CONFLICT: Richard Valle chatting with voters during his run for Alameda County Supervisor in 2012. But do his duties as supervisor today conflict with his local recycling company? PHOTO/Matt Santos__________Garbage rates in Hayward may increase by 10 percent next March. Negotiations between the city and Waste Management are ongoing, but the increase could raise rates … Continue reading Hayward garbage rates may rise, but why is an Alameda County supe involved?
SAN LEANDRO | When the Oakland City Council awarded a garbage contract to locally owned recycling company California Waste Solutions earlier this month and passed over what seemed like a stronger competing bid from Waste Management, the effects of the decision appeared to be confined only to Oakland. But a closer examination of the deal … Continue reading Oakland’s New Garbage Contract Will Greatly Affect San Leandro
HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//HOMELESS | Charitable groups that feed the poor in Hayward may soon be required to gain city approval and secure costly food handling permits from the Alameda County Health Department. Some Hayward downtown businesses and city officials say the free food sharing events at downtown city parks often feature excess litter and promote an … Continue reading The Poor And Hungry Could Face Limited Access To Free Food Vendors In Hayward
ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | On June 5, just hours after casting a vote for himself in the East Bay's 15th Congressional District primary against incumbent Congressman Pete Stark, Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell voted to approve a no-bid, monopoly contract to a local garbage company while members of that firm's upper management sat in attendance. … Continue reading The Real Eric Swalwell Revealed