EBC AGENDA | JAN 12-16 | HAYWARD airport zoning height changes; ALAMEDA’s crumbling piers; SAN LEANDRO look to honor former councilwoman

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 12-16.--SAN LEANDRO-- Regular council meeting, (Note date due to MLK holiday) Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--SURLENE GRANT NAMING-- In 1998, Surlene Grant became first African American member of the San Leandro City Council, in addition, to being its first non-European representative. Although Grant was appointed to the seat, … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN 12-16 | HAYWARD airport zoning height changes; ALAMEDA’s crumbling piers; SAN LEANDRO look to honor former councilwoman

Hayward City Council is open to dabbling in cannabis

Hayward city leader have shied away from thecannabis industry over the past seven years.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThe Hayward City Council is now on track to allow cannabis businesses in the city at some point in the near future. During a work session Tuesday night there appeared to be unanimity in favor of Hayward dipping its toes … Continue reading Hayward City Council is open to dabbling in cannabis

San Leandro Begins a Slow, Deliberate Approach Toward its First Dispensary

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | After San Leandro leaders moved to allow medical cannabis to be sold within its city limits, it now needs to find a suitable operator. Last December, the City Council voted to allow just a single dispensary, despite a push by some members to allow more to satisfy demand for the … Continue reading San Leandro Begins a Slow, Deliberate Approach Toward its First Dispensary

The Skinny: Alameda City Council, Jan. 21, 2014

Alameda City Council Preview2263 Santa Clara AvenueTuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #alamtg>>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARDHARBOR BAY PARKWAY REZONING A proposal to rezone a vacant lot at Harbor Bay Parkway will be discussed Tuesday night. With plans to redevelop the property for a restaurant apparently off the table, … Continue reading The Skinny: Alameda City Council, Jan. 21, 2014

West Oakland Customs Inspection Site May Not Be Zoned For Hazmat

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | West Oakland thought it had finally stemmed the conga line of big rigs that frequently travelled to and from the Port of Oakland. But a growing controversy over the awarding of a federal contract that could place a U.S. Customs inspections building and one day allow hazardous material to rest adjacent to a popular … Continue reading West Oakland Customs Inspection Site May Not Be Zoned For Hazmat

Commercial Wind Turbine Approved For San Leandro’s Shoreline As Residents Ready For A Lawsuit

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL//ENVIRONMENT | Approval for a single 100-foot wind turbine on the San Leandro shoreline was reaffirmed Monday night by the San Leandro City Council, 5-1, leaving residents at the nearby Heron Bay housing development to weigh their next move, possibly a lawsuit in Superior Court.“The [Heron Bay Homeowners Association} board has to make … Continue reading Commercial Wind Turbine Approved For San Leandro’s Shoreline As Residents Ready For A Lawsuit

San Leandro Zoning Commission Approves 100-Foot Commercial Wind Turbine Near Heron Bay

SAN LEANDRO | Despite calls by nearby homeowners for a costly environmental impact report on the effects of a 100-foot wind turbine on the San Leandro shoreline, the city’s Board of Zoning Adjustments unanimously approved a height variance sought by local green tech company, Halus Power Systems. Members of the Heron Bay Homeowners Association say … Continue reading San Leandro Zoning Commission Approves 100-Foot Commercial Wind Turbine Near Heron Bay

San Leandro Tables Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban After Appellate Ruling

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | A ruling by the California Second Court of Appeals Monday afternoon overturning a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California led the San Leandro City Council to remove its own proposed ordinance from Monday night's agenda.City Attorney Jayne Williams recommended the council allow staff additional time to reconcile the potential … Continue reading San Leandro Tables Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban After Appellate Ruling

One Wind Turbine, Four Notices And One Day To Respond Has Residents Irate

SAN LEANDRO | The city’s zeal to attract green technology firms to San Leandro may be alienated a growing group of residents at the shoreline’s Heron Bay development upset over a proposed wind turbine rising in their backyards and the lack of notice given to them by city staff.Halus Power Systems, a firm specializing in refurbishing wind turbines and … Continue reading One Wind Turbine, Four Notices And One Day To Respond Has Residents Irate

San Leandro Takes Another Shot At Enacting Long-Term Pot Dispensary Ordinance

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | If not for lack of political will or systemic willingness to follow Oakland's lead on the legal front regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, the San Leandro City Council next week will again take steps to blot out any chance of the growing business flowering within their city limits. A staff report issued … Continue reading San Leandro Takes Another Shot At Enacting Long-Term Pot Dispensary Ordinance

Gun Shop Owners With Backing Of Former County Sheriff Come Up Short

BOS ROUNDUPFeb. 29, 2012 | Residents in Ashland were just 54 feet from having a gun and ammunition shop approved for their area. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday overturned a ruling last December by a local zoning board that would have allowed Valley Guns & Ammo to move into the unincorporeated area.The board cited … Continue reading Gun Shop Owners With Backing Of Former County Sheriff Come Up Short