Here at Castro Valley Matters, we are curious about the workings of our local government. To that end, we naturally wanted to read over and understand the by-laws of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). We had a tough time finding them.
The MAC’s by-laws are not posted on the MAC website, nor can they be found on any Alameda County website. In our previous research on MACs and “MAC Equivalents”, we found that most of them with an Internet presence had easily accessible copies of their bylaws available to the public.
We looked for a paper copy of the MAC by-laws in the Castro Valley Library’s extensive MAC and Castro Valley governance document collection, and we found nothing.
Our hunt then took us to the Alameda County Planning Department, which manages the MAC’s Land Use meetings. After some initial confusion (they were fairly certain that they were already posted online somewhere), the Planning Department searched its files and found a physcial copy of the MAC by-laws and sent us a copy via the US Mail.
As a public service, Castro Valley Matters has posted them electronically here on our website for the reference of all.
You can read the entire bylaws (last updated in 1990) by clicking here.