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?

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

5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Assemblymember Bill Quirk needs asignature legislative achievement andhe needs it to happen soon.ELECTION 2018➤I think the burgeoning scandal in Sacramento with legislators meting out punishment in secret to colleagues accused of sexual harassment in the workplace is going to result in some special elections across the state next year. ➤I think if you have followed the … Continue reading 5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Calls for elected representation are stirring once again in unincorporated Castro Valley

Alameda County Superivsor Nate Miley, right,along with Castro Valley Matters PresidentMichael Kusiak, at an Eden Area LivabilityInitiative meeting Thursday in San Lorenzo.CASTRO VALLEYA group of Castro Valley residents are once again advocating not for incorporation, at least not just yet, but some semblance of self-determination in the form of electing members to the town’s quasi-govervance … Continue reading Calls for elected representation are stirring once again in unincorporated Castro Valley

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

Eden Health District escapes Chan’s bid for dissolution

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan hasthreatened dissolution of the health district for differing reasons since 2012. EDEN HEALTH DISTRICTThere is not a need for the embattled Eden Health District to be dismantled and its assets distributed to various health care agencies, said the local government body tasked with drawing and maintaining the boundaries of local jurisdictions in … Continue reading Eden Health District escapes Chan’s bid for dissolution

Alameda County updates mobile home rent ordinance; increases will still outpace nearby cities

A single-wide mobile home located onCastro Valley Boulevard.ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSDuring a prolonged housing affordability crisis in the East Bay, mobile home parks have been a low-cost option for many residents, especially seniors. But in relative terms, the monthly rental rates for mobile home owners in unincorporated Alameda County is still outpacing stricter controls … Continue reading Alameda County updates mobile home rent ordinance; increases will still outpace nearby cities

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

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

After endorsing Parker, Swalwell high-tailed to D.C. rather than face labor

Swalwelling: Rep. Eric Swalwell endorsed thenon-union-backed supervisorial candidate then avoided labor before heading back to Washington.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell's relationship with organized labor has always been a bit strained. After Swalwell made an abrupt and potentially pivotal decision two weeks ago to endorse Alameda County supervisorial candidate Bryan Parker over the incumbent Supervisor Nate … Continue reading After endorsing Parker, Swalwell high-tailed to D.C. rather than face labor

Bryan Parker’s campaign received large donation from Oakland coal backer

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and Bryan Parker at a forum in Castro Valley last month.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |At several public appearances, Alameda County Board of Supervisors candidate Bryan Parker has taken a stance in opposition of the controversial proposal to ship coal through the Oakland Army Base. The sentiment, nevertheless, did not … Continue reading Bryan Parker’s campaign received large donation from Oakland coal backer

Swalwell on Parker: ‘He will bring new energy and ideas’ to Board of Supervisors

Rep. Eric Swalwell posing with Parker volunteersat a Pleasanton farmers' market earlier this month.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is again bucking the local party machine. He has endorsed former Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker over incumbent Nate Miley in the June Alameda County Board of Supervisors race.The endorsement … Continue reading Swalwell on Parker: ‘He will bring new energy and ideas’ to Board of Supervisors