City Hall Tip Sheet: April 12-18 – Oakland’s Measure AA: To tax or not to tax?

>Oakland: Schaaf, city council face-off over parcel tax

OAKLANDRegular council meeting, Tuesday, April 16, starts at 5 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 23 (cmte mtgs)
-MEASURE AA PARCEL TAX- Oakland’s Children’s Initiative, a 30-year, $198 parcel tax for early education, also known as Measure AA, received more than 62 percent of support from voters last November. But whether the measure required a majority of votes for approval or two-thirds remains in dispute. Is it illegal for Oakland to begin assessing the parcel tax? On Tuesday, the City Council will discuss a recommendation directing the city administrator to hold off from levying the tax. But Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who is a big supporter of the initiative, is pushing for the city to begin collecting the parcel tax.


>Fremont eyes homeless navigation center

FREMONT — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: May 7.
-HOMELESS SOLUTIONS- A survey from 2017 found Fremont has 479 homeless individuals, and a majority are unsheltered. In order to alleviate the problem, the City Council is proposing to use state emergency funding allocated to Fremont for combating homelessness to “establish a Housing Navigation Center (HNC) in Fremont. The HCN will be modeled after the City of Berkeley STAIR Center, which provides temporary shelter, intensive case management, and housing placement services,” according to a staff report. Earlier this year, Hayward approved its own center based on the same Berkeley facility.


>Alameda assess student health and wellness

ALAMEDARegular council meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: May 7.
-MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT- A comprehensive report on the the mental health needs and support systems for Alameda students will be presented to the City Council Tuesday night. Among the findings in the report, created by Alameda Collaboration for Children, Youth and their Families, which includes the city, school district, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan’s office, and other local non-profits, identified the needs for additional behavioral health staff at the school district, and clarity on their roles and responsibility; greater engagement between parents/guardians and “key partners in student mental and behavioral health efforts;” and “continued training on social-emotional learning, bias, and cultural responsiveness.”


>San Leandro receives two-year budget outlook

SAN LEANDRO Regular council meeting, Monday, April 15, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 22 (Joint mtg-SLUSD, SLZUSD).
–FISCAL YEAR BUDGET- San Leandro Finance Director David Baum will present the city’s 2019-2021 two-year budget Monday night.


CASTRO VALLEY — Regular MAC meeting, Monday, April 15, 6 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE |
Report on unhoused students


CHABOT-LAS POSITASRegular board meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 30.

 

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