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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 7, 2019

Local Fireworks Regulations

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, the City of Union City wants to remind residents about fireworks regulations that are in place to ensure that residents can safely enjoy the use of fireworks.  

There is a zero tolerance policy for illegal fi...

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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 23, 2019

City Council Discusses Five-Year Priorities in Strategic Plan Workshop

The City Council and City Management team convened in a strategic planning workshop on Tuesday, May 21. This was the first of two workshops to create the City’s first strategic plan in many years. The strategic plan will be a five-year plan with...

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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 24, 2019

City Statement on Transitioning to By-District Elections

The City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a resolution declaring its intent to transition the City to by-district elections.

On March 15, 2019, the City received a letter from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

City Seeks Community Input on Considering Significant Budget Cuts

Union City, CA - The City is facing an ongoing budget deficit of $3.5 million per year. This problem began back in June 2017 when the City Council passed a two-year budget with a significant deficit to the General Fund. Increases in contractual services, ...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Response to ACLU Report about Union City Police Department Data Sharing Policy and Practice

Update on ACLU Report about Union City Police Department Data Sharing Policy and Practice

Release Date: 03/14/2019

Thank you to members of the media for following Union City’s response to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) report about the ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

City Council Approved Contract with Talent Firm to Hire New City Manager

The City Council approved a contract with CPS HR Consulting in the amount of $24,000 to carry out an executive recruitment for City Manager at their February 12 City Council meeting. The effort to carry out an executive search comes after current City Man...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Union City Appoints New Police Chief

For Immediate Release

12/12/2018

Union City Appoints New Police Chief

Union City, CA - The City of Union City is honored to announce the appointment of Jared Rinetti as Union City's 11th Police Chief. City Manager Tony Acosta recommended the appointment of R...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Union City Voters Adopt Measure DD

Union City Voters Adopt Measure DD  

November 7, 2018, Union City, CA – On November 6th, Union City residents adopted Measure DD, Union City’s Cannabis Business Tax on the local ballot.    

“Residents...

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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: November 15, 2017

City Council votes to Approve Local Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, City Council voted to approve a local ordinance establishing a regulatory framework for commercial cannabis businesses in Union City. In addition, the following was adopted:

  • A resolution allowing for up to three permits in ea...
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