Blogging Bayport Alameda

April 15, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

One beginning exercise at the City Council workshop on March 16th was to write a headline of what the individual City Council members wanted to see as a headline in five years from now.  This was one of those blue sky exercises where anything goes and speaks to what the individual City Council member values.

As you can imagine most people took this opportunity to really think big.  I’m going to transcribe what each City Council member said.

Vice Mayor John Knox White

Alameda, a leader in climate action, hits goals early while reducing congestion and increasing public health outcomes.

Malia Vella

New units open at Site B, Alameda Point continues to thrive as ground breaking for new West End crossing is today.

This one elicited a lot of ooohs from the participants.

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Alameda resolves its housing crisis; has built enough affordable housing, small units, ADUs, and more to end homelessness and displacement of our residents.

Tony Daysog

Inaugural Finance Commission Wednesday — new Infrastructure Commission next week.

Jim Oddie

Alameda Point Site B development opens for business.

So one of these headlines are not like the others.  Yeah, it’s Tony Daysog who decided for his big sky moment to add an extra layer of bureaucracy to the City of Alameda.   It’s typically Tony Daysog who thinks so small in terms of this City and never strives for something beyond the mundane.  I mean it would be one thing if these Commission were revolutionary, but they’re not.  It’s something that the City Council could adjudicate if it wants in less than one agenda in one meeting and yet it’s a part of Tony Daysog’s five year vision.  In fact, at that workshop, the City Council talked about it and nixed it as a majority.



  1. “Gavin Newsom gears up for 2024 presidential run, amid California chaos of highest taxes and gas prices in the nation, crumbling infrastructure, dangerous measles outbreak, and tented cities of the homeless.”

    (Oh wait, that’s today)

    Comment by Nowyouknow — April 15, 2019 @ 6:39 am

  2. We have a council member who is trolling us. First he can’t be bothered to vote or take a position. (Was he doing anything to campaign for B? or did he just log a useless no vote against putting A on the ballot?). And then for his vision for our city he says “INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK”

    This isn’t cute.

    Comment by Gaylon — April 15, 2019 @ 8:52 am

  3. Now you know, time to move to Alabama

    Comment by John piziali — April 15, 2019 @ 9:04 am

  4. I have to commend four out of five members for their hitting the nail on the head. Having seen Alameda go from a sleepy town in the early 90’s lagging behind neighboring cities in foresight and planning, to finally looking ahead and addressing issues that all metropolitan adjacent cities need is refreshing. My kids are coming of age and although my postage stamp sized Alameda house has gained equity it hasn’t gained square footage so no room for adult sized kids or elderly parents and no place for them to buy on the island. I am glad that they see this growing problem and understand it’s not going to resolve itself. Actually it will but only for the 1 percent. Thankful to see change in mindset on the councel set by facts not hyperbole.

    Comment by alamedamama — April 15, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

  5. 2022: Daysog Loses Re-election Bid.

    Comment by Angela N Pallatto — April 16, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    • Yes please. Again!

      Comment by Rod — April 16, 2019 @ 10:05 am

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