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Tony Daysog 2019-?

Tony Daysog ran for re-election to the City Council after being termed out, but for important and substantial issues he either takes a “no” position, takes no position, or abstains.  This is not leadership.  This is a list of all his “no” votes or abstentions.

May 6, 2020

  • Abstained (4-0-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of directing staff to come back in June with language that clarifies the Mayor is part of the City Council; he would like the City Attorney’s guidance regarding the language, but starting with restructuring the sentence: “violation of any provision of this section by a member of the City Council shall be prosecuted as prescribed by State law, conviction of which shall immediately forfeit the office…”

May 5, 2020

  • Voted No (4-1): Amending Alameda Municipal Code Chapter 30
    (Development Regulations) to Modify Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations to Comply with State Law and Make Other Administrative, Technical, and Clarifying Amendments Pertaining to Appeals and Youth Centers Definition, as Recommended by the Planning Board. 2nd reading.
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the policy, taking into account only retaining information for one year instead of two years [Recommendation to Approve a Policy for the Use of License Plate Recognition Technology for the Purpose of Parking Enforcement. ]

April 22, 2020

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the staff recommendation, with the modification of final bullet to read: “separated bike lanes should be provided instead of unprotected standard bicycle lanes unless not feasible.” [Establishing Policies on Street Width, Lane Width, Crosswalks and Bulb Outs to Promote Safe, Livable Streets and Environmentally Sustainable Transportation Choices.]
  • Abstained (4-0-1): Vice Mayor Knox moved approval of the ordinance with the omission of Subsection J. [Introduction of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code Chapter 30 (Development Regulations) to Modify Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations to Implement and Comply with State Law and Make Other Administrative, Technical, and Clarifying Amendments pertaining to Appeals and Youth Centers Definition, as Recommended by the Planning Board.]

April 7, 2020

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the item [adoption of the resolution and introduction of the ordinance]. [Approving a Development Agreement By and Between the City of Alameda and Boatworks, LLC Governing the Boatworks Project for Real Property Located at 2229 to 2235 Clement Avenue.]
  • Voted No (4-1):  Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of continuing to work on the safe parking [for homeless individuals].

March 17, 2020

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White restated his motion: approval of the ordinance as-written, with direction for staff to return at the next Council meeting with language that adds a rent repayment over the suggested six months, as well as commercial considerations and any other further considerations related to Governor Newsom’s state of emergency orders made in the future.

February 18, 2020

  • Abstained (4-0-1): Councilmember Vella proposed amending the motion to provide an off agenda report to Council in four months and the matter return on agenda in September. [Legal Services for low income tenant households]

December 3, 2019

  • Voted No (1-3): Councilmember Vella moved approval of bifurcating the hearing into two parts; the first part results in her recusal, and would be for all prior events for which there could be a claim filed; the second vote, resulting in her participation, would be for any events happening after the adoption of the policy.

November 11, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved introduction of the ordinance. [Authorizing the City Manager or His Designee to Execute an Amendment to the Lease with Pacific Shops, Inc. for the Tidelands Property Located along Clement Street between Alameda Marina Drive and Willow Street, Generally Known as Alameda Marina]
  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Oddie restated the motion: to approve the City Manager’s suggestion with Councilmember Vella’s addition about the City Attorney [Create an Autonomous Code Enforcement Division to Enforce All Building Code and Health and Safety Laws.]
  • Voted No (4-1): Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft moved approval of Council pursuing Option 2 to schedule the matter as a future agenda item. [ Requiring New Construction or Renovation of Publicly Accessible Buildings with at Least One Public Restroom to Provide at Least One Safe, Sanitary, Convenient and Publicly Accessible Baby Diaper Changing Station. ]

November 5, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the staff recommendation [including adoption of the resolution], with a recommendation that staff engage the City Council to engage with legislative leaders.
  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Oddie moved adoption of the resolution [“Amending the General Plan Business Park Classification to Clarify the Allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) at Harbor Bay Business Park, as Recommended by the City Planning Board.”]
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved introduction of the ordinance. [Amending Alameda Municipal Code Chapter 30 (Zoning Ordinance) to Streamline Design Review for Small Residential Additions, Window Replacements, and Green Roofs, Update Work/Live Ordinance Requirements, Update Lot Line Adjustment Procedures, and Make Other Miscellaneous Administrative, Technical, and Clarifying Amendments, as Recommended by the Planning Board. ]

October 15, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Vella moved approval of the [ Carnegie Innovation
    Hall] lease as-written, with additional direction provided regarding insurance requirements.
  • Voted No (2-3): Councilmember Vella made a substitute motion to approve the staff recommendation [adoption of the resolution], with the caveat that Council will review the issue within a year’s time.
  • Voted No (3-1-1):Vice Mayor Knox White restated the motion: approval of moving forward with the staff proposal [adoption of the resolution], but when the housing annual report comes back, there should be some sort of reimbursement option for consideration and adoption.
  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Oddie moved approval [Accept $1,600,786.50 Grant EMW-2018-FH-00229 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.]

