Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall, right,wants Alameda County or Hayward to raisethe local minimum wage to $12 or $15. PHOTO/Steven TavaresHAYWARD | MINIMUM WAGE | There is a growing push in the East Bay calling for a steep bump in the minimum wage. Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall added his name to the list while admonishing the paltry … Continue reading Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Wieckowski: Budget Cuts to State Judiciary Hurting the Poor

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski Tuesdayin Sacramento calling for increased spendingon the state's court system. PHOTO/Asm WieckowskiASSEMBLY | BUDGET | Access to justice is hard to come by if the courts are fighting to keep their doors open. All segments of the state budget labored through significant cuts over the past few years. The state courts system is … Continue reading Wieckowski: Budget Cuts to State Judiciary Hurting the Poor

Hayward Moves Ahead With Regulations On Free Food Sharing

Portuguese Park on C Street, one of the sites of free food sharing events in Hayward.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//FOOD SHARING | Despite an uproar Tuesday night from homeless advocates over the Hayward City Council’s attempt to regulate outdoor food sharing programs for the poor, the council showed little sign of turning afoot on the ordinances and … Continue reading Hayward Moves Ahead With Regulations On Free Food Sharing

The Poor And Hungry Could Face Limited Access To Free Food Vendors In Hayward

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

Hayward May Soon Implement Regulations For Free Food-Sharing Groups That Feed The City’s Poor

Public places like Portuguese Park near C Streetin Hayward attract free food-sharing operators.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Changes may be coming for how Hayward regulates non-governmental free food-sharing programs for the poor in public spaces. Hayward city staff detailed a growing list of complaints from downtown business owners and residents who say the open-air services often located … Continue reading Hayward May Soon Implement Regulations For Free Food-Sharing Groups That Feed The City’s Poor