Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Powerful landlord interests are making early bets on Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, Councilmembers Mark Salinas, Sara Lamnin.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThree Hayward officials received nearly maxed-out contributions from the powerful pro-landlord California Apartment Association (CAA) and affiliates last year, according to campaign finance reports released earlier this month.At a special Hayward council meeting last week focusing on rental housing … Continue reading Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Costa-Hawkins repeal bill fails in committee; Bonta votes yes

Assemblymember Rob Bonta at a Housingand Development Committee hearing Thursday in Sacramento.18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTAssemblymember Rob Bonta, and throngs of rental housing advocates from Oakland, Alameda and across the state, were ready for a fight Thursday in favor of an Assembly bill that would have repealed a more than two decades-old state law that restricts rent control … Continue reading Costa-Hawkins repeal bill fails in committee; Bonta votes yes

Push to dismantle Hayward’s school board is about hastening gentrification

HAYWARD | ELECTION 2016 |For years in Hayward, the school board has been labeled dysfunctional. More precisely, the real criticism is they fight too much. With a little more precision: they fight too much in public. The attack line is as bogus as it was nearly a decade ago. Disagreements among board and council members … Continue reading Push to dismantle Hayward’s school board is about hastening gentrification

Renters’ groups file FPPC complaint against landlord lobby’s deceptive mailers

Tenant activists from Alameda, Richmond, andOakland speak in front of the East Bay Rental Housing Association offices in Hayward.RENT CONTROL |ELECTION 2016 |Renters' groups representing the six Bay Area cities slated to vote on various forms of rent control this November filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Thursday claiming a mailer … Continue reading Renters’ groups file FPPC complaint against landlord lobby’s deceptive mailers

UFCW drops $10,000 on Nate Miley; IE supporting him formed by nonagenarian

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said to anaudience earlier this month, "Don't hate the player,hate the game."ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |With less than two weeks until Election Day, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is pulling out all the stops in his suddenly competitive re-election campaign against Bryan Parker. Over the last week, … Continue reading UFCW drops $10,000 on Nate Miley; IE supporting him formed by nonagenarian

Nate Miley received thousands this week from anti-rent control interests

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley does notsupport rent control in the unincorporateds.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley has received thousands of dollars this week from some of the most vehement anti-tenant groups in the East Bay and state, according to finance records, despite calls in Oakland, which he represents, … Continue reading Nate Miley received thousands this week from anti-rent control interests

Memo shows Alameda landlords want to work with councilmember on counter measure to rent control

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog has beenopen about putting a second rent measure on theNovember ballot, but a memo shows landlordsare interested in helping his cause.ALAMEDA | While one ballot measure advocating for rent control in Alameda is in the early petition stage, a second measure to roll back some new rent protections approved by the … Continue reading Memo shows Alameda landlords want to work with councilmember on counter measure to rent control