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 ›
Oakland City Council
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 ›
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city’s proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by… Read More ›
They still urinating in the council’s face and call it rain.-Gene Hazard, a prodigious Oakland City Council public commenter, castigating the city attorney’s office on Feb. 6 for not providing a report on the legality of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s state… Read More ›
Former Oakland Councilmember Wilson Riles, Jr. was arrested last Thursday following an altercation with Oakland police officers. The incident occurred at the city’s Planning and Building Department and was precipitated by a 911 call from a city employee, according to… Read More ›
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.
I like to introduce bills that pass.—Assemblymember Rob Bonta during an Oakland City Council meeting April 16 when asked to propose legislation to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District’s original $100 million loan. STORY HERE
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 ›
With just over three weeks until Election Day, Oakland City Council District 4 candidate Charlie Michelson announced Sunday afternoon that he has suspended his campaign. The reason for his departure from the race, according to a message on Facebook, is… 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.
About six weeks ago, Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen’s re-election chances appeared shockingly grim after a concerted effort by some labor groups to block his bid for the critical Alameda County Democratic Party endorsement. But in recent days, Guillen’s supporters cobbled… 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 ›
Kissing the ring: These are the East Bay candidates on track for winning the Democratic Party’s seal of approval
The full list of pending Alameda County Democratic Party endorsements here.
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi
Watergate in Hayward? A robber broke into council candidate Aisha Wahab’s car and stole campaign materials, but left a cigarillo in the car. Meanwhile, every smoker in Hayward politics appears to be a suspect. In The Breakdown, I take a… Read More ›
EBC|AGENDA: June 22-28 — ALAMEDA COUNTY Supes approve $3.1 bn budget; OAKLAND Uber Tax; HAYWARD’s 11 pot permits;
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Budget hearings, June 25-27, June 29. Next meeting: July 10. –BUDGET DELIBERATIONS– A proposed $3.1 billion county budget will receive its finishing touches this week before likely approval on June 29. A nearly $66 million budget shortfall… Read More ›