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Above, file photo; below, courtesy Google Maps &nbsp&nbsp Above, 1723 Central Ave. and its neighbors as they appeared around 1900 when the Queen Anne architectural style was the prevalent building style in Alameda. Below, the same home at right managed to escape the wrecking ball while its two neighbors became apartment buildings in 1966 and 1970.

1973 Measure A Pros, Cons Aired at Meeting

Jan 23,2020

On Monday, Jan. 13, the Planning Board hosted a Measure A “workshop,” opening for discussion what many consider the city’s political third rail. Members of the City Council subcommittee addressed the 1973 Measure A and its 1991 counterpart.

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Eric J. Kos &nbsp&nbsp Political signs on the upcoming special election have been appearing in town. One opponent of Measure A complained these signs lack a Fair Political Practices Commission number. That number is recommended, but not required on signs.

Center Opponents Facing Challenges

Feb 26,2019

The courts and the state of California recently delivered bad news to the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC). The organization is fighting to stifle Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) plans to open a wellness center in the now-shuttered federal government buildings on McKay Avenue.

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Most New Housing is Not Affordable Housing

Jul 23,2020

Some people believe that Measure A is discriminatory. The claimed discrimination (against poorer people, or people of color) is due to an assumption: that apartments are affordable. The assumption that apartments are affordable may have been true at one time. It is not true any longer.

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Measure A is Approved After Final Results Tally

Mar 24,2020

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office released the final update of the March 3 Presidential Primary Election results on Tuesday, March 24. The Registrar and the California Secretary of State’s offices have received 100 percent of the votes cast.

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City Hopes to Change 1973 Measure A

Feb 06,2020

Alameda voters will very likely see a measure on their Nov. 2 ballot that will ask them to appeal the 1973 Measure A. This measure became part of the City Charter as Article 26.

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