Larry Reid Loves Life, says He’ll Pay to Put Phrase on Oakland Welcome Signs

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Dwain Butler appeared before the Oakland City Council Rules Committee Thursday morning with an idea to add the phrase “lovelife” to the city’s welcome signs. Although council members generally supported the sentiment of the charming request, the slow-moving wheels of government bureaucracy nearly swallowed it up before Councilmember Larry Reid intervened.Wearing … Continue reading Larry Reid Loves Life, says He’ll Pay to Put Phrase on Oakland Welcome Signs

Oakland Gets Tough On Illegal Dumping

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//ILLEGAL DUMPING | The sight of dirty mattresses propped up by sign poles and piles of unattended refuse is getting on the nerves of many Oaklanders. Residents routinely complain illegal dumping on Oakland streets is ubiquitous and the mess may sit on city sidewalks for days, even weeks. “It begins to feel like … Continue reading Oakland Gets Tough On Illegal Dumping

Supervisor Haggerty Says Feds Cost Alameda County $860k In Regulatory Flap

BOS ROUNDUPNov. 22, 2011 | A difference of opinion between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Alameda County Public Works Department cost the county $860,000, Supervisor Scott Haggerty said Tuesday.In June 2010, the Board of Supervisors approved a $2.6 million desilting project that would transfer soil from two separate flood control locations in Fremont to … Continue reading Supervisor Haggerty Says Feds Cost Alameda County $860k In Regulatory Flap

Supervisors Approve Additional Construction Costs in Castro Valley as Heat Rises On Miley

Sept. 13, 2011 | The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday nearly $50,000 worth of additional payments to two road construction bids in Castro Valley as criticism grows over Nate Miley's handling of the unincorporated areas.A contract approved in October 2010 for Galedridge Construction of Alviso costing over $103,000 for road construction in Castro Valley was modified adding over $23,000 in … Continue reading Supervisors Approve Additional Construction Costs in Castro Valley as Heat Rises On Miley