The Oakland Athletics finalized the purchase of Alameda County’s half of the Coliseum property for $85 million on Monday. The deal is another step toward the franchise’s plans to build a privately-financed ballpark at Howard Terminal, along with a future… Read More ›
The San Leandro City Council approved one of the city’s most contentious housing projects in years on Monday night amid continuing concerns from neighbors over parking and traffic. The project, referred to as the 1388 Bancroft Apartments, is a three-story,… Read More ›
Alameda County Democrats typically have a high bar when it comes to advocating for the removal of one of their own from office. While a number of Democratic incumbents for races this November in Alameda County failed to receive the… Read More ›
Hayward renters could see their annual rent increases lowered from a current five percent cap to as low as two percent, according to a proposed revision to the city’s Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance. The three-member Hayward Housing-Homelessness Task Force moved… Read More ›
After yet another series of setbacks, San Leandro’s long-anticipated development of its marina appears back on track. The San Leandro City Council approved a development agreement with Cal-Coast Companies, LLC on Monday night, but not without a number of councilmembers… Read More ›
Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon’s lead atop an uncommonly close Alameda County District 1 Board of Supervisors race was extended on Monday as the number of uncounted ballots quickly dwindle. Bacon, who began his campaign for supervisor more than a year… Read More ›
Former Lafayette city manager Steven Falk was tabbed by the Oakland City Council Tuesday night as its interim city administrator. Falk ,who also served last year as interim city manager in Richmond, will guide the city while Mayor Libby Schaaf… Read More ›
During a floor debate on Senate Bill 50, East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner said she would support a housing moratorium in areas across the state at risk of wildfires. Her comments on Wedneday were in response to Democratic state… Read More ›
East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 28: >>> HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 29, 7 p.m.) – Item 14 CANNABIS TAX HIKE – Hayward city staff is proposing to increase its cannabis tax on gross receipts from… Read More ›
“I feel very disrespected,” Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan told her collegue on the board, Nate Miley, after he pushed for antoher postponement of a vote on a project in her district.
A new rent stabilization ordinance in Hayward was formally approved Tuesday night. But the ordinance does not come into effect until July 25. In order to prevent potential rent gouging in the interim by Hayward landlords, the Hayward City Council… Read More ›
After decades of landlords slowly whittling away the number of units protected by a city rent ordinance to as low as 1,000 through vacancy decontrol, the Hayward City Council voted late Tuesday night to repeal and replace the ordinance with… Read More ›
Some Hayward councilmembers showed growing pains with new council rules for offering and debating referrals.
With an eye toward limiting the displacement of Hayward residents, Councilmember Aisha Wahab wants Hayward residents to have the first crack at housing and home ownership opportunities that are backed by the city. Wahab plans to offer a referral on… Read More ›
Alameda City Council will formally approved its new city attorney on Mar. 19.
At the same time acknowledging the need to diversify its mix of new housing, the San Leandro City Council, nonetheless, told the developer of a 45-unit green, multi-family apartment building on Bancroft Avenue that the project would not be approved… Read More ›
If all goes well, the new A’s ballpark would be ready in time for the 2023 season.
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 ›
Developer who recently gained approval for project in Hayward bundled $12,816 in contributions to Mark Salinas’ mayoral campaign
When the Hayward City Council first heard a proposal to transform a downtrodden parcel on 26601 Mission Boulevard into a mixed-use project that includes 35 market-rate town homes and 39 market-rate apartment units, the plan was derided by city officials… Read More ›
The powerful SEIU Local 1021 union and an influential Oakland advocacy group last month sent scathing letters to members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee in an effort to block the endorsement of Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillén…. Read More ›
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 ›