Alameda Health Care District Board

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s the news for this week.

Candidates for four open Alameda Health Care District Board seats offer a range of policy and practical health care experience – and a universal desire to continue providing care right here on the Island.

Four people – incumbents Lynn Bratchett, Robert Deutsch and Tracy Jensen, along with newcomer Jim Meyers – are running for three open, four-year terms on the board; newly appointed board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke is vying solo for a two-year term, so her name won’t appear on the ballot. Each of the five candidates has decades of experience in the health care industry.

Alameda voters will decide on candidates for the school board after all, as a third candidate for two open board seats filed his paperwork to run on Wednesday.

The fall election season kicks off Monday with the opening of the nomination period for local offices.

Anyone interested in running for mayor or for one of two open City Council seats has until August 7 to submit their nomination paperwork to the City Clerk’s office. The deadline will be extended to August 13 if incumbents choose not to run for those offices, but that seems unlikely as both Mayor Marie Gilmore and Councilman Stewart Chen have announced plans to run for re-election.

The Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 in the Dal Cielo Conference Room on the second floor of Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

The Historical Advisory Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

The Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the Dal Cielo Conference Room at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.