The City Council will discuss the city’s responses to the Grand Jury’s four findings and four recommendations at its Tuesday, July 16, meeting. In a report released on June 21, the Grand Jury announced that its investigation concluded that two members of the City Council — then Vice Mayor Malia Vella and Councilmember Jim Oddie — violated the City Charter. “They took steps at the behest of a labor organization to push for its candidate by privately meeting with the City Manager and pressing the issue,” the report states.
The second round of pre-election campaign disclosure filings was recently released and it shows several Alameda candidates have obtained significantly more monetary contributions than other candidates during the election cycle.
The first round of pre-election filings span from July 1 to Sept. 24, while the second round was from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The deadline for the second round filings to be turned into the Alameda city clerk’s office was last Thursday, Oct. 27.
Have an idea of who should sit on the Alameda City Council? The public can nominate candidates who haven’t filed for the general municipal election to be held in the city of Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Candidates are sought for these four elective offices:
City Council decided not to implement a funding plan that would have determined how to allocate the cost of the Rent Review, Rent Stabilization and Limitations on Evictions Ordinance at its meeting on June 21.
The rent ordinance, which came into effect March 31, is projected to cost $1.95 million annually, according to Alameda Community Development Director Debbie Potter and SCI Consulting Group, a Fairfield-based consulting firm that assists public agencies with establishment and administration of taxes, assessments, fees and other special levies.