Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on the fall ballot

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer and CouncilmemberTony Daysog at Tuesday night's meeting.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Alameda’s rent control initiative now has a roommate on the November ballot after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a version of its recently passed rent stabilization ordinance on the November 8 ballot. The council's measure joins the already … Continue reading Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on the fall ballot

Alameda rent control measure, backed by tenants, qualifies for November ballot

Alameda Community Developement DirectorDebbie Potter at Tuesday's council meeting.ALAMEDA | RENTS | Alameda voters will have a chance this fall to decide whether to enact rent control on the Island. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office on Wednesday certified the renters-backed measure for the November ballot, setting the stage for a contentious fall campaign … Continue reading Alameda rent control measure, backed by tenants, qualifies for November ballot

Alameda renters group submits rent control ballot signatures; plot next moves

Alameda City Clerk's office sorts through ballot measure petitions delivered by the Alameda Renters Coalition Thursday afternoon at City Hall.ALAMEDA | A ballot measure proposing rent control in Alameda took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when proponents submitted nearly 8,000 signatures to the city clerk’s office. If validated by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters in coming … Continue reading Alameda renters group submits rent control ballot signatures; plot next moves

Alameda renters group to submit more than 8,000 signatures for fall ballot measure

Members of the Alameda Renters Coalition lastyear demonstrating in front of Alameda City Hall.ALAMEDA | Alameda's rent control ballot measure takes a big step Tuesday when the grassroots renters group behind the proposal submits more than 8,000 signatures to the city clerk’s office.The Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC), the group behind the rent control measure, only … Continue reading Alameda renters group to submit more than 8,000 signatures for fall ballot measure

Alameda: Three ballot measures on a collision course for November

Members of the Alameda Renters Coalition file a proposed rent control ballot measure Feb. 29at Alameda City Hall.ALAMEDA | RENTAL CRISIS | Standing on the corner of Central Avenue and Park Street on an unseasonably warm April afternoon, Charlie Edwards saw a group of pedestrians poised to cross the street. Edwards, 77, clipboard in hand, was gathering … Continue reading Alameda: Three ballot measures on a collision course for November

Alameda City Hall called cops on renters group filing rent control ballot measure

Catherine Paling of the Alameda Renters CoalitionMonday filing with the city clerk's office a rent control ballot measure for next fall.ALAMEDA | Fifteen minutes after Alameda renters filed a ballot measure Monday afternoon advocating for rent control, three Alameda cops were summoned by officials at City Hall.A group of about 15 members of the grassroots Alameda … Continue reading Alameda City Hall called cops on renters group filing rent control ballot measure

Alameda group seeks to place rent control measure on November ballot

Alameda renters protesting rising rents at arally in front of City Hall last year.ALAMEDA | A day before the Alameda City Council is set to finalize approval for a modest set of new protections for struggling renters, a local grassroots organization will present a ballot measure Monday asking voters for stronger controls on rising rents."We … Continue reading Alameda group seeks to place rent control measure on November ballot