Progress on ‘expensive’ Alameda County tiny homes project is on target

A 29-unit tiny homes project on the grounds of Fairmont Hospital in unincorporated Alameda County remains on schedule to qualify for $3.9 million in federal CARES Act funding, county officials said on Tuesday. When asked by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson if the county will miss a Dec. 20 deadline set by the federal government, … Continue reading Progress on ‘expensive’ Alameda County tiny homes project is on target

Carson, Miley to urge for apology, reparations for slavery

More than nine years ago, a resolution by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that called for national reconciliation and reparations due to centuries of slavery in the U.S. feels eerily prescient to the state of the country in 2020. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors will move to reaffirm the landmark June 7, … Continue reading Carson, Miley to urge for apology, reparations for slavery

‘We’re going to have to pivot much sooner’: Alameda County’s budget deficit is likely higher

Alameda County's baseline budget shortfall of $72 million is likely somewhere closer to $140 million, and possibly larger, county officials said on Tuesday. Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi warned the Board of Supervisors will need to deal with the abrupt economic downturn faster than previously expected. Earlier this month, at a budget workshop session, Muranishi … Continue reading ‘We’re going to have to pivot much sooner’: Alameda County’s budget deficit is likely higher

Alameda County supes will investigate Alameda Health System; propose new governance model

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will investigate allegations made by hospital workers that Alameda Health System hospitals were unprepared for the pandemic and have failed to protect employees during the covid-19 crisis, they said this week. In addition, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said she will present an alternative governance model for oversight of … Continue reading Alameda County supes will investigate Alameda Health System; propose new governance model

Miley, Carson return to Board of Supervisors after decisive wins

The longest-tenured members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors both won re-election after posting dominating victories Tuesday night. District 4 Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley won 68.04 percent of the vote, according to early returns updates Monday night. Oakland community activist Esther Goolsby received 31.96 percent of the vote. The margin of victory ensures … Continue reading Miley, Carson return to Board of Supervisors after decisive wins

Update: Haubert raised money more than Hernandez, Wieckowski

ALSO: Campaign finance totals from Alameda County Board of supervisor and education.

ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

The next person to represent District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be a current elected officials from either Fremont or Dublin. The four-person field was set Wednesday, although the list of candidates had solidified months ago. The March primary campaign is Alameda County's marquee race. It features a seat on the … Continue reading ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

After hours of debate, future of Urban Shield, disaster training remains uncertain

Debate returns the Board of Supervisors on Mar. 12 after sheriff balks at some proposed changes to disaster preparedness training.

Funding for homeless evokes historical rift between Alameda County cities and Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf earlier this month made surprisingly candid comments disparaging a plan by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for divvying up $16.2 million in new, one-time-only, state funding to combat homelessness. Last week, a number of Alameda County mayors, in a show of solidarity, refuted Schaaf's critique, saying the rest of county … Continue reading Funding for homeless evokes historical rift between Alameda County cities and Oakland

Alameda County proposes $3.1 billion budget

Alameda County Board of Supervisors' proposed budget would close a $66 million deficit.