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.

Alameda names new fire chief amid criticism of city manager’s handling of hiring process

Alameda's new fire chief Ed Rodriguez's firstday on the job is Nov. 13.ALAMEDAAlameda City Manager Jill Keimach on Tuesday named Ed Rodriguez as the city's next fire chief. Rodriguez previously headed the Salinas Fire Department and replaces Alameda Fire Chief Doug Long, who retired last month. But controversial over the selection process was already roiling … Continue reading Alameda names new fire chief amid criticism of city manager’s handling of hiring process

Alameda city manager’s choice of a new fire chief could put her in the hot seat

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda's city manager is in a tough bind. With the retirement of Alameda Fire Chief Doug Long last week, City Manager Jill Keimach is likely to tab an outsider to lead the fire department, according to sources, possibly this week.But Keimach, who was only hired in March 2016, is facing enormous pressure to … Continue reading Alameda city manager’s choice of a new fire chief could put her in the hot seat

Alameda firefighters say audio recording shows mayor making inflammatory comments about them, council colleagues

Alameda Firefighters union says they obtained arecording of Mayor Trish Spencer speakingcritical of them and two  council colleagues.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | The day after the Alameda City Council approved new public safety contracts last month, Mayor Trish Spencer made inflammatory comments against a current council member, in addition, to now former City Manager John Russo, … Continue reading Alameda firefighters say audio recording shows mayor making inflammatory comments about them, council colleagues

Assembly speaker’s gravy train comes to Bonta’s 18th District

ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | It’s doubtful many in the 18th District know Toni Atkins is the speaker of the State Assembly. For the uninitiated, ostensibly, she is Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s boss in the Legislature (of course, excluding his ultimate boss—us.)So, what do you do when the boss needs help from one of her most … Continue reading Assembly speaker’s gravy train comes to Bonta’s 18th District