John Knox White is running for Alameda City Council

John Knox White is the first to officiallyenter the race for Alameda City Council.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--John Knox White, a well-known city activist and former Alameda Planning Board member, is the first to officially declare their candidacy for this fall's likely contentious Alameda City Council election.“I love Alameda. For the past 16 years, I’ve raised … Continue reading John Knox White is running for Alameda City Council

Alamedans will vote on landlord-backed rent measure in 2018

A petitioner on Park Street in Alameda lastJuly seeking a signature for a landlords-backed ballot measure.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILOver the past 18 months, Alameda has seen a number of rent-related ballot measures come and go. Some, like two competing rent control measure last November actually made the ballot, while other proposals have fizzled early or failed … Continue reading Alamedans will vote on landlord-backed rent measure in 2018

Sandre Swanson, although courted by supporters, says he won’t run for Alameda mayor

Sandre Swanson during an endorsementmeeting last year for the 9th state Senate.ALAMEDAAn unsuccessful run for the state Senate last year proved Sandre Swanson is not done with public service. Swanson confirmed Friday that he had strong interest for challenging Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer's re-election next year."I've been honored by people and organizations in the … Continue reading Sandre Swanson, although courted by supporters, says he won’t run for Alameda mayor

EBC AGENDA | SEPT 1-7 | ALAMEDA to end dispensary moratorium, selects just cause elex date; SAN LEANDRO tenant relocation $$; Piedmont rages

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7As far as the dreaded August council recess period goes this was awful. Nothing much happened because the players in politics took some time to relax. Many went of vacations, near and far. I even saw one Oakland councilmember on my own vacation earlier this month.But those on a staycation in … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | SEPT 1-7 | ALAMEDA to end dispensary moratorium, selects just cause elex date; SAN LEANDRO tenant relocation $$; Piedmont rages

A potential Alameda City Charter crisis again flares over mayor’s latest planning board picks

Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer'sfuture planning board nominations mightface indefinite uncertainty. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda may be in the midst of a City Charter crisis. Earlier this week, two of Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer's nominations to the influential Planning Board were rejected by the council's progressive majority.Under past mayors, the periodic appointment to various boards and commissions … Continue reading A potential Alameda City Charter crisis again flares over mayor’s latest planning board picks

Stewart Chen-speare mulls a return to Alameda City Council

Stewart Chen appears to be itching for a returnto the Alameda City Council.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | "To run or not to run. That is the question," wrote former Alameda City Councilmember Stewart Chen on Facebook last week.With two open seats on the council this fall and a public discourse over the island's rental crisis roiling … Continue reading Stewart Chen-speare mulls a return to Alameda City Council

O’Malley’s In-N-Out Burger Order: Hold The Facts

ALAMEDA | Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley usually avoids the spotlight. But in late July, she stood before the City of Alameda's planning board and voiced opposition to a proposed In-N-Out Burger at a new development slated for construction at the mouth of the Webster Tube. O'Malley, an Alameda resident, didn't find yet another … Continue reading O’Malley’s In-N-Out Burger Order: Hold The Facts

Alameda County DA Says No Hamburglars In Alameda

Nancy O'MalleyALAMEDA//PLANNING BOARD | Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley rarely has a beef with elected officials who break the law, but she objected Monday night to a proposed In-N-Out Burger at Alameda Landing citing its likelihood for attracting crime to the city of her residence.The Alameda Planning Board approved the addition of In-N-Out set to be constructed at the … Continue reading Alameda County DA Says No Hamburglars In Alameda