Measure A parcel tax

The Alameda Police Department is offering free child safety seat inspections from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot at police headquarters, 1555 Oak Street.

Alameda schools officials have offered a fresh accounting of the district’s Measure A spending, releasing a list of purchase orders and another detailing staff-related spending of parcel tax dollars in response to a public records request from The Alamedan.

The district released an eight-page list of payments to vendors offering a variety of supplies and services, along with a 19-page list detailing salary and benefit payments to teachers and other staff covered under the measure. The release concludes with a two-page “roll-up” document summarizing the spending detailed in the two lists.

Teachers and parents crowded into council chambers Tuesday night to urge a swift resolution to negotiations toward a contract for Alameda’s teachers and an end to the rancorous public airing of bargaining details.