Mayor Trish Spencer, fellow council members and other officials got a little help from a much larger “golden” shovel on Monday, Nov. 14, when they joined Tim Lewis Communities and the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda to celebrate the groundbreaking of Star Harbor’s Warehouse 48 (formerly the Del Monte Warehouse). The development project includes the adjacent Senior Affordable Housing Building at the corner of Sherman Street and Buena Vista Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 380 residential units and 30,000 square feet of commercial space.
Encinal High School (EHS) graduate Sherman Lee loves sports. Even better, he loves teaching sports. Lee graduated from EHS in 1957 and — along with his son Michael, EHS class of 1982 — is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The elder Lee played football, track and basketball for Encinal. His son played on the school’s 1980 NCS championship football team. Michael then attended Santa Clara University on a baseball and football scholarship.
The city’s Housing Authority is hosting free clinics for landlords and tenants on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, Aug. 11. The clinics will address the city’s rent stabilization ordinance. The Housing Authority is the ordinance’s program administrator. The clinics will examine tenants’ new rights and landlords’ new responsibilities under the ordinance.
The City Council is scheduled to consider the Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance at its Feb. 16 meeting. If passed, the ordinance would require landlords to offer one-time, one-year leases to prospective or in-place tenants. The new ordinance would not allow landlords to increase rents more than once in a 12-month period.