Thank you, Alameda for re-electing me to be your mayor another four years. It has been my honor and privilege to serve this special community these past four years, working with City Council and city staff to support our residents and businesses, including during the height of the pandemic.
I sent the following to the City Council. Two points: (1) We need a housing element. However, the current housing element is only a proposal, and may be tweaked. I am in favor of revision to spare Alameda historic districts — the ones with big trees and low-income units.
Now is the time to prepare your home for the upcoming cooler temperatures to reduce natural gas and electricity usage over the fall and winter. The consumption of natural gas in buildings contributes 27% of Alameda’s greenhouse gas emissions.
As a board member of Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT), I must take issue with City Planning Director Andrew Thomas’ Alameda Sun op-ed, (“Approving the Housing Element is the Right Thing to do,” Nov.