”

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Can Alameda City Step Into the 21st Century?

By Erica Madison

Interim city manager Ann Marie Gallant wants to create a city wide record and retention policy, which brings about the question: can Alameda City digitize their records?

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City of Alameda Not to Sue Councilmember Lena Tam

By Erica Madison

The purpose of the special Alameda City Council meeting on September 9, 2010 was to ultimately determine if the City of Alameda should bring a civil suit against Councilmember Lena Tam.

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Thank You, Council, For Standing Up For Alameda!

Dear Editor,

I was among the many Alameda residents who attended the city council meeting last Tuesday, July 20, to urge the council to reject SunCal’s Optional Entitlement Application (OEA) and refuse to extend SunCal’s Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA). The ENA was to expire on July 20th and the recent application included a plan that […]

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Exemption Quirks Mean Religious Schools, Certain Businesses Don’t Pay School Parcel Taxes

An Action Alameda News investigation reveals that tax exemptions mean that religious schools in Alameda, and businesses that lease property from the City of Alameda don’t pay Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) parcel taxes.

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Alameda Mayoral Candidates Duck Hard Questions on Parcel Tax

Last week, after the Alameda Unified School District approved a resolution to put a $659/year (residential) parcel tax on the ballot in June, we asked the three self-declared Alameda candidates for Mayor – Frank Matarrese, Marie Gilmore, and Tony Daysog – whether or not they would endorse the tax in the context of two issues […]

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