Blogging Bayport Alameda

November 30, 2021


Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

As we start to see opponents to the Housing Element gather all of their arguments as to why certain areas in Alameda should be exempt from any new housing we should keep in mind that most arguments are simply tactics to try to win over a largely uninformed public through buzzwords that don’t fit and thoroughly debunked bullshit.

But what these folks don’t seem to understand is that the options being presented to them are the only options on the table precisely because their actions for decade after decade have brought Alameda to the point where everything and every neighborhood is up for grabs.

The most cynical act though of the line of opponents who will line up before the City Council tonight is that they will shamelessly put forth ridiculous arguments like SB 9 and 10 already create enough units because every lot could, potentially, be subdivided and built to four units which would more than meet our RHNA numbers. But while they’re putting that argument forward they’re also funding efforts to eliminate SB 9 and 10 via a ballot initiative.

Somehow someone convinced a monied Alameda to donate $200,000 to the effort which will go toward paid signature gatherers who are bad when they collect signatures for a ballot initiative you don’t like but good when you need bodies on the ground for your pet initiative:

1 Comment »

  1. Reyla Graber set $200,000 on fire. It’s not even 2022 campaign season but it’s already hilarious in typical Alameda fashion.

    Comment by Seabiscuit — November 30, 2021 @ 8:33 am

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