San Leandro’s ice cream texts

San Leandro non-profit leader Rose Padilla Johnson made allegations of sexual misconduct against City Manager Chris Zapata last November. Among the claims by Padilla Johnson was that Zapata repeatedly urged they discuss city business over an ice cream cone at a Foster’s Freeze in San Leandro. There, said Padilla Johnson in a complaint, Zapata made unwanted advances towards her and suggested the chances of the non-profit receiving a city loan rested upon submitting to his desires. An independent report last week found great fault with Padilla Johnson’s credibility. Among the reason why is the contents of a batch of text messages between Padilla Johnson and Zapata sent over a two-and-a-half year period that cast the Foster’s Freeze meetings in a far different light.

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