ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20

>>Cost of new Alameda County voting system: $23.7M ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HEREĀ | Next meeting: Jan. 8. --NEW COUNTY VOTING SYSTEM-- The useful life of Alameda County's voting system has run its course after 12 years. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is set to approve … Continue reading ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20

With two weeks until Election Day, Alameda mayor takes trip to China

Spencer takes six-day business trip to China while her opponents continue their campaigns.

Alameda: Will voting against popular minimum wage increase hurt Spencer’s re-election?

Time and again, especially in the East Bay, raising the minimum wage has proven to be an extremely popular proposition. But unlike, most neighboring cities, Alameda has done little to accelerate the march toward $15 an hour mandated statewide by 2022. Earlier this month, the Alameda City Council voted to increase its minimum wage to … Continue reading Alameda: Will voting against popular minimum wage increase hurt Spencer’s re-election?

Alameda firefighters will sit out the mayor’s race

In recent Alameda elections, the backing of the island's influential firefighters union has often resulted in victory for candidates. It remains to be seen what happens when they choose to sit out a a race. Somewhat surprisingly, the firefighters' union has decided not to weigh-in on the potentially wide-open mayoral race between Mayor Trish Herrera … Continue reading Alameda firefighters will sit out the mayor’s race

FIRST LOOK: Alameda mayoral race

Challengers for Alameda mayor say they support repeal of Costa-Hawkins, Mayor Spencer does not

ALAMEDA: Mayor Spencer’s re-election campaign reports no money; no worries

Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay

Alameda places half-cent sales tax measure on November ballot

Also: Alameda mayor, put on the spot, suggests she will support the landlords-backed charter amendment this fall