Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county's public health order, but no sooner than 60 days after Dec. 31, 2020. The request was first made by … Continue reading Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Hayward officials ‘regrettably’ delay minimum wage increase for six months

Workers earning a minimum wage in Hayward will not receive a previously promised $2 an hour raise for, at least, another six months, the Hayward City Council decided on Tuesday. A majority of the council, some voicing regret for delaying the scheduled increase from July 1 to Jan. 1, 2021, made the decision in order … Continue reading Hayward officials ‘regrettably’ delay minimum wage increase for six months

ALCO advances payments to non-profits; Union says hotel owner is profiteering; Oakland passes moratorium

Coronavirus news briefs from Alameda County and Oakland.

COVID-19: Hayward moves to protect renters. ‘I’m a little disappointed this doesn’t cover all people’

-Coronavirus news briefs from Hayward

Alameda County eyes extending COVID-19 eviction moratorium to entire county

Alameda County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium gives relief only for renters in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, but could possibly later extend to all cities in the county that have not already passed their own moratoriums. Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan raised the … Continue reading Alameda County eyes extending COVID-19 eviction moratorium to entire county

COVID-19: Bas proposes eviction moratorium; Oakland council cancels all meetings until April 7

With concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Oakland City Council began taking steps toward protecting tenants possibly impacted by the pandemic, in addition, to urging the Alameda County Superior Court to place a pause on eviction and defaults. City officials also formally ratified, during a special meeting on Thursday morning, a local health … Continue reading COVID-19: Bas proposes eviction moratorium; Oakland council cancels all meetings until April 7

Hayward: Wahab will propose eviction relief for renters affected by COVID-19

UPDATE: https://twitter.com/eastbaycitizen/status/1240082260499390465 As the coronavirus is quickly adversely affecting the everyday life and economy of the East Bay, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab will offer a referral to the Hayward City Council next Tuesday that would set the stage for a possible 30-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that result from reduction in wages due to … Continue reading Hayward: Wahab will propose eviction relief for renters affected by COVID-19

Skinner would support a pause on new housing in fire-prone areas

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 Sen. Henry Stern of Calabasas, who lost his home in the 2018 Woolsey fire last … Continue reading Skinner would support a pause on new housing in fire-prone areas

Oakland teachers, OUSD reach tentative agreement to end 7-day strike

Oakland teachers get 11% wage increase over 4 years.

City Hall Tip-Sheet: Jan. 25-31— Housing crisis solutions take center stage

>A moratorium on businesses that exploit the poor HAYWARD — Special council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Feb 5. -MORATORIUM WORK SESSION- Some Hayward officials worry about an over-saturation of massage parlors, tobacco and vaping retail establishments, check cashing businesses, fast food restaurants, and alcohol establishments in the city. … Continue reading City Hall Tip-Sheet: Jan. 25-31— Housing crisis solutions take center stage

San Leandro mobile home park rep says evicted elderly renter who was arrested wants to be a martyr

John Busch, the 82-year-old San Leandran who was evicted last year from his space at the Bayshore Commons mobile home park following his refusal to pay a large rent increase, has been a cause celebre for renters' rights advocates in the city. When Busch did not leave the space, Alameda County sheriff's deputy were summoned. … Continue reading San Leandro mobile home park rep says evicted elderly renter who was arrested wants to be a martyr

EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth

ALAMEDA COUNTY - Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). --SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL-- The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early education programs after Measure A came excruciatingly close to passage last June. The proposed measure … Continue reading EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth

Alameda County extends ‘dirty dirt’ moratorium

Supervisor Miley pushed for the previous 45-day moratorium to expire leading to a disagreement with an exasperated Supervisor Haggerty

Hayward approves emergency moratoriums for renters, while landords fume

Hayward councilmembers unanimously approved moratoriums on vacancy decontrol and added just cause protection to nearly 15,000 rental units.