A narrow vote last month by the San Leandro City Council to pursue $1.7 million in cuts to its police department, in part, through the elimination of its lauded homeless task force, led to what some councilmembers deemed “buyer’s remorse”… Read More ›
Hayward councilmembers approved a $169 million budget for the next fiscal year that includes a $4.1 million cut to the Hayward Police Department. The move comes following several weeks of advocacy by Hayward residents for the City Council to incorporate… Read More ›
Facing a hard deadline to put forth a balanced city budget by the end of the month, the San Leandro City Council closed a $7 million budget shortfall that includes the potential for later shifting more than $1.7 million from… Read More ›
After property damage and looting swept through Oakland two weeks ago in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the national refocus on police brutality that followed, city officials are bringing legislation to the forefront to match the… Read More ›
NEW! City Council meeting notes included.
UPDATE from Tuesday’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting.
In my 22 years on the Council, I’ve never seen a worse budget.-Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid’s take on negotiations between the mayor and city council for a two-year budget.
A short-term rental ordinance returns to the council after a work session last December that favored limiting hosted short-term rentals, commonly known as AirBNB or VRBO rentals based on the popular websites, to 120 days a year and continuing a… Read More ›
A new financial consultant, a good economy in San Leandro, and a little bit of old-fashioned belt-tightening is bringing a small surplus to the city for the upcoming fiscal year, according to an early budget presentation to the City Council… Read More ›
It seems nothing raises Rep. Barbara Lee’s blood pressure more than the sight of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifying before the House Appropriations Committee. During a hearing Tuesday, Lee said the Department of Education’s proposed budget targets minority… Read More ›
It’s not a revenue problem. It’s an expenditures problem that is fueling another large budget shortfall in Oakland estimated to total $43 million over the next two years, said Finance Director Katano Kasaine. Oakland’s general purpose fund is expected to… Read More ›
Measure T would double Hayward’s existing real property transfer tax from $4.50 per $1,000 of property value on residential and commercial buildings to $8.50.
EBC|AGENDA: June 15-21 — OAKLAND police commission; HAYWARD city manager’s moving expenses; ALAMEDA state of the city
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, June 19, 10:45 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: June 25 –PENSION COSTS REDUCTION– “During the 2014-15 Budget Hearings, [the] Board directed the County Administrator and Auditor-Controller to develop a multi-year plan… Read More ›