EBC AGENDA | APR 27-MAY 3 | ALAMEDA releases long-awaited report on Council interference; FREMONT seeks more density

THE WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3

–ALAMEDA– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–NORTHERN HOUSING TRANSFERS– “On January 2, 2018, the City Council introduced an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance to remove the Government Overlay designation on the North Housing property bounded by Main Street, Singleton Avenue, Mosley Avenue, and Bette Street. The Government Overlay was placed on the property due to Federal ownership of the land. In 2007, the Navy declared the property surplus and began the process to transition the property to civilian reuse.”

–Three ordinances will be heard to complete the deal. Support from at least four of five councilmembers is needed for passage. They include, “Accept at No Cost an Approximately 5.3 Acre Roadway Dedication from the U.S. Navy; Accept at No Cost an Approximately 12-Acre Site from the U.S. Navy and Transfer by Quitclaim Deed a Portion Thereof at No Cost to the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda in the North Housing Site; Execute Any and All Ancillary Documents and to Perform Any and All Acts Necessary or Desirable to Consummate the Transaction.”

–REPORT RELEASED ON MAY 2– After nearly four months, the public will get its hands of the independent investigator’s report on City Manager Jill Keimach’s now infamous Oct. 2 letter alleging council interference into his charter-given power to hire a new fire chief. The 80-page report’s findings is expected to be a mixed bag finding one councilmember violated the charter, while deeming the clause unconstitutional. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, May 15.

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–OAKLAND– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] // NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, May 8.

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–ELECTION 2018–
–ALCO BOARD OF ED FORUM– League of Women Voters Candidate Forum in the Area 1 Alameda County Board of Education race, Friday, April 27, 6 p.m., Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland.
–OUR REVOLUTION RALLY– Our Revolution President Nina Turner is appearing with AD15 candidate Jovanka Beckles, Lt. Gov. candidate Gayle McLaughlin, and Alameda County D.A. candidate Pamela Price at a rally for progressives candidates, Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., MLK Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley.
–ALCO FORUM– League of Women Voters Candidate Forum with Alameda County Controller-Auditor candidates; Alameda County Assessor candidates; Alameda County District Attorney candidates, Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., Piedmont City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont.
–ALCO DA/JUDGE FORUM– League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Alameda County District Attorney and Alameda County Superior Court Judge, Wednesday, May 9, 6 p.m., 1000 Broadway, Suite, 290, Oakland.

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–HAYWARD– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]

–BUDGET TALKS– The City Council will resume budget discussions left off from last Saturday’s departmental budget presentations.  NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, May 8.

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–GATHERINGS–
–CA17 TOWN HALL– Rep. Ro Khanna town hall, Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino.

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–FREMONT– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–LAND-USE CHANGES–  Similar to Alameda, the issue of traffic congestion rallies up certain bases in Fremont. The notion of increased traffic is also tied politically to slow-growth when it comes to housing development. It was Fremont Mayor Lily Mei’s notched a major upset for in mayor two years ago with the deft use of this issue to stoke support among Fremont slow-growth groups. On Tuesday, two housing development projects will seek to increase the density of their respective proposals. The Canyon View project seeks to increase the density of the 1.9-acre parcel from 2.3 units per acre to 8.7. Meanwhile, the Villas of Mission is proposing to amends the “0.79-Acre Site from General Commercial to Medium Density Residential (14.6 to 29.9 Dwelling Units Per Net Acre), a Rezoning from General Commercial to R-3-18 (Multifamily Residential)”

–CANNABIS DELIVERY– Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon has a referral on Tuesday’s agenda asking to study whether the city should begin allowing the delivery of cannabis.

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