Dangerous and confusing driving, biking, and walking conditions, traffic gridlock, and the uglification of Alameda are here and thriving — and with help from Planning, Building, and Transportation Director Andrew Thomas, Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, and Councilmembers John Knox White and Malia Ve
Spring is around the corner and it is finally looking like we are moving out of the pandemic, so I wanted to share some news. I have made the decision that I will not be pursuing reelection this year, which means that 2022 will be my last year on Alameda’s City Council.
Alameda City Councilmember John Knox White has announced he will not pursue another term on the council.
City of Alameda staff will hold a community listening session to discuss the city’s plan to convert vacant homes at Alameda Point into Emergency Supportive Homeless Housing. The listening session will take place Thursday, March 10, via Zoom.
At its March 1 meeting, City Council introduced an ordinance to implement Senate Bill 9 (SB9). Under the ordinance, the total housing units permitted on a single-family residential (R-1) lot will be limited to four, and units constructed under SB9 will be limited to 1,000 square feet.
At its March 1 meeting, City Council approved ending the rent-increase moratorium imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rent increases will be allowed up to the current year’s Annual General Adjustment (AGA).
City Council voted to expand its automated license plate readers (ALPR) program at its Feb. 1 meeting.
The plan was approved with a narrow 3-2 vote. Vice Mayor Malia Vella and Councilmember John Knox-White voted against the measure.
The Prosecution & Affirmative Litigation Unit of the Alameda City Attorney’s Office has launched a pilot program to provide education and mediation services for landlords and tenants on a wide range of housing issues.
At its Jan. 4 meeting, City Council considered a Planning Board recommendation to amend the City’s municipal code to comply with Senate Bill 9 (SB9) requirements for single-family residential (R-1) zones.
The Alameda City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Trish Spencer’s representative, Jeff Cambra, to the City’s Open Government Commission (OGC) at its last meeting of the year.
Cambra, a 35-year Alameda resident, served on the OGC as its chair from 2013-2014.