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Alameda Planning Board Dismisses Residents Claims of Permit Violations

By Erica Madison

On December 15, 2009 the Alameda Planning Board ignored eye witness testimony and granted four big chain stores use permits.

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Alameda Planning Board Approves St. Joseph Amendment Despite Citizens Concerns

By Erica Madison

“I am not anti-education”, said Nancy Pyle, at Monday night’s Planning Board meeting. Pyle, who lives in the St. Joseph neighborhood, was in opposition to the continuation of the St. Joseph master plan.

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Alameda Store Permits Postponed Again

By Erica Madison

For the last two weeks, 5 Alameda stores have requested extended operating ours. The permit request was extended once again.

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Alameda’s Planning Board Members are Recused from Monday Night meeting

By Erica Madison

On Nov. 23, 2009, Planning Board members Cook and Cunningham, recused themselves from a two hour long meeting.

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Alameda’s Planning Board says Kohl’s Advertised Illegal Extensions

By Erica Madison

Since October 12, 2009, Kohl’s has been asking Alameda’s Planning Board for an extended operating hours use permit. Unfortunately, Kohl’s illegal advertisements have made the Planning Board wary.

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Rehabbing Alameda’s Carnegie Library May Cost More Than Alameda Can Afford

By Erica Madison

In light of the confusion on the direction of the Civic Center, City Planning Manager Andrew Thomas presented City Council with three options for rehabbing the Carnegie building on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.

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After Almost Two Decades, Alameda’s Civic Center Still Lacks Focus

By Erica Madison

Before attempting to turn Alameda’s vacant Carnegie Library into a cash cow, City Planning Manager Andrew Thomas revealed on Tuesday October 20, 2009, that City Council members needed to determine the purpose of the Civic Center first.

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A New Novelty Store May Send Alameda Down the Path of Becoming Oakland

By Erica Madison-Youman

On Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, Park street Alameda business owners, protested the inclusion of a convenience/novelty store at a Planning Board meeting.

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A Deeper Look At The Planning Board’s Notification Amendments Part 2

By Erica Madison

The Planning Board’s Staff wants to make the notification process easier, by doing away with notifications.

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A Deeper Look At The Planning Board’s Notification Amendments

By Erica Madison

Planning Board’s Design Review staff has put forth an amendment that not only may cut costs, but also decreases citizen’s rights to access notifications.

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