Monthly Archives: May 2007

Green housing

Blogging is made a lot easier when other people write articles that you wanted to write. With that in mind, I present “Sprawl clashes with warming in California” from Sunday’s (5/27) SF Chronicle: As we discuss development issues in the…

Measure A protects us from…….

Waterfront housing that increases the community feeling of safety and public space? While perusing the Planning Board packet for last Tuesday night’s meeting–5/29 (yes, somebody does need to get a life, or at least a hobby), I read the Alameda…

School’s….it’s for kids

File under good news! Mike McMahon writes to say: AUSD and AEA Negotiating Teams Reach Tentative Agreement on New Three-Year Contract As of about 8:00p.m. on Friday, May 25, AUSD and AEA reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract…

Oxymoronic Argument of the Week

Last week and over the weekend, someone, adopting the moniker “Anonymous Anti-A Person” wrote to Lauren Do’s Site pretending to be a supporter of reasonable discussion of Measure A, all the while attempting to cast aspersions on his/her fellow supporters.…

Incoming!

With all the discussion of development and possible discussions at the planning board about Measure A, a development project is slowly working it’s way through the system that cries out for concern. It has been on the front page of…

Age of information

One of the speakers at the Council Meeting last Tuesday, I’m sure you remember the appeal of the meeting to discuss a meeting about Measure A, mentioned for the umpteenth time that he had no idea why people were running…

A Really Inconvenient Truth

As the discussion of development in Alameda rages on, the Philadelphia Inquirer has a great article on Global Warming and future development. As an island city that will bear a significant brunt of Global Climate Change if even the moderate…

Hidden Agenda

During the hearing to decide whether the Planning Board can discuss key issues of civic importance, a brochure was distributed with the dramatic flair of Oprah’s car giveaway (except instead of a car it was an “information” sheet produced by…

Certainty?

On Tuesday, the city council received an update on Sales Tax collection from the fourth quarter of last year (you know, the quarter during which retail businesses make all their money for the year.) Given the local media’s obsession with…