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How To Manage Growth In Alameda?

Demolition begins on WWII era buildings in 2012, to make way for Alameda Landing. (File Photo)

For communities to grow, they need to move beyond looking at a jobs-to-housing ratio, and start looking at the jobs-to-housing fit. So says Peter Cohen, co-director of the San Francisco-based Council of Community Housing Organizations.

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From Harbor Point to Alameda Point, City Hires Darrell Doan

Darrell Doan reportedly quit the Baltimore Development Corporation in early March. (LinkedIn)

The City of Alameda announced this week that it has hired Darrell Doan as Economic Development Manager. Doan reportedly quit the Baltimore Economic Development Corporation in early March.

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No Response from Bonta’s Office on Schools Funding Question

18th Assembly District Representative Rob Bonta

Representatives from 18th Assembly District Representative Rob Bonta’s office have not yet responded to a schools funding question submitted to them earlier this week.

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Infrastructure Financing Districts are the New Redevelopment

The use of tax increment financing to redevelop Alameda Point would have a negative impact on the city’s finances, a study to be presented tonight says.

The use of tax increment financing to develop Alameda Point would negatively impact the City of Alameda’s general fund, as property tax revenue would be diverted to fund upfront […]

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Redevelopment Successor Agency Board to Meet Tonight

City Hall West at Alameda Point. The former Naval Air Station Alameda represented a vast redevelopment project area created by the former Community Improvement Commission of the City of Alameda.

A City of Alameda body that has oversight of the winding down of the city’s redevelopment agency will meet tonight. Among the items on the […]

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Alameda Loses Redevelopment Agency

By Erica Madison

Just three days before the New Year, the California Supreme Court handed down a ruling that dissolved Alameda City’s Community Improvement Commission as well as 400 other redevelopment agencies in California.

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California Supreme Court Says State Can Ax Redevelopment Agencies

In a ruling released today, the California Supreme Court has ruled that the State of California can legally abolish local redevelopment agencies. Earlier this year, the State introduced legislation to do just that, to preserve funding for the K-12 schools, and the California Redevelopment Association sued.

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City, School District, to Discuss Converting District Housing Funds to Green Dollars for Classroom Use

This Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., a joint meeting of the Alameda City Council and Alameda Unified School District will consider a proposal from Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant that would transfer school district redevelopment funds set aside for low-income housing for District employees to a “green dollars” fund for operational and classroom use […]

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Alameda City Council Members Express Mixed Views on Encinal Zoning Application

By Erica Madison

“I’m not one for stealing”, said Council member Matarrese at a Dec. 1, 2009, City Council meeting.

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