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

Alameda landlords file charter amendment petition, possible second ballot measure

Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie at apro-renters rally at City Hall on June 16.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILOver the past weeks, as a wave of unruly signature-gatherers from outside of Alameda have been pushing a landlord-backed petition to roll back just cause protections for renters, another petition seeking a possible second ballot measure may soon be hitting the … Continue reading Alameda landlords file charter amendment petition, possible second ballot measure

Registrar nixes Superior Court hopeful’s endorsement from candidate statement

Alameda County Superior Court candidate is ina runoff in November against Barbara Thomas.ALCO SUPERIOR COURT |Alameda County Superior Court judicial candidate Scott Jackson wants to include a prized endorsement on his candidate statement. But, the Alameda County registrar is saying no.Jackson, who is facing Alameda attorney Barbara Thomas in a runoff for a seat on … Continue reading Registrar nixes Superior Court hopeful’s endorsement from candidate statement

Alameda city staff floats placing recently approved rent ordinance on the ballot

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Could there possibly be a fourth rent-related Alameda ballot measure posturing for the fall ballot? This one backed by the Alameda City Council?As it stands, word on whether a rent control ballot measure backed by local tenants will qualify for the November ballot should come this week, while another backed by … Continue reading Alameda city staff floats placing recently approved rent ordinance on the ballot

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

Richmond progressives warn of fraudulent rent control petition

A Richmond resident and member of the Service Employees International Union describes her interaction with a petitioner seeking to repeal the city's rent control ordinance.RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL | The Richmond Progressive Alliance say a petition purporting to support the City Council’s recent rent control ordinance is actually a ruse aiming to undercut the position."This petition … Continue reading Richmond progressives warn of fraudulent rent control petition

Petition Asks Eric Swalwell to Act Like a Progressive

Before Swalwell, there was Ellen Tauscher,who batted away accusations she was notliberal enough for the district.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | The unmasking of Rep. Eric Swalwell as a moderate continues. “Stop lying to us. You've said repeatedly that you're a progressive, but your voting record, your actions, and your corporate and 1% donors tell us … Continue reading Petition Asks Eric Swalwell to Act Like a Progressive