Rearranging the pictures on the wall at Alameda City Hall

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer wants to bring her city’s residents back to local government. For starters, the island’s new mayor didn’t rearrange the furniture at City Hall, but she did move around some picture frames, if not, for the sake of symbolism.Over the past four years visitors to City Hall saw … Continue reading Rearranging the pictures on the wall at Alameda City Hall

Development project in Alameda escapes mayor’s bid to repeal

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | In an early defeat for her administration built upon a slow growth agenda, Mayor Trish Spencer’s proposal to repeal the Alameda City Council’s decision last month approving the Del Monte Warehouse project, a 380-unit housing and commercial development on its northern waterfront, was unanimously voted down.Spencer, who built her successful campaign … Continue reading Development project in Alameda escapes mayor’s bid to repeal

Alameda’s new mayor tosses a Hail Mary right out the gate

GO LARGE: Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer is showing signs of being a political risk-taker.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer upset her predecessor Marie Gilmore over one issue: stanching the pace of development on the island. When, in the last throes of its tenure, the previous City Council approved an 11-acre, 380-unit housing and commercial development … Continue reading Alameda’s new mayor tosses a Hail Mary right out the gate