City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

FREMONT/July 14, 7 p.m.All eyes on Fremont’s surveillance camerasSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS APPROVAL Oakland residents fought hard against the type of surveillance the Fremont City Council is set to approval Tuesday night. But this isn't Oakland. The council will be asked to approve the purchase of 10 high-resolution surveillance cameras for $299,000. The license plate reader cameras … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 6-7

SAN LEANDRO/July 6, 7p.m.Will San Leandro pay to subsidize hospital this year?HOSPITAL SUBSIDY Two years ago, the San Leandro City Council allocated $3 million over the next 3 years for continued operations of San Leandro Hospital . The third $1 million installment is due this month and the city has shown recently it is a … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 6-7

City Hall Insider: council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 22-24

OAKLAND/June 22, 5 p.m.City Council presents its own budget; housing reportMCELHNAEY BUDGET PROPOSAL Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney’s budget proposal released June 19 adds to the mayor’s plan focusing on public safety, jobs and infrastructure. Within the council proposal is an additional focus on the youth and seniors, along with equity and diversity. “The amendments … Continue reading City Hall Insider: council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 22-24

City Hall Insider: Agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 15-17

OAKLAND/June 17, 5:30 p.m.Lake Merritt land deal returns to councilE. 12TH ST, PART III It’s the Oakland public land deal that forced a shutdown of the City Council in May by protesters and nearly went down in flames two weeks ago before Councilmember Desley performed a parliamentary save to keep the proposal from defeat. The … Continue reading City Hall Insider: Agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 15-17

City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

ALAMEDA COUNTY/June 9, 9:30 a.m.County eyes $65m deficit; Santa Rita fills its cellsBALANCING THE BUDGET Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will present the board with a budget proposing to balance a $65 million budget shortfall reported last April. While daunting, the gap is the lowest in Alameda County since before the onset of the Great … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 1-2

OAKLAND/June 1, 10 a.m.Controversial issues, budget talks continue in OaklandBUDGET NITTY-GRITTY The arduous tasks of listening to budget presentations from each of the city's departments begin during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday morning. The agenda also includes discussion of Councilmember Desley Brooks' proposed new city department on race and equity sure … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 1-2

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland City Council still feeling effects of May 4 shutdown

The Oakland City Council agenda is still feelingthe effects of the May 4 shutdown by protesters.PHOTO/Jaime Omar YassinOakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, third floorTuesday, May 5, 2015, 5 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtgTHIS & THAT $8 million in New Market Tax Credits are coming to the developer behind the Foothill and Seminary Project … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland City Council still feeling effects of May 4 shutdown

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s DAC Privacy Policy comes to Public Safety Committee

Oakland City Council Committee Meetings1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, City Hall, first floorTuesday, May 12, 2015, start at 9:30 a.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtgFINANCE & MANAGEMENT Oakland plans to borrow $170 million with Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes to create cash flow over the next year. The Finance Committee will discuss the proposal to allocate $85 … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s DAC Privacy Policy comes to Public Safety Committee

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland City Council likely to approve 12th Street parcel sale

The 12th Street remainder parcel sale will likelybe approved Tuesday night by the City Council.Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, third floorTuesday, May 5, 2015, 5 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg12TH STREET REMAINDER PARCEL SALE The 24-story luxury tower imagined for Lake Merritt has managed to find itself at the nexus of upset … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland City Council likely to approve 12th Street parcel sale

AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to place restrictions on Alameda Health System’s $150 million county debt

Alameda County Board of Supervisors will place strict parameters over AHS and its loan debt.Alameda County Board of Supervisors1221 Oak Street, Oakland, fifth floorTuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: alcomtgCOUNTY TO KEEP TABS ON AHS The issue of Alameda Health Systems (formerly known as the Alameda County Medical Center) and its loan debt with the … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to place restrictions on Alameda Health System’s $150 million county debt

AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to increase cost of some fees

San Leandro City Council Preview835 East 14th StreetMonday, May 4, 2015, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #slmtgINCREASED FEES FOR SERVICES It may not be the most eventful San Leandro City Council meeting ever and likely will not be one of the longest, but those who do business with the city might be interested in … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to increase cost of some fees

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s Homeland Security grant does not yet include approval for thermal imaging camera

Oakland City Council will decide Tuesday whether to accept a $578,000 Homeland Security grant.Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, third floorTuesday, April 21, 2015, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT Any time grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appears on an Oakland City Council agenda, you can expect privacy advocates have … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland’s Homeland Security grant does not yet include approval for thermal imaging camera

AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to approve issuance of revenue bonds; San Leandro Creek tree removal

Revenue bonds approved by the Alameda CountyBoard of Supervisors will help bring 66 units of affordable housing to West Dublin/Pleasanton BART.Alameda County Board of Supervisors1221 Oak Street, Oakland, fifth floorTuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:30 a.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: alcomtgBONDS FOR HOUSING Four separate, albeit short, public hearings Tuesday morning could results in the issuance of millions … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Alameda County to approve issuance of revenue bonds; San Leandro Creek tree removal

AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to add more funding for the homeless

San Leandro City Council Preview835 East 14th StreetMonday, April 20, 2015, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #slmtg HELP FOR THE HOMELESS Last October, the San Leandro City Council established a Homeless Task Force with $150,000 in funding for a warming center in advance of the coming winter. However, the task force is already finding the problem … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to add more funding for the homeless