STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 10: Talking C.V. sMACk; Interview with Hayward City Councilmember Sara Lamnin

In The Breakdown, I take another look at the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council. What exactly is going on over there? All seven members are hand-picked by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley. All seven are contributors to his political campaigns. The end result appears not to be a true citizens advisory council, but one dedicated to benefit special interests. In the Hot Seat, I chat with Hayward Councilmember Sara Lamnin, who is running for re-election in what will likely be a tough campaign among three strong candidates for two at-large seats on the council.

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  1. Steve,

    When you called Castro Valley Natemileystan you really insulted the Isis. However there is a max of 12 years for these folks to serve, so you can look at an opening next year on the CVMAC for Sheila Cunha who will term out.

    However, you are right that all 7 members of the CV Municipal Advisory Council are in fact the result of strong well developed business interests. They are all in fact exactly as you characterize them.

    Marc Crawford has his roots in the Hayward Area Recreation District, the defunct Redevelopment Agency, Rental Housing Owners Association, Apartment Owners Association and the playing fields for Castro Valley Sports. His company does work almost everywhere there is development in Natemileystan. He was appointed in 2010.

    Ken Carbone is Dolphin Graphics and from the defunct Redevelopment Agency and picks up the nice pretty graphics in Castro Valley. He was appointed in 2015.

    Sheila Cunha is a San Leandro Native and Pleasanton Chamber member as well as the Director of the Bay East Association of Realtors, Castro Valley Marketing Group. She is a central part of the Nate Miley brain trust for CV and Pleasanton. She was appointed in 2007.

    Chuck Moore was appointed in 2015. He owns Pacific Coast Well in San Ramon, where he lives. He comes to the MAC as part of the Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee.

    Dave Sadoff is from the Castro Valley Sanitary Board, is a geologist and runs a company which specializes in Clean Up operations. he was appointed in 2010.

    Linda Tangren is a Travel Agent and started in the defunct Redevelopment Agency. She was on the Chabot-Las Positas District Board and CV School Board. Very active in the Women’s Movement. She was appointed in 2015.

    Ted Riche was appointed in 2017. is Ted Riche is a lifelong Castro Valley resident. He his BS degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Biola University and served for several years on the University’s Business Advisory Board. He has worked for IBM as a Support Planner for the past 17 years and in the tech industry for 19 years. From a community involvement perspective, Ted has been involved in several capacities. First, he spearheaded the reconfiguration design of the Ewing Rd and Arcadian Dr. intersection working hand in hand with Alameda County Public Works Department to make the intersection safer for residents and drivers. The work resulted in the installation of new sidewalks and the enhancement of the overall area with a small neighborhood park. Ted is an active board member on the Castro Valley Sports Foundation (CVSF). As a former college athlete, he is privileged to be a member of such a dynamic team that has raised and distributed over $250,000 and grew up in Oakland.

    These are the representatives of Castro Valley and the core of Natemileystan.


  2. I have a question for Nate Miley: Alameda County was given a 240 million dollar federal grant recently specifically to fight homelessness: WHERE IS THE MONEY? 240 million dollar’s of taxpayer money and poof it’s gone? Really? No one seems to know where the 240 MILLION DOLLAR’S is!!! You even steal from the homeless? … Pretty damn heartless if you ask me! If you steal from the homeless, there is no limit as to what nefarious evil local politicians will stoop to with their blood thirty greed.


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