The following information is from Mayor Trish Spencer’s ballot statement:

Mayor of Alameda, Attorney, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Alameda Museum Volunteer, Co-Chair Alameda Youth Collaborative (35+ organizations), and former Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board Member, PTA Council President, and Substitute Teacher. B.A. (Sociology), U.C. Berkeley; Juris Doctor, Western State University. Masters in Governance, CSBA.

I raised four children in Alameda.  I am the independent voice of reason on City Council, always voting for Alamedans’ best long-term interests, after listening to everyone.  I work tirelessly to ensure Alameda serves all residents.  When Alamedans need help, I listen and solve their problems, big and small, collaborating with City Council and Staff (Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter contract resolved; business owner received permits; resident’s electricity restored).  I support Alamedans’ efforts, attending thousands of events (U.S. Coast Guard, Alameda Mastick Senior Center, Scouts, Relay for Life, Friends of the Library, Kiwanis, Rotary).

My decisions support our amazing island community: blue-green economy (Saildrone, The Ocean Cleanup, The Wild Oyster Project), conservation (sponsoring “straws on request,” bird-safe buildings, heritage trees and light pollution ordinances); parks (Corica Golf Complex, Crab Cove, Jean Sweeney Park); arts (Alameda Film Festival, Animate Dance Festival, Island City Opera), fitness (Alameda Running Festival, Alameda Bike for the Parks), business (internships; career technical programs; safe, legal cannabis), smart development (prioritizing jobs, workforce housing, safe streets); and reduce homelessness (increased Operation Dignity funding; rent stabilization).

I vote “no” when necessary to manage Alameda’s budget, not increase taxes (which increase displacement and gentrification), and ensure transparency and accountability.  I am a dedicated, compassionate, hands-on leader who appreciates your input.  Together, we are leading Alameda to new opportunities!

Thank you for your vote.  Let’s do it again!  Email:, 510-863-4496,    #ThePeoplesMayorTrish

Link to:  Re-Elect Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer 2018  Website