Monthly Archives: September 2007

Choo-choo your bubblegum

A quick update on the UPRR issue at the Park Street Bridge. The Oakland councilmembers who’s districts are involved are being very proactive in keeping Alameda’s leadership informed on the updates, especially Danny Wan, it’s very heartening. This is an…

Lithium

First off, this should have been called “down by the station” but you work with the naming convention what brung ya. I’ve put together a map for this issue, without it, it’s terribly complicated. CalTrans will be retrofitting the I-880…

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Finally. The item we’ve all been waiting for at the school board! 5.) Superintendent’s State of the District – Focus Educational Excellence, Boundaries & Facilities Which is just a sexy way of saying “a long public process to discuss how…

Lounge Act

Settlement talks have begun on the Harbor Bay Village VI housing project. This is the proposed 104 households in the middle of a business park with no direct connection to any services…oh yeah, and it is right by the airport,…

Endless, nameless

Last Monday, September 10th, the Planning Board was to discuss the issue of a public forum to discuss measure A. That meeting was cancelled before it could begin because of scheduling conflicts of some of the members of the ad-hoc…

Polly

In a recent posting about the non-issue that was the Alameda City Charter Revision discussion at the city council, I mentioned that the council compensation budget is $47,800 (I think I called it “about $50,000″ but have since adjusted it,…

Lounge Act

The Alameda Heathcare District is looking for a new member for it’s Board of Directors. Applications are due 9/25. From the Alameda Journal: Residents have until 5 p.m. Sept. 25 to submit an application for a newly vacant seat on…

In Bloom

The last three posts have all been about existing transportation city policy, so now it’s time to make the great leap to proposed policies. It’s good to remember that the General Plan is suppose to be updated every 10 years…

Breed

Today, I’ve wrapped up the pages for the existing city policies on the use of the city roadways with a quick rundown of what the existing General plan has to say about non-automotive forms of transportation. Because of the passion…

Stay Away

So really quickly, I realized that I had left off the Truck Route information on the Existing policies page I created about roadway policies in Alameda. I have added it at the end, but in the interest of reducing mouse-clicks…