Alameda County Supervisor District 1 This race has already been the East Bay’s most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly equal east county and Fremont district. Amazingly,… Read More ›
Alameda City Council
>>> SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 7, 7 p.m.) – Item 10A WASTEWATER SOLUTION – The Wastewater Pollution Control Plant on Davis Street is slated to begin design a development for a greener method of removing nitrogen, phosphorus and other contaminants… Read More ›
People dying at Santa Rita Jail. Seems fine, says Alameda County grand jury.
A statewide push to move California cities away from at-large municipal elections to a district-based system has snared Union City. Starting in November 2020, Union City voters will begin electing councilmembers by districts under the plan unanimously approved by the Union City… Read More ›
STIA PODCAST: Ep 28 – Alameda special election preview; rental housing with Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White
Alameda voters head to the polls April 9 for a two-ballot measure special election pitting NIMBYs versus advocates of a homeless wellness center on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove. Alameda Vice Mayor John Knox White joins the program to discuss… Read More ›
Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.
Friends of Crab Cove, the proponents of a ballot measure set to come before voters at a special election next April, have never filed a campaign finance report since their effort began eight months ago. In response, an Alameda resident… Read More ›
Spencer takes six-day business trip to China while her opponents continue their campaigns.
Time and again, especially in the East Bay, raising the minimum wage has proven to be an extremely popular proposition. But unlike, most neighboring cities, Alameda has done little to accelerate the march toward $15 an hour mandated statewide by… Read More ›
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 16–Charlie’s Angels in Oakland?; Interview with Alameda City Council candidate John Knox White
When Oakland District 4 City Council candidate Charlie Michelson abruptly suspended his campaign last weekend with just over three weeks to go until Election Day, the move raised eyebrows. I’ll break down the possible reasons for surprising announcement. Whatever the… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: Oct. 12-18–ALAMEDA may allow adult-use dispensaries; Numerous councils line up against Prop. 6
Oakland to help homeless living in cars with a safe palce to park; San Leandro is getting a new city clerk next week.
EBC AGENDA|Sept. 14-20—ALAMEDA minimum wage; ALAMEDA COUNTY may extend ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium; FREMONT settles with Verizon
SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Oct. 1. –FIBER OPTIC MASTER PLAN– The council receives a report Monday night from consultant Magellan Advisors that plots the next stages in… Read More ›
It’s the most disconcerting, yet wacky Steve Tavares Is Angry podcast yet. As more allegations against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office pile up in just the last few days, why does Sheriff Ahern continually escape scrutiny? In The Breakdown, the… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup
15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks’ assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data… Read More ›
Pending an appeal, Alameda’s rent stabilization charter amendment measure will appear on the ballot as approved by the council last March.
Daysog filed his own lawsuit against the city last June to remove the council-approved ballot question for the landlord-backed rent stabilization charter amendment measure this fall.