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Emeryville’s New Budget: Some Important City Services Preserved But Debt a Staggering $250 million

July 2, 2012
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Emeryville’s New Budget: Some Important City Services Preserved But Debt a Staggering $250 million

The City Council approved a two-year budget for Emeryville at its meeting on June 19.  It’s our first financial blue print since the demise of Redevelopment Agency (RDA) funding, and it reflects the fact that building boom days are over.  The fight to pay for key services and essential projects without RDA support now begins. 

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Thank You All for Coming …

June 29, 2012
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Thank You All for Coming …

Emeryville parents and residents have done a lot to try and convince the Emeryville School District Board of Trustees to save Anna Yates Elementary School. For several years, dissenters have publicly and privately raised their objections to the Board’s plan to combine grades K-12 on one campus and close Anna Yates. A letter signed by

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Doyle Street Cohousing Celebrates 20 Years!

June 19, 2012
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City Council Votes to Cut Community Preservation and Arts Staff

June 9, 2012
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City Council Votes to Cut Community Preservation and Arts Staff

The City Council made key budget decisions at its June 5 meeting last week. The basic budget package developed in the three May workshops changed little, but the variations that did emerge are worth a look. They center on staff cuts, funding for Capital Improvement Projects, and two low budget but useful programs/projects. Staffing cuts

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Over Its Dead Body: Oakland Says “No” to Emeryville Crematorium

June 2, 2012
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Over Its Dead Body: Oakland Says “No” to Emeryville Crematorium

Reprinted from the Oakland Tribune/Inside Bay Area Oakland turns cold shoulder to embattled crematory By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune Posted:   05/22/2012 02:25:44 PM PDT Crematory opponent Ronnesha Cato of Oakland, Calif. poses with 21-month-old daughter Zwena OAKLAND — For just a few hours on May 10, one of the state’s busiest crematories was moving to East Oakland. That’s how little

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Mayor Jennifer West To Speak Tonight on State of the City

May 31, 2012
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Mayor Jennifer West To Speak Tonight on State of the City

(Reprinted from the E-ville Eye Community Blog) As part of Mayor Jennifer West’s community outreach program, she will be visiting and sharing her “State of the City” report at the Emeryville Warehouse lofts 7 pm tonight (Thursday, May 31). Also in attendance will be city manager Patrick O’Keeffe. Come hear about what’s happening in our

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To the Editor: Emeryville Can be Creative, Smart in Using Staff, Saving Money. And Don’t Forget the Arts.

May 23, 2012
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To the Editor: Emeryville Can be Creative, Smart in Using Staff, Saving Money. And Don’t Forget the Arts.

Re: “The City’s Financial Future” (May 8, 2012) (City Council Special Meeting to Discuss the Budget 5:30 pm Today, Emeryville City Hall) When I look at the staff cuts, I only see people in the front lines getting cut. Why does the city need a Director of Redevelopment at $180,000 a year when there won’t be a

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Emeryville and Oakland Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day!

May 10, 2012
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Emeryville and Oakland Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day!

At the bike station at 40th and San Pablo in Emeryville are (from left) Ryan Stahlman and Svante Rodegard, members of Emeryville's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), and Joe Melancon, an employee of the city's Recreation Department. Bike-to-Work

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The City’s Financial Future

May 8, 2012
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The City’s Financial Future

Emeryville City Hall Emeryville’s Financial Advisory Committee met on April 23 and tackled a draft of the city’s proposed budget for the next two years.  The 245-page document is a rough map of how the city will earn its living and pay its bills. It starts a budget process we citizens should watch carefully, and it

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Former City Councilman Ken Bukowski Urges Council to Support Program for Poor

April 19, 2012
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Former City Councilman Ken Bukowski Urges Council to Support Program for Poor

Bukowski sends letter to City Council members urging their support of $50,000 needed to save ECAP Ken Bukowski is seeking the Council’s support of a $50,000 allocation from the city’s General Fund to maintain the distribution of food and clothing by Emeryville Community Action Program (ECAP), located at 3610 San Pablo Ave. ECAP has

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