EBC AGENDA: May 18-24 — Kaplan goes on tax measure spree in OAKLAND; ALAMEDA COUNTY spends $24m on CBOs

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is proposing two major tax-generating ballot measures for November during Tuesday's slate of Oakland City Council committee meetings.

SAN LEANDRO parcel tax takes initial step toward Nov. ballot

Parcel tax could raise $3-$6 per year for public safety Three of the last four San Leandro municipal elections have included at least one revenue-generating tax measure. On Monday, the San Leandro City Council set the initial stages for another. This time a potential parcel tax on the November ballot focused on public safety. The … Continue reading SAN LEANDRO parcel tax takes initial step toward Nov. ballot

EBC AGENDA | MAY 4-10 | Haggerty spending $10k on furniture; SAN LEANDRO parcel tax?; 472-units in HAYWARD

THE WEEK OF MAY 4-10--HAYWARD-- Special council meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--SOUTH HAYWARD HOUSING-- "The proposed project will result in development of approximately 25 acres of underutilized and mainly vacant land located near the South Hayward BART Station into a mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood composed of 472 mixed-income, multi-family rental and for-sale town home-style units, … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAY 4-10 | Haggerty spending $10k on furniture; SAN LEANDRO parcel tax?; 472-units in HAYWARD

Swalwell, Valle want Sutter Health to forgive $19m judgment to help St. Rose Hospital survive

Rep. Eric Swalwell has agreed to lead a blue-ribbon commission to alleviate Hayward'sSt. Rose Hospital and its finances.ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County Supervisor Richard Valle said Monday that a blue-ribbon commission, already supported by Rep. Eric Swalwell, should be created to help solve the worsening financial condition at St. Rose Hospital, a facility viewed as crucial for … Continue reading Swalwell, Valle want Sutter Health to forgive $19m judgment to help St. Rose Hospital survive

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

EBC AGENDA — April 28-May 4 — OAKLAND budget talks – Election Day in HAYWARD – FREMONT pores over district maps – RIP Daylight Savings?

THE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4Quite overlooked, but nonetheless breathtaking, is the Fremont City Council's move toward district-based elections and its expansion from five to seven members. Of course, the City Council isn't making wholesale changes on their own volition.Like many things in life, a lawsuit is the sole impetus of the massive remodeling going … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — April 28-May 4 — OAKLAND budget talks – Election Day in HAYWARD – FREMONT pores over district maps – RIP Daylight Savings?

EBC AGENDA — Mar 31-Apr 6 — Rent rehash in ALAMEDA — BILL QUIRK takes on balloons — FREMONT begins council reforms

THE WEEK OF MAR. 31-APRIL 6Saturday is April Fool's Day. Sadly this first item isn't a prank. The city of Hayward is celebrating the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez at City Hall on Saturday morning. Aside from Chavez's inspiring accomplishments within the labor movement, the event should have additional importance in Hayward, which has … Continue reading EBC AGENDA — Mar 31-Apr 6 — Rent rehash in ALAMEDA — BILL QUIRK takes on balloons — FREMONT begins council reforms

Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Hayward school trustees Annette Walker andLisa Brunner during a press conference last year.Both voted to put a $88 parcel tax measure on the special election ballot this May.HAYWARD USDA Hayward school parcel tax that has generated more than $11 million since its passage four years ago is due to sunset at the end of June. But the … Continue reading Hayward school district’s spring special election will cost $600k

Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

A potential parcel tax might split revenuesbetween St. Rose and San Leandro Hospitals.Healthcare district looked at parcel tax in 2012EDEN TOWNSHIP | Two struggling East Bay hospitals may need the help of voters next year with a parcel tax. The embattled Eden Township Healthcare District is taking the first steps toward exploring whether a district-wide … Continue reading Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

FREMONT/July 14, 7 p.m.All eyes on Fremont’s surveillance camerasSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS APPROVAL Oakland residents fought hard against the type of surveillance the Fremont City Council is set to approval Tuesday night. But this isn't Oakland. The council will be asked to approve the purchase of 10 high-resolution surveillance cameras for $299,000. The license plate reader cameras … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

Oakland Sets Timetable for Placing Public Safety Parcel Tax on November Ballot

OAKLAND | CITY COUNCIL | If Oaklanders approve a renewal of Measure Y later this year, the parcel tax passed a decade ago to fund public safety, its success will lie in transparency, Councilmember Noel Gallo said Tuesday.The Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee, chaired by Gallo, approved an ambitious timetable to present the proposed … Continue reading Oakland Sets Timetable for Placing Public Safety Parcel Tax on November Ballot

Officials Raise Hope For Federal Grant To Hire Cops In Oakland; Tax Measure In ’14

ALAMEDA COUNTY/OAKLAND//CRIME | “What’s good for Oakland is good for Alameda County,” said Supervisor Richard Valle Thursday as two Oakland council members lobbied the county for additional resources to help the city grapple with its continuing crime problem.Oakland officials say a tax measure for additional police officer will certainly be proposed next year while a multi-agency … Continue reading Officials Raise Hope For Federal Grant To Hire Cops In Oakland; Tax Measure In ’14

Special Tax For Oakland Zoo Heading To Ballot; Changes To County Fundraising Limit

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BOS ROUNDUP | A new and badly needed revenue source may be coming to the beleaguered Oakland Zoo. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved placing a special tax on the November ballot that could net the zoo around $4.5 million in additional revenue through a $12 annual parcel tax.Dr. Joel Parrott, the … Continue reading Special Tax For Oakland Zoo Heading To Ballot; Changes To County Fundraising Limit

San Leandro’s Undercover Conservative Mayor Fights To Raise Taxes, Lower Wages

ANALYSISMar. 6, 2012 | San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is battling schizophrenia when it comes to taxes. He supports them sometimes, protests them other times. That's the easy assessment. His uneven record on sales and parcel taxes are also exacerbated by a special knack for placing his chips on loser measures and a weird schadenfreude when it … Continue reading San Leandro’s Undercover Conservative Mayor Fights To Raise Taxes, Lower Wages