EBC AGENDA | July 7-13 | OAKLAND’s border wall plan; ALAMEDA COUNTY to expand Laura’s Law; KAPLAN wants to revoke ICE deal; ARREGUIN holds state of the city

THE WEEK OF JULY 7-13The extended Fourth of July weekend is behind us, although many East Bay politicos and government workers are likely looking ahead to the annual August Recess, which shuts down local government for a month and forces yours truly to scramble for something to write about. Meanwhile another busy week in East … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | July 7-13 | OAKLAND’s border wall plan; ALAMEDA COUNTY to expand Laura’s Law; KAPLAN wants to revoke ICE deal; ARREGUIN holds state of the city

City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

ALAMEDA COUNTY/June 9, 9:30 a.m.County eyes $65m deficit; Santa Rita fills its cellsBALANCING THE BUDGET Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will present the board with a budget proposing to balance a $65 million budget shortfall reported last April. While daunting, the gap is the lowest in Alameda County since before the onset of the Great … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

Supervisor Keith Carson’s Personal, Expletive-Filled Plea For Mental Health

Supervisor Keith CarsonALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | No other elected official in the East Bay comports himself in the manner of a statesman than Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. He is pensive listener who typically responds with measured, sometimes lengthy silloloquys. Yet, during an uncommonly passionate Board of Supervisors meeting Tueday, Carson's personal struggles … Continue reading Supervisor Keith Carson’s Personal, Expletive-Filled Plea For Mental Health

Alameda County Puts Controversial Laura’s Law Pilot Program on Hold

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | During one of the most heartbreaking, riveting and longest Alameda County Board of Supervisors meetings in recent memory, a long-discussed proposal to approve the early stages of a court-ordered treatment program for the mentally ill, was put on hold Tuesday after over five hours of testimony and clear signs … Continue reading Alameda County Puts Controversial Laura’s Law Pilot Program on Hold