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On the day Emeryville designated itself a Sanctuary City, the city also moved to cease the tradition of performing the pledge of allegiance at council meetings and replace it with an excerpt from the 1944 folk song...

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A new group of five Emeryville City Councilmembers convened last night for the first Council meeting of 2017. Councilmembers Bauters, Medina and Patz were all officially sworn in at the December 6th Council meeting, joining newly...

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The Alameda County Statement of Vote was recently published by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the certified 2016 election results. Padilla noted the turnout of registered voters statewide was 75.2 percent, the second highest figure...

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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then some of our policymakers may need a psychiatric assessment. Residents and businesses have witnessed the frustrating...

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In a letter sent to Emeryville California Restaurant Association (CRA) members, CRA President & CEO Jot Condie noted they will soon be filing a lawsuit on behalf of them against the City of Emeryville. “As you know, last year,...

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An estimated 200 Emery High students abruptly walked off campus at 10 a.m. this morning in an organized protest against the contentious election of Donald Trump. The students marched up 45th shouting “Not My President!” and...

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On a night that few will remember for local results (I think we’re all still in shock), Emeryville elected three new councilmembers last night. In what was the expected result by most political observers, Candidates...

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Who to vote for today for those that have not already voted? Well that comes down to your personal priorities. All candidates support key initiatives like bikeability and affordability, but will they make them a priority...

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In a crowded field, one Democratic candidate has arguably distinguished himself as the “Change” candidate of this election. John Van Geffen has stood up to and even called out the existing council and their supported...

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The East Bay Times (formerly The Oakland Tribune) has endorsed three candidates for Emeryville City Council including John Van Geffen, John Bauters & Christian Patz (all Democratic Party candidates). Award-winning columnist and editorial writer Daniel Borenstein...

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The wild world of the Emery School Board just got even more interesting. Just days after School Board President John Affeldt stepped down, incumbent Joy Ashe has declared her candidacy as a ballot write-in. While a...

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Our current housing crisis is nothing new and many saw it coming. For over 2- 1/2 years, The E’ville Eye has been advocating that the city tackle this complicated issue to maintain a stable base of residents and...

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Tonight, our City Council will consider adoption of its proposed “Fair Work Week” (FWW) scheduling and predictive pay ordinance, an ordinance deemed the “highest priority” by current Mayor Dianne Martinez. Two of the other councilmembers that are pushing...

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In the coming month, Emeryville residents will be faced with an important decision that will impact the priorities of this city. We will no doubt be faced with “endorsements” from a slew of outside agencies who...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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This 2016 Emeryville City Council election will see six candidates vying for three available seats in what could see a shift in city priorities. The E’ville Eye distributed twenty questions covering a gamut of relevant topics in...

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The Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL) was born under controversy. It endured plenty along the way and crossed the finish line with some as well (the site is still in fact under construction and expected to...

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The final day to file papers for one of the three vacating Emeryville Council seats was yesterday at 5:30 p.m.. The original 8/12 date was extended five days when, as expected, none of the three incumbents filed. 88-year-old...

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What if I told you our city is set to pursue an experimental labor ordinance being directed by the lobbyist group EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy). An ordinance that may end up...

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Today officially marks the first day Emeryville residents can submit paperwork with the City to declare candidacy for one of the three vacating Council seats. 88-year-old Councilmember Nora Davis stated long ago that this would be her final...

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