The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence headline review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Joi Lin Blake knows the potential that can be unlocked by obtaining an education. She has spent her professional life helping those who need a hand obtaining the academic knowledge and training needed for success. She’s the new president of the College of Alameda.

Alamedans who don’t own cars will soon have another option for driving around and off the Island, and parking will be included. Alameda’s Transportation Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve a point-to-point car sharing policy that allows car share company car2go to begin offering service on the Island.

City Council members took on the politically charged topic of traffic on Wednesday, voting to initiate an effort to draft a citywide transportation plan. The council voted 4-1 to draft a pitch to prospective consultants to draft a plan, a process that could cost up to $400,000 and take 18 months to complete.

City officials are considering whether to accept part of a waterway separating Oakland from the Island’s East End that the federal government has long sought to hand off. The City Council is expected to receive information about the potential transfer of half of the Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal on Tuesday.