Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review. The big news this week: We’ve got a whole mess of candidates for the upcoming City Council election.
Candidates running for two (and possibly three) seats are Health Care District Board member Stewart Chen; former councilman Tony Daysog; former League of Women Voters president Jeff Cambra; Joana Darc Weber; Planning Board member Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft; Gerard Valbuena Dumuk; current Councilwoman Beverly Johnson; and Golf Commission President Jane Sullwold.
City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy and City Auditor Kevin Kearney will be running unopposed for their seats. The deadline for filing candidacy papers for the school board, hospital board and other special district seats tolls today.
In other electoral news, Congresswoman Barbara Lee stopped in on the Alameda Democratic Club this week and offered some insight on the mood of Congress and the national political races. We’ve got more on that story here.
And we had an update this week about the progress – or really, lack of progress – on the planned Boatworks housing development that is to line a stretch of Clement Avenue near the Park Street Bridge. (Hint: Lawsuits are involved).
News in brief(er): The Alameda Association of Realtors is spearheading an effort to construct a new teen center at the Alameda Point Collaborative, and they need your help. To make a donation of cash or materials or to help out during their August 20-24 work week, contact Justine Francis at Justine@hbrinfo.com … Alameda Municipal Power has launched a new program >that will allow customers to purchase 100 percent renewable power …. and Pillow Park Plaza is slated to be home to some new businesses. That and more on new Park Street businesses here.