With about 30,000 feet of deteriorating real estate in the center of downtown, the Daughtrey’s building is a focal point of blight and home to Castro Valley’s seasonal Halloween accessories headquarters. It’s time to tear down Daughtrey’s. Here’s a quick summary of the building’s recent history (stay with me please): Alameda County’s Redevelopment Agency took […]
Counties and cities do many things to improve the quality of life for everyone in California. Each one of California’s 38 million residents lives within the boundaries of one of the state’s 58 counties. Over 31 million people – more than 80 percent – live in one of California’s 478 cities Counties and cities share […]
Because of file size restrictions, we can’t show the General Plan on the screen. We can provide a link for you to download the Castro Valley General Plan for review on your own computer. Here’s a brief intro straight from the plan itself: The Castro Valley General Plan establishes a new vision and comprehensive plan […]
County Administrator, Susan S. Muranishi invites us to read her “budget message that highlights the financial and policy issues contained in the budget that was submitted to the Board of Supervisors for their approval. In addition, you will find the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget details as adopted by the Board of Supervisors.” She goes on to […]
This is the future home of the downtown Castro Valley Central Business District Specific Plan. Hopefully it’ll be in full HTML so that we become the destination for people seeking input on what the rules are.
One of the best ways to introduce people to governance is through crisis. A perfect example of this was “Sign Gate 2013.” Remember that? The forced removal of the Blvd. Burger sign caused quite a stir in Castro Valley. But what does this controversy say about local governance in Castro Valley? Alameda County Planners ordered […]