As part of our mayoral candidate profile a few weeks ago, we wrote that the Alameda Education Association was backing incumbent Marie Gilmore for mayor. The day the piece ran, a teacher who is a member of the union corrected us, saying it never formally endorsed any city candidate. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: Correcting the record
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The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Cafe permit, power company contracts and more
Members of the City of Alameda Democratic Club are fuming over a mailer the club’s leadership sent to local voters that they say appeared to extend the club’s imprimatur to candidates its members didn’t endorse, while others are upset that the club’s campaign office offers campaign materials from some of the same candidates. A few are so upset they said they’re quitting the club in protest. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: A Dem dispute
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.
Alameda police are rescinding a ticket they gave a homeless veteran on a charge he was illegally living in his car. On October 1, the department asked the Alameda County Superior Court to dismiss a ticket issued to Aaron Colyer after police found him sitting in a parking lot in his van. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds
Alameda’s Rent Review Advisory Committee reviews complaints about potentially excessive rent increases and tries to mediate disputes between landlords and renters over a touchy subject that both may have a tough time discussing unaided: Money.
The committee, which meets monthly as complaints arise, is Alameda’s primary tool for addressing rent disputes. Chairperson Karen Miller says its approach has produced solutions for renters grappling with steep increases and poor property conditions. Read more >> about Rents Blog: The Rent Review Advisory Committee
The Recreation and Park Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 9 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Sunshine ordinance changes, Alameda Point leases