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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City Council Adopts Resolution Accepting Recommendations for Reimagining Policing in Union City

The City Council of Union City voted unanimously at last night’s city council meeting to adopt a resolution accepting the Policing and Community Engagement Committee’s recommendations for reimagining policing in Union City. 

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

The Public is Cordially Invited to Virtually Attend the 2020 State of the City Address on October 5

The City of Union City is hosting the 2020 State of the City address delivered by Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci on October 5 at 6:30 pm. Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place and global pandemic, the event will be streamed virtually on the city’s Blue...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Union City and Fremont Mayors Announce a Battle of the Cities Census Challenge

On September 18, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci joined into a friendly challenge with Fremont City Mayor Lily Mei to see who can encourage their residents to achieve a higher Census 2020 self-response rate. The contest ends on September 30th, which ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City Launches Youth Photography Contest, Winners Presented at State of the City Address

Union City is launching a photography contest open to Union City residents aged 5 years old to 20 years old. The contest will follow the theme, “Why I wear a mask.” With the pandemic continuing to keep the region sheltered-in-place, th...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Union City Policing and Community Engagement Committee Reaches Final Listening Session

The Union City Policing and Community Engagement committee will hold its final listening session this Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm, during which the committee will hear a presentation from Chief Jared Rinetti of the Union City Police Department. This wi...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Union City Policing and Community Engagement Committee Reaches 7th Meeting & Final Listening Session

The Union City Policing and Community Engagement committee will hold its final listening session this Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm, during which the committee will hear a presentation from Chief Jared Rinetti of the Union City Police Department. This wi...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

City Council Votes Unanimously to Place Measure WW on the November General Election Ballot

On August 6, the City Council of Union City voted unanimously to place Measure WW, a temporary 5% utility users’ tax, on the November 3, 2020 ballot. This decision comes after a City Council ad hoc sub-committee explored revenue options for the ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

City Council Holds a Budget Study Session on COVID-19's Impact on City Finances

Union City, CA – The City Council is holding a budget study session on Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00 PM where they will get an in depth look at the City’s long-term financial forecast. The Council will be presented with detailed informatio...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City Council Weighs Options to Fill a $10.5 Million Budget Gap

Union City, CA – The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a devastating blow to Union City’s local economy and the City’s budget, with shelter-in-place restrictions causing substantial declines in sales tax, hotel tax, parking revenues,...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Virtual City Council Meetings Start Tuesday, April 14

To further support and reinforce Alameda County’s Shelter-in-Place order, City Council meetings, beginning with the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14,  will now take place virtually with the Mayor and City Council and Cit...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Service Impacts and Closures due to COVID-19

The Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan joined six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions to issue an order for all Alameda County residents to shelter in place to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve critical health ca...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Statement from Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci on COVID-19 & Grand Princess Cruise Ship

Information Regarding the Grand Princess Cruise Ship

The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) released a statement yesterday regarding the Grand Princess Cruise Ship that is scheduled to temporarily dock at the Port of Oakland today, Monday Mar...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

News Update: Justice Served in Double Homicide of Two Young Boys

On Saturday November 23, 2019 at approximately 01:26 AM, Union City Police Department received multiple 911 calls from citizens reporting gun shots heard in the area of Sherman and Colgate Drive in Union City. Officers responded to the area and located tw...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

California Presidential Primary Election Set to Take Place on March 3, 2020

California’s Primary Election date is taking place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. In addition to the Presidential Primary, Measure U, a renewal measure of the public safety parcel tax, will be on the ballot. Measure U proposes to renew local public ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

California Presidential Primary Election Set to Take Place on March 3, 2020

California’s Primary Election date has moved from June to March, a decision approved by voters in 2019. In addition to the Presidential Primary, Measure U, a dedicated public safety parcel tax, will be on the ballot. Measure U is a proposal to r...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Union City Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan

The City of Union City is starting the year off with a Strategic Plan, which sets city goals through the year 2025. The Strategic Plan contains a renewed mission and vision for the City, along with five multi-year goals that will guide decision-making and...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Fire Station 30 Set to Close on January 15, 2020

Fire Station 30 operated by the Alameda County Fire Department is set to close Wednesday, January 15. The decision to close Fire Station 30 was made by the City Council in July 2019 after an independent study showed that the station was handling on averag...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Union City Ranks Among the Best in the Bay Area for Pavement Quality

Union City Among Best in Region for Pavement Condition

Union City continues to rank among the best cities in the Bay Area for quality of pavement on local streets and roads.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission released an annual report analyzing pave...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

City Council Votes to Place Public Safety Funding Renewal Measure on March 2020 Ballot

Citing the need to renew expiring local funding that helps keep police officers on patrol in Union City neighborhoods, helps maintain response times to 911 calls and other emergencies, and supports youth violence prevention and gang intervention programs,...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci's Statement on the Double-Homicide Case from Saturday, November 23

I am both outraged and saddened by the senseless shooting death of two young boys in our community this past weekend. My deepest sympathy lies with the family of the victims of this horrible crime. Since Saturday morning, there has been an outpouring of e...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Update on the City's Cyber Outage

The City is still currently recovering from the impact of a computer virus that occurred in September 2019. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately implemented a response plan, contacted law enforcement, and have engaged a leading forensic firm to assi...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Bay Area Weather System Update

Bay Area Weather System Update

Air Quality Update

Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air Alert to go into effect tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29 for the entire San Francisco Bay Area. This means that the air quality will be especially...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Update: Computer Virus Continues to Impact Online Services

We have been conducting media interviews all day today in an effort to update the public about the impacts of a computer virus that has infected the organization. As it stands today, three full days into it, online services are still currently shut down. ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

City I.T. Services Significantly Impacted by Computer Virus

City I.T. Services Significantly Impacted by Computer Virus

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, City servers went down due to the impact of a computer virus that infected the system. City staff is currently working closely with cyber security experts to resto...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

No Flight 93 Memorial Service; Visitors Welcome to the Memorial Site

The City of Union City will not be holding a ceremony on September 11 at the Flight 93 Memorial this year. Union City's Flight 93 Memorial is located at Sugar Mill Landing Park at the corner of Alvarado-Niles Road and Dyer Street. A change was made last y...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Reduced Community Center & Library Hours

Fiscal Year 2019/20 & 2020/21 Biennial Budget Approved:

Reduced Community Center and Library Hours Soon to Take Effect

A recently approved City budget has resulted in reduced community center and library hours, which are soon to take effect.

