Hayashi Rents Castro Valley Home To Employee, Chancellor Of Chabot College

Mar. 14, 2012 | Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s home, high in the Castro Valley hills, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire East Bay. Except it’s not Hayashi enjoying the view, but two close colleagues who both earn lucrative state-funded salaries. According to recently released public finance records, Hayashi rents the four-bedroom, three-bath townhouse, assessed at around $500,000, to the chancellor of Chabot College, Joel Kinnamon, and his longtime partner, Christopher Parman, who also is Hayashi’s district coordinator. While the deal may be legal, it raises ethical questions surrounding a member of the Assembly also acting as a landlord to her subordinate and a prominent academic administrator within her district. Between them, Kinnamon and Parman, who are legally married, take home nearly $400,000 annually in taxpayer money — a portion of which then goes to Hayashi in the form of rent…

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