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The City Council voted in favor of changing the city’s rent ordinance regarding rent increases and other provisions at its July 16 meeting. The Council voted 4-1 to include an annual general adjustment to determine rent increase limits for landlords. Councilmember Tony Daysog was the only Councilmember to oppose the new stipulation. 

Neighbors have complained to the Alameda Sun about the condition of the Boatworks site at Oak Street and Clement Avenue. Weeds have been growing out of control, presenting a fire hazard. In addition, the fences that Boatworks, LLC, built around the site have not been maintained, allowing unauthorized access. In the meantime, development of the property remains tied up in court. 

Largest hangar on track for reuse, street excavation, more

The massive aircraft hangar at the end of West Tower Avenue moved one step closer to commercial leasing last week. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) performed random radiation scanning inside the building to certify that the Navy’s cleanup of paint residue containing radium-226 was complete. The other regulatory agencies have already signed off on the radiation cleanup after the Navy performed an inch-by-inch scanning effort (“Radium-226 Paint Leaves Point Legacy,” Oct. 5, 2017.)

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ (FBCA) 14th annual Plein Air Paint Out (PAPO) is currently underway through this Saturday, Aug. 3. Some 40 juried artists will paint homes, streets, shorelines and all over town.

For those who were not able to attend the meetings regarding a development plan at South Shore Shopping Center, another open house will be held this Saturday, Aug. 3 (“South Shore Shopping Center Unveils Neighborhood Project,” July 4). 

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