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Alamedans woke up on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to learn that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton; the Trumps, not the Clintons will be moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in January.

Locals also learned that they had a brand-new City Councilwoman and an equally fresh School Board Trustee. The Alameda Unified School District quickly tweeted its thanks on Wednesday to voters for passing a measure that extended the period that the district could depend on the current parcel tax.

In a brief press conference in front of City Hall, Mayor Marie Gilmore conceded the mayor's race to Trish Spencer today at 11 a.m. She congratulated Spencer on her win and also congratulated Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie on winning City Council seats.

She said that she would not ask for a recount.

 

See the fully story, courtesy of our online partner The Alamedan here: http://thealamedan.org/news/election-2014-gilmore-concedes-spencer-alame...

Spencer builds on slim lead

Every child deserves to grow and thrive and to achieve their full potential. Early education and childcare are critical for our children to get off to a strong start and an early start in life.

 

A local resident and registered Democrat took the effort to tally the direct-mail pieces sent on local issues and candidates the last election. The resident received at total of 88 pieces. 

 

The Alameda Sun will publish its final special election edition on Thursday, Nov. 3. All candidates to public office within the city are invited to submit a photograph and 150 words about their candidacy. 

The Sun will run all submitted statements. 

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. 

Call 263-1470 or write to editor@alamedasun.com with any questions.

 

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.” 

 

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.

 

Brand new exhibition considers implications of upcoming vote

Ten artists whose images challenge viewers to consider the implications — and unintended consequences — of the votes we cast this November will display their artwork this month at the popUp Gallery at 1517 Park Street.

Opening this Saturday, Aug. 6, Be Careful What You Vote For explores many of the issues that will confront the next President and Congress. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Singer-songwriter Tracy Blackman will perform. 

 

The period for requesting vote-by-mail ballots for this election ends on Tuesday, May 31. Applications to vote by mail must be received by the ROV office no later than 5 p.m. on May 31.

Voters who are ill or will be away on Election Day may also designate, in writing, another person to pick up their ballot before the election.

Voters with questions concerning Vote by Mail voting should call the Registrar of Voters, Vote by Mail Section at 272-6973.

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