Acrimonious standoff between Hayward and city employees reaches a conclusion

Hayward city employees during a three-daystrike in August 2013.Union members get 4.5% wage bump over 3 yearsHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Following a protracted labor dispute between the City of Hayward and over 300 of its employees that included a unilateral five percent wage decrease last year, both sides are set to agree Tuesday night on … Continue reading Acrimonious standoff between Hayward and city employees reaches a conclusion

Alameda County ambulance provider needs $5 million from taxpayers to continue services

A change in the county's payer mix since 2010 led to mounting losses, says Paramedics Plus.Proposal fails with Carson's no vote; Miley's recusalBOARD OF SUPERVISORS | The exclusive provider of ambulance services in Alameda County says it needs a $5 million infusion of cash to stanch mounting loses since signing the contract five years ago.Changes in the … Continue reading Alameda County ambulance provider needs $5 million from taxpayers to continue services

Hayward school district ends contract impasse with teachers

HAYWARD | Hayward Unified School District officials said they negotiated with its teachers union into the early morning Friday to reach a tentative new two-year contract.The negotiations which the district said ended at 3:05 a.m. Friday ended an impasse between the two sides. The Hayward Education Association’s membership will still need to approve the deal … Continue reading Hayward school district ends contract impasse with teachers

San Leandro city manager to sign five-year contract; receive $22,500 bonus

San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata willcontinue to give $20,000 of his salary to the police chief and assistant city manager.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata is set to signed a new five-year contract worth $223,000 in annual salary. The San Leandro City Council is scheduled to approve the new contract … Continue reading San Leandro city manager to sign five-year contract; receive $22,500 bonus

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

JESUS ARMAS RISES AGAIN

HAYWARD | Jesus Armas, the embattled former Hayward city manager and school board president who chose not to run for re-election in 2012 following an embarrassing sex scandal, has reemerged across the bay. On Wednesday, the South San Francisco City Council is set to approve a 2-year, $230,000 contract for Armas to become its next … Continue reading JESUS ARMAS RISES AGAIN

How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARDBy Steven Tavares and Shane BondIt’s not often a reporter is called out by name by an elected official in front of a crowded board meeting, but at this month's Hayward school board meeting the East Bay Citizen again found itself in the middle a hot topic of discussion. However, without much context it only proved to … Continue reading How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

Hayward School Board President Admits They May Have Broken The Brown Act

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The quickly assembled special meeting last Tuesday called by the Hayward school board to discuss the contract of its interim superintendent may have been illegal.“I do think we violated the Brown Act,” said Hayward school board president William McGee early Thursday morning following the unanimous approval of a 1-year, $229,500 contract for … Continue reading Hayward School Board President Admits They May Have Broken The Brown Act

Kernighan, Schaaf Say Debarment Of Goldman Sachs In Oakland Likely To Fail

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Nearly a year since the Oakland City Council voiced strong support for beginning the process of debarring Goldman Sachs from city contracts, members of the city’s Finance and Management Committee charged the city administrator’s office with dragging its feet, while raising significant doubt a successful case can be made against the … Continue reading Kernighan, Schaaf Say Debarment Of Goldman Sachs In Oakland Likely To Fail

Corbett Keeps Focus On ‘Made In California’ With Latest Crop Of Bills

State Sen. Ellen CorbettSTATE SENATE//LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP | It is wise to keep in mind State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett is running for Congress when studying her latest crop of legislation. In fact, there is ample evidence she may run on the slogan, “Made in California.” A trio of her 25 authored and co-authored bill … Continue reading Corbett Keeps Focus On ‘Made In California’ With Latest Crop Of Bills