Swimming pools are a hot-button in issue in Alameda again. Two competitive pools at Alameda High School that had previously received an exemption for maintenance, could now be closed by the end of this month. “The Alameda County Department of… Read More ›
Fremont Police will ask the City Council Tuesday night to accept a $182,000 Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant for four solar-powered security camera trailers outfitted with 30-foot telescopic cameras. The cameras “will allow the Police Department to provide… Read More ›
Hayward is set to approve eight more cannabis permits on Tuesday night and may rid itself of one previously approved commercial distribution permit. Three of the eight proposed permits also received permits from the city during a previous round of… Read More ›
The Alameda County Librarian is asking the Board of Supervisors to write off late fees for more than 78,000 library card-carrying county residents. The total amount of uncollected fees is $2.3 million. The county library system receives about $450,000 in… Read More ›
>Alameda County may oppose ‘last call’ state bill ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, April 23, 10:45 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: May 7. -FAIR HOUSING- Alameda County cities will enter an Inter-Governmental Collaboration Agreement to fund a consultant that… Read More ›
>Oakland: Schaaf, city council face-off over parcel tax OAKLAND — Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 16, starts at 5 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 23 (cmte mtgs) -MEASURE AA PARCEL TAX- Oakland’s Children’s Initiative, a 30-year, $198 parcel tax… Read More ›
>Alameda County budget hearings begin ALAMEDA COUNTY — Budget meetings, Monday, April 8, 1:30 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Tuesday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE >>Regular board meeting, Tuesday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 23…. Read More ›
City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 29-Apr. 4 – Alameda, Fremont amend rent ordinances; Chabot-Las Positas appoints trustee
>Just-cause could be back on the table ALAMEDA — Special council meeting, Tuesday, April 2, 5 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 9. -RENT ORDINANCE REVIEW- Two years ago, the Alameda City Council approved amendments to its one-year-old Rent Stabilization… Read More ›
City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 22-28 — Alameda County to allocate $13M in state emergency aid for homelessness
>Alameda County may reconsider rodeo act bans ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 26, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: April 9. -EMERGENCY HOMELESS FUNDING- Alameda County is spending more than $13 million of its one-time-only state Homelessness… Read More ›
City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 15-21 — San Leandro revisits red light camera contract; More license plate readers for Fremont
>San Leandro to approve adult-use cannabis sales SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Mar. 18, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 25. –RETAIL CANNABIS– San Leandro is poised to allow its three permitted dispensaries to begin… Read More ›
>Urban Shield returns to ALCO Board of Supes ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 12, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 19 (retreat). -URBAN SHIELD- Two weeks ago, the Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Sheriff Gregory… Read More ›
City Hall Tip Sheet: March 1-7—Rising rent issues, help for the homeless dominate council discussions
>San Leandro eyes mobile home rent ordinance SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Mar. 4, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 18. –RELIEF FOR MOBILE HOMEOWNERS– A city staff reports suggests the rise in rents for… Read More ›
>BART eyes data collection for marketing and planning BART — Regular board meeting, Thursday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 14. -MOBILE DATA RESEARCH- BART is interested in “collecting electronic and mobile data collection methodologies for research… Read More ›
City Hall Tip-Sheet: Feb. 15-21—Cannabis: charter dispute in Alameda; course correction in San Leandro; Hayward rent control update
>Alameda’s cannabis ordinance crisis ALAMEDA — Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 5. -POSSIBLE LITIGATION- Alameda’s Sunshine Ordinance was violated last October, according to the city’s Open Government Committee, after the City Council… Read More ›
Also: Alameda County Fire Department wants a drone policy.
>Controversial San Leandro zoning change and housing project SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: (Tues.) Feb. 12. –1388 BANCROFT AVE APTS– The proposed 43-unit market rate apartment building at the… Read More ›
>A moratorium on businesses that exploit the poor HAYWARD — Special council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Feb 5. -MORATORIUM WORK SESSION- Some Hayward officials worry about an over-saturation of massage parlors, tobacco and… Read More ›
ALSO: Alameda moves closer to selecting a new city manager.
>>Alameda County ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 29. | Reorganization of the board. >>Board planning meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | -MUTTON BUSTING/WILD COW… Read More ›
>Special election for McKay Ave. open space measure? ALAMEDA — Regular council meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 5. -SPECIAL ELECTION?- A proposed ballot measure petition in Alameda that would block a council decision… Read More ›
>>Cost of new Alameda County voting system: $23.7M ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 8. –NEW COUNTY VOTING SYSTEM– The useful life of Alameda County’s voting system has run… Read More ›
>San Leandro may ban non-hosted short-term rentals SAN LEANDRO — City Council work session, Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Dec. 17. –SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE– The city may be effectively shutting down non-hosted short-term rentals, while making… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: Oct. 12-18–ALAMEDA may allow adult-use dispensaries; Numerous councils line up against Prop. 6
Oakland to help homeless living in cars with a safe palce to park; San Leandro is getting a new city clerk next week.
EBC|AGENDA: Sept 28-Oct 4—TRUTH Act hearing with sheriff, probation; More problems for ALAMEDA’s Site A; OAKLAND’s public bank study; HAYWARD declares shelter crisis
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Special board meeting, Monday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE –TRUTH ACT HEARING– Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s TRUTH Act bill, signed into law two years ago, is the subject of a special meeting held by Alameda County Supervisor… Read More ›
OAKLAND — City Council committee meetings, Tuesday, Sept. 25, start at 9 a.m. Next council meeting: Oct. 2. –OPD EYES IN THE SKY– A Oakland ordinance prohibiting the city’s unauthorized use of surveillance equipment has an exemption for “Large-scale events.” The Golden… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon
SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Oct. 1. –FIBER OPTIC MASTER PLAN– The council receives a report Monday night from consultant Magellan Advisors that plots the next stages in… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth
ALAMEDA COUNTY – Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). –SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL– The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: July 13-19 — SAN LEANDRO allocates $14m for road work; OAKLAND 1% tax measure on rental properties
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Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!
EBC|AGENDA: June 22-28 — ALAMEDA COUNTY Supes approve $3.1 bn budget; OAKLAND Uber Tax; HAYWARD’s 11 pot permits;
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Budget hearings, June 25-27, June 29. Next meeting: July 10. –BUDGET DELIBERATIONS– A proposed $3.1 billion county budget will receive its finishing touches this week before likely approval on June 29. A nearly $66 million budget shortfall… Read More ›