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Rent Ordinance Comes Before Council Feb. 16

Feb 11,2016

The City Council is scheduled to consider the Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance at its Feb. 16 meeting. If passed, the ordinance would require landlords to offer one-time, one-year leases to prospective or in-place tenants.

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Public Servants Wanted

Feb 09,2016

The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Commission on Disability Issues and the Rent Review Advisory Board. 

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Bus Service on Council Agenda

Jan 28,2016

Last year the city’s Transportation Commission appointed a subcommittee to identify transit priorities for AC Transit’s Service Expansion Plan. The subcommittee identified three specific priorities.

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Staff Drafts Principles for Rent Ordinance

Jan 28,2016

The Alameda city staff released its principles of agreement detailing precise guidelines for the proposed Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance. The ordinance will be presented to the City Council at its Feb. 16 meeting.

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Council Moves Point Forward

Jan 14,2016

While the marathon City Council meeting focused largely on the rental crisis in town (see story on this page), the 10-and-one-half hour session that began with a closed session at 5:30 p.m. and recessed at 3:59 a.m. covered other topics. These included two that touched on Alameda Point. 

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Ethical Behavior Wanted from City Council

May 07,2015

What will $11,800 buy you? This amount may have influenced new contracts with the city of Alameda. In this last general election only one elected official collected contributions from a Public Safety Employee Union. That individual was Councilman Jim Oddie. 

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Council Votes to Extend Police, Fire Contracts

May 07,2015

Approval includes medical trust fund to pay for ballooning retiree costs

City Council members narrowly approved four-year contract extensions for police and firefighters on Wednesday that include a trust to help cover Alameda’s ballooning retiree medical bills.

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City Considers Lifting Arcade Prohibition

Jul 03,2014

Move smooths way for Pacific Pinball Museum expansion in Carnegie Library

Before Michael Schiess could open the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda he had to remove the coin boxes from the museum’s machines, because arcades with coin-operated machines are illegal here.

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