Pending an appeal, Alameda’s rent stabilization charter amendment measure will appear on the ballot as approved by the council last March.
Daysog filed his own lawsuit against the city last June to remove the council-approved ballot question for the landlord-backed rent stabilization charter amendment measure this fall.
Keimach received a $900,000 severance package in Alameda last May.
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 ›
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… 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 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 ›
EBC AGENDA | APR 27-MAY 3 | ALAMEDA releases long-awaited report on Council interference; FREMONT seeks more density
THE WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3 –ALAMEDA– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–NORTHERN HOUSING TRANSFERS– “On January 2, 2018, the City Council introduced an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance to remove the Government Overlay designation on the North… 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 ›
EBC AGENDA | APRIL 13-19 | ALAMEDA scandal unfolds Monday; FREMONT tackles homelessness; HAYWARD begins budget talks
THE WEEK OF APRIL 13-19 –ALAMEDA– Special closed session meeting, Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–SCANDAL!– It’s been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an outside attorney to investigation claims by City Manager Jill Keimach that unnamed coucilmembers violated… 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 ›
ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSWith hopes of paving the way for the Oakland Athletics to build a new ballpark at the current Coliseum complex, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced they will formally enter into negotiations to sell their portion… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum
THE WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5 –ALAMEDA– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT– Alameda is on pace to satisfy the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation for building 1,723 units of housing by 2023, says city staff…. Read More ›
ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL–ELECTION 2018–A push poll, suspected by many, to have originated from Alameda landlords’ groups, is probing and testing potential attack lines against a lengthy list of potential progressive candidates for the city’s mayoral and city council elections this… Read More ›
John Knox White is the first to officially enter the race for Alameda City Council. ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL–ELECTION 2018–John Knox White, a well-known city activist and former Alameda Planning Board member, is the first to officially declare their candidacy for… Read More ›
Price says O’Malley didn’t charge Fremont officers for killing 16-year-old because of $10,000 campaign donation
Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price, left, is challenging Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley in June. ALAMEDA COUNTY DA–ELECTION 2018–Pamela Price says Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley did not charge two Fremont police officers for the killing last year… Read More ›