Effective Tu...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

City Council Votes to Close Fire Station 30

The City Council held a study session last night to receive the findings of a recent analysis conducted on the efficiency of fire services in Union City and to discuss amendments to the City's contract with the Alameda County Fire Department. An independe...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Public Hearings are Set for the Transition to By-District Elections

News Update on By-District Elections

On May 28, 2019, the City Council provided direction on the proposed schedule for Transition from At-Large Elections to By-District City Elections for City Councilmembers. The proposed public hearing dates were approved...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Upcoming Plans to Regulate Plastic Straws and other Single-Use Disposable Food Service Ware

The City Council provided direction to staff at the May 28th City Council meeting to prepare and implement a local ordinance regulating plastic straws and other single-use disposable food service ware. Prior to adoption of the ordinance, the City will vis...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City Council Unanimously Selects New City Manager

The City Council has unanimously approved the selection of Joan Malloy to be Union City’s next City Manager. The decision was announced after a closed session on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Ms. Malloy has been the City’s Economic and Communi...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Council Declares Intent to Award Commercial Cannabis Use Permits

The City Council declared intent to award four commercial cannabis use permits to Redwood Medical Supply (RMS) who has a proposed business location at 2801 - 2809 Faber Street. The location is a 55,623 square foot modern building with a cold storage that ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Fiscal Years 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 Biennial Budget Mid-Process Update

The City Council held its second biennial budget session for Fiscal Years 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 on Tuesday, May 14 at its regular City Council meeting. The purpose of the budget session was to provide background information on the biennial budget and ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Two Applicants Considered for a Commercial Cannabis Permit

Update to the City's Commercial Cannabis Program

On Tuesday, April 24, the City Council considered two applicants who are seeking to obtain a commercial cannabis business permit from the City. This application process is the result of a public policy discu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

City Council to Make Key Funding Decisions on the Voter-Approved East-West Connector

City Council to Make Key Funding Decisions on the
Voter-Approved East-West Connector

City Council is making critical funding decisions on a key city roadway decades in the making. Twenty years ago, the East-West Connector was envisioned as a multi-lane ro...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

New Cannabis Laws as of January 1, 2018

cannabis farm with flowers

California voter-approved Proposition 64 and SB 94 has paved the way for new cannabis laws that took effect on January 1, 2018. Here is what you need to know about the law:

  • You can’t smoke or consume cannabis anywhere in public, including in parked vehicle...
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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Alameda County Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19

As of March 1, 2020, Alameda County has declared a public health emergency to better respond to COVID-19, or otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Alameda County is taking aggressive measures to address the potential spread of this virus, including the acti...

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Community News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Study Session on Station East Project

The applicant, Integral Communities, Inc. has submitted applications to develop 938 multi-family units (including a 98-unit affordable housing development), approximately 31,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail uses along Decoto Road, and public realm impro...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

PG&E Public Safety Shut Down: Union City Residents Potentially Impacted

There is a high-wind event coming through the Bay Area early Wednesday morning and PG&E has announced a power shut down event as a result. In case you haven't received a postcard from PG&E about this, the public utility agency is preparing for the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Census 2020 Receives Full City Council Support

City Council Votes Unanimously to Support the 2020 Census

On Monday, September 9, City Council voted unanimously in support of a resolution for the 2020 Census. The City Council heard a presentation given by Casey Farmer, Executive Director of the Alameda ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update: Tri-CED Buy Back Center

Community Update: Tri-CED Buy Back Center

“Your patience and courteousness is greatly appreciated,” that’s the message to the many people lining up daily at Tri-CED Community Recycling’s Buy Back Center in Union City...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Study Session on Efficiency of Fire Services in Union City

City Council to Host Tuesday Study Session  

To Present Findings on Efficiency of Fire Services in Union City

The City Council is holding a study session to receive the findings of a recent analysis conducted on fire service efficiency in Union Cit...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Union City Lifts the Rainbow Flag at City Hall

Union City has lifted the Rainbow flag up the City Hall flag pole to mark the beginning of a month-long recognition for Pride month. On June 11 at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci will also read a proclamation that c...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Statement from the Mayor Regarding the Teachers' Strike

Statement from Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Regarding School District Labor Negotiations

We have been monitoring the labor negotiations taking place between the School District and the Teachers’ Association. I empathize with the teachers, parents an...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Each Earthquake is a Reminder: Make a Plan

The USGS shows that a 4.4 earthquake hit our region around 2:40 am on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Despite the epicenter being in Berkeley, the quick shaking and jolt from this earthquake woke up people in all parts of the Bay Area. Let this moment be a rem...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Veteran's Memorial Dedication

Veterans Day Ceremony: Alameda County Board of Supervisor Valle to Dedicate Veterans Memorial in Union City

 

The public is invited to attend a special event hosted by the Office of Alameda County Board of Supervisor Richard Valle (District 2) dedi...

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