Rising rents are becoming a hot topic around town, and it's no mystery why: More than half of Alameda's homes are rentals, and nearly half of Island residents rent. We're starting this blog in an effort to answer your questions about the trajectory of rent costs in Alameda and the number of people whose housing may be impacted by them. Read more >> about Rents blog: An introduction
Michele Ellson's blog
The Social Service Human Relations Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2 in Conference Room 360 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Alameda Point developer open house, homeless count
The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Del Monte development hearing
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.
Alameda’s adult literacy program, Alameda Reads, is gearing up for its anniversary celebration. In honor of learner and tutor accomplishments, Alameda Reads will hold a celebration from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 23 at the Alameda Free Library’s main branch. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Rents task force, redevelopment obligations and more
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.
In this week’s Development Alert, we’ve got hearing dates for the Del Monte development project, finalists to develop a commercial campus (or outlet mall) at Alameda Point and some updates on plans and projects to come. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds
It seems Alameda’s firefighter and teacher unions aren’t the only groups seeking to influence this fall’s races. The leaders of Harbor Bay Neighbors – the community group fighting developer Ron Cowan’s (now stalled) proposal to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now sits and (still in motion) plan to build a new one a few miles away – say they intend to “support candidates for Mayor and City Council that support us.”
So what does that mean? Read more >> about The Campaign Column: Jeopardy!