Measure Z

Measure Z 2.0

Apr 14,2022

On March 13, 1973, Alameda residents voted for an initiative titled, “Measure A” to amend the City Charter to add Article 26 which simply states, “there shall be no multiple dwelling units built in the City of Alameda.” Shortly afterwards City Council amended the Alameda Municipal Code to define

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‘Yes’ for Measure Z a ‘Yes’ for Families

Oct 29,2020

Is it too much for a father to want his grown kids to return to the fold, or at least the same town? Yes, yes it is. As a realist and appreciating the richness of living in new and diverse locales, I don’t expect, or even want, my kids to want to live in Alameda any time soon.

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Traffic, Traffic Everywhere and Not a Place to Park

Oct 15,2020

The word “infill” sounds innocuous. Find a hole or dig a hole and fill it in: infill. “Material that fills in something”: infill; the fixer-upper in your neighborhood that a developer buys, tears down, and builds three-to-six story, million-dollar, market-rate condos: infill.

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More Article 26, Measure Z Facts

Sep 10,2020

A letter “Article 26 facts please” appeared in the Alameda Sun’s Aug. 27 edition. It was a good letter, and I’d sleep a lot better if the facts in the letter were so.

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Concerns for Measure Z

Sep 10,2020

One of the most contentious debates for Alamedans in the November election is whether to repeal Article 26 of the Alameda City Charter.

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