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Alameda Elections: 31 Days and Counting

Tiki Tom’s may have burned down Thursday across the estuary, but it’s still real hot on the Island.

The red, gold and black political mailers that arrived this week call attention to concerns over “red flags” at City Hall, namely Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant, aka ICM.

The mailer was put out by SCC Alameda Point LLC, aka SunCal, who is suing the city over the ending of its exclusive negotiating arrangements and development at Alameda Point.

SunCal’s also set up a website about Gallant, which doesn’t offer any new information or documents to substantiate points in its mailer.

It does point to the city’s investigation of councilwoman Lena Tam as a “personal vendetta” and asks residents to call Mayor Beverly Johnson to see how she defends the ICM.

But it doesn’t go so far as to tell voters who SunCal would like us to elect on November 2 ….

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A separate mailing takes a different tack at voters: It highlights photos of a cool sailboat cruising along with no captain but flying a sail that says “leadership at the helm.”

The flyer is for Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft for City Council.

But this mailing has this blogger asking: Why hasn’t Ashcraft been more visible as a candidate before now? Has there been some media/public relations leadership missing at the campaign’s helm?

(The same can be said of some other campaigns around town, for sure …)

She’s got Neil Tam of the board of education and Billl Sonneman of the Alameda Education Foundation’s support, fyi.