SF Lawmakers Vote To Waive Fees For Property Owners Building In-Law UnitsSan Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance making it easier for property owners to build in-law units or granny flats on the properties of single-family homes.
Concord Smoking Ordinance for Attached Housing’ Takes Effect This WeekA ban on smoking and vaping in and around apartments, condos and other attached-housing units, passed almost a year ago by the Concord City Council, goes into effect for all such housing units Friday.
Sonoma Co Approves Fines for Failing to Follow COVID-19 Prevention OrdersThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Thursday that allows government employees to issue citations for individuals and businesses that don’t follow state and local orders for stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Bay Area Health Officials Call For Enforcement Of Face Covering DirectivesOne by one, Bay Area counties are starting to crack down on violators of the coronavirus health orders as people defy the law and cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.
New Law Requires Contra Costa County Residents To Mask Up Or Pay UpContra Costa County supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, on Tuesday, that allows city and county officials to cite people who don’t wear masks, or don’t keep a distance of at least 6 feet. Group gatherings can also be cited.
Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Fines For COVID-19 Health Order ViolationsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday used its emergency powers to pass a new ordinance that establishes fines for violations of COVID-19 public health orders including the wearing of face coverings.
Contra Costa Supervisors To Consider Fines For Face Covering ViolatorsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is preparing to consider an ordinance that would establish fines for violating public health orders involving wearing face coverings, social distancing and gatherings.
CA Hotels Sue To Overturn Emergency COVID-19 Ordinance To Increase CleaningLeaders with the state's hotel industry on Monday announced they've filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court, seeking to overturn an emergency ordinance passed earlier this month that increases cleaning at the city's hotels and commercial offices.
Napa County Adds Stiff Citations To Mask MandateThe Napa County Board of Supervisors has put some teeth into a mask mandate, with a new ordinance authorizing fines from $25 to $500 for individuals and $200 to $5,000 for businesses that receive repeated complaints for not wearing your mask.
SF Lawmaker Proposes 'CAREN' Act To Outlaw Racially Motivated 911 CallsSan Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton on Tuesday introduced an ordinance to outlaw racially motivated 911 calls.
Contra Costa County Extends, Modifies Eviction Moratorium OrdinanceContra Costa County's moratorium on evictions directly caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has been extended from May 31 until July 15, and starting soon will no longer allow businesses over certain employee and gross-receipt thresholds to defer rent payments.
Marin Supes Vote To Allow E-Bikes On Paved Public Roads, PathwaysMarin County supervisors voted to allow electric-assisted bicycles, or e-bikes, on paved pathways, parking lots and other areas specifically designated to allow them.
CoCo County Supes Approve Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage Containers, Effective In 2020An ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers by vendors in unincorporated Contra Costa County will go into effect May 1, 2020, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors.
Contra Costa County Supes Consider Ban On Polystyrene Food, Beverage ContainersThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers at restaurants, food trucks and other vendors.
Berkeley Ordinance To Eliminate Gender-Specific Language From City CodeA newly passed ordinance in Berkeley is moving the city toward eliminating gender-specific language from the municipal code.