City Council Briefing: Cannabis tax cut, Caltrans Parcel 6, recycling bailout, Short-term rental sites stiff tax

East Bay city council meeting highlights for the week of Nov. 19: >> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL(Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m.) - Item 9.5 CANNABIS TAX REDUCTION - Oakland's 10 percent tax rate on gross retail cannabis receipts is the highest in the county. After much lobbying from the cannabis industry, which is very much centered in Oakland, … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Cannabis tax cut, Caltrans Parcel 6, recycling bailout, Short-term rental sites stiff tax

City Council Briefing: Secret recording, mayor’s pay raise, deadly force policy, vacant lot tax

East Bay city council meeting highlights for the week of Nov. 4: >>> SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL (Nov. 4, 7 p.m.) - Item 8E CUTTER WANTS A RAISE - San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter will ask her colleagues to approve a request to increase the mayor's salary by $15,120 a year. San Leandro's mayor currently … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Secret recording, mayor’s pay raise, deadly force policy, vacant lot tax

City Council Briefing: Cannabis tax rate increase, smoke-free ordinance, and in-lieu housing fees

East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 28: >>> HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 29, 7 p.m.) - Item 14 CANNABIS TAX HIKE - Hayward city staff is proposing to increase its cannabis tax on gross receipts from six percent to seven percent. Hayward's cannabis industry is still in its infancy, although the … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Cannabis tax rate increase, smoke-free ordinance, and in-lieu housing fees

City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 21: >>> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m) - Item 11 MOM AND POP TAX BREAK  - Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo's proposal from last fall to offer small-time landlords a limited business tax exemption on gross receipt comes to the Finance and Management Committee meeting … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

City Council Briefing: San Leandro’s green wastewater project; Alameda gun violence town hall

>>> SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 7, 7 p.m.) - Item 10A WASTEWATER SOLUTION - The Wastewater Pollution Control Plant on Davis Street is slated to begin design a development for a greener method of removing nitrogen, phosphorus and other contaminants from a portion of the wastewater the city later discharges into the bay. The project, … Continue reading City Council Briefing: San Leandro’s green wastewater project; Alameda gun violence town hall

City Council Briefing: Alameda and the estuary pirates

>>> ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 1, 7 p.m.) -  Item 6C ESTUARY PIRATES - The long-simmering issue over a set of historic public pathways pitting the city against residents whose properties abut connections from the street to the estuary comes before the council this week. Neighbors have complained about lewd behavior in the areas in past and … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Alameda and the estuary pirates