EBC AGENDA: May 25-31 — OAKLAND pension strategy; ACTransit supports unions ahead of SCOTUS ruling

Also: San Leandro's own city manager scandal could be heating up again on Tuesday night.

Former Alameda city manager John Russo fired in Riverside

John Russo left the Alameda City Manager'sOffice 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 Alameda in 2015 to become Riverside's city manager and was replaced in March 2016 by Jill Keimach, whose … Continue reading Former Alameda city manager John Russo fired in Riverside

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 the City Charter by interfering with her powers to hire a new fire chief. A special … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | APRIL 13-19 | ALAMEDA scandal unfolds Monday; FREMONT tackles homelessness; HAYWARD begins budget talks

San Leandro City Council calls special meeting to discuss disciplining city manager

San Leandro City Council's special closedsession begins Tuesday, 6 p.m.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILSix days after the San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata threw the doors open on the city's dirty laundry, including allegations of sexual misconduct against himself, city officials are likely to weigh-in on the burgeoning political scandal on Tuesday evening.The City Council scheduled … Continue reading San Leandro City Council calls special meeting to discuss disciplining city manager

LAST 5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Rebecca Kaplan is going to sweep into theAD15 race late and take it.ELECTION 2018➤I think its absolutely useless to do an analysis of the 15th Assembly District's current large field of candidates because the person who will sworn-in December 2018 is even in the race yet. I think sometime early next year, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan will … Continue reading LAST 5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Alameda city manager, in memo, alleges councilmembers illegally interfered in selection of fire chief

Alameda City Hall is again in upheaval after its citymanager alleged some councilmembers violated itsCity Charter.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda City Manager Jill Keimach, in a memo sent to the City Council earlier this month, alleged that some elected city officials illegally pressured her to hire a union-backed candidate for the open fire chief position. Interference by … Continue reading Alameda city manager, in memo, alleges councilmembers illegally interfered in selection of fire chief

Amid grumblings, Alameda will evaluate city manager’s performance in closed session

Alameda City ManagerJill KeimachALAMEDA CITY COUNCILThere's a curious closed session item Tuesday night on the Alameda City Council's agenda, an evaluation of City Manager Jill Keimach. Curious because her annual performance review isn't until next March.Sources at City Hall, including council members, won't say why they are chatting about Keimach in closed session Tuesday evening, … Continue reading Amid grumblings, Alameda will evaluate city manager’s performance in closed session

Hayward’s next city manager will get 7% wage increase following promotion

New Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo'scontract will not be finalized until September.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |Hayward Assistant City Manager Kelly McAdoo will get a seven percent wage increase following her promotion last week to replace retiring City Manager Fran David.The Hayward City Council will formally approve McAdoo as its next day-to-day administrator on Tuesday, although, details … Continue reading Hayward’s next city manager will get 7% wage increase following promotion

Hayward city manager announces retirement

Hayward City Manager Fran DavidHAYWARD | Hayward City Manager Fran David announced her retirement Friday, effective sometime in the  fall.David has served as head of the city's day-to-day operation since being appointed to the position in 2010. Her tenure coincided with the worst of the Great Recession, a time when Hayward city services  like all … Continue reading Hayward city manager announces retirement

Keimach becomes Alameda’s next city manager; mayor inexplicably votes no

Jill Keimach's four-year contract includes a$245,000 annual base salary.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda named its next city manager Tuesday night, but without the support of Mayor Trish Spencer. In an almost unprecedented move, Spencer was the lone vote against officially hiring Jill Keimach as the city’s new city manager. Spencer also opposed in closed session earlier … Continue reading Keimach becomes Alameda’s next city manager; mayor inexplicably votes no

Moraga town manager to be named Alameda’s next city manager

Jill Keimach has served as Moraga's town managersince Nov. 2010.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Moraga Town Manager Jill Keimach has accepted an offer to become Alameda’s next city manager, the city announced Wednesday.The Alameda City Council is expected to formally approve the hiring at its Jan. 19 meeting. If approved, Keimach’s first day will be Mar. … Continue reading Moraga town manager to be named Alameda’s next city manager

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Dec. 1-4

ALAMEDA/Dec. 1, 7 p.m.Council to close moratorium loophole; ALPR auditRENT MORATORIUM DO-OVER Nearly a month ago, the Alameda City Council passed an urgency 65-day moratorium on rents and evictions. Just a few days later, a South Bay equity firm located a loophole in the ordinance involving an exception for evictions when large capital improvements are … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Dec. 1-4

John Russo, Alameda’s big fish, moves to a bigger pond

Alameda City Manager John Russo accepteda new job in Riverside last February.ALAMEDA | Outgoing Alameda City Manager John Russo likes to use sports metaphors. So, when news broke in February that Russo, along with his oversize personality, was leaving the Island for a new opportunity and greater compensation in Riverside, the response from city officials … Continue reading John Russo, Alameda’s big fish, moves to a bigger pond

San Leandro may seek short-term extension of city manager’s contract

San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapatatook a pay cut in 2012.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | City leaders want an extra six months to come to terms with its current city manager.Chris Zapata’s three-year contract expires at the end of January. A city staff reports recommends a six-month extension of the current agreement through July 30. … Continue reading San Leandro may seek short-term extension of city manager’s contract

Oakland City Administrator Eyeing Big D

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana is among five finalists to become Dallas’ next city manager, according to The Dallas Morning News.The Dallas City Council announced the finalists Thursday, which also includes its current interim city manager and candidates from Raleigh, N.C. and Cincinnati. Santana is the only woman among the group, which the … Continue reading Oakland City Administrator Eyeing Big D