Alameda County Supe Richard Valle presents the Reading of the Numbers

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Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSBernie Morales, the first Mexican-American elected to public office in Alameda County history, died Monday. He was 100.His passing marked a somber beginning to Tuesday morning's Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. In addition, to Morales, the wife of appointed Alameda County Treasurer-Controller Henry Levy, who passed away earlier this month was also … Continue reading Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

Chan raises possibility of countywide ballot measure to combat homelessness

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chanat Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meetingin Oakland.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSHomelessness is so pervasive in Alameda County that the only long-term solution to the problem may be to ask voters to approve a bond measure, says Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan."There just isn't enough money to serve this county," Chan said during … Continue reading Chan raises possibility of countywide ballot measure to combat homelessness

ALCO begins process of issuing $580 million Measure A1 affordable housing bonds

ALAMEDA COUNTYThe serious lack of affordable housing in the East Bay was clearly apparent to voters in Alameda County last year with approval of Measure A1, a $580 million general obligation bond to help foster new ownership of affordable housing and units for renters.On Tuesday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors formally approved the issuance … Continue reading ALCO begins process of issuing $580 million Measure A1 affordable housing bonds

Eden Health District taps former St. Rose executive as next CEO

Michael Mahoney takes over for retiring EdenHealth District CEO Dev Mahadevan in June.EDEN HEALTH DISTRICTThe Eden Health District Board of Directors on Wednesday named former St. Rose Hospital executive Michael Mahoney to be its next CEO. He replaces long-time CEO Dev Mahadevan, who announced his retirement in March.Mahoney will receive a one-year, $145,000 base salary, … Continue reading Eden Health District taps former St. Rose executive as next CEO

Alameda County Supes appoint treasurer-tax collector, but some question his integrity

Henry Levy will be sworn-in as Alameda County'snext treasurer-tax collector sometime in May.ALAMEDA COUNTYIn the end the unions got their man. Following an hour-long deliberation, highlighted by some contention, including questions about the applicant's integrity, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Henry Levy as treasurer-tax collector, replacing the retired Donald White. Levy, a long-time … Continue reading Alameda County Supes appoint treasurer-tax collector, but some question his integrity

Alameda County supes await labor union’s choice before appointing next treasurer-tax collector

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County supervisors will wait another week before appointing a new treasurer-tax collector while the powerful Service Employees International Union Local 1021 decides which of the four candidates to endorse.The four candidates are former Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, accountant Henry Levy, Castro Valley Unified School District assistant superintendent Dr. Candi Clark, and current assistant … Continue reading Alameda County supes await labor union’s choice before appointing next treasurer-tax collector

Struggling St. Rose Hospital gets $8 million lifeline from county

Hayward's St. Rose Hospital is still facinga $6 million budget deficit this fiscal year.ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSHayward's St. Rose Hospital is Southern Alameda County's main provider of indigent health care. This fact also means the hospital continually struggles to keep its doors open due to the number of Medi-Cal patients its sees on a … Continue reading Struggling St. Rose Hospital gets $8 million lifeline from county

Immigrants in Alameda County are disenrolling from services, kids not attending school

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Vallerepresents numerous immigrant populationsin District 2. PHOTO/Matt SantosALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORSA sense of panic within immigrant communities in Alameda County is pushing residents to discontinue accessing county social services due to fears their personal information will lead to deportations. High absenteeism among immigrant students is also resulting from uncertainty over President Trump’s … Continue reading Immigrants in Alameda County are disenrolling from services, kids not attending school

Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott addressing theAlameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesdaymorning in Oakland.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS |The Alameda County Board of Supervisors agreed to signing a term sheet with a group led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to begin negotiations for a $1.3 billion football stadium in Oakland. The Oakland City Council … Continue reading Placing their trust in Ronnie Lott, Alameda County supervisors agree to Raiders stadium term sheet

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Oct. 27-29

OAKLAND/Oct. 27-28Open house at City Hall; sparse committee scheduleSTATE OF THE CITY Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will give a 2015 State of the City address (starts at 5:45 p.m.) as part of a City Hall Open House that begins at 4-7 p.m. In a short video, Schaaf says you can tour City Hall, get acquainted … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Oct. 27-29

Are term limits in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ future?

Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggerty andRichard Valle during a board meeting in 2013.PHOTO/Shane BondaALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | In the East Bay, a seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is the closest thing to a lifetime appointment on the US Supreme Court. An incumbent county supervisor has not lost a seat in 23 … Continue reading Are term limits in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ future?

Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

A potential parcel tax might split revenuesbetween St. Rose and San Leandro Hospitals.Healthcare district looked at parcel tax in 2012EDEN TOWNSHIP | Two struggling East Bay hospitals may need the help of voters next year with a parcel tax. The embattled Eden Township Healthcare District is taking the first steps toward exploring whether a district-wide … Continue reading Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

Hayward struggles to find funding for proposed youth center

The current Eden Youth and Family Center islocated at Tennyson and Ruus Road in Hayward.County supe has $15m lined up; support from KaiserHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward is looking to provide a replacement to the aging Eden Youth and Family Center building on the corner of Tennyson and Ruus Road, but it may not have … Continue reading Hayward struggles to find funding for proposed youth center

Hayward garbage rates may rise, but why is an Alameda County supe involved?

CONFLICT: Richard Valle chatting with voters during his run for Alameda County Supervisor in 2012. But do his duties as supervisor today conflict with his local recycling company? PHOTO/Matt Santos__________Garbage rates in Hayward may increase by 10 percent next March. Negotiations between the city and Waste Management are ongoing, but the increase could raise rates … Continue reading Hayward garbage rates may rise, but why is an Alameda County supe involved?