The results of the Redwood City Council election brought no surprises.
Four incumbents — Alicia Aguirre, Ian Bain, Rosanne Foust and Barbara Pierce — retained their open seats, while outsider Paul McCarthy, a Highway Patrol sergeant who spurned the media spotlight, failed in his bid for office.
Candidates sought to lead a city with falling revenues, increasing costs, and large upcoming payments for its redevelopment association, an entity Bain strongly supported. Read More
Just about every enterprise in Redwood City will see its costs increase if voters approve a business license tax hike in November, making life tougher for an unusual array of small businesses such as fortunetellers, Christmas tree sellers and ice cream truck drivers.
If passed, the measure should generate $825,000 in additional annual revenue, said city spokesman Malcolm Smith. Such licenses currently raise $1.4 million. Read More