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Letter to the Editor: City Council Should Address High Cost, Job Performance of City Manager & City Attorney

May 24, 2011
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Letter to the Editor: City Council Should Address High Cost, Job Performance of City Manager & City Attorney

Letter to the Editor re: Should Big Business Pay Their Fair Share? (May 16, 2011) Once again, it is broken record time. While it’s true that great sums of money are involved when we talk about big business paying more of its share in taxes commensurate with profits  – and that’s a good

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Should Big Business in Emeryville Pay Their Fair Share?

May 16, 2011
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Should Big Business in Emeryville Pay Their Fair Share?

For years, the City Council has given the city’s biggest businesses the biggest tax breaks. Residents and small business owners in town have begun to ask why. On Tuesday, the City Council will decide whether to put an initiative on the November ballot asking voters to decide whether the city’s multi-billion dollar businesses should pay what

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Court Rejects Woodfin Demand

April 4, 2010
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By Marc Albert A California appeals court rejected a demand by the Woodfin Suites Hotel that Emeryville taxpayers pay the hotel’s growing legal fees. The hotel company, owned and operated by Sam Hardage, a Republican Party activist from San Diego, has fought the city’s living wage ordinance for hotel workers since before it was codified. The ordinance, Measure

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Gun ‘Nuts’ Reload for Showdown Tuesday

April 4, 2010
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Gun ‘Nuts’ Reload for Showdown Tuesday

By Brian Donahue They’re Going To Have Every Council Member Removed High noon will come at precisely 7:15 P.M. Tuesday. That’s when the final showdown is scheduled in an epic battle pitting the National Rifle Association, an organization devoted to preserving one of our Constitutionally guaranteed rights, versus the Emeryville city council, a

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Argentine Barbecue Comes to Emeryville

March 25, 2010
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Argentine Barbecue Comes to Emeryville

Blogs (Reprinted from SF Weekly Blog “Sfoodie”) Argentine Asador Primo’s Parilla Fires Up Grill in Emeryville

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OPINION

March 11, 2010
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OPINION

It’s Only Money, Honey (You Got It, I Want It) By Liz Altieri “The Proposed Budget is premised on the long-term budget philosophy of the City Council and Redevelopment Agency. This budget philosophy includes the following major principles, which are elaborated below: … Current year expenditures should be supported by current year revenues. One time revenues

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A Long-Term Solution to Emeryville’s Budget Shortfall

March 5, 2010
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Modest Increase in City’s Business License Tax CapCould Close Projected Budget Shortfalls for Next Two Years By Brian W. Carver BackgroundIn a memorandum dated March 2, 2010 from the Emeryville Finance Department entitled “Budget Planning Discussions FY 2010-11 and FY 2011-12,” (hereinafter, “Budget Planning Memo”) a preliminary estimate of the budget gap was provided as follows: “The projected

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Message to Residents from Emeryville Council Member Jennifer West: Public Input and Community Participation

February 15, 2010
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Message to Residents from Emeryville Council Member Jennifer West: Public Input and Community Participation

West Seeks Community Input/Participation in Transit Center Public Hearing, I-80 Pedestrian-Bike Bridge Workshop, ECCL, “Shortest Triathlon”, and Cooperative Grocery Dear Emeryville neighbors, This is my second letter to you since taking office in November 2009. My purpose in writing you is to inform

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Superintendant Explains Senior Parcel Tax Exemption Snafu

February 11, 2010
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Superintendant Explains Senior Parcel Tax Exemption Snafu

Below is the text of a letter sent by John Sugiyama, superintendant of the Emery Unified School District, to Shirley Enomoto, author of the previous post regarding the parcel tax exemption for seniors. Hello Shirley! Thank you for your patience in receiving this reply to your inquiry regarding the notification of Emeryville parcel owners

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Senior Citizens Forced to Re-apply Annually for Tax Exemption, in Violation of City Law

February 3, 2010
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To Boot: Annual Reminder Letters Supposed to Go Out, But Seniors Say They Never Received Them By Shirley Enomoto Call it the Benjamin Button effect. Emeryville’s School Board is forcing senior citizens to prove they are not getting any younger—every year. Measure A, the Emeryville school parcel tax, was passed by the voters in 2003. In 2007,

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