Keimach wanted city to pay any potential legal defense costs

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

Will ALAMEDA city manager appear for special open session job evaluation?

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 air her own job performance review is still up in the air hours before the … Continue reading Will ALAMEDA city manager appear for special open session job evaluation?

EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] --A'S COLISEUM ENA-- The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf's pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Oakland Athletics with an eye on the city purchasing the county's portion of the jointly-owned … Continue reading EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

Alameda may soon learn details of growing city manager scandal

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILFor the third time in as many months the Alameda City Council has scheduled a special closed session meeting, this one set for next Monday, April 16, 5 p.m., to discuss the growing political scandal pitting City Manager Jill Keimach against the City Council.The agenda released Monday afternoon references up to three potential … Continue reading Alameda may soon learn details of growing city manager scandal

EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

THE WEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1--ALAMEDA-- Special closed session council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--ALAMEDA'S CITY MANAGER SCANDAL?-- It's not clear what exactly the Alameda City Council might be discussing behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon. The agenda suggests the city or someone is possibly the plaintiff in a potential lawsuit. Furthermore, two hours were … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | JAN. 26-FEB. 1 | BERKELEY seeks surveillance use policy; ALAMEDA’s own city manager scandal heats up?; State Dem pre-endorsements

Alameda police chief leads a chorus of support for embattled city manager

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri added another level of intrigue to the on-going controversy stemming from the hire of a new fire chief Tuesday night when he lead a group of city department heads in standing in support of City Manager Jill Keimach."We here to affirm there is stability within the city and … Continue reading Alameda police chief leads a chorus of support for embattled city manager

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guest Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog

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Alameda’s interim city manager will earn more than her predecessor, John Russo

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Last month, Alameda City Manager John Russo's assistant, Liz Warmerdam, was tabbed by the City Council to replace him on interim basis.In March, Russo accepted a $295,000 contract to become the next city manager of Riverside, starting May 4. The opportunity was a significant boost in salary over his $215,000 contract in … Continue reading Alameda’s interim city manager will earn more than her predecessor, John Russo

Warmerdam in line to be named Alameda interim city manager

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | With Alameda City Manager John Russo announcing he is taking the same position in Riverside, who will run the day-to-day operations of city government in the interim?City Hall sources say Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam will be named Russo’s temporary replacement.Alameda currently has two assistant city managers, but the choice of … Continue reading Warmerdam in line to be named Alameda interim city manager

UPDATE: John Russo says arrivederci to Alameda; takes new job in Riverside

John Russo begins his new job as Riversidecity manager in May.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda City Manager John Russo is leaving his post on the Island for the same position in Riverside, according to a local report Thursday afternoon. Russo, who also served on the Oakland City Council and eleven years as Oakland’s city attorney, … Continue reading UPDATE: John Russo says arrivederci to Alameda; takes new job in Riverside