>Urban Shield returns to ALCO Board of Supes

ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 12, 9:30 a.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 19 (retreat).
-URBAN SHIELD- Two weeks ago, the Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern made great headway on a great number of 68 recommendations for reforming Urban Shield, the annual public safety emergency preparedness event hosted by the county. But a few of the recommendations could put $5.5 million in federal funding for the event at risk, said Ahern. So the board had the ad hoc committee that created to create the recommendations meet with Ahern to find consensus on the left over matters. The Mar. 6 ad hoc meeting still found no headway on several issues: taking out SWAT training for local police, changing the name of the event, among them. The ad hoc committee recommends the board approve the Memorandum of Understanding allowing for resumption of federal funding.

-NOTES- Supervisor Wilma Chan has a resolution “urging the United States Department of Health and Human Services to rescind the new Title X regulations.” … The Surveillance Technology Workgroup’s deadline for a draft surveillance technology ordinance will be pushed to June 30…

CASTRO VALLEYRegular board meeting, Monday, Mar. 11, 6 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE |Support for Urban Shield | Next meeting: Mar. 25.

>Oakland council meeting cancelled

OAKLAND — Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 12, 5:30 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 19 (committee mtgs).

ALAMEDA — Planning board meeting, Monday, Mar. 11, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE |  Next meeting: Mar. 27 |
-RETAIL CANNABIS PERMIT- The corner of Webster and Haight Street may become the site of a retail cannabis establishment that intends to use 1,500 sq. ft. of the property for sales and 1,200 sq. ft. for on-site consumption. The dispensary also intends to offer a delivery service. The site is located in front of a portion of the Farmers’ Market. The proposal is bound to again rekindled arguments raised by some opponents that the Martial Arts study nearby is frequented by children and should be included in the regulated buffer zone for dispensaries near schools, parks, etc. City staff recommends approving the conditional-use permit for the applicant Main Street Supply, LLC. If the planning decision heads to the Alameda City Council for a vote, expect Councilmember Tony Daysog to recuse himself. He lives a few doors down from the proposed dispensary.

-ALAMEDA POINT V.A. PROJECT EIR- Last month, the city announced it would perform an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed “U.S. Veterans Health Administration outpatient facility, Veteran Benefits Administration outreach office, National Cemetery Administration columbaria cemetery, conservation management office, and associated permanent infrastructure on approximately 112 acres located in the Northwest Territories of Alameda Point.” One of the potential environmental concerns is the impact on a colony of least terns on 9.7 acres of land at the point. Monday night, the city will hold a public hearing over the scope of the EIR.

HAYWARD — Planning Commission meeting, Thursday, Mar. 14, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Two-story single-family hillside home | Next planning meeting: Mar. 28.

BART — Regular board meeting, Thursday, Mar. 14, 9 a.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Surveillance use policy |
-MOBILE DATA RESEARCH- BART is interested in “collecting electronic and mobile data collection methodologies for research purposes.” BART wants the ability to use market information in order to help inform the BART District in planning and budget priorities, said a staff report. BART riders would be able to opt-out. Item is continued from the Feb. 28 meeting.

AC TRANSIT — Regular board meeting, Wednesday, Mar. 13, 5 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Budget goals and priorities | Next meeting: Mar. 27.

EAST BAY MUDRegular board meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1:15 p.m.

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