Alameda push poll is dishing dirt on potential mayoral, council candidates, but not all of them

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL--ELECTION 2018--A push poll, suspected by many, to have originated from Alameda landlords' groups, is probing and testing potential attack lines against a lengthy list of potential progressive candidates for the city's mayoral and city council elections this fall. The existence of the poll portends for another heated political season coming to Alameda.It … Continue reading Alameda push poll is dishing dirt on potential mayoral, council candidates, but not all of them

San Leandro City Council adds landlord exemptions to proposed tenant relocation payments

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILIt’s taken more than a year for the San Leandro City Council to formulate a tenant relocation payments amendment to its existing rent review ordinance. But following a number of additions to the proposal, some that benefit small-time landlords in San Leandro, the amendments will have to wait another two weeks for … Continue reading San Leandro City Council adds landlord exemptions to proposed tenant relocation payments

EBC AGENDA | June 16-22 | OAKLAND public bank study, SAN LEANDRO tackles tenant relocation fees, Mega town hall

THE WEEK OF JUNE 16-22It's so early in the process of whether Oakland and more likely a consortium of East Bay cities go into the banking and lending business that we've heard a peep from Big Bank. Richmond and Berkeley reported are interested in joining the public bank group. Based on recent progressive actions, Alameda … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | June 16-22 | OAKLAND public bank study, SAN LEANDRO tackles tenant relocation fees, Mega town hall

Memo shows Alameda landlords want to work with councilmember on counter measure to rent control

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog has beenopen about putting a second rent measure on theNovember ballot, but a memo shows landlordsare interested in helping his cause.ALAMEDA | While one ballot measure advocating for rent control in Alameda is in the early petition stage, a second measure to roll back some new rent protections approved by the … Continue reading Memo shows Alameda landlords want to work with councilmember on counter measure to rent control

Alameda City Council’s decision on rent ordinance could be pivot point for issue

Tenants at 470 Central Avenue in Alameda, whichbecame the epicenter of the city's rent crisis last year.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | With Alameda’s 65-day moratorium on rent increases and evictions set to expire next week, the City Council will begin the New Year seeking a permanent ordinance to slow the housing crisis. Tuesday night’s debate over … Continue reading Alameda City Council’s decision on rent ordinance could be pivot point for issue

Rise in Ellis Act evictions in Oakland is a trend, says city staff

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The number of Ellis Act evictions in Oakland has more than doubled in the past six months, according to the city’s rent adjustment program manager. And without greater compensation awarded to tenants to relocate to another apartment in Oakland, renters may not be able to afford to remain in the city.Last … Continue reading Rise in Ellis Act evictions in Oakland is a trend, says city staff