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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.

The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) will hold its general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in Conference Room C at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. 

The public is invited to see the LWVA at work and hear about its voter education and advocacy programs for the 2016 election cycle, including election forums and LWV positions on issues such as money in politics. 

Everyone is welcome. Learn more at www.LWVAlameda.org.  

 

If serious action isn’t taken —soon — Alameda residents will find themselves stuck in hour-long traffic jams when leaving the island.

Alameda will have its moment of truth — a day when there won’t be enough money to mitigate all the traffic congestion spawned by out-of-control growth and permit parking costing homeowners over a $400 per year. Residents will only find buses that are also stuck in traffic. When that day comes, there will be no turning back. Our fragile quality of life will be gone forever.

The Alamedan assembled a group of community members to draft candidate questionnaires to make sure readers have all the information they need about local candidates and ballot measures before absentee voting begins Oct. 6. The members included Alison Greene, Richard Hausman, Audrey Lord-Hausman, Dave Hart, Ed Kofman, Bob Larsen and Vicki Sedlack

In a unanimous vote at its July 1 meeting, the city council decided to adopt the Crab Cove initiative to rezone the federal surplus property on McKay Avenue as “open space.” This means that the initiative, “Crab Cove Open Space Expansion Initiative,” will not have to appear on the November ballot. 

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