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Emeryville Fails to Lower $16.30/Hour Minimum Wage, Delays Ballot Decision

Blocked by a voter’s referendum from freezing the city’s minimum wage at $15/hour for small businesses, the Emeryville City Council opted on Tuesday evening to delay making any decision on the matter until its next meeting on July 23. Despite strong statements from ten public commenters, all but one of…

Highway Expansionists Cheer Passage of Measure W

After a three-week initial count of nearly 300,000 ballots in San Mateo County, highway expansionists celebrated yesterday as updated results showed a sudden swing from 66.55 to 66.85 percent approval of Measure W, the half-cent transportation sales tax crafted by county transportation officials with heavy corporate influence. While election results…

Year of the Woman in South Bay Elections

As American voters sent a record-high 124 women to Congress in Tuesday’s elections, voters in Santa Clara County also entrusted female candidates with the most powerful local political posts. If results as of Saturday evening hold, 45 of the 91┬ámembers of the 15 city councils in the county will be…