Healthy change for Alameda’s future

Editor:
Fifty years ago, Alameda was a much different city, in a much different region. At that time, the residents of Alameda voted to add Article 26 to the Alameda City Charter, limiting the kinds of development that could be done in the city. Whatever the intentions of that amendment, the result is that Alameda today can’t use its limited real estate for the benefit of its residents.

These limitations, today, mean increased traffic, rising home prices, and a city that is finding it harder and harder to meet its state-mandated housing minimums.
For an Alameda that better meets the needs of all its residents, I hope my neighbors will join me in voting “yes” on Measure Z, which does one thing: repeals Article 26.

— Philip John James