Rent Advisory Committee Survives
THE MONTHLY BRIEFING
Rent Control Dies; Committee Survives
News of Interest to Alamedans
Rent Update The city council didn’t impose rent control or restrict eviction but will keep the Rent Review Advisory Committee, require landlords to tell renters about it when raising rent, and make all parties participate in rent dispute hearings.
Trust Approved Police and firefighters received four-year contract extensions, and a trust fund was established and funded to cover the exponentially rising retiree medical and pension costs.
Suit Settled Jeffrey Navarro, a disabled man arrested on suspicion of theft, will receive $450,000 from the city. Navarro, who suffers from schizophrenia, said police used excessive force during his arrest, fracturing his arm and inducing other injuries. Police admitted no wrongdoing.
Ironic Eviction David Perry, president of the Alameda Rent Review Advisory Committee, was evicted from his Paru Street apartment, his home for seven years.
Sunrise, Sunset The west side of Seaplane Lagoon, destined to become a park, remains off limits though fencing came down in mid-March. Since then, there have been signs of illegal dumping and sideshows, so the city plans to erect a new fence to restrict the area again.
Bridge News Rehabilitation and bridge deck repair on the High Street Bridge were completed 10 days ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, the Park Street Bridge will close May 11 through Aug. 14.
Team Training Nea and the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program are teaming up to teach industrial technology, health and services, and business and technology at the EAROP Center in Hayward, which is a career training venture among the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo school districts.
Commuters Winner High school senior Miguel Delgado of Novato won the Alameda Commuters Tournament by three strokes, his first amateur win. He shot an 11 under 273 to win the tourney. He will play for Notre Dame.
New Biz New businesses setting up shop in the Park Street area are: Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio, My Angel Nails, Teazzert, Tootsies Alameda, Vintiq, and Twirl Alameda. Meanwhile, the West End has welcomed Al’s Barber Shop and Little Cupcakes Family Daycare to the ’hood.