Alameda will issue fines for not wearing masks, those failing to social distance

Alameda became the second city in the county to allow the issuance of citations to those who do not wear masks during the pandemic and fail to adhere to social distancing protocols. Fines will begin at $250 for a first offense, followed by $500 for a second offense, and increase to $1,000 for three or … Continue reading Alameda will issue fines for not wearing masks, those failing to social distance

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

San Leandro adds just-cause to proposed mobile home rent ordinance

San Leandro councilmembers asked city staff last March to go back to drawing board and improve a proposed mobile home rent ordinance. On Monday night, San Leandro will make a second attempt at passing what is now a beef-up ordinance that includes just-cause protections for mobile home renters. Housing activists lauded the proposed ordinance on … Continue reading San Leandro adds just-cause to proposed mobile home rent ordinance

San Leandro is showing interest for allowing retail adult use cannabis

San Leandro city staff is also recommending an expiration date for its two unopened permitted dispensaries.

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

HAYWARD: Wahab proposes equal pay for equal work ordinance

Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is proposing a citywide equal pay for equal work ordinance. She made the referral at the end of the council's first meeting of the year Tuesday night. "To me, we need to pursue any form of discrimination and correct it. This made sense to┬áme as we know women and women of … Continue reading HAYWARD: Wahab proposes equal pay for equal work ordinance

Hinting at San Leandro scandal, council calls for ordinance to track lobbyists

Proposed ordinance would track interactions between paid lobbyists and city officials, but there were many hints as to why it's needed.