EBC AGENDA | APR 20-26 | OAKLAND measure to tax vacant properties; HAYWARD fixes roads, parking; COLISEUM closed sessions; House town halls

THE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26--OAKLAND-- Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 24, starts at 9:30 a.m.➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--BALLOT MEASURE TO TAX VACANT PROPERTIES-- Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Kalb say the city is "experiencing significant vacancy of property, including residential and commercial land and buildings left unused for long … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APR 20-26 | OAKLAND measure to tax vacant properties; HAYWARD fixes roads, parking; COLISEUM closed sessions; House town halls

San Leandro mayor’s state of the city details accomplishments, excludes city manager scandal

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutterdelivering the state of the city address lastMonday at the Senior Community Center.SAN LEANDROSan Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, during the annual state of the city address this week, said the city is becoming a regional leader in Smart City technology, spending more money on capital improvement project than any … Continue reading San Leandro mayor’s state of the city details accomplishments, excludes city manager scandal

San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

The San Leandro City Council is set to joinOakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryvilleas sanctuary cities in the East Bay.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILNext week, San Leandro is set to join a growing list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay. The San Leandro City Council, acquiescing to growing demand in the highly diverse community to declare … Continue reading San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

Hayward destroyed a famous indicator of seismic activity, now we’re all going to die

The corner of Prospect and Rose in Hayward.PHOTO/Oakland GeologyHAYWARD | Like many East Bay cities, Hayward has many streets and sidewalks in need of repair. However, Hayward's city government found the one road improvement project that it may have thought twice about fixing.Last month, Hayward city employees inadvertently repaired what they understood was a broken … Continue reading Hayward destroyed a famous indicator of seismic activity, now we’re all going to die

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 8

SAN LEANDRO/Sept 8, 7 p.m.Road to dispensary ends; road building beginsPOT DISPENSARY PERMIT San Leandro's first-ever medical cannabis dispensary faces its likely final hurdle Tuesday nigh. If the City Council approves its staff recommendation, the city's lone dispensary operator will be Oakland-based dispensary Harborside, the nation's largest collective. According to the city staff report, Harborside … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 8

Already the worst in Alameda County, will San Leandro’s roads improve with additional revenues?

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter saysthe city will keep its promise to fix its roads withadditional sales tax revenues.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Last fall, San Leandro officials said the passage of Measure HH, a new 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase would, among other things, help fund the rehabilitation of its roads, already graded … Continue reading Already the worst in Alameda County, will San Leandro’s roads improve with additional revenues?

Former San Leandro Mayor Calls Out Current One for Stance on Tax Measure

San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidyand former Mayor Tony Santos are stillrivals four years later.SAN LEANDRO | Former San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos says the current mayor should apologize to residents for opposing a quarter percent sales tax increase four years ago that ultimately helped the city escape the Great Recession.This week, San Leandro Mayor Stephen … Continue reading Former San Leandro Mayor Calls Out Current One for Stance on Tax Measure

San Leandro Places 30-Year Sales Tax Extension on November Ballot

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Nearly four years after voters in San Leandro approved a much-needed sales tax measure viewed by many to have helped the city escape the worst of the Great Recession, city leaders will again ask them to extend the half-cent increase next fall for another 30 years.The San Leandro City Council … Continue reading San Leandro Places 30-Year Sales Tax Extension on November Ballot

Joe Lacob: A Sterling Example of the Rich Stealing from the Poor in Alameda County

The amount of outstanding debt Warriorsowner Joe Lacob owes Alameda County isalmost the same as its fiscal budget shortfall.ALAMEDA COUNTY | BUDGET | Starting next week, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will begin deliberations on a $2.8 billion fiscal budget. Over the past five years, charting the roller coaster of red ink at the … Continue reading Joe Lacob: A Sterling Example of the Rich Stealing from the Poor in Alameda County

San Leandro May Spend $110k To Study Potential Tax Measure in 2014

San Leandro may eye a road improvement taxnext year. It has struggled in recent years to findmoney to repair its roads. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | With the coming mid-term election season just around the corner, voters in Alameda County, including those in San Leandro, may be asked to pass another round of revenue-generating tax measures. … Continue reading San Leandro May Spend $110k To Study Potential Tax Measure in 2014

San Leandro Approves First Two-Year Budget

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | For the first time in its history, the San Leandro City Council unanimously passed a two-year budget this week forecasting a $124.7 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The city expects using general fund reserves to close deficits over the next two years.The multi-year budget approved Monday … Continue reading San Leandro Approves First Two-Year Budget