Category: Alameda

The Proposals: Fernside Pocket Parks

Here’s the official lot lines for Fernside. This is the pocket park at Fairview (video). The yellow highlight is the existing property lines, everything highlighted is City of Alameda Property.  On this property, the homeowners on both sides have built a…

Focus on Scale Up, Not Start-up

Economic Gardening is a term for a 30+-year-old school of thought that began in Littleton Colorado, where cities focus not on bringing in the big employers (LBNL, VF, Target, etc.) but instead provide a suite of service that support small and mid-sized…

5 Answers to the Money Problem?

An interesting, if not groundbreaking or even necessarily directive, article on pensions. One supposition that jumped out at me: Actuaries, who set recommended levels of contributing to pensions, have been far too optimistic. They’ve made bad assumptions about how many people…