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.
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.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled against the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) in a lawsuit declaring Measure A, the district’s parcel tax on property owners, a violation of county government code.
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.
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.