THE WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5
–ALAMEDA– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT– Alameda is on pace to satisfy the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation for building 1,723 units of housing by 2023, says city staff. Ninety-three building permits were issued in 2017. The prior two years yielded 493 building permits. But the bulk of the city’s RHNA obligation is yet to come, including 600 alone from the recently approved Site A at Alameda Point, 300 units at the Del Monte project, and another 300 units at Alameda Landing. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Apr. 17.
–BERKELEY– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 6 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–FIGHT ICE– Berkeley Councilmember Kriss Worthington is proposing that the city’s Peace and Justice Commission take a look at his draft ordinance that would “prohibit the award of city contracts to vendors acting as “Data Brokers”, and providing “Extreme Vetting” services and prohibit City investment in these companies. It is our duty to uphold and promote values of inclusion and shared prosperity. We need longer tables, not higher walls,” he wrote. In recent months, several news reports have detailed so called “data brokers” providing their services to ICE.
–AD15 CANDIDATE FORUM– The dozen candidates for the open 15th Assembly District seat will meet on Thursday, Apr. 5, 7-9 p.m. at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oakland and Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville; and the Coalition for Police Accountability, North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland.
–TRAFFIC TASK FORCE– The issue of traffic in Fremont, it could be argued, is the reason why then-councilmember Lily Mei scored an upset win in the 2016 mayoral race. As concern over traffic continues to persist, in May 2017, Mei convened a new Mobility Task Force to study the issue. Stakeholders in transportation and six community members were appointed to the task force and a consulting was hired. On Tuesday, the task force will offer a progress report on its efforts.
–MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW– “The General Fund’s major sources of revenue are generally performing better than expected, with property tax growth appearing particularly strong. Business tax continues to benefit from a high level of construction activity and sales tax is tracking slightly over the budget estimate. Hotel tax and franchise fee revenues are currently projected to fall slightly below the budget estimate,” according to city staff’s projection for the upcoming FY 2019 budget. Then the but.. “Although the City’s preliminary revenue forecast assumes continued increases over the next few years, it is important to recognize that as time passes the current economic expansion becomes more likely to end.”
–HAYWARD– Regular City Council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
[ENTIRE AGENDA HERE
] // Work session on Fiscal Year 2019 Community Agency Funding Recommendations. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 17.
–SAN LEANDRO– Regular council meeting, Monday, April. 2, 7 p.m.
[ENTIRE AGENDA HERE
] // Annual HUD Action Plan // Refunding bonds. NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 9.