Alameda may soon begin conversation of raising its minimum wage

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer may kick start theminimum wage conversation on the island.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Oakland and Emeryville have moved to raise its citywide minimum wage in recent years. In addition, increases are expected soon for low-wage earners in Berkeley and San Leandro. Next up: Alameda?Mayor Trish Spencer is asking the City Council to … Continue reading Alameda may soon begin conversation of raising its minimum wage

San Leandro minimum wage ordinance now includes one-year delay for small biz

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter's substitutemotion will push passage of the city's minimumwage ordinance to next September.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |A successful substitute motion offered by San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter will give some small businesses an extra year to comply with the city's proposed ordinance raising the minimum wage to $15 an year by … Continue reading San Leandro minimum wage ordinance now includes one-year delay for small biz

Tesla’s Decision to Open Factory in Nevada Puts a Charge into SD10 Race

SD10 opponents Assemblymember BobWiekcowski and Peter KuoSTATE SENATE | DISTRICT 10 | In the months since the June primary Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski’s campaign has been virtually silent. With Republican challenger Peter Kuo also retreating to his corner of Santa Clara County, the race for the 10th State Senate District has been non-existent until this week.The … Continue reading Tesla’s Decision to Open Factory in Nevada Puts a Charge into SD10 Race

Oakland Minimum Wage Ordinance Stalls, Boosting Chances of Ballot Initiative

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | An Oakland ordinance that would have gradually increased the citywide minimum wage over the next three years failed Tuesday night while bolstering the likelihood a more liberal ballot measure hoping to raise it to $12.25 will succeed this November.The ordinance, offered by Council President Pat Kernighan, was similar to a proposal … Continue reading Oakland Minimum Wage Ordinance Stalls, Boosting Chances of Ballot Initiative

Larry Reid’s Oakland Main Street Lament: You Can Buy a Wig, Gold Tooth There

Can you buy gold teef in Livermore?OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | During a meeting last week when some Oakland council members and their counterparts in the business community attempted to shade the citywide ballot measure raising the minimum wage to $12.25 as an assault on "mom-and-pop businesses, Councilmember Larry Reid had an odd take.Last week, the … Continue reading Larry Reid’s Oakland Main Street Lament: You Can Buy a Wig, Gold Tooth There