For those who may have missed my earlier story, (“Residents May Apply for Passports at City Hall,” Dec. 22) I reported on the city’s new passport application and renewal service via the City Clerk’s Office.
I mentioned how Assistant City Clerk Irma Glidden had come up with the idea and put into practice to have an alternative to the post office for the public to receive passport services. City staff graciously helped me and the mayor caught me in the act.
That was on Dec. 19.
In a strange turn of events, in 2017, not only will I be leaving the Island for a few weeks, I’ll be leaving the whole entire United States. This is unprecedented in Alameda Sun history. Never have I been more than one coast away from Sun world headquarters while actively publishing.
On Monday, Aug. 8, the City Council voted 3-2 to place a doctored version of the city-sponsored landlord-friendly rent ordinance (City Code 3148) on the ballot. The city tampered with the ordinance using last-minute language that can nullify months of effort by Alameda residents to ensure passage of a meaningful and effective rent stabilization law that plugs loopholes in City Code 3148.
Members of several tenant advocacy groups congregated at the front steps of City Hall on Monday, Aug. 8, to voice their displeasure with the evictions and other harassment taking place at Bay View Apartments.