>>> BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 15, 6 p.m.) – Item 41
REPAVING PROPOSAL – Berkeley has the fourth-highest percentage in the U.S. of commuters who use bicycles as their primary mode of travel, according to city staff. The council is proposing a referral that prioritizes repaving for bikeways and areas of high-collision rates… The Berkeley City Council will also vote on a resolution in support of the 50,000 United Auto Workers on strike against General Motors. AGENDA.
>>> HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 15, 6 p.m.*) – Item 4
MINIMUM WAGE – Hayward will look at accelerating a state mandated increase in the city’s minimum wage Tuesday night. The proposal by staff is to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, a year earlier than the state. AGENDA
*Tuesday night’s meeting will be held at the Matt Jimenez Community Center, 28200 Ruus Road.
>>> ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 15, 7 p.m) – Item 6E
RENT PROGRAM UPDATE – The city’s annual rent program report shows almost half of all tenants are spending more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent. Average rent is $2,558 and the number of multi-family units sold decreased by 37 percent last year… A council referral asking staff to study whether to bring the Alameda Housing Authority back under the fold of City Hall will also be presented. AGENDA.
>>> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m) – Item 11
VACANT PROPERTY TAX ORDINANCE – Two weeks ago, the proposed implementation ordinance for Measure W, the ballot measure passed last November by Oakland voters to apply a tax of up to $6,000 a year on unused properties, brought out angry and confused property owners to a committee hearing at City Hall. Tuesday night’s item hopes to answer some of the questions surrounding the special tax, including the definition of a unused property. If approved, the second and final reading would be Nov. 5. AGENDA.