Dublin recall group sues Alameda County Registrar

Dublin residents who mounted recall efforts against two locally elected officials were illegally barred by the Alameda County Registar of Voters from reviewing fully a recall petition that narrowly failed to secure the required number of signatures to appear on the November election, according to a lawsuit filed Nov. 28 in Alameda County Superior Court. … Continue reading Dublin recall group sues Alameda County Registrar

Special Election: Hayward school parcel tax renewal wins

HAYWARDAn $88 annual school parcel tax was approved by Hayward voters in Tuesday's special election.The vote-by-mail-only ballot for Measure A received 70 percent support, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. A two-thirds majority of the vote was needed for passage.As of Tuesday night, just 11,634, or, 14.49 percent of Hayward's 80,315 registered voters … Continue reading Special Election: Hayward school parcel tax renewal wins

Kate Harrison wins Berkeley City Council special election

Kate Harrison leads Ben Gould by more than500 votes in Tuesday's special election.BERKELEY CITY COUNCILKate Harrison is cruising to victory in Tuesday night’s special election for the open Berkeley City Council District 4 seat.Early results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tuesday night show Harrison leading Ben Gould by a 550-vote margin.The seat was … Continue reading Kate Harrison wins Berkeley City Council special election

Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Hayward school trustees Annette Walker andLisa Brunner during a press conference last year.Both voted to put a $88 parcel tax measure on the special election ballot this May.HAYWARD USDA Hayward school parcel tax that has generated more than $11 million since its passage four years ago is due to sunset at the end of June. But the … Continue reading Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Every vote counts! Union City school board candidate leads by just 1 vote

New Haven school board candidate Jeff Wangleads incumbent Michael Ritchie by one vote.ELECTION 2016 | Talk about a nail-biter! The current margin of victory for a seat on the East Bay's New Haven Unified School District is one vote.Three seats are available on the school district board representing Union City and parts of South Hayward, Newcomers … Continue reading Every vote counts! Union City school board candidate leads by just 1 vote

Alameda County judge reverses registrar’s ruling on candidate statement

An Alameda County Superior Court judge isallowing a candidate for the same court to keep his candidate statement intact.SUPERIOR COURT |An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled last week that Scott Jackson, a candidate this fall for the same branch of the county judiciary, will be allowed to include a pivotal party endorsement in his candidate … Continue reading Alameda County judge reverses registrar’s ruling on candidate statement

Registrar nixes Superior Court hopeful’s endorsement from candidate statement

Alameda County Superior Court candidate is ina runoff in November against Barbara Thomas.ALCO SUPERIOR COURT |Alameda County Superior Court judicial candidate Scott Jackson wants to include a prized endorsement on his candidate statement. But, the Alameda County registrar is saying no.Jackson, who is facing Alameda attorney Barbara Thomas in a runoff for a seat on … Continue reading Registrar nixes Superior Court hopeful’s endorsement from candidate statement

Alameda landlords’ measure to ban rent control falls short of valid signatures

ALAMEDA | In a development that leaves just two rent-related initiatives on the ballot in Alameda this fall, a competing measure backed by landlords failed to gather enough valid signatures for inclusion in the next election or beyond.The Alameda County Registrar of Voters notified the city Thursday that the landlords' initiative fell 533 valid signatures … Continue reading Alameda landlords’ measure to ban rent control falls short of valid signatures

Alameda landlords’ rent measure fizzles

Councilmember Tony Daysog said he is own rentmeasure will also not appear on the November ballot. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |A proposed Alameda ballot measure that would have banned rent control on the island will not appear on the November ballot, based on a random sample check of signatures performed by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.The … Continue reading Alameda landlords’ rent measure fizzles

Alameda rent control measure, backed by tenants, qualifies for November ballot

Alameda Community Developement DirectorDebbie Potter at Tuesday's council meeting.ALAMEDA | RENTS | Alameda voters will have a chance this fall to decide whether to enact rent control on the Island. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office on Wednesday certified the renters-backed measure for the November ballot, setting the stage for a contentious fall campaign … Continue reading Alameda rent control measure, backed by tenants, qualifies for November ballot

Alameda city staff floats placing recently approved rent ordinance on the ballot

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Could there possibly be a fourth rent-related Alameda ballot measure posturing for the fall ballot? This one backed by the Alameda City Council?As it stands, word on whether a rent control ballot measure backed by local tenants will qualify for the November ballot should come this week, while another backed by … Continue reading Alameda city staff floats placing recently approved rent ordinance on the ballot

Alameda landlords submit signatures for ballot measure banning rent control

Alameda City Council at a special meeting onrents at Alameda High School.ALAMEDA | RENT MEASURES | A group of Alameda landlords who back a ballot measure that would prohibit rent control of any type on the island, submitted 7,491 signatures to the city clerk's office on Monday.The potential ballot measure, backed by Alameda landlords Farhad … Continue reading Alameda landlords submit signatures for ballot measure banning rent control

Alameda renters group submits rent control ballot signatures; plot next moves

Alameda City Clerk's office sorts through ballot measure petitions delivered by the Alameda Renters Coalition Thursday afternoon at City Hall.ALAMEDA | A ballot measure proposing rent control in Alameda took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when proponents submitted nearly 8,000 signatures to the city clerk’s office. If validated by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters in coming … Continue reading Alameda renters group submits rent control ballot signatures; plot next moves

Hayward ballot initiative to change city elections date heads to June ballot

A campaign flyer given to Hayward residentsadvocating for the charter amendment. Theliterature was paid for by SEIU Local 1021.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | A charter amendment to move Hayward municipal elections from June to November starting in 2018 is heading to the upcoming primary ballot.The Hayward City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night directing the Alameda … Continue reading Hayward ballot initiative to change city elections date heads to June ballot

Proposed term limits initiative for Alameda County supervisors is withdrawn

Alameda County supervisors with the NBA titletrophy at a board meeting last June.ALAMEDA COUNTY | The leader of an effort to establish term limits for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors says he is withdrawing the initiative because his involvement in the campaign has become its focus.Long-time East Bay Municipal Utilities District Board Director Frank … Continue reading Proposed term limits initiative for Alameda County supervisors is withdrawn