City Clerk Lara Weisiger


Proponents of an effort to have Vice Mayor Malia Vella recalled and removed from her position had their Notice of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition rejected by City Clerk Lara Weisiger on June 27.

In a letter to Stephen Slauson, who led the group of Alamedans petitioning for the recall measure, Acting City Clerk Irma Glidden wrote the notice “fails to comply with subsection (c) of Section 11020 of the State Elections Code in that it does not set forth the full residence address of the proponents, including their street addresses, city and zip code.”

The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) filed a ballot initiative last Monday in response to what it defines as  “a crisis of mass evictions and average rent increases of more than 50 percent over a span of only four years.”

The coalition hopes to address these problems with the “Alameda Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment.” 

Now that the paperwork is filed coalition members can begin collecting signatures from Alameda voters. They hope to collect the necessary 6,461 signatures by April 23, to see their  initiative included on the November ballot.