Miley names former critic to Castro Valley MAC

The appointed seven-member Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, the unincorporated area's de-facto local government, is back at full-strength after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved three new members on Tuesday, including a harsh critic of Supervisor Nate Miley. The Castro Valley MAC, though, is entirely appointed by Miley, who has represented the town on … Continue reading Miley names former critic to Castro Valley MAC

Castro Valley: Despite rule change, MAC re-elects two familiar faces

A new policy instituted by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley last fall to rotate the chair of his appointed Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council was intended to appease community concerns that one controversial member was consolidating power. But the gesture was seen as empty by some in Castro Valley because it was not retroactively applied, … Continue reading Castro Valley: Despite rule change, MAC re-elects two familiar faces

Did the Castro Valley MAC undermine a 199-unit affordable housing project before it was even proposed?

A proposed 199-unit affordable housing and retail project that may be the largest in Castro Valley's history is meeting resistance from the unincorporated area's de-facto municipal government even though an official application has yet to be filed with the Alameda County Planning Department. The Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (CVMAC) took the unprecedented step of … Continue reading Did the Castro Valley MAC undermine a 199-unit affordable housing project before it was even proposed?

Miley’s CV MAC appointee says Urban Shield critics would change their minds if a gunman walked into Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

In advance of Tuesday's likely contentious Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on the future of Urban Shield, a member of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council said Monday that dissenting supervisors might think differently about eliminating or downgrading the emergency preparedness training event if a gunman stormed tomorrow's proceedings. Chuck Moore, a Castro Valley … Continue reading Miley’s CV MAC appointee says Urban Shield critics would change their minds if a gunman walked into Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

CASTRO VALLEY: MAC chair publicly threatens retaliation against colleague who favored new leadership

The chair of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, a government body comprised of members who serve at the pleasure of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, and is the de facto city council of the unincorporated town, publicly threatened to seek the removal of a fellow councilmember just minutes after that person registered support for … Continue reading CASTRO VALLEY: MAC chair publicly threatens retaliation against colleague who favored new leadership

Unincorporated Fairview receives approval for five-member municipal advisory council

In addition to Fairview, Alameda CountySupervisor Nate Miley represents theunincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherrylandand Castro Valley.ALAMEDA COUNTYThe tiny 10,000-person hamlet of Fairview, an unincorporated area between Hayward and Castro Valley, received approval from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to create its own quasi-government body, the first in the county in more than three … Continue reading Unincorporated Fairview receives approval for five-member municipal advisory council

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

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley riding a mechanical bull at a fundraiser April 9 hosted by Castro Valley resident Chuck Moore. Miley was required to ride the bull every time $500 was raised.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s body jerked with the rhythm of the mechanical bull below him. Wearing a floppy hat … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

Miley’s advisory board chair tells Castro Valley to vote out Wieckowski, Quirk

Assemblymember Bill Quirk may not know whyhe deserved to be singled-out during a tumultuousmeeting May 9 in Castro Valley.CASTRO VALLEY | Some members of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s hand-picked community advisory board in Castro Valley don’t think much of state Sen. Bob Wieckowski and Assemblymember Bill Quirk, or, unions, for that matter.At a Castro … Continue reading Miley’s advisory board chair tells Castro Valley to vote out Wieckowski, Quirk

Is Swalwell’s endorsement up for grabs in Alameda County supervisors race?

Rep. Eric SwalwellALCO BOARD | DISTRICT 4 | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley was not happy last week when proponents of giving unincorporated Castro Valley more self-governance through an elected advisory board trotted out the endorsements of Rep. Eric Swalwell and state Sen. Bob Wieckowski.“I resent the fact that we have a congressman and a … Continue reading Is Swalwell’s endorsement up for grabs in Alameda County supervisors race?

(VIDEO) Supe Haggerty to Castro Valley: ‘You’re some of the most unappreciative people I’ve seen in my entire life’

Alameda County Supervisor Scott HaggertyALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty just couldn't take it any longer. After listening to comments from supporters of an elected advisory board in unincorporated Castro Valley, the often straight-talking supervisor launched into a four-minute diatribe calling its residents "unappreciative" of the Board of Supervisors, while goading … Continue reading (VIDEO) Supe Haggerty to Castro Valley: ‘You’re some of the most unappreciative people I’ve seen in my entire life’

Alameda County Supes sidestep idea for elected advisory board in Castro Valley

The infamous Castro Valley sign is in county storage,Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty askedresident Tuesday whether they wanted it back.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | CASTRO VALLEY |The ability of residents in unincorporated Castro Valley to empower their community through an elected municipal advisory committee was dealt a setback Tuesday.The Alameda County Board of Supervisors tabled a … Continue reading Alameda County Supes sidestep idea for elected advisory board in Castro Valley

Miley won’t add new member to his hand-picked Castro Valley oversight committee

Alameda County Supervisor Nate MileyCASTRO VALLEY | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley ostensibly is the end-all, be-all when it comes to members serving on unincorporated Castro Valley's Municipal Advisory Council (MAC).The seven-member committee is chosen by Miley and is Castro Valley de facto government, although it holds little power and merely advises the supervisor, but … Continue reading Miley won’t add new member to his hand-picked Castro Valley oversight committee

Appointment process for Castro Valley’s ‘Un-City Council’ to be held without public

CASTRO VALLEY | For residents of unincorporated Castro Valley, the Municipal Advisory Committee is its de facto local government. In county literature it's even called Castro Valley's "Un-City Council." But, the seven-member committee has no real power and its members are appointed exclusively by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley. In recent years, some Castro Valley … Continue reading Appointment process for Castro Valley’s ‘Un-City Council’ to be held without public