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Friday, December 8, 2017

EBC AGENDA | DEC 8-14 | OAKLAND strike continues; 200-unit senior market-rate housing in HAYWARD; multiculturalism in SAN LEANDRO

THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14

--OAKLAND-- [MEETINGS CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE] City Council committee meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 12, start at 9 a.m.

Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--PUBLIC SAFETY OT IN THE RED-- Oakland's overtime budget for police and fire is projected to be in the red by more than $38 million, according to a staff report. The 2017-18 fiscal year budget alloted only $14.8 million for overtime. The bulk of the increased overtime this year comes from OFD, projected to be $22.3 million, but the city only budgeted $1.2 million for the year, while setting aside $12.4 million for OPD. The police department's overtime, conversely, is projected to be $29.9 million. // Embattled Oakland City Auditor Brenda Roberts will provide the committee with the offic's annual report.

Public Works Committee, 11 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--PARKING PROPOSAL-- An informational report on Oakland's Residential Parking Permit program includes a potentially novel way to repurpose technologies associated with Licence Plate Readers to manage its parking supply. "...Staff believes that the same technologies have the potential to significantly enhance the City's capacity to actively manage the parking supply in general and RPP areas in particular. For example, by combining LPR and electronic permits in the RPP program the City could reduce the cost of issuing permits and improve customer service. Moreover, the same investment could be used to support the City's new car share program by making it easier for qualified car share organizations to permit and deploy shared vehicles around the City and provide a steady stream of occupancy and turnover data for the City's new demand-responsive parking management initiative."

Community & Economic Development Committee, 1 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT OAK KNOLL-- "The City of Oakland owns an approximately 5.4 acre parcel of vacant real property in the Oak Knoll redevelopment project area located on portions of Barcelona Street and St. Andrews Road, commonly known as the "Barcelona" parcel," Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan wrote in a memo. "For this reason, we are bringing this Resolution directing the City Administrator to issue a request for proposals for the development of affordable housing on the 5.4 acre parcel of land owned by the City at Oak Knoll."

Life Enrichment Committee, 5 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--SODA TAX BOARD-- "Measure HH was approved by a majority of Oakland voters in the November 8, 2016 General Election establishing a general excise tax of 1 cent per ounce on the distribution of sugar sweetened beverages in Oakland. The tax took effect on July 1, 2017 and created the Sugar Sweetened Beverages Community Advisory Board... An appropriation of $278,758 for FY2017-2018 and $399,649 for FY2018-2019 will cover personnel and operating expenses to support the administration, planning and capacity to meet the objectives of the Board."

Public Safety Committee, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--NO ICE REDUX-- Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Desley Brooks thought legislation last summer cutting the city's tie with ICE was clear. Not so after Oakland police officers aided an ICE raid last August in West Oakland, specifically acting as traffic enforcement. Tuesday's resolution adds that "OPD shall not provide law enforcement assistance, including traffic support, to ICE, including any subdivision of ICE, in any capacity, except to respond to a public safety emergency."

Rules Committee, Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:45 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]

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--SAN LEANDRO-- City Council work session, Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--MULTICULTURAL CMTE-- In October 2016, the City Council approved the formation of a multiculutral ad hoc committee tasked with studying whether to create multicultural commission. That's something for anti-government folks to scoff at, but the ad hoc committee is also seeking to add cultural diversity and equity elements to other city commissions, such as Art, Human Services, Library-Historical, and the Senior Commissions. They also recommend restarting its Sister and Friendship Cities programs.

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--HAYWARD-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--MARKET-RATE SENIOR HOUSING-- The Hayward Planning Commission last month approved 200-units of market-rate condominiums for seniors, 55-years-old and older. The project on Mission Boulevard in South Hayward, near Overhill Drive, is intended to be a transit-oriented development. The council Tuesday night will be asked to approve the project, which does not include affordable housing.

--The proposed Mission Seniors project includes three, four-story buildings that contain market-rate, 100% senior housing development designed for residents aged fifty-five years and over that promotes “active lifestyles” in a transit proximate location near the South Hayward BART Station. The multi-family residential project includes 200 condominium units in a variety of one, two and three-bedroom floor plans and three single-family detached units, which are proposed for an adjacent site.

--MEASURE A1 FUNDING-- Last year, Alameda County approved a $580 million affordable housing bond. A baseline allocation is available to city, along with an additional pool that requires competitive bidding. Hayward's baseline allocation in $20.3 million. On Tuesday, the council will begin discussion on a strategy for putting the funds to good use.

--FREMONT-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--YEAR-END BUDGET-- Fremont missed on its budget projections during the 2017 fiscal year by an extra $2.8 million. Staff recommends a host of potential budget allocations, including adding two police officers, and socking away the funds in its general fund uncertainty reserve.

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--PERALTA COLLEGE BOARD-- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--A'S BALLARK-- Even though the Peralta board last week directed its chancellor to throw dirt on any plans sell property near Laney College to the Oakland Athletics for a proposed ballpark, the issue isn't dying just yet. Expect proponents to continue the drumbeat for a new downtown ballpark. Tuesday's agenda includes the A's during the chancellor's comments.

--AC TRANSIT-- Regular board meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]
--INCREASED CANDIDATE COSTS-- To be more inline with other local jurisdictions, the board is proposing a policy change to increased candidate' election cost from $800 to $1,000 for ward races; and increases costs for the at-large race from $2,800 to $3,350.

--EBMUD-- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1:15 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]

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