Alameda push poll is dishing dirt on potential mayoral, council candidates, but not all of them

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--A push poll, suspected by many, to have originated from Alameda landlords' groups, is probing and testing potential attack lines against a lengthy list of potential progressive candidates for the city's mayoral and city council elections this fall. The existence of the poll portends for another heated political season coming to Alameda.It … Continue reading Alameda push poll is dishing dirt on potential mayoral, council candidates, but not all of them

Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog duringthe Dec. 6 council meeting.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Just weeks before Election Day, some Alameda voters received highly negative mailers against Councilmember Tony Daysog. However, the mailers equating Daysog to Donald Trump and accusing him of participating in a pay-to-play scheme for campaign contribution. Notably, each failed to identify who was behind … Continue reading Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Latest attack ad charges Alameda's Tony Daysogwith pay-to-play.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL --- ANOTHER NASTY HIT --Assuredly somebody has it in for Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog. Over the weekend, a second scathing attack piece hit mailboxes. And like the first, no group has taken credit for the negative mailer. After linking Daysog to Donald Trump last week, … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Daysog gets Trumped by unknown group; robocall slams him for vet vote

A recent mailer links Alameda Councilmember TonyDaysog to Donald Trump.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |ELECTION 2016 |A mailer sent by an unknown group this week aims to link Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, while a robocall Thursday ripped the incumbent councilman for a recent vote involving veterans.The half-sheet mailer, however, contains no … Continue reading Daysog gets Trumped by unknown group; robocall slams him for vet vote

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCiL PREVIEW: A tipping point for Alameda’s future

Clockwise from left: Alameda Councilmembers Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Tony Daysog; Lena Tam, Malia Vella, and Jennifer Roloff are seeking two open seats this November. MEET THE CANDIDATESThis five-person race is led by the incumbents. Councilmember MARILYN EZZY ASHCRAFT was easily the leading vote-getter four years ago with nearly a quarter of the vote. She supports smart … Continue reading ALAMEDA CITY COUNCiL PREVIEW: A tipping point for Alameda’s future

Five candidates on the ballot for two open Alameda City Council seats

ALAMEDA | The ballot is set in Alameda. Five candidates, including two incumbent city councilmembers will vie for a pair of seats on the Alameda City Council this November. In addition, races for city auditor and treasurer will be in play this fall.Unlike most parts of the East Bay where the filing deadline for candidates … Continue reading Five candidates on the ballot for two open Alameda City Council seats

Alameda councilman questions whether rent control measure can be defeated

Is Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog reallyfearful of the rent control measure passing or justgiving its proponents a false sense of security?ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |With two rent measures now slated for the ballot--down from a possible four a few weeks ago--the next three months will be crucial for both sides.The Alameda Renters Coalition's already formidable grassroots … Continue reading Alameda councilman questions whether rent control measure can be defeated

Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on fall ballot

Alameda renters from the Bay View Apartmentsat a press conference Monday afternoon at City Hall to oppose the City Council's rent initiative.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Alameda residents will have two rent-related ballot initiatives to ponder this November after the city council voted Monday night to place a competing measure on the fall ballot.The city’s measure, based on … Continue reading Alameda City Council places competing rent measure on fall ballot

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 landlords’ rent measure fizzles

Councilmember Tony Daysog said he is own rentmeasure will also not appear on the November ballot. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |A proposed Alameda ballot measure that would have banned rent control on the island will not appear on the November ballot, based on a random sample check of signatures performed by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.The … Continue reading Alameda landlords’ rent measure fizzles

Alameda mayor opposes rent control measure, while others begin to take sides

Alameda Councilmembers Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft,Frank Matarrese and Mayor Trish Spencer duringa hearing Tuesday on various rent measures.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer said Tuesday that she unequivocally opposes the tenant-driven rent control initiative now slated for the November ballot. The stance is not surprising. She has told the renters’ group the same thing in … Continue reading Alameda mayor opposes rent control measure, while others begin to take sides

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

Proposed fees for funding Alameda’s rent stabilization program find little support

Alameda Councilmembers Jim Oddie and MarilynEzzy Ashcraft with renters last year.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |A plan to fund Alameda's new rent stabilization ordinance through a so-called Renter Program Regulatory Fee fell flat Tuesday night with a majority of the City Council calling for more time to monitor how much the estimated $1.95 million bureaucracy will really … Continue reading Proposed fees for funding Alameda’s rent stabilization program find little support

Alameda landlords submit signatures for ballot measure banning rent control

Alameda City Council at a special meeting onrents at Alameda High School.ALAMEDA | RENT MEASURES | A group of Alameda landlords who back a ballot measure that would prohibit rent control of any type on the island, submitted 7,491 signatures to the city clerk's office on Monday.The potential ballot measure, backed by Alameda landlords Farhad … Continue reading Alameda landlords submit signatures for ballot measure banning rent control

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