Alameda’s lame-duck City Council sat for the last time on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Councilmembers took care of the consent calendar and put their final stamp on three ordinances — one dealing with leases, a second with parking and a third with taxes. They wrapped the meeting up with a resolution commending outgoing City Council member Tony Daysog for his 14 years of service on the Council.
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A negative political attack ad mailer against Councilmember Tony Daysog has created a bit of a stir less than three weeks from the election.
The mailer has two ads, the first shows excerpts from planning board member David Burton’s Sept. 14 letter in the Alameda Journal. Burton was critical of Daysog for not supporting the Planning Board’s decision to allow an assisted living facility be built near the Oakland Airport.
Did you know that the City of Alameda has a Public Art Fund with over $200,000 to be disbursed?
Since a public art ordinance was adopted in 2003, the City has taken a measured, deliberate approach to disbursing public art funds. Sadly, the disbursement process is still not resolved. Over the past decade, numerous community meetings were held, staff reports prepared, a Public Arts Commission (PAC) was seated, and a study was commissioned to assess the public art program and recommend development of arts and culture in Alameda.
At its Tuesday, Oct. 4, meeting the City Council will discuss the development of Alameda Point’s Enterprise District, also noted as Area B on some maps. The district lies south of Area A, which is centered on West Atlantic Avenue and primed for residential development.
City staff has divided the district into four zones.