On Monday, Jan. 13, the Planning Board hosted a Measure A “workshop,” opening for discussion what many consider the city’s political third rail. Members of the City Council subcommittee addressed the 1973 Measure A and its 1991 counterpart. Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilmember Tony Daysog opened the dialog by thanking the board members for working with city staff.
Alamedans participated locally in a nationwide demonstration last Saturday intended to send a message of disapproval to U.S. President Donald Trump. Following in the pattern of the Women’s March held in 2017, the women aimed to send “a resounding message that we reject President Donald Trump. In Washington D.C., there will be targeted, direct actions where some of us will put our bodies on the line.”
Last evening a contentious Planning Board meeting at City Hall featured a discussion of the 1973 Measure A. In its Jan. 23 edition, the Alameda Sun will cover that meeting in detail and offer another installment of this series about the measure.
On Jan. 9, approximately 60 Alamedans gathered downtown to express opposition to any U.S. escalation of hostilities toward Iran after missile strikes transpired on each side. The anti-war vigil was one of more than 350 held nationwide, including larger events in Oakland and San Francisco.
Alameda firefighters attacked a fire burning at a home on the 1600 block of San Antonio Avenue on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 5. When they arrived, crewmembers found significant fire on the second floor and exterior of the house. They limited the damage to a bedroom and patio. No one was injured, and the cause remains under investigation. While providing mutual aid with an engine and a ladder truck during the fire, Oakland Fire Department responded to four calls in Alameda.