In a surprise, Alameda repeals its just cause ordinance at the behest of local renters group

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILOver the past month, members of the Alameda Renters Coalition had been toying with a counterintuitive proposal. Instead of fighting a costly election campaign sometime next year to oppose a referendum offered by Alameda landlords to roll back just cause protections for renters that was approved in May, maybe it was time to … Continue reading In a surprise, Alameda repeals its just cause ordinance at the behest of local renters group

[VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILhttps://alameda.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=1954&starttime=20928&stoptime=21224&autostart=0&embed=1Any parent or police officer will tell you nothing good ever happens after midnight. In Alameda, council meetings like last Tuesday's, which bled into the early morning hours, went seriously haywire. In this case, when Councilmember Jim Oddie, who had moments earlier failed to deliver a third vote to eliminate no cause evictions … Continue reading [VIDEO] You’ve Got Blackmail: Alameda councilman calls out tenant advocate for sending him terse email during meeting

Alameda’s rent control Measure M1 fails mightily; rival Measure L1 passes

East Bay renters advocates gather last monthin Hayward.ALAMEDA | RENT CONTROL |ELECTION 2016 |After nearly two years of activism, Alameda's more stringent rent control initiative performed miserably at the polls Tuesday night.Island voters rejected Measure M1, which would have limited annual rent increases to a percentage of the Consumer Price Index, while also indicating support … Continue reading Alameda’s rent control Measure M1 fails mightily; rival Measure L1 passes

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 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