Two Alameda councilmembers violated the city’s charter by interfering in the city manager’s duties to independently hire a new fire chief, the Alameda County civil grand jury concluded in a report released Monday. In the case of one of the… Read More ›
A forthcoming Alameda County civil grand jury report will include an investigation into allegations that Alameda councilmembers violated the city charter by exerting undue influence on its then-city manager to hire a fire chief candidate of their choice, according to… Read More ›
A proposed data center on the Alameda waterfront boasting of benefits to the environment through the use of bay water to cool its banks of computer servers, was flatly rejected by the Alameda City Council Tuesday night. In recent months,… Read More ›
For now, the fight for and against just-cause renters’ protections in Alameda appears over. The renters have won. The Alameda City Council approved adding a regulation Tuesday night long sought by local renters that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without… Read More ›
Swimming pools are a hot-button in issue in Alameda again. Two competitive pools at Alameda High School that had previously received an exemption for maintenance, could now be closed by the end of this month. “The Alameda County Department of… Read More ›
Alameda voters declared their support for homeless seniors and medical respite services Tuesday night with a decisive win in the city’s special election. Measure A, the city-backed initiative affirming a City Council decision to zone a nearly four-acre federal property… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE ALAMEDA SPECIAL ELECTION (Updated Friday – 100% precincts reporting) >Measure A (Reaffirms council decision to zone wellness center on McKay Ave – 50%+1 to pass) YES 11,330 52.67% NO 10,183 47.33% >Measure B (McKay Ave Parcel Open Space Designation… Read More ›
An Alameda City Council, buoyed by a November election that built upon its progressive majority while trouncing a landlords-backed ballot initiative, moved forward Tuesday night with a menu of sweeping new protections coming soon for struggling Alameda renters. The council… Read More ›
Alameda’s special election on April 9 pits open space advocates vs. support for the homeless
Alameda City Hall is one of the least modern centers of local government in the East Bay. The building lacks basic amenities and, for employees, particularly women, the lack of a dedicated room for breast-feeding is likely illegal. In a… Read More ›
Alameda City Council will formally approved its new city attorney on Mar. 19.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill unanimously passed by the Legislature in 2016, citing budgetary concerns.
Alameda’s next city manager, Eric Levitt, was unanimously approved last week by the City Council. Now he’s looking for a place in Alameda to live. “We are very excited to both becoming part of the community and also work with… Read More ›
Alameda has been without a permanent city manager since last May.
Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.
When keeping tabs on municipal hirings, such as naming a new city manager, there isn’t much you can do other than read the tea leaves scattered within closed session agendas. Alameda, which has not had a permanent city manager since… Read More ›
ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign
Two days after an Alameda resident filed a complaint this week with the Fair Political Practices Commission that the group behind a ballot measure set for an April special election failed to disclose who is funding their campaign, they filed… Read More ›
Friends of Crab Cove, the proponents of a ballot measure set to come before voters at a special election next April, have never filed a campaign finance report since their effort began eight months ago. In response, an Alameda resident… Read More ›
Alameda Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam is moving to San Leandro City Hall for the same position, it was announced Monday. Warmerdam will take over the position left open following the elevation of Jeff Kay to San Leandro city manager… Read More ›
Trish Herrera Spencer’s final comment as Alameda mayor Tuesday night was a biting rejoinder aimed at Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, the mayoral challenger who defeated Spencer last month. In farewell remarks before a packed City Council Chambers, Spencer thanked her family,… Read More ›
Newly sworn-in Alameda school board member Mia Bonta was elected board president last week, but not before a highly contentious proposal approved the same night to change the board’s bylaws for choosing its officers from a succession process used since… Read More ›
Disappointment: Alameda Point VA complex won’t open until 2026; some critical of Urban Shield exercises at site
A sprawling federal Veterans Health Administration complex long slated for Alameda Point will not open until at least 2026–another two years behind schedule. Representatives for the $200 million federal project, featuring facilities for veterans outpatient and administrative services, and national… Read More ›
With a 40 percent turnover of the Alameda City Council following the November elections imminent, the city’s ongoing search for a new city manager is being re-opened for new applicants. Alameda has been without a permanent city manager since last… Read More ›
During Alameda Councilmember-elect Tony Daysog’s previous two stints on the City Council he was known as a wonky and hard-working public servant. The third incarnation of Councilmember Daysog appears no different. Even before his swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 18, Daysog… Read More ›
Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office into whether she illegally recorded two councilmembers, a decision that could greatly affect the city’s upcoming November elections. The fallout… Read More ›
If approved, Alameda’s minimum wage would reach the threshold 18 months before the state mandate in 2022.
Amos White says his campaign for Alameda City Council will go on, but doesn’t say how