Hayward destroyed a famous indicator of seismic activity, now we’re all going to die

The corner of Prospect and Rose in Hayward.PHOTO/Oakland GeologyHAYWARD | Like many East Bay cities, Hayward has many streets and sidewalks in need of repair. However, Hayward's city government found the one road improvement project that it may have thought twice about fixing.Last month, Hayward city employees inadvertently repaired what they understood was a broken … Continue reading Hayward destroyed a famous indicator of seismic activity, now we’re all going to die

Quirky road signs in Hayward overshadow sobering economic news

There were no funny road signs at City Hall whena picketing city employee was nearly run over.HAYWARD | The new road signs around Cal State East Bay in Hayward are bringing loads of positive attention to the often overlooked and self-described “heart of the bay.”Not only did the local press eat up the new signs … Continue reading Quirky road signs in Hayward overshadow sobering economic news

Hayward Budget Report Tamps Down Exuberance After $4.8M in New Revenue

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Hayward is forecasting a significant bump in revenue in a mid-year budget adjustment report to be presented to the City Council this Tuesday. On the heels of increased real estate activity in Hayward, the city’s finance director expects $4.8 million in additional revenue this fiscal year. The report, however, attempts to … Continue reading Hayward Budget Report Tamps Down Exuberance After $4.8M in New Revenue

Hayward City Employees Prepare For Three-Day Strike

Striking Hayward city employees set to picketin front of Hayward City Hall starting Tuesday.HAYWARD//STRIKE | In Hayward, the confluence of an uncompromising city manager, a complacent City Council and city employees hoping for relief following three years of concession have led to a three-day strike set to begin Tuesday morning.Two hundred eight members of the … Continue reading Hayward City Employees Prepare For Three-Day Strike

Alameda Council Candidate Proposes Plan To Lessen Unfunded Pension Liabilities

Tony DaysogELECTION '12//ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Never shy to stray from the Democratic Party's prevailing wisdom, Alameda city council candidate Tony Daysog says he has a plan to alleviate the city's perplexing unfunded liabilities without affecting municipal services.Exactly how much Alameda is on the hook when it comes its obligations to current and retired public employee … Continue reading Alameda Council Candidate Proposes Plan To Lessen Unfunded Pension Liabilities

Hayward Balances Budget With $8 Million in Labor Concessions

2012 FISCAL BUDGET SHORTFALL OF $20 MILLION SHORED UP WITH SOME UNIONS GIVING 13% BACKBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen.comHAYWARD - In the end 13 turned out to be not so unlucky a number for Hayward's 2012 fiscal budget unanimously approved Tuesday night. With the self-proclaimed "Heart of the Bay" in need of a coronary bypass in … Continue reading Hayward Balances Budget With $8 Million in Labor Concessions

San Leandro Set to Adopt Budget Despite Steep Cuts in Other Cities

PLEASANTON IN THE BLACK, OAKLAND IS NOT; SAN LEANDRO STABILIZES ITS ECONOMYSan Leandro is set to be one of the first municipalities in the East Bay to approve a fiscal budget for 2011-12.  Its City Council was also relatively speedy in adopting last year's budget despite far more tougher discussion. Other cities are not so quick. Hayward and … Continue reading San Leandro Set to Adopt Budget Despite Steep Cuts in Other Cities

Cassidy’s Inner Circle Asks To See City Employee Emails To The Citizen

EXCLUSIVE!IS SAN LEANDRO'S MAYOR TRYING TO SILENCE CRITICS; POTENTIAL WHISTLE-BLOWERS?By Steven TavaresA member of the San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy’s inner circle has made two requests in the past three weeks to retrieve emails sent by city employees to and from the East Bay Citizen, according to numerous sources at City Hall.Magarita Lacabe, the wife … Continue reading Cassidy’s Inner Circle Asks To See City Employee Emails To The Citizen

Why Team Cassidy Is Keeping Tabs On City Employee Emails

IN THE NAME OF TRANSPARENCY, IS LACABE TRYING TO FOSTER FEAR AMONG GROWING ANTI-CASSIDY MOVEMENT AT CITY HALL?By Steven TavaresAbout a year ago, I was having a conversation about Margarita Lacabe, the wife of San Leandro School Board Trustee Mike Katz-Lacabe and propagator of an inquiry into my emails with city councilmembers and city employees. … Continue reading Why Team Cassidy Is Keeping Tabs On City Employee Emails