After narrow June defeat, Alameda County is readying another childcare tax measure for Nov.

Last month, Alameda County's Measure A childcare and early education sales tax increase failed by just 0.47 percent at the ballot box. A comeback in the fall appears likely.

Special Election: Hayward school parcel tax renewal wins

HAYWARDAn $88 annual school parcel tax was approved by Hayward voters in Tuesday's special election.The vote-by-mail-only ballot for Measure A received 70 percent support, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. A two-thirds majority of the vote was needed for passage.As of Tuesday night, just 11,634, or, 14.49 percent of Hayward's 80,315 registered voters … Continue reading Special Election: Hayward school parcel tax renewal wins

Did Alameda’s landmark Measure A create the housing crisis of today?

Tenants at risk for mass evictions at 470 Centralin Alameda. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresALAMEDA | MEASURE A | Kofman Auditorium was a historically intriguing site for the city of Alameda to direct a crowd expected to be large and potentially unruly for a highly anticipated January council meeting on a possible rent ordinance. Officials said they moved … Continue reading Did Alameda’s landmark Measure A create the housing crisis of today?

Despite rent moratorium in Alameda, it’s all leading to ballot fight over rent control

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | ANALYSIS | It may have taken more than three hours to pin down the details, but Alameda’s immediate 65-day moratorium on rent increases and evictions will keep renters in their places through the holiday season. What comes next for alleviating growing fears across the island of brutal rent hikes and 60-day … Continue reading Despite rent moratorium in Alameda, it’s all leading to ballot fight over rent control

Haggerty Vows to Deliver Tri Valley Votes for Latest County Transportation Measure

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggertyopening the campaign Tuesday for Measure BB.ALAMEDA COUNTY | TRANSPORTATION | The loss of Measure B, the Alameda County transportation sales tax measure defeated two years ago by a razor’s edge, was a problematic electoral setback almost immediately after the last ballot was counted in November 2012. Many described the campaign … Continue reading Haggerty Vows to Deliver Tri Valley Votes for Latest County Transportation Measure

Down Ballot, May 27, 2014; 7 days to Election Day

Just so we're completely clear.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL If you drive east on A Street in Hayward near Hesperian Boulevard, you will see a billboard paid for by the union-backed political action committee, Healing the Heart of Hayward (ProTip: about a block away is World’s Faire Donuts—best in town). The signage hopes to stoke anger among … Continue reading Down Ballot, May 27, 2014; 7 days to Election Day

Reauthorization of County Health Care Half-Cent Sales Tax Heads to June Ballot

Alameda Health System received $88 millionin tax revenue last year from Measure A. ELECTION 2014 | ALAMEDA COUNTY | Nearly every government agency seeking a ballot measure this election cycle characterizes its important in dire terms, but some come with a ring of truth. On Tuesday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the first step toward … Continue reading Reauthorization of County Health Care Half-Cent Sales Tax Heads to June Ballot

Reauthorization for Alameda County’s Measure A may not come until 2016

A large portion of Measure A tax dollars isused to operate Oakland's Highland Hospital.ALAMEDA COUNTY | HEALTH CARE | Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan believes voters will not be asked to reauthorize a critical funding measure for the county’s health care system during this year's election cycle.Measure A, the massive and largely successful health care … Continue reading Reauthorization for Alameda County’s Measure A may not come until 2016

San Leandro May Spend $110k To Study Potential Tax Measure in 2014

San Leandro may eye a road improvement taxnext year. It has struggled in recent years to findmoney to repair its roads. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | With the coming mid-term election season just around the corner, voters in Alameda County, including those in San Leandro, may be asked to pass another round of revenue-generating tax measures. … Continue reading San Leandro May Spend $110k To Study Potential Tax Measure in 2014

Former CEO Who Wrecked St. Rose Hospital, Took $1.28M Severance, Named To ‘Measure A’ Blue Ribbon Committee

Michael MahoneyALAMEDA COUNTY | Michael Mahoney once ran one of the most crucial safety net hospitals in Alameda County. His mismanagement coupled with the dim realities of running a hospital in pre-Obamacare America led to the near bankruptcy of St. Rose Hospital in Hayward last year and a $1.28 million severance package from the county … Continue reading Former CEO Who Wrecked St. Rose Hospital, Took $1.28M Severance, Named To ‘Measure A’ Blue Ribbon Committee

County To Form Task Force Examining Re-Up Of Measure A For Next Year

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Measure A is one of the most successful voter-approved referendums in Alameda County over the past decade. Since 2004, the half-cent transactions and use tax has garnered nearly $1 billion in revenue, two-thirds of which, greatly aid the county's health care safety net.In order to continue the tax windfall generated by Measure A, county and … Continue reading County To Form Task Force Examining Re-Up Of Measure A For Next Year