Richmond Passes Emergency Ordinance To Stop Evictions During PandemicWith more than half of the city’s residents being renters, the Richmond City Council voted to protect them during the pandemic by adopting an urgent city ordinance.
Berkeley Votes To Curb Police Traffic Stops For Small Offenses, Other Significant ReformsLawmakers in Berkeley have passed sweeping police reforms, from limiting traffic stops to stricter vetting to keep biased officers off the streets.
Oakland City Council Votes For Immediate Pay Raise For Workers At Large Grocery StoresOakland city councilmembers voted unanimously Tuesday to force large grocery stores to raise some workers' pay by $5 per hour.
Martinez Embarks On Process To Redraw Council Election DistrictsSoon the City of Martinez expects to hold the first of a series of workshops and other meetings centered on redrawing its council district map boundaries.
San Jose City Council Challenger Cohen Holds Narrow Lead Over Incumbent DiepAs of early Wednesday morning, David Cohen has 2 percent lead over incumbent San Jose Councilmember Lan Diep, according to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
2 Incumbents, 2 Newcomers Likely Headed For Santa Rosa City CouncilVoters in Santa Rosa appeared ready to elect two new City Council members and welcome back two incumbents based on unofficial vote tallies from the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters, early Wednesday morning.
Walnut Creek Reelects 2 Of 3 Incumbents To City Council; CoCo County Incumbents LeadingIn Walnut Creek, where four of eight City Council candidates were drawn into the race in reaction to social justice issues, two of the three incumbents on the ballot will be re-elected, to be joined by a former city planning commissioner.
SJ Considers Creating $3 Million Fund To Clean Up Increasing Trash, Blight On City StreetsSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and several councilmembers on Monday announced a proposal for $3 million in extra funding to address an increase in trash and blight in the city's streets.
Berkeley Joins Cities Across The Country Putting 'Black Lives Matter' Murals On StreetsMurals declaring Black Lives Matter have popped up city streets as far away as Washington, D.C. and as close Oakland – now, the city of Berkeley.
Oakland Bans Sale Of Flavored, Menthol Tobacco Products In Tobacco Stores, PharmaciesThe Oakland City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products at all tobacco stores and pharmacies.
City Leaders Vote To Oust Antioch Planning Commissioner Caught Up In COVID-19 Comment ControversyThe Antioch City Council voted unanimously to fire the chair of the Planning Commission who said COVID-19 is nature's way of taking out the homeless, the weak, and the old and it should be allowed to happen.