EBC AGENDA | MAR 16-22 | Housing discussions in SAN LEANDRO, HAYWARD; Revenues up in ALAMEDA

THE WEEK OF MARCH 16-22--ALAMEDA--¬†Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 20, 7 p.m.¬†[ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--UPTICK IN REVENUES-- "The proposed budget amendments to the FY 2017-18 Budget will increase General Fund revenue by $7 million, to $99 million, and will increase operating expenditures by $382,000, to $95 million in operating expenditures, and to $111 million total expenditures … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 16-22 | Housing discussions in SAN LEANDRO, HAYWARD; Revenues up in ALAMEDA

Seeking to raise new revenues, Union City may declare a ‘fiscal emergency’

UNION CITYWith an eye toward asking Union City residents to approve a pair of tax-generating ballot measures sometime this year, the Union City Council may declare a fiscal emergency this week.Union City's budget forecast for the next five years estimates multi-year budget deficits will deplete its reserves by Fiscal Year 2021-22.To increase revenues, Union City … Continue reading Seeking to raise new revenues, Union City may declare a ‘fiscal emergency’

Favorable polling for San Leandro cannabis tax, two other proposed revenue-generating measures

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | A lengthy November ballot could get longer in San Leandro. Three potential revenue-generating initiatives, including one for taxing cannabis, are popular with voters, according to a recent city survey.Two-thirds of likely San Leandro voters registered support for taxing cannabis sales in the city. San Leandro's first cannabis dispensary is due … Continue reading Favorable polling for San Leandro cannabis tax, two other proposed revenue-generating measures

Oakland is Leaving a Whole Lot of Money on the Table, says Grand Jury Report

OAKLAND | ALCO GRAND JURY | A new Alameda County Grand Jury report is questioning whether the City of Oakland and its police department are receiving all the revenue they're due from a long-term towing contract. In addition, the report also said the Oakland Fire Department failed to recoup more than $1.4 million in fire … Continue reading Oakland is Leaving a Whole Lot of Money on the Table, says Grand Jury Report