Alameda Commission revamp to slow down, take more input

Good news from the council meeting last week, the council chose to take a step back from plans to reduce some, but not all, commission memberships, and fold the Public Art Commission and Film Commission into other bodies. The council spoke loudly for wanting to maintain many voices in the public process, while acknowledging that there are problems with the current system and have appointed a two-member subcommittee (Bonta and deHaan) to create and propose a public process for dealing with the issue of consolidating boards/commissions, changing meeting frequency, and more effectively receiving input from the revamped bodies.

More on this later.