SAN LEANDRO MAYOR BUYS $838,000 BAY-O-VISTA HOME OF FOUNDING PARTNER OF MEYERS-NAVE, WHICH REPRESENTS CITY
By Steven Tavares
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|Steven Meyer’s law firm
represents San Leandro
San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is moving–not out of town–but into the ranch-style home of the founding partner of the law firm contracted by the city to provide legal services.
According to county records, a deed of trust was filed May 26 transferring the half-acre property in San Leandro’s tony Bay-O-Vista neighborhood from Steven Meyers of Meyers-Nave to Cassidy.
The four bedroom-three bath, 3,111 sq. ft home on Lakeside Court is listed at $838,000, more than double the median home price for San Leandro.
Cassidy’s financial dealings with Meyers raises a few questions about the separation of personal business and transparency between the mayor and the city attorney.
Meyers is former San Leandro city attorney during the 1980s. His firm Meyers-Nave is well-known across the state for its familiarity in representing local governments. Current City Attorney Jayne Williams is a part of Meyers-Nave.