Livermore will appoint new councilmember to open seat, rather than costly special election

"The four sitting Livermore City Council members voted unanimously for an interview and appointment process, as opposed to calling for a costly special election, to fill the vacancy on the dais created upon Bob Woerner's ascension from councilman to mayor on Monday night," Pleasanton Weekly reports. Woerner won last month's mayoral election against Mony Nop. … Continue reading Livermore will appoint new councilmember to open seat, rather than costly special election

Alameda Special Election: Measure in support of homeless services wins

Alameda voters declared their support for homeless seniors and medical respite services Tuesday night with a decisive win in the city's special election. Measure A, the city-backed initiative affirming a City Council decision to zone a nearly four-acre federal property on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove for homeless services, garnered support from 52.67 percent of … Continue reading Alameda Special Election: Measure in support of homeless services wins

5 observations on Alameda’s NIMBY vs. Homeless special election

Alameda's special election on April 9 pits open space advocates vs. support for the homeless

ALAMEDA: Former mayor says you can’t be a NIMBY if you don’t have a backyard

Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.

ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign

Two days after an Alameda resident filed a complaint this week with the Fair Political Practices Commission that the group behind a ballot measure set for an April special election failed to disclose who is funding their campaign, they filed not one, but two finance reports. In late April, Friends of Crab Cove began their … Continue reading ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign

Backers of Alameda special election initiative are hiding behind ‘cloak of secrecy,’ says complaint

Friends of Crab Cove, the proponents of a ballot measure set to come before voters at a special election next April, have never filed a campaign finance report since their effort began eight months ago. In response, an Alameda resident filed a complaint with the statewide Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Tuesday, saying the group … Continue reading Backers of Alameda special election initiative are hiding behind ‘cloak of secrecy,’ says complaint

Costly Alameda special election set for April

The Alameda City Council voted, 4-1, Wednesday to call a special election on April 9 after certification of a ballot measure petition circulated last year opposing the use of a waterfront property near Crab Cove for a $40 million federal and state-funded senior wellness center and services for the homeless. Alameda's special election will be … Continue reading Costly Alameda special election set for April