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Council Set to Extend Rent Freeze

Dec 17,2020

At its Tuesday, Dec. 15 meeting, the City Council considersed an ordinance that would extend the rent freeze for fully regulated residential units through June 30, 2021.

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Special Council Meeting

Jul 16,2020

At a special meeting Tuesday, July 14, Alameda City Council considered adopting a resolution that would declare racism a public health emergency in Alameda.

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Council Considers State Laws July 21

Jul 16,2020

Handling police reform in Alameda is a journey that started with the May 23 arrest of Mali Watkins for dancing in the streets. First a neighbor posted a video showing the incident, then the Alameda Police Department (APD) released body-camera footage of the confrontation.

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Council Recommends Safety Initiative, Pledge

Jun 16,2020

Alameda city staff recommended the City Council authorize two initiatives that would adjust Alameda Police Department’s (APD) use of force policies to improve public safety at a special Council meeting Wednesday, June 17.

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Council Approves Rent Freeze, More Protections

May 07,2020

On April 21, the City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 3275. While the ordinance includes many of the same protections previously issued, it also includes a rent-increase freeze for rent-controlled units.

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Wage Increase Will Move Forward

Apr 30,2020

At its April 21 meeting, the City Council announced the city’s plan to increase the minimum wage will move forward as scheduled despite the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Council Allocates $2M on COVID

Apr 16,2020

At its April 7 meeting, the Alameda City Council permitted the City Manager to spend up to $2 million to address impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the city. The proposal passed unanimously.

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Council will Discuss New Ballot Measures

Mar 12,2020

On March 17, the City Council will discuss placing measures on the November 2020 ballot to raise revenue for city-infrastructure needs. Items at issue include upgrades to streets and sidewalks, city buildings and handling the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise.

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