–HAYWARD– Special council meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–SOUTH HAYWARD HOUSING– “The proposed project will result in development of approximately 25 acres of underutilized and mainly vacant land located near the South Hayward BART Station into a mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood composed of 472 mixed-income, multi-family rental and for-sale town home-style units, and approximately 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail… The proposed project is the subject of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City and the applicant, William Lyon Homes, for the sale and disposition of former Caltrans-owned properties along the Mission Boulevard corridor,” according to the staff report. Two additional parcels will need to be purchased by the developer from BART and the Alameda County Flood Control District, along with a land swap between the city and the Hayward Area Recreation and
Park District.


–ALAMEDA COUNTY- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–$10,000 FOR OFFICE FURNITURE– Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty wants to spend $10,000 in Fiscal Management Funds on office equipment for his Pleasanton district office, specifically three electric sit and stand desks and six ergonomic chairs. “The furniture at the District 1 field office was last replaced 16 years ago,” according to a staff report. “The modern ergonomic workstations and chairs will both boost productivity and benefit employee health.” NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, May 22.


–OAKLAND– Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, May 8, starts at 9:30 a.m.

Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] // Formation of Lake Merritt-Uptown Community Benefit and Downtown Oakland Community Benefit District.

Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–PROMPT PAYMENT REPORT– The City has paid a cumulative total of just over $31,000 dollars in the past five fiscal years,” according to a staff report. “The City has paid a total of 610,874 invoices (average of 123,000 annually) to all vendors between FY 2012-13 and FY 2016-2017. Of this total, 99,690 were paid to local Oakland vendors covered by the Prompt Payment Ordinance. The vast majority of late payments to vendors ($19,000) came from public works.

Public Works Committee, 11 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–SEWER UPGRADES– “The work to be completed under this project is part of the City’s annual sanitary sewer rehabilitation program and is required under the 2014 Sewer Consent Decree… Park Boulevard and Trestle Glen Road Maintenance Holes are one of the 12 mandated locations required for capacity monitoring. These locations received high water level alarms that reached within one foot of the Maintenance Hole rims. The City confirmed that the high water level alarms are capacity related and increasing pipe size is needed. These improvements will substantially reduce the risk of a sanitary sewer overflow during wet-weather. Approval of this resolution will reject all bids and waive further advertising and competitive bidding per the Oakland Municipal Code and authorize the City Administrator or Designee to negotiate, award and execute a construction contract on the open market in an amount not to exceed $2,780,000.00, in compliance with the City’s Local and Small Local Business Enterprises requirements.”

Public Safety Committee, 6 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] // $320,000 for school crossing guards.

Life Enrichment Committee, 4 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] // Roll out of “Love Life” city motto signage. NEXT COUNCIL MEETING, Tuesday, May 15

–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.


–SAN LEANDRO– Regular City Council meeting, Monday, May 7, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
–POTENTIAL NOV. PARCEL TAX– A consultant will be in chamber Monday night to present an overview to potentially placing a public safety parcel tax on the November ballot. The parcel tax may generate $3-6 million in new revenue for police and fire in San Leandro (The city contracts its fire services to the county). Additional funding for police officers could be on the list of needs, which according to the staff report, includes, “For example, a number of the City’s existing fire stations were constructed many decades ago and are in need of significant capital improvements and structural repairs in order to bring them up to modern standards.

–The City’s public safety building is also in need of significant repairs and upgrades. Although $9 million has been appropriated in the adopted Capital Improvement Program budget for modernizing this facility, it is conceivable that actual costs could exceed estimates due to the current highly-competitive bidding environment. There also remains over $650,000 in funding needs for new fire department vehicles and medical equipment that have been deferred from the current year budget that the City will need to purchase within approximately two years. Due to recent changes in the First Responder Advanced Life Support contract that is administered at the County level, the City also faces about $350,000 in new ongoing costs towards ambulance services. Finally, the City needs to identify approximately $400,000 towards the cost of new radios for the Police Department to achieve compliance with the requirements of the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority.” NEXT COUNCIL MEETING: Monday, May 21.


–SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL TOWN HALL– San Leandro Councilmembers Deborah Cox (District 1), Ed Hernandez (District 2), and Corina Lopez (District 5) will host a town hall meeting, Monday, May 14, 7 p.m., Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th Street.


–EAST BAY MUD– Regular board meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 1:15 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]

–BART– Regular board meeting, Thursday, May 10, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]