Oakland Councilman’s $10.20 Minimum Wage Ordinance Held in Committee

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | An Oakland City Council ordinance that would enact a citywide minimum wage of $10.20 was held in committee Tuesday while staff continues to study the issue. Meanwhile, a potential local initiative for the November ballot to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 per hour continues to gain steam. The proposed ordinance … Continue reading Oakland Councilman’s $10.20 Minimum Wage Ordinance Held in Committee

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

Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

SAN LEANDRO | HOMELESSNESS | Rose Padilla Johnson, the executive director of San Leandro’s Davis Street Family Resource Center, says there may be over 500 people in the city lacking suitable shelter. The typical profile of the homeless is San Leandro also reveals a dirty little secret. The homeless are not young, nor are they … Continue reading Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

What Would Hayward Do?

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | When it comes to helping the poor, WWHD?By unanimously passing an ordinance Tuesday night placing restrictions on free food-sharing groups that feed the poor in city parks, the Hayward City Council sided with concerns voiced by its downtown merchants, who complained loudly about unruly behavior they believe stems from the small-scale events. … Continue reading What Would Hayward Do?

Poor, Young, Elderly to Feel the Brunt of Alameda County Budget Cuts

CUTS DEEPEST TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, HEALTH SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY; BUDGET LIKELY APPROVED FRIDAYBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterThe disconnect between what Alameda County desires to protect from budget cuts necessitated by a $137 million funding shortfall and what it will slash is nowhere more evident than when you place its list of values next to a … Continue reading Poor, Young, Elderly to Feel the Brunt of Alameda County Budget Cuts