A special meeting to discuss the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (Ordinance 3148) has been set for Tuesday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The city announced the meeting in a press release Monday.
The proposed wellness center on McKay Avenue will create less of a financial burden on the city than a city park, according to a fiscal impact analysis conducted by a California real estate advisory firm.
At its Feb. 19 meeting, the City Council discussed and took action on the city’s Open Government Commission’s (OGC) decision to declare a pair of ordinances relating to cannabis businesses null and void. The Council voted 4-0 to reconsider ordinances 3227 and 3228 at a future meeting. Councilmember Tony Daysog abstained.
Both ordinances regulate cannabis businesses. Ordinance 3227 involves the regulatory rules of marijuana businesses in Alameda, while Ordinance 3228 deals with the land-use zoning of potential marijuana businesses.
Alameda City Council authorized the interim city manager to work with the Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board to finalize the city’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) at its Jan. 15 meeting.
The City Council met in closed session Thursday to consider the appointment or hiring of a new City Manager and a new City Attorney.
The City Manager’s position has stood open since the departure of Jill Keimach last March, when the Council placed her on paid administrative leave (“Council Votes 5-0 to Put Manager on Leave,” March 15, 2018). She then left her position with a settlement agreement on May 15, 2018 (City Settles with Keimach,” May 24). David Rudat has been serving as Interim City Manager since his appointment on July 24, 2018.
The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Recreation and Park Commission, the Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB), and the Transportation Commission. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380, by calling 747-4800, or at alamedaca.gov.
Potential commissioners are encouraged submit applications to the City Clerk by Thursday, Jan. 31. Call the City Clerk’s Office with any questions.
At this evening’s meeting, the newly seated City Council will decide how to move forward with a proposed wellness center on McKay Avenue. On Nov, 28, 2018, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters qualified the “McKay Avenue Open Space Initiative” for the ballot. If approved, the measure, put forward by the Friends of Crab Cove, would change the land-use designation for a 3.65-acre parcel on the northwest corner of McKay Avenue from “Office-Administrative-Professional” to “Open Space.”
Outgoing Council wraps up business as new Council waits in the wings
At its final meeting next Tuesday, Dec. 18, the outgoing City Council with Mayor Trish Spencer at the helm, is scheduled to vote on the final passage of three ordinances. This meeting is scheduled to begin with a consideration of two financial reports at special meeting of the City Council and the successor agency to the Community Improvement Commission at 5 p.m.
The Council will then hold its regular meeting to decide, among other items: