Alameda mayor again called out for off-the-cuff comments

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer and CouncilmemberJim Oddie had testy exchange Tuesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | On the same day the Alameda firefighters union criticized Mayor Trish Spencer for comments she made in private against them and other council colleagues, comes another alleged off-the-cuff remark.Councilmember Jim Oddie said Spencer told an Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) official … Continue reading Alameda mayor again called out for off-the-cuff comments

Already the worst in Alameda County, will San Leandro’s roads improve with additional revenues?

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter saysthe city will keep its promise to fix its roads withadditional sales tax revenues.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Last fall, San Leandro officials said the passage of Measure HH, a new 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase would, among other things, help fund the rehabilitation of its roads, already graded … Continue reading Already the worst in Alameda County, will San Leandro’s roads improve with additional revenues?

Haggerty re-elected to lead Alameda County Transportation Commission

Alameda County Supervisor Scott HaggertyPHOTO/Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY | With passage last November of Measure BB, the 30-year, $8 billion half-cent sales tax increase for transportation in the East Bay, the first round of project are slated to begin this summer.On Friday, the Alameda County Transportation Commission, a group comprised of representatives from 14 Alameda County … Continue reading Haggerty re-elected to lead Alameda County Transportation Commission

General Election Questions: What To Look For Tonight

ELECTION '14 | The big race of the night is in Oakland and the identity of its next mayor will likely not be known until early Wednesday morning, at the earliest. The county registrar won't run the ranked choice algorithm until all the votes are counted. This may render early results meaningless, or, at least, … Continue reading General Election Questions: What To Look For Tonight

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

Kaplan Controversy May Undermine Crucial Transportation Measure

Rebecca Kaplan with former aide, nowcampaign manager Jason OvermanPHOTO/Steven TavaresOAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan may have circumvented campaign finance rules when she paid staffer for her 2010 mayoral run from a expenditure committee set up for a local transportation measure. However, the appearance of impropriety could greatly undermine a second effort to … Continue reading Kaplan Controversy May Undermine Crucial Transportation Measure