Mutton-busting is no longer allowed at Castro Valley’s Rowell Ranch after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the rodeo event in which young children ride sheep like a bronco. Animal rights advocates have long argued the event and others… Read More ›
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern received approval to purchase a helicopter worth $2.9 million. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved funding for the Bell 505 JetRanger X on Tuesday morning. The five-seatbchopper is billed by sheriff’s department as containing… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has served the past seven years as the lone female voice on the rough and tumble Board of Supervisors. On Thursday, Chan issued her support for the candidate who is currently the lone woman in… Read More ›
A homeless encampment of more than 40 individuals under the freeway in Castro Valley will soon be cleared by CalTrans workers. In the aftermath, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley foresees a scattering of homeless individuals the unincorporated areas that he… Read More ›
The Oakland City Council is asking the city administration to iron out its differences with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who are proposing to sell their half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. “In the interest of… Read More ›
Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernández is joining what has until now been a boy’s club after announcing her campaign Thursday for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated next year by Scott Haggerty. Hernández, who was elected to… Read More ›
“I feel very disrespected,” Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan told her collegue on the board, Nate Miley, after he pushed for antoher postponement of a vote on a project in her district.
Former Tri-Valley Assemblymember Catharine Baker has decided against running for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, according to a source with knowledge of her decision. Baker had been seriously considering a campaign for the open District 1 seat that includes… Read More ›
For months Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty looked and sounded a little less rambunctious than normal. Last May, he surprised many by announcing he would step down next year as District 1 county supervisor. But a flyer promoting his annual… Read More ›
You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election
One of the most sought after seats in Alameda County politics is now up-for-grabs. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Haggerty has served portions of… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty wants to begin the process of amending the county’s flag display policy to include the rainbow LGBT Pride flag, but while that’s being done, raise the flag over county buildings this month to observe Pride… Read More ›
The uncertain future of Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital, a safety net hospital serving a large number of Southern Alameda County’s Medi-Cal and uninsured residents, has vexed county and city officials for years. But the resolve for continually propping up the… Read More ›
The Alameda County Librarian is asking the Board of Supervisors to write off late fees for more than 78,000 library card-carrying county residents. The total amount of uncollected fees is $2.3 million. The county library system receives about $450,000 in… Read More ›
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will reconsider a direction its planning committee made to staff last January to create a draft ordinance banning “mutton busting,” a rodeo act that includes young children riding sheep that is akin to bullriding…. Read More ›
Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.
A nearly five-year legal fight between Alameda County and a property owner he believes anti-government signage he placed along Interstate 580 constitutes free speech took a strange turn Tuesday afternoon. Before the Board of Supervisors voted to deny an appeal… Read More ›
A similar bill failed in each of the last two years, but a change in the governor’s office is buoying proponent’s spirits.
Federal workers are still in the hole financially, said Supervisor Haggerty. Plus, the government shutdown could resume on Feb. 15.
Thousands of East Bay residents have generously donated food and services for struggling federal workers who have not received a paycheck during the 35-day government shutdown. With reports of federal workers turning to food pantries, the Alameda County Board of… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon may soon attempt what no other has been able to accomplish in the East Bay for more than a generation–unseat an incumbent countywide elected official. Bacon told the East Bay Citizen Tuesday night that he is… Read More ›
The Rowell Ranch Rodeo has long been an annual tradition in Castro Valley and surrounding areas. But local animal rights activists say some of the rodeo’s events, such as “mutton busting,” which allow young children to ride sheep similar to… Read More ›
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda… Read More ›
The county’s polling for another Measure A provided little certainty that it might be successful in November
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors sided with appellants Tuesday by denying an extension of a conditional-use permit for the only oil-producing wells in the county. The pair of oil wells located in rural unincorporated Livermore, and operated by… Read More ›
Environmentalists say the use of waterflooding puts the aquifer at risk, along more seismic activity. County staff says claims are unfounded.
Supervisor Miley pushed for the previous 45-day moratorium to expire leading to a disagreement with an exasperated Supervisor Haggerty
Last month, Alameda County’s Measure A childcare and early education sales tax increase failed by just 0.47 percent at the ballot box. A comeback in the fall appears likely.
Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ proposed budget would close a $66 million deficit.
When President Donald Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as “animals” during a meeting Wednesday with California officials who oppose sanctuary cities, there was a link among those at the round table to the East Bay. Orange County Deputy Sheriff Ray… Read More ›