Recount For Measure B1 Is Short-Lived

MEASURE B1 | The Alameda County Registrar received notice Tuesday evening that backers of the Measure B1 decided to end the recount after the retabulation of 30,000 votes mustered only 7 additional yes votes for the half-cent transportation tax.Tuesday’s recount sampled only 30,000 ballots in Berkeley, said Alameda County Registrar Dave Macdonald. The small number … Continue reading Recount For Measure B1 Is Short-Lived

After Falling Just 721 Votes Short, Measure B1 Supporters Ask Registrar For Recount

TRANSPORTATION//MEASURE B1 | After losing out by a mere 721 votes, backers of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure B1 have asked the county registrar for a recount.The crucial reauthorization of the existing half-cent sales tax used to fund various transportation projects in the East Bay garnered 66.53 percent of the vote last Nov. 6, … Continue reading After Falling Just 721 Votes Short, Measure B1 Supporters Ask Registrar For Recount

Green Says Measure B1 Campaign Was ‘Poorly Run’

TRANSPORTATION//MEASURE B1 | The chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission says the campaign for Measure B1, which narrowly missed out on a two-thirds majority last Election Day was “poorly-run” and county leaders need to quickly amass support for placing another measure before voters.Measure B1 would have reignited a half-cent county transportation tax, approved in 1986 … Continue reading Green Says Measure B1 Campaign Was ‘Poorly Run’

Couch-Surfing Into Office?

ELECTION '12//RESIDENCY | Even at this late stage of the campaign, voters in San Leandro are unclear whether city council candidate Dan Dillman really lives in District 2 or the home he owns in District 1. Most voters in the 15th Congressional District have heard Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell’s riff on Rep. Pete Stark living … Continue reading Couch-Surfing Into Office?

Armas, Heredia Will Not Seek Re-Election

ELECTION '12//HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The central figures in the tawdry affair erupting at the Hayward school board over the past two weeks, will not seek re-election in the fall.The 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to complete filing for the Nov. 6 ballot came and went Friday without paper work from either Jesus Armas or Maribel … Continue reading Armas, Heredia Will Not Seek Re-Election

Lockyer Appointee Once Filed Lawsuit Against Election Opponent

HAYWARD LAWYER AND INSIDER HAS LONG CONNECTIONS TO LOCKYERSBy Steven Tavares A Hayward attorney who filed a lawsuit last March against former supervisorial candidate Liz Figueroa alleging an incorrect ballot designation was appointed Tuesday by Supervisor Nadia Lockyer to the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission.Consumer affairs attorney Suizi Lin’s appointment was approved within the consent … Continue reading Lockyer Appointee Once Filed Lawsuit Against Election Opponent

No Change in San Leandro Mayor’s Race

TIGHT RACE IN OAKLAND POSTPONES RESULTS TO TUESDAYA week ago, the Alameda County Registrar told voters the results of the first-ever Ranked Choice election would come by the end of the week. Then, it was next Tuesday, then Monday. The electoral roller-coaster in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro is now slated to disembark Tuesday sometime this … Continue reading No Change in San Leandro Mayor’s Race