In 1973, citizens of Alameda approved Measure A, which amended the city's charter, and appears today as Article XXVI. This Charter Amendment states, “There shall be no multiple dwelling units built in the City of Alameda”. In 1991 there was an amendment stating "The maximum density for any residential development within the City of Alameda shall be one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land." The term "Measure A" to refers to this legislation.


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