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

EBC AGENDA | SEPT 15-21 | OAKLAND public bank; FREMONT rent review ordinance; HAYWARD shuttle study; KHANNA town hall

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21Without a doubt, affordable housing is the biggest issue facing the East Bay. Last week, the state legislature delivered some help to alleviate the crisis, but only time will tell if the wisdom of allowing developers a quick path to building more housing was ultimately pan out. The potential loss of … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | SEPT 15-21 | OAKLAND public bank; FREMONT rent review ordinance; HAYWARD shuttle study; KHANNA town hall

EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

THE WEEK OF JUNE 23-29The last week was a good one for the accountability of Alameda County elected officials. First, the Alameda County grand jury report kicked dirt on Supervisors Keith Carson and Nate Miley for their handling of county allocations to non-profits they were intimately connected with, and the Oakland City Council for abusing … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

Hayward Mayor Barbara HallidayHAYWARD CITY COUNCILDuring a discussion over Hayward's homeless count and possible solutions to housing them Tuesday night, Mayor Barbara Halliday offered a series of bizarre statements.They involved a comment that appeared to opine the homeless are unable to responsibly maintain the upkeep of their subsidized housing. She later suggested it was a … Continue reading Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

What Would Hayward Do?

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | When it comes to helping the poor, WWHD?By unanimously passing an ordinance Tuesday night placing restrictions on free food-sharing groups thatĀ feed the poor in city parks, the Hayward City Council sided with concerns voiced by its downtown merchants, who complained loudly about unruly behavior they believe stems from the small-scale events. … Continue reading What Would Hayward Do?