Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

Fremont elected officials admonished Councilmember Teresa Keng at a meeting Tuesday night for issuing a proclamation without the city and council's knowledge. Fremont Mayor Lily Mei also raised the possibility of censuring Keng. The severity of Keng's actions, meanwhile, were further revealed Tuesday night to be more than just a simple snafu on her part, … Continue reading Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

Fremont official is alleged to have created an unauthorized city proclamation

Fremont Councilmember Rick Jones is making a shocking allegation against one of his council colleagues, according to a referral on next Tuesday's agenda. "It has come to my attention that a councilmember presented a proclamation of support regarding an international political conflict on behalf of the mayor and council without their knowledge," Jones wrote in … Continue reading Fremont official is alleged to have created an unauthorized city proclamation

Chat shows Keng encouraged homeless center opponents to protest at mayor’s home

Fremont Councilmember Teresa Keng actively encouraged members of a social media chat group to stage protests at Mayor Lily Mei's home, in a series of messages posted in late July. The online conversation on WeChat includes hundreds of members who have used the popular messaging app to discuss and organize opposition to the Fremont City … Continue reading Chat shows Keng encouraged homