Tuesday’s Briefing: Warriors Heading to the NBA Finals; Alameda Considers Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
Plus, Berkeley is considering whether to give its Police Review Commission more independence.
The Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 101-92 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and will head to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. (East Bay Times)
Alameda is considering whether to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour in January, even though state law will raise the minimum across California within five years. The city council is also weighing whether the minimum wage increase should apply to all employers regardless of the size of their business, whether some businesses could be exempted, and whether the ordinance should take into account medical benefits. (East Bay Times)
Berkeley is considering whether to give its Police Review Commission full independence from the city manager, along with broad powers to access city records, influence the budget, and help select future police chiefs. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Union City plans to spend more than $14 million to help a developer construct 81 apartments on a vacant, city-owned lot. (East Bay Times)
A fire that broke out Friday evening near the Oakland Coliseum may have been caused by fireworks from the Oakland A’s game. (San Francisco Chronicle)