Alameda News

Initiative for Expansion of Open Space at Crab Cove requires, like Measure A, a simple majority to pass

The Pros & Cons of Measure B, produced by the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) is a nonpartisan explanation of local propositions, with supporting and opposing arguments. The arguments come from many sources, and are not limited to those presented in the Official Voter Information Guide. LWVA does not judge the merits of the arguments or guarantee their validity.

At its Feb. 26 public meeting, the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced that Superintendent Sean McPhetridge will be resigning from his position at the end of this school year. 

Planning Board members are scheduled to consider a conditional use permit for the city’s first marijuana dispensary. The permit will allow Main Street Supply, LLC, to open its business at 1528 Webster St. (at Haight Avenue) in the building shown above. If everything proceeds as planned, the business will offer its customers space for on-site consumption, as well as a delivery service. The Planning Board meets next Monday, March 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The courts and the state of California recently delivered bad news to the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC). The organization is fighting to stifle Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) plans to open a wellness center in the now-shuttered federal government buildings on McKay Avenue. FOCC has long protested the idea of opening such a center, hoping instead to have the area reserved for open space. The organization successfully created Measure B, which will appear on the ballot in a special election on April 9. If passed the measure would create open space.

“The Alameda City Council and I are delighted to announce that we have unanimously selected Eric J. Levitt as our new City Manager, effective April 12,” stated Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. “With 18 years of city management experience, we are confident Levitt will be an effective leader to our very talented group of department heads and city staff.” 

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