My contact at the California Department of Finance confirmed that as of this morning the currently submitted Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) for Alameda County has not been approved and that it will be sent back to the Redevelopment Successor Agency for revision and approval by the Oversight Board. So, what, does that even mean, […]
Castro Valley still has a chance to have a say in the fate of the Daughtrey’s building despite coming to the redevelopment dissolution party really, really late. The first thing you can do to help in tearing down Daughtrey’s and building a town square is to learn a little about a complex phenomenon called “redevelopment” and how the […]
Castro Valley is a friendly town, a close-knit community of about 63,000 people that can still get excited about a homecoming game. But getting around Castro Valley can be complicated, and it’s not just because Strobridge suddenly stops south of 580. We are governed by a hodgepodge of distinct and separate units of government that […]
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 […]
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 […]