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.

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?

Alameda city attorney will ask City Council to refer Keimach taping case to D.A.

The Alameda City Council will discuss thepossible termination of City Manager JillKeimach 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 Kern said she will consult with the City Council on whether they want to refer the case to … Continue reading Alameda city attorney will ask City Council to refer Keimach taping case to D.A.

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

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 wrong. Keimach, in fact, is who gave the recordings to the investigator hired by the City … Continue reading What We Know: Alameda City Manager Scandal — Keimach admits to recordings; later implicates city attorney

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 | MAR 2-8 | HAYWARD may go carbon-free; FREMONT police seek tech upgrades; ALAMEDA extra special closed session

THE WEEK OF MARCH 2-8.--HAYWARD-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--CARBON-FREE ENERGY-- Hayward could be heading toward 100 percent carbon-free energy for all its residents through the new East Bay Community Energy program. The council will decide Tuesday whether to make the program's carbon-free option, called "Brilliant 100," as the city's default option. … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 2-8 | HAYWARD may go carbon-free; FREMONT police seek tech upgrades; ALAMEDA extra special closed session

Alameda City Council calls special closed session next week; investigation believed to be topic

Alameda councilmembers met for five hoursduring a closed session in late January likelydiscussing the same item being heard Friday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAn independent inquiry into allegations made last October by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach against unnamed councilmembers may finally yield some answers next week.A special closed session meeting scheduled for Mar. 9 at 1:30 p.m. … Continue reading Alameda City Council calls special closed session next week; investigation believed to be topic

A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

A special closed session Alameda City Councilmeeting started at 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday andended at 8:25 p.m. What did they talk about?ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILFor nearly five hours last Tuesday the Alameda City Council sat in a special closed meeting. When they emerged at 8:25 p.m., no announcement as to what they were discussing was made.Many, … Continue reading A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

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

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

Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County officials are moving quickly toward a potential sale of its portion of the Coliseum complex to the City of Oakland.Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will recommend at next Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting that the county move to "expand discussions and negotiations" with Oakland city officials over not just the Coliseum … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

COLISEUM JPAA fan-generated proposal to sue the Raiders and the National Football League over the team's move to Las Vegas took a significant hit Friday after Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority declined to participate in the lawsuit.The plan took a hit after Oakland officials on the governing Coliseum JPA board said the city would not expend … Continue reading Coliseum JPA says it will not participate in fan-backed proposed lawsuit against Raiders

Alameda City Council approves independent probe into city manager’s interference claims

Over the shoulder of Assemblymember RobBonta, Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer, Council-members Malia Vella, Jim Oddie, and City Manager Jill Keimach duirng at a councilmeeting Tuesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAccusations made by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach earlier this month alleging interference in the selection of the city's next fire chief will be investigated by an independent probe, the … Continue reading Alameda City Council approves independent probe into city manager’s interference claims

Grand jury: Oakland’s misuse of closed session with developers looks like backroom dealing

A rendering of the 24-story luxury buildingthat was initially proposed fot the sale ofOakland-owned land in 2015.ALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURYOakland’s proposed sale two years ago of a sliver of city-owned property near Lake Merritt, known as the East 12th Street Remainder parcel, rankled community activists for its brazen lack of transparency and resulted on one … Continue reading Grand jury: Oakland’s misuse of closed session with developers looks like backroom dealing