For the week of September 1, 2014
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
We’re opening this week’s (slightly late) Campaign Column with some exciting news: We’re partnering with the Alameda Sun on a pair of candidate debates in September.
Candidates for City Council and mayor will go head to head from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18, while those running for the school board will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20. Admission to these forums is free, and open to the public.
We’re racing to finalize locations for the forums but wanted to let you know right away that we’ve got all the candidates signed up for these dates and that the forums are happening. Stay tuned here for an update next week!
A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city’s infirm residents after they leave the hospital.
The City Council on Tuesday night signed off on the city’s participation in the Alameda County Community Paramedicine Pilot Project, a county-funded, two-year pilot project to help divert patients from expensive hospital emergency room visits by helping them access community resources and making certain they are practicing good self-care.
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s a review of your headlines for the week.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rezone federal property near Crab Cove for park use – and to remove contested language from a companion measure council members said was designed to spell out what the council will do if the city is sued over the zoning change.
The City Council okayed an ordinance to rezone federal property near Crab Cove for park use, along with a companion measure detailing how they'll pay for any lawsuit over the change - sans controversial language that would allow the council to reverse the decision. That and more, here.
Proponents of a ballot measure that would rezone 3.9 acres of federal property near Crab Cove for park use are crying foul over a city-drafted companion measure that, if enacted, would give the City Council the power to put their initiative on ice.
“We feel it is an attack on our ballot measure,” said Karin Lucas of Friends of Crown Beach, which drafted the zoning measure. Lucas and a leader of one local environmental group said they may sue if the city’s so-called “fiscal responsibility” measure is enacted.
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
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.
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