Alameda News

The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) will hold its general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in Conference Room C at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. 

The public is invited to see the LWVA at work and hear about its voter education and advocacy programs for the 2016 election cycle, including election forums and LWV positions on issues such as money in politics. 

Everyone is welcome. Learn more at www.LWVAlameda.org.  

 

On Dec. 28, 2015, the Alameda Free Library screened the PBS documentary The City Dark. Inspired by that showing, the library is soliciting entries for a community art project.

Participants should create — in art forms of their choice — a piece for display in the library. 

They should use their most-impactful night-sky experience as inspiration. Entries should be smaller than a two-foot square. Artists should bring their creations — each no more than a two-foot square — to the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., by Tuesday, March 1.

While the marathon City Council meeting focused largely on the rental crisis in town (see story on this page), the 10-and-one-half hour session that began with a closed session at 5:30 p.m. and recessed at 3:59 a.m. covered other topics. These included two that touched on Alameda Point. 

Councilmembers first met in closed session to hear updates on negotiations with various employee organizations, including those that represent non-sworn employees of the police department, electrical workers and managers. 

The California Bureau of Real Estate has filed a complaint against Alameda landlord Don Lindsey. As a founding member of Alamedans for Fair Rents, an organization of the city’s property owners and managers, Lindsey has stood front and center in the recent rent debate in the city.

Alameda Point Partners (APP) has been working with design consultants, park planners, a Planning Board subcommittee and city staff to prepare detailed designs for the individual buildings and parks within Site A.  

APP has submitted an application for design review for a 2.63-acre Phase 1 of the waterfront park along the northern edge of the Seaplane Lagoon that is intended to be constructed concurrent with Block 11. 

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