Alameda Councilmember Ashcraft calls out Mayor Spencer’s hypocrisy

Alameda Councilmembers Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft,Frank Matarrese, Mayor Trish Spencer at a councilmeeting earlier this year.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |An Alameda City Council meeting dripping with animosity and confusion reignited controversy over Mayor Trish Spencer’s decision to actively oppose Measure K1, the ballot measure to update Alameda's existing utility users tax. This time the flare-up occurred during … Continue reading Alameda Councilmember Ashcraft calls out Mayor Spencer’s hypocrisy

Video shows Alameda mayor supporting tax measure she now opposes, while labeling city’s schools unsafe

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Before Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer became a staunch opponent of the city’s utility users tax ballot measure, she was a strong supporter of the initiative that will secure $5 million in annual revenue, if approved this November.Earlier this month, Spencer wrote a blistering opposition statement to the city-backed measure, along with … Continue reading Video shows Alameda mayor supporting tax measure she now opposes, while labeling city’s schools unsafe

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 Mayor Trish Spencer just declared war on city staff

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer continues her pushagainst the city's Utility Users Tax measure.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |A ballot measure allowing the City of Alameda to clean up language in its current Utility Users Tax is becoming the epicenter for a growing schism between Mayor Trish Spencer and city staff.Last week, Spencer, who opposes the measure now … Continue reading Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer just declared war on city staff

Alameda mayor’s opposition to utility tax measure could be costly

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's ballot argument againstutility tax measure asserts the same items it will fundare endangered if it passes in November.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer is officially opposing a November utility tax measure that, if defeated, could blow a $5 million hole in the city's treasury.Spencer was the lone vote against placing … Continue reading Alameda mayor’s opposition to utility tax measure could be costly