Ballot measures

Dave Boitano

Alameda voters overwhelmingly told the City Council on Tuesday night that they want the final say in determining if public park land should be sold or traded.

With all of the votes counted, Measure D won, with 15,247 yes votes, or 78.21 percent to 4,249 no votes, or 21.79 percent. A simple majority was needed to pass. Read more >> about Parks measure passes overwhelmingly, while zoo, transportation tax measures failing

Dave Boitano

Alameda voters overwhelmingly told the City Council on Tuesday night that they want the final say in determining if public park land should be sold or traded.

With all of the votes counted, Measure D won, with 15,247 yes votes, or 78.21 percent to 4,249 no votes, or 21.79 percent. A simple majority was needed to pass. Read more >> about Parks measure passes overwhelmingly, while zoo, transportation tax measures failing

Michele Ellson

Updated at 1:25 p.m. Monday, October 22

The November ballot contains two state measures that would raise taxes to help pay public school costs, Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. Here’s an explanation of what each measure would do if passed. Read more >> about The Explainer: Propositions 30 and 38

Michele Ellson

Updated at 1:25 p.m. Monday, October 22

The November ballot contains two state measures that would raise taxes to help pay public school costs, Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. Here’s an explanation of what each measure would do if passed. Read more >> about The Explainer: Propositions 30 and 38

Dave Boitano

Updated at 11:18 a.m. Friday, September 14 to include comments offered by Oakland Zoo officials after this story was posted.

OAKLAND – Elephants lope through their enclosure and lions doze in the midday sun at the Oakland Zoo. Moms wheel strollers through the grounds and groups of school kids run from one exhibit to another to marvel at the animals eating, climbing trees or just chattering.

It’s what you would expect at a zoo.

But a battle has been taking place involving the future of the popular attraction, which has been located in its present spot in Knowland Park since 1939. Four years in the making, the latest conflict revolves around county Measure 1A on the November ballot. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Measure would raise taxes for Oakland Zoo

Dave Boitano

Updated at 11:18 a.m. Friday, September 14 to include comments offered by Oakland Zoo officials after this story was posted.

OAKLAND – Elephants lope through their enclosure and lions doze in the midday sun at the Oakland Zoo. Moms wheel strollers through the grounds and groups of school kids run from one exhibit to another to marvel at the animals eating, climbing trees or just chattering.

It’s what you would expect at a zoo.

But a battle has been taking place involving the future of the popular attraction, which has been located in its present spot in Knowland Park since 1939. Four years in the making, the latest conflict revolves around county Measure 1A on the November ballot. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Measure would raise taxes for Oakland Zoo

Michele Ellson

Alameda voters are being asked to decide whether to take away the City Council’s ability to sell or trade the city’s park land, which the city’s charter now allows the council to do if a suitable replacement is found. Measure D would eliminate the council’s ability to make those calls and put them into the hands of voters. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Measure D would require voter approval for park land sales, swaps

Michele Ellson

Alameda voters are being asked to decide whether to take away the City Council’s ability to sell or trade the city’s park land, which the city’s charter now allows the council to do if a suitable replacement is found. Measure D would eliminate the council’s ability to make those calls and put them into the hands of voters. Read more >> about ALAMEDA ELECTIONS '12: Measure D would require voter approval for park land sales, swaps

Michele Ellson

Today The Alamedan is reposting our March piece on a county sales tax measure to fund transportation expenses that is on the November ballot. The ballot language for Measure B1 is available in this list.

Alameda County transportation leaders are set to ask voters for more money for roads, trails and transit in November. The Alameda County Transportation Commission wants to double the county’s existing half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and make it permanent. Read more >> about REPOST: County to ask voters for more transportation money

Michele Ellson

Today The Alamedan is reposting our March piece on a county sales tax measure to fund transportation expenses that is on the November ballot. The ballot language for Measure B1 is available in this list.

Alameda County transportation leaders are set to ask voters for more money for roads, trails and transit in November. The Alameda County Transportation Commission wants to double the county’s existing half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and make it permanent. Read more >> about REPOST: County to ask voters for more transportation money