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EBLC Blog

The East Bay Leadership Council is committed to providing timely communication to our membership. This is where you can find updates from our staff writers, highlights from our monthly newsletter, and messages from members.
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
The 16th Annual Shell/MEF Run for Education on September 30, 2018, brought in $90,000 for the Martinez Education Foundation (MEF) while drawing 824 runners and walkers who competed in 5k or 10k events through downtown Martinez. Read more
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Friday, September 28, 2018
We share our take on three important ballot measures at the state and local level and a lot more. Read more
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Larry Sly, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Sunday, September 23, 2018
This proposed rule targets low-income immigrant families that legally access benefits to help meet their basic needs, but it has had a widespread chilling effect throughout the immigrant community. Read more
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Josh Huber, Policy Director
Friday, September 7, 2018
An update from the EBLC's Policy Director on task force meetings focused on education and air quality in September. Read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Bad roads weaken the economy by making commutes longer and increasing maintenance costs. That is why the East Bay Leadership Council opposes Proposition 6, the November ballot measure that would eliminate the revenue source for road and bridge repairs already underway. Read more
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Sarah Paxson
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Homelessness is often addressed as a human issue and rightly so. An estimated 7,000 people are struggling to find shelter and stability in San Francisco alone. But the growing homeless population is also taking a toll on many local businesses. On August 15th, a group of Bay Area manufacturing leaders gathered in San Francisco to discuss trends and challenges in their field including homelessness. Read more
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Sarah Paxson
Thursday, July 26, 2018
At the July meeting of the East Bay Leadership Council’s Workforce Development and Education Task Force, we learned more about The Richmond Promise and the potential of AB 19 funding at community colleges. Read more
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Mark Orcutt
Friday, June 29, 2018
We recap the wins from the June 5 primary election and for higher education in this year's CA budget, shift our attention to defending SB 1 infrastructure funding, share our statement on a potential immigration detention center at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, open up nominations for the 2018 Philanthropy Awards, highlight a must read focused on the November ballot, and more. Read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
We discuss two important studies published by First 5 Contra Costa and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties and how the EBLC plans to take action based on the findings, celebrate small businesses and address barriers to their growth, remind you of our ballot measure positions, share a must read on the defeat of AB 3087, and more. Read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
We talk about our takeaways from a discussion with Dan Walters and Matea Gold, shine a light on important education elected offices, share our take on issues facing voters on the June ballot, encourage you to check out an election guide assembled by CALmatters, and more. Read more
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