During Alameda Councilmember-elect Tony Daysog’s previous two stints on the City Council he was known as a wonky and hard-working public servant. The third incarnation of Councilmember Daysog appears no different. Even before his swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 18, Daysog… Read More ›
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Alameda’s Robert Matz concedes short-term third open seat on the council, but not before attacking opponent.
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Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office into whether she illegally recorded two councilmembers, a decision that could greatly affect the city’s upcoming November elections. The fallout… Read More ›
Alameda council candidate Tony Daysog learned a thing from two years ago–get ahead of the story.
If approved, Alameda’s minimum wage would reach the threshold 18 months before the state mandate in 2022.
In recent Alameda elections, the backing of the island’s influential firefighters union has often resulted in victory for candidates. It remains to be seen what happens when they choose to sit out a a race. Somewhat surprisingly, the firefighters’ union… Read More ›
Despite an admonition that Alameda City Council candidates not address the city’s recent city manager scandal while one of her actions are under review by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, one candidate went there with his very first sentence… Read More ›
Amos White says his campaign for Alameda City Council will go on, but doesn’t say how
Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay
Lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court is asking for an injunction to block the council-approved ballot question from appearing on the Nov. ballot
Former Orange city manager and Stockton interim fire chief is coming to Alameda while the council initiates a search for a permanent replacement.
Also: Alameda mayor, put on the spot, suggests she will support the landlords-backed charter amendment this fall
The level of vitriol in Alameda is at a fever pitch and it’s still five months away from a hot-contested mayor and council elections.
The nascent campaign to recall Alameda Councilmember Malia Vella had its intent to recall petition invalidated by the city clerk.
“The staff report says the Alameda Journal is the lowest responsible bidder” Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie said of its bid for printing legal notices. “I don’t think there’s anything responsible at all about the Bay Area News Group.”
A recall effort against Alameda Councilmember Malia Vella began in earnest Tuesday night. Proponents of unseating her delivered a notice of intent that could lead to a signature-gathering effort this summer to place the question on the November ballot. Grounds… Read More ›
The initial phase of the project, developed by Alameda Point Partners, adds 673 new housing units, including 130 units of affordable housing for low-income residents; 8 acres of open space, and nearly 100,000 square feet of retail. PHOTO/Maurine Ramirez, courtesy City of Alameda.
Now former Alameda city manager Jill Keimach settled for a $900,000 payout this week, but she was asking for me, including having taxpayers pay for any potential criminal defense
At late hour, city does not know whether Keimach will show up tonight (UPDATE) Whether or not an unusual Alameda City Council special open session Tuesday night intended to allow embattled Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach a chance to publicly… Read More ›
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA long-awaited investigative report from Southern California Attorney Michael Jenkins released Wednesday night found Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie violated the City Charter by sending a letter of recommendation for the firefighters union-preferred candidate to the city manager while… Read More ›
Despite a number of explosive allegations, the report found Jim Oddie’s violation occurred after he sent a letter of recommendation for the fire chief candidate favored by the firefighters. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda Councilmember Jim Oddie was found to have violated… Read More ›
Alameda’s report on council interference is scheduled to be released on Wednesday. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILIt’s been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an independent investigator to probe a number of claims laid out by Alameda City Manager Jill… Read More ›
Alameda Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft announced Tuesday her campaign for mayor. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL–ELECTION 2018–Touting years of public service along with a record of consensus-building, Alameda Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft officially announced Tuesday that she will challenge incumbent Mayor Trish… Read More ›
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILWhile embattled Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was dealing with the fallout of a potential illegal wiretapping charge earlier this month, she dropped a bombshell allegation against the island’s city attorney. Keimach alleged she consulted with Alameda City… Read More ›
John Russo left the Alameda City Manager’s Office in February 2015. ALAMEDAWith Alameda’s city manager situation in a state of disarray, comes news its former top administrator, John Russo, was fired Wednesday from the same position in Riverside. Russo left… Read More ›
The Alameda City Council will discuss the possible termination of City Manager Jill Keimach on Monday night. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA day after Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach admitted to unlawfully recording two councilmembers without their consent, Alameda City Attorney Janet… Read More ›
What We Know: Alameda City Manager Scandal — Keimach admits to recordings; later implicates city attorney
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL ➤On Thursday, I reported for the East Bay Express that Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach secretly recorded a conversation between two Alameda councilemembers and, separately, a city department manager. An attorney representing Keimach denied she did anything… Read More ›
Jill Keimach ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda City Manager Jill Keimach surreptitiously recorded a conversation with two Alameda councilmembers at a meeting that is at the center of the city’s on-going political scandal. Over the course of the city’s nearly six-month investigation… Read More ›