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Revisiting Emeryville’s Parking Policies

December 7, 2011
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Emeryville’s free street parking doesn’t help pay for street maintenance, and increases car use, maintenance costs and traffic congestion by Jennifer West, Mayor December 7, 2011 This fall, in part to improve my service to the Emeryville City Council, I took a class at UC Berkeley on Transportation and Land Use Policy.  This class was part of the

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The City’s Debt

December 2, 2011
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The expanded City of Emeryville’s Finance Committee met on 21 November.  Its meetings remain one of the best places for a citizen to find out how their city is doing in turbulent economic times.  The focus of the November meeting was a draft of the city’s “Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ending June 30,

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Why Buy Local? Bucci’s

November 23, 2011
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Why Buy Local?  Bucci’s

Emeryville tradition supplies locals with fresh Italian fare The saga of how Bucci’s came to be is both an intriguing story of the ’70’s and ‘80’s and a key to its success. The three owners of Bucci’s – Amelia  Bucci, Paul Camardo, and Leslie Julian – are old friends who have known each other since the

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Thank You from Jacqueline Asher

November 16, 2011
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Dear Supporters, Friends, and Volunteers, Thank you for your enthusiastic work to elect a new voice on the Emeryville City Council. Your support and hard work for my election was inspirational. I appreciate so much the many Emeryville neighbors and supporters who  hosted parties, coordinated volunteers, walked with me, delivered signs, contributed funds, phone-banked, and who helped

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2011 Emeryville Election Results

November 10, 2011
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EMERYVILLE ELECTION SUMMARY    (Three Seats, and Three Ballot Initiatives) Election results for the three open seats on the Emeryville City Council as of November 9th, 2011  were : Elected                                                        

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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

September 8, 2011
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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

  Artist's rendering of new Emeryville Center for Community Life Enomoto Questions Committee’s Role and Responsibility for Future Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) Long-time Emeryville resident Shirley Enomoto said she had complained for months that the Measure J Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) lacked a clearly defined role and appeared to have little or no power, or

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Comments from Our Readers: While Sherwin Williams Denied Extended Hours, Residents Should Still Demand Results from Dust Testing

September 8, 2011
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At the City Hall meeting (Tues Sept 6), I raised the issue of the dust with high lead content during the public comment period. Surprisingly enough, no local residents came to raise this issue. A rep from the artists’ co-op was the only other public commenter, and she said that most of the people who

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In Contest For Berkeley Lab Campus, It’s Not the Lab That Counts

August 5, 2011
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Emeryville Councilwoman Ruth Atkin Relents, City Attorney Ballot Initiative to Go Forward

July 28, 2011
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Emeryville Councilwoman Ruth Atkin Relents, City Attorney Ballot Initiative to Go Forward

(Reprinted from the Emeryville Tattler) by Brian Donahue Nora Davis and Kurt Brinkman holdout to the end Barraged with calls and e-mails from constituents, councilwoman Ruth Atkin finally relented today and agreed to permit a November ballot initiative to eliminate the position of Emeryville City Attorney to move forward.  Ms. Atkin’s change of heart marked the

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Message from Emeryville Councilwoman Jennifer West: City Attorney Ballot Initiative

July 27, 2011
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Message from Emeryville Councilwoman Jennifer West: City Attorney Ballot Initiative

Special Meeting of City Council Required to Get the Issue on the November Ballot (Reprinted with permission from Jennifer West’s Blog).  Enough residents have signed a petition (10% of registered voters) to have a ballot initiative placed on the November ballot. This ballot measure would allow the voters to decide if the city should

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