Then Mayor Elect Marie Gilmore with Alameda firefighters union president Jeff DelBono on election night, 2010, at Otaez restaurant.
In an astounding display of elitism, and with great insult to the nationwide movement to institute a $15/hour minimum wage, Alameda firefighters union president and fire captain Jeff DelBono took to the local Alameda blogs to try to argue that $43/hour is a “working families” wage. Continue reading →
Alameda’s Measure K1 expands the utility tax to cover Netflix.
In an obscene tax grab, the City of Alameda, with Measure K1, is expanding its so-called “utility” tax to cover popular services that are hardly “utilities” – streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
As the person who originated the concept of square footage taxation in 1980, I am writing to urge voters to oppose the Alameda Unified School District’s Measure B1 on the November ballot. Continue reading →
Well, at least they aren’t pretending to hear both sides like they usually do…
Tomorrow night’s City of Alameda Denocratic Club forum will discuss the utility tax measure, the rent control measures and the school parcel tax measure, but only from one side. Opponents of these measures were not invited to speak.
How very UNdemocratic.
The move represents a new low in Alameda machine politics as the controlling inner ring has abandoned even the pretense of civil discussion over the issues.
The City of Alameda Democratic Club has abandoned all pretense of civil discourse over local issues.