The kids are out of school and summer is almost officially here. It’s another big week in East Bay government. Here’s your highlights:

➤Budgets in Oakland and Hayward near approval before the June 30 deadline.

➤Oakland’s public bank proposal comes back to committee

➤AC Transit’s ridership is down, but smaller buses might not be a solution

➤Future of  struggling St. Rose’s Hospital in Hayward comes to county health committee

➤Bingo! in Hayward!

OAKLANDSpecial council meeting, Monday, June 12, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–BUDGET APPROVAL– Oakland’s two-year budget is headed for adoption at Monday’s special meeting. According to the city administrator’s office, these are the most recent changes to the biennial budget:

1. Revisions within the Finance Department and the Fire Department related to the transfer of fire inspection invoicing and revenue collection responsibilities from Fire to the Revenue Management Bureau, and recognition that a supervisor is needed for span of control by FY 2018-19 to support the increased number of fire inspectors.

2. A set aside of $5.9 million each year for the Community Advisory Board to make recommendations for allocating the City’s general funds to reduce the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages in Oakland, and to address the results of such consumption.

3. Additional funds for Kids First! based on revised revenue projections.

4. Increased funding for the Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space & Science Center, the Oakland Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and City cultural programs, based on a projected increase in Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue within the Measure C Fund (2419).

5. An appropriation of $50 million from Measure KK Fund first bond issuance for affordable housing.

Oakland City Council Committee Meetings, Tuesday, June 13, starts at 9:30 a.m.

–OAKLAND PUBLIC BANK– On April 25, a $100,000 contract to study the feasibility of an Oakland public bank was briefly mothballed as some councilmembers questioned whether the job could be done for such a small amount. It returns Tuesday with the same terms and recommendation for the city administrator’s office to instead include the deliberations within the scope of the city budget talks.

–POLICE COMMISSION– The seven-member, civilian-led Oakland Police Commission approved by voters last fall comes closer to fruition Tuesday. “While complaints against Oakland officers decreased… public mistrust in our police force remains significant and there are remaining challenges that need to be addressed,” said the staff report. The enable ordinance further lays out the commission’s framework that includes powers to vet the next police chief and firing, as long as 5 of 7 commissioners agree. Current nor former police officers are barred from serving on the oversight commission.

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE, 11 a.m. Pedestrian Master Plan update [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]  // COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, 1 p.m. Amendments to public art requirements; non-profits displacement report [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]  // LIFE ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE, 4 p.m. “Love Life” slogan implementation [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]  // RULES COMMITTEE, Thursday, June 15, 10:45 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]


FREMONT Regular council meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–REDISTRICTING– At the beginning of this year, few in Fremont had any inkling the system by which they choose councilmembers would be turned upside down within just a few months. After a lawsuit forced the city’s hand, on Tuesday, the council will formally approve moving to district-based elections, expanding the council to seven.


HAYWARDSpecial council work session, Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–TWO-YEAR INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN– “In November 2016, the City Council held a Council priority setting retreat where they identified three strategic initiatives for the next two years: Complete Streets, Complete Communities and Tennyson Corridor…”

–MUNICIPAL CODE EDIT– Last year Hayward hired an outside legal firm to review the city’s municipal code. The revisions, however, were minimal, except for extensive changes to the section that regulates Bingo!


ALAMEDA COUNTY — Board of Supervisor Health Committee meeting, Monday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–ST. ROSE HOSPITAL’S FUTURE– The St. Rose Hospital Task Force will present their findings and solutions for keeping the struggling Hayward safety net hospital on its feet. Last month, Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle asked the Eden Health District if it might use its tax-raising ability to place a ballot measure next year to improve the hospital’s financial stability.


AC TRANSITRegular board meeting, Wednesday, June 14, 5 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–RIDERSHIP DOWN– An analysis of AC Transit’s ridership suggests its fleet could down size to smaller buses in the future. “The data reveal that ridership is down about 20% since January 2002 and 6% since 2014,” said a report. “Recent decreases in ridership suggest the District could deploy a greater number of smaller capacity vehicles. However, staff recommends maintaining the current fleet mix of cutaway and 30-foot vehicles. Because of their capacity constraints, these vehicles are limited to a small number of routes and will be further constrained if ridership rebounds.

EBMUDRegular board meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 1:15 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–RATE INCREASES– A public hearing on EBMUD’s proposed water rate increases was supposed to be held Tuesday, but an error occurred in the mailing of the notices to some customers (they did not receive the notice) will result in it being rescheduled to July 11.