Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

Alameda County surpassed 30,000 total reported covid-19 on Thursday as the number of new cases continues to spike. The Alameda County Public Health Department reported 30,330 covid-19 cases since the pandemic began last March. The number of deaths is now 520. After the county hit a high point in new daily cases on Aug. 13, … Continue reading Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

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

Covid-19 is hitting unincorporated Alameda County hard and local MACs haven’t met since pandemic started

Residents in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County often describe a sense of being an afterthought for county leaders. The resentment was furthered this month when some in unincorporated areas called for Alameda County health officials to provide detailed information about the number of confirmed covid-19 cases and deaths in their areas. Without specific information, … Continue reading Covid-19 is hitting unincorporated Alameda County hard and local MACs haven’t met since pandemic started

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

Alameda County bans flavored tobacco products, enacts retail licensing fee

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol, and flavored e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance, a second and final reading of which was approved Tuesday afternoon, also requires tobacco retailers to pay an annual licensing fee. County staff believes the fee will ultimately be … Continue reading Alameda County bans flavored tobacco products, enacts retail licensing fee

Miley is not opposed to Hayward annexing Cherryland, but wants no ‘cherry-picking’ of land

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley told a neighborhood group in Cherryland earlier this month that they should consider a proposal, in its early stages, for Hayward city officials to study the feasibility of annexing their incorporated area. "I'm not opposed to annexation, but that's not my call," he told members of the Cherryland Community Association … Continue reading Miley is not opposed to Hayward annexing Cherryland, but wants no ‘cherry-picking’ of land

Miley wants to declare disaster emergency for homeless in Castro Valley

A homeless encampment of more than 40 individuals under the freeway in Castro Valley will soon be cleared by CalTrans workers. In the aftermath, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley foresees a scattering of homeless individuals the unincorporated areas that he believes constitutes an emergency disaster declaration. Earlier this month, Miley, who represents unincorporated Castro Valley, … Continue reading Miley wants to declare disaster emergency for homeless in Castro Valley

San Lorenzo: Supes approves 163-unit project, but not before angering Chan

"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.

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

With concerns over service, Hayward seeks discussions with AC Transit

Hayward residents, for some time, have griped about the level service provided by AC Transit. Last month, Hayward city leaders attempted to open a dialogue between them and the bus transit authority. A letter sent by Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday on Nov. 13 asked for the creation of an Inter-Agency Liaison Committee to discuss transit … Continue reading With concerns over service, Hayward seeks discussions with AC Transit

San Leandro mayoral candidate proposes annexing San Lorenzo

"One of my ideas as mayor, we should Annex San Lorenzo!" Dan Dillman announced on Facebook last week.

CASTRO VALLEY: MAC chair publicly threatens retaliation against colleague who favored new leadership

The chair of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, a government body comprised of members who serve at the pleasure of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, and is the de facto city council of the unincorporated town, publicly threatened to seek the removal of a fellow councilmember just minutes after that person registered support for … Continue reading CASTRO VALLEY: MAC chair publicly threatens retaliation against colleague who favored new leadership