Candidate White unfairly disqualified

I read with interest and distress your article about Amos White being disqualified as a City Council Candidate (“City Draws Firm Deadline for Filing,” Aug. 23). What happened seems entirely unfair. The candidate presented at the office with the necessary paperwork and a credit card. Other candidates had been permitted to pay by credit card that same day. It is my understanding that payment by check, cash or credit card are all acceptable.  

Why was his credit card refused? Allowing the finance office to close prior to the close of business seems like mismanagement at City Hall, especially on such an important day with filing deadlines looming. This decision reflects badly on Alameda. It reeks of bias.  Badly done.

Amos White should be on the ballot this fall.


Amy Wheat Rumberger