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September 7, 2021

Tactical delay

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

Remember on tonight’s City Council agenda there is the cynical attempt by Trish Spencer and Tony Daysog to, yet again, throw more delays at the Wellness Center project over a clerical error which affected exactly zero people. Trish Spencer and Tony Daysog Called the whole of the Planning Board meeting votes for review but then in separate emails Trish Spencer released two other entities from the Call for Review leaving only the Wellness Center to face yet another hearing in a colossal waste of time and energy.

Hopefully the City Council will make Tony Daysog and Trish Spencer explain why they brought this then summarily move approve the Wellness Center design which will then cease any and all appeals. Unless of course someone sues which I think someone has already suggested that they will which means this delay tactic was probably to give those parties a chance get the lawsuit ready.

And speaking of helping the most vulnerable members of our community, the City Council will be picking up the discussion of what to do with the federal ARPA money.

Looks like a good plan so far but once the funding runs out the City will have to figure out where the money will come from to fund on-going future costs:

The biggest ticket time is hotel operation which would be for either the Marina Village Inn acquisition or “ground up build” of the bottle parcel. Which now sounds like staff is moving away from the tiny sheds model and instead opting for the more expensive permanent solution which doesn’t get immediate units into the pipeline which I thought was the whole point of looking at the tiny shelter model.

Anyway, I hope there will be more questions about that and where we’re going immediately house unhoused folks.

3 Comments »

  1. Looks like Block A at the North Housing site is moving forward. It will provide 90 permanent supportive housing units.

    Taken from the Alameda Housing Authority website:

    “The permanent supportive housing is a model that combines affordable housing, healthcare, and supportive services—will be built in two phases and span approximately 70,000 square feet in combined gross area”.

    The site says demolition is complete, and construction is underway.

    Comment by Karen Bey — September 7, 2021 @ 8:03 am

  2. This is perhaps the most corrupt thing Trish Spencer has done so far. Just a naked abuse of authority and she doesn’t even care.

    Comment by Trish Is Trash — September 7, 2021 @ 8:44 am

    • And where’s that hundred bucks???

      Comment by Rod — September 7, 2021 @ 12:17 pm


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