Archive for: July, 2016

How does a petition get on the ballot?

by Eric Strimling

And why did the ARC initiative make it, and the Landlords’ initiative didn’t (yet). In order to qualify for the ballot, a petition must contain the verified signatures of 15% (6,461) of registered voters in Alameda and be submitted to the Alameda City Clerk. The City has contracted with the County of Alameda Registrar of…



Rent Control made the November ballot!

by Eric Strimling

We did it. The county registrar informed us yesterday that our charter amendment for rent control will be on the November ballot.  The official percentage was 113%! This is a massive accomplishment by an all-volunteer organization of renters, homeowners, small business owners, high school students, and residents of Alameda.  Congratulations to everyone, and special recognition…