EBC|AGENDA: June 22-28 — ALAMEDA COUNTY Supes approve $3.1 bn budget; OAKLAND Uber Tax; HAYWARD’s 11 pot permits;

ALAMEDA COUNTYBudget hearings, June 25-27, June 29.
Next meeting: July 10.
–BUDGET DELIBERATIONS– A proposed $3.1 billion county budget will receive its finishing touches this week before likely approval on June 29. A nearly $66 million budget shortfall will be closed with the pending fiscal year budget due to expire on June 30.

–IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE RIGHTS– An ad hoc Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights led by Supervisors Richard Valle and Wilma Chan will convene Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m. at the supervisors’ chambers in Oakland. The committee will touch upon many of the issues that have been highlighted recently by the Trump administration’s policy of separating detained undocumented immigrants from their children.


OAKLANDCity Council committee meetings, Tuesday, June 26, start at 9 a.m.
Next meeting: July 10.
–POLICE DATA-SHARING MOU– At the Public Safety Committee, the city is being asked to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Probation, and Superior Courts to switch over to the county’s new data-sharing system “designed to promote inter-operability among a variety of criminal justice computer systems within and outside Alameda County.” Oversight of the system will given to Information Technology representatives from each agency.

–MORATORIUM ON SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS– Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is proposing a 180-day moratorium on the sale of public lands at the Community & Economic Development Committee. “The community has been calling on the City to develop and implement a responsible public lands policy, which a broad coalition of stakeholders are in the process of authoring. In the meantime, we must take the steps necessary to ensure that valuable public land is not sold off for private interests, and lost to the taxpayers of Oakland,” writes Kaplan.

–UBER TAX– A proposed November ballot measure to tax Uber and Lyft trips comes to the Finance Committee. “In recent years, a growing number of jurisdictions have been grappling with the issue of rising vehicle traffic from trips provided by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), which use the public infrastructure, including our streets… Currently, TNC trips do not pay taxes to the city of Oakland. Other jurisdictions have begun to impose fees and/or taxes on the trips of TNCs.”

Public Works Committee | Life Enrichment Committee


HAYWARDRegular board meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 3.
–FIBER OPTICS NETWORK– A $345,267 professional service contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates to continue final design plans for high-speed fiber optics network in Hayward comes before the council. “The development of a high-speed fiber optic network infrastructure loop will connect Hayward’s advanced industries to high-speed gigabit networks. This project will link critical services to support activities by utilizing nine (9) miles of existing City conduit network and adding eleven (11) miles of new conduit and cabling for a fiber network in accordance with the City’s adopted Fiber Master Plan.”

–COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PERMITS– The city will be asked to approve permits for 11 commercial cannabis businesses, including three for distribution, two for cultivation, one for manufacturing, and one for both cultivation and manufacturing. In addition, three microbusinesses and one delivery services is also being recommended by city staff for council approval. Last December, the city received 77 applications for various commercial cannabis permits.

–MAYOR PRO TEMPORE– Councilmember Elisa Marquez will receive a bonus few months as maaor pro tempore–Hayward’s version of vice mayor. The change is needed because voters in 2016 approved a ballot measure moving their municipal elections from June to November starting this fall. Marquez is not up for re-election, but Councilmembers Marvin Peixoto and Sara Lamnin are, and because of the change, are enjoying an extra five months on their current terms. If approved Tuesday, Marquez’s ceremonial duties will extend to Dec. 4.


FREMONTCity Council/FUSD liaison committee, Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE |


EAST BAY MUDRegular board meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 1:15 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 10.
–IN CASE OF EMERGENCY– Odd item at EBMUD: “Consider a resolution to appoint Margo Schueler, Ronald M. Stork and Kevin S. Blackburn as Standby Officers for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors as outlined in the Directors’ Emergency Succession Plan adopted on May 23, 2017.”


AC TRANSITRegular board meeting, Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 11.
–BUS BRIDGE– “Consider authorizing the GeneraIManager to negotiate and execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to provide temporary bus bridge services in response to the scheduled track maintenance and BART station closures in 2018… BART willbe closing a portion of its track between West Oakland and 19th Street BART stations in Oakland for four weekends between August and September of 2018.”


BARTRegular board meeting, Thursday, June 28, 9 a.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE

**NOTE: There will be more fireworks in the skies than at city halls across the East Bay next week. With most government meetings on a short holiday break, there will be no EBC|AGENDA next week, but its returns on July 8.

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