October 1, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the [Towata Park] Pathway A staff recommendation.
  • Voted No (3-2): Councilmember Oddie made a friendly amendment for narrowing the cone of the pathway [Towata Park Pathway C] to 18 feet.

September 17, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved adoption of the resolution denying the appeal [of hotel on Harbor Bay]

September 3, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved final passage of the ordinance. [Amending Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-2.B (Zoning Regulations) to Define “Animal Shelter” and Section 30-4.10 (Zoning Regulations) to Add Animal Shelter and Supervised Outdoor Animal Runs as Uses Requiring a Use Permit within the C-M (Commercial Manufacturing) Zoning District.]

July 16, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval [of Draft Climate Action and Resiliency Plan and Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration] with the addition of the comments made by Council.
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White clarified the motion is to bring back the Sanctuary City privacy referral, expanded to provide privacy protections for all City data including a release of the camera data.
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved final passage of the ordinance [“Concerning the Establishment of an Annual General Adjustment, a Rent Registry, Banking, and a Petition Process for an Upward and Downward Adjustment of Rents.”].
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the staff recommendation with the $78 fee.
  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Vella moved introduction of the ordinance [Amending Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-2.B (Zoning Regulations) to Define “Animal Shelter” and Section 30-4.10 (Zoning Regulations) to Add Animal Shelter and Supervised Outdoor Animal Runs as Uses Requiring a Use Permit within the C-M (Commercial Manufacturing) Zoning District.]

July 2, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): On the call for the question setting the AGA at 70% of CPI
  • Voted No (4-1): a landlord may bank up to 8% and at 3% could be implemented in any given year; however, banking may only be implemented at most every other year and implemented three times over the life of any tenancy; the Council also included a noticing provision; stated that his suggestion is Council provide direction to staff regarding regulations and not include noticing language in the ordinance.
  • Voted No (4-1): Councilmember Oddie moved approval of introduction of the ordinance establishing annual general adjustment in rent, a rent registry, banking, and a petition process for an upward or downward adjustment of rents as slightly modified by Council.

June 4, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved final passage of the [rent stabilization] ordinance
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the plan; specifically calling support for reduction to two lanes of travel, a Class 4 bike lane along Rittler Park, a full Class 4 bike lane the length of the project, and support for the round-about [traffic circle] as a long term solution.

May 21, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of the staff recommendation to amend Ordinance No. 3148 [introduction of the ordinance].

March 19, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of directing the Interim City Manager to incorporate the CASA Compact into the City’s legislative agenda.
  • Voted No (3-2): Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft moved approval of sending the item back to Planning Board to improve the design to be more compatible.
  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved approval of as part of the design review, there be a review of the TDM program that relies less on Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) and more on public transit and multi-person shuttles as well as bike share, in alignment with climate goals.
  • Abstained (4-0-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved adoption of the [budget] resolutions.

March 5, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Vice Mayor Knox White moved adoption of the Master Fee resolution with direction that the Master Fee Schedule increases the fees being approved and ensuring billing is done in time increments, not hours.
  • Voted No (3-2): Councilmember Oddie moved adoption of the resolution approving workforce changes to add one Division Chief Position to the Fire Department Fire Prevention Services Division effective March 6, 2019, for an annual cost of $355,000.
  • Voted No (3-2): Councilmember Oddie moved adoption of the resolution amending the budget.

February 19, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): (19-089) Conference with Real Property Negotiators (Government Code section 54956.8); Property: Ballena Isle Upland Parcel APN 74-1025-3; City Negotiators: David L. Rudat, Interim City Manager; Debbie Potter, Base Reuse and Community Development Director; Lois Butler, Economic Development Manager; Lisa Maxwell, Assistant City Attorney; Maurice Robinson, Maurice Robinson & Associates LLC; Potential Tenant: West River, Inc.; Current Tenant: SHM Ballena Isle, LLC Issue Under Negotiation: Real Property Negotiations Price and Terms
  • Recused himself: (19-115) Recommendation to Discuss and Potentially Take Action Concerning the Open Government Commission’s (OGC) Decision Directing that Ordinance Nos. 3227 and 3228 (Relating to Cannabis Businesses) are “Null and Void”, including Without Limitation Any Combination of the Following: (1) Take No Action, thereby Confirming that Ordinance Nos. 3227 and 3228 Remain in Full Force and Effect, (2) Adopt a Motion to Implement the Open Government Commission’s Null-and-Void Decision, thereby Expressing Council’s Concurrence that the Ordinances are Null and Void, (3) Direct Staff to Notice a Public Hearing Concerning the Repeal (if necessary) of Ordinance Nos. 3227 and 3228 and/or the Replacement of Such Ordinances With the Same or Similar Provisions, (4) Direct Staff to Prepare Amendments to the Sunshine Ordinance to Address Concerns Noted in this Agenda Report, including the Exhibit Files, or Raised at the Meeting, or (5) Any Other Related Actions Proposed by Council.

February 5, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): (19-076) Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Third Amendment to the Agreement with the County of Alameda Extending the Term of the Community Paramedicine Pilot Program by 12 Months; and
    (19-076 A) Resolution No. 15486, “Amending the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget for the Fire Grants Fund by $125,000 for Costs Associated with the Extension of the Community Paramedicine Pilot Program and the General Fund by $125,000 for the City Contribution to Fund the Program.”
  • Voted No (4-1): Lowering number of public comment minutes.
  • Voted No (4-1): <(19-078) Public Hearing to Consider Two Appeals of a Final Development Plan Amendment and Design Review to Allow the Construction of a 172-Room Hotel and Restaurant at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway; and (19-078 A) Resolution No. 15488, “Denying Appeals Filed by Brian Tremper and Laborers International Union of North America, Local Union 304 and Approving a Final Development Plan and Design Review to Allow the Construction of A 172-Room Hotel and Restaurant on the Harbor Bay Business Park Shoreline at 2900 Harbor Bay Parkway (PLN18-0381).” Adopted./li>

February 1, 2019

  • Special meeting, no votes

January 31, 2019

  • Special meeting, no votes

January 21, 2019

  • Abstained (4-0-1): (19-059) Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation; Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c); Number of cases: Two (As Plaintiff – City Initiating Legal Action)

January 15, 2019

  • Abstained (4-0-1): (19-056) Recommendation to Review the Ballot Arguments and Address Rebuttals for the Two April 9, 2019 Special Election Measures: 1) a Proposed Initiative Measure to Change the Designation for an Approximately 3.65 Acre Site on McKay Avenue, by Amending the General Plan Designation from Office to Open Space, and by Amending the Zoning Ordinance from Administrative-Professional District to Open Space District; and 2) the Caring Alameda Act.
  • Recused himself: (19-051)Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by (1) Amending Section 30-10 (Cannabis) to (a) Add Cannabis Retail Businesses as Conditionally Permitted Uses in the C-1, Neighborhood Business, and C- M, Commercial-Manufacturing Zoning Districts, (b) Amend Certain Portions of the Zoning Code to Enable Cannabis Retail Businesses to Dispense Non-Medicinal or “Adult Use” Cannabis, and (c) Amend Certain Portions of the Zoning Code to Remove the Dispersion Requirement; and (2) Repeal Ordinance No. 3228. Not introduced; and
    (19-051A) Introduction of Ordinance: (1) Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by Amending Article XVI (Cannabis Businesses) of Chapter VI (Businesses, Occupations and Industry) to (a) Eliminate the Cap on Testing Laboratories, (b) Allow for Two Additional Cannabis Businesses to Operate as “Dispensary/Delivery” (Delivery Required, Open to the Public) within the Zoning Districts for Cannabis Retail, (c) Amend the Dispersion Requirement to Require No More Than Two Cannabis Retail Businesses to Operate on Either Side of Grand Street, (d) Create a Two-Tier Buffer Zone from Sensitive Uses for Cannabis Businesses, (e) Amend Certain Portions of the Regulatory Ordinance to Enable Cannabis Retail Businesses to Dispense Non-Medicinal or “Adult Use” Cannabis, (f) Modify Requirements for Off-Island Delivery, and (g) Make Other Clarifying or Conforming Amendments Thereto; and (2) Repealing Ordinance No. 3227. Not introduced.

January 10, 2019

  • Abstained (4-0-1): (19-028) Resolution No. 15475, “Amending Resolution No. 15473, “Calling a Special Election in the City of Alameda on April 9, 2019 for the Submission of a Proposed Initiative Measure to Change the Designation for an Approximately 3.65 Acre Site on McKay Avenue, by Amending the General Plan Designation from Office to Open Space, and by Amending the Zoning Ordinance from Administrative-Professional District to Open Space District,” by Amending Section 1 (Ballot Question).”
  • Abstained (4-0-1): (19-028A) Resolution No. 15476, “Amending Resolution No. 15474, “Submitting to the Electors an Ordinance Entitled “Caring Alameda Act” at the Special Municipal Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, April 9, 2019,” by Amending Section 3 (Ballot Question).”

January 5, 2019

  • Special meeting, no votes

January 2, 2019

  • Voted No (4-1): Resolution No. 15472, Calling a Special Election in the City of Alameda on April 9, 2019 for the Submission of a Proposed Initiative Measure to Change the Land Use Designation for an Approximately 3.65 Acre Site on McKay Avenue, by Amending the General Plan Designation from Office of Open Space, and by Amending the Zoning Ordinance from Administrative-Professional District to Open Space District.”
  • Voted No (4-1): Resolution No. 15473, “Submitting to the Voters an Ordinance Entitled “Caring Alameda Act” the Special Municipal Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, that Proposes to Have the Voters Confirm Resolution No. 15461, which Amended the General Plan Text and Land Use Diagram, and Ordinance No. 3234, which Amended the Citywide Zoning Map for the Property on McKay Avenue (APN 74-1305-26-2) to Allow for Senior Assisted Living and Support Services for Homeless Individuals; and Consider Authoring a Direct and Possible Rebuttal Argument.”
  • Abstained (4-0-1): (19-017) Adoption of Resolution Submitting to the Voters an Ordinance Entitled “McKay Avenue Open Space Fiscal Responsibility Measure” at the Special Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Not adopted; and Consider Authoring a Direct and Possible Rebuttal Argument.

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