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Monday, Oct. 31

  • 4:30 p.m. Pension Board: Meeting. Room 391, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • 7 p.m. City Council: Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

 

 

Slate of candidates combine efforts in attempt to unseat former Vice Mayor

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. 

 

Well, the Sept. 22 letters to the Alameda Sun were certainly full of fear. I would like an opportunity to reassure the letter writers, and correct some misconceptions about Measure M1.

In her letter (“The real danger inside M1”), Cara Carnes is concerned that “The landlord/property owner has no say or rights over who could potentially be living in their unit.” 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • 7 p.m. City Council: Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • 5 p.m. Civil Service Board: Meeting. Room 360, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

 

 

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. 

 

The Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is seeking to renegotiate its contract with the city of Alameda so it can better manage the Alameda Animal Shelter. FAAS sent out a press release to Alameda residents and city leaders stating the reasons it needs more funding for the shelter. 

 

The City of Alameda is working collaboratively with Alameda Point Collaborative, Operation Dignity and the Social Services Human Resources Board (SSHRB) to develop and implement a plan to prevent increased homeless encampments in the city.

Homeless encampments in Alameda and across the entire Bay Area region have grown in recent months. With the construction of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park anticipated to begin the city is trying to create a compassionate plan of action to help those displaced by the construction. 

 

With the Nov. 8 election date approaching, more information is coming out about Alameda’s most talked about issue. The two rent ordinances that are up for vote at the election appear to have a lot more differences than similarities. 

 

The General Election ballot is set, and Alameda voters will be determining a host of issues in November. Along with voting for the next U.S. President, Alameda voters will elect two city councilmembers, a city auditor, treasurer, school board members and decide on two city ordinance issues.

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