Many small business owners first go into business in hopes of becoming their own bosses and having more freedom, like taking time off when they please. However, once entrepreneurs gets their businesses up and running, this hope goes out the window as they try to grow their businesses. 


Good evening Mayor, Vice Mayor, members of the City Council. I’m Paul Rolleri, Police Chief, and I am joined by all of the City Department Heads here before you.



I am tired of the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) accusing paraprofessionals of pillaging our school district. According to AUSD Superintendant Sean McPhetridge, the paraprofessionals are about to break our school district financially. 

For those of you who don’t know what a paraprofessional is, let me explain. These are people who help disabled kids access Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). For anyone to attempt to float the narrative that they are doing anything less then God’s work for about $12 an hour should be a sin. 


At the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) we’ve been thinking alot about communities and downtown districts around the state and nation that have been hurt or obliterated by recent natural disasters. While we have our own issues here in Alameda, we are certainly blessed to be living and doing business in this safe, supportive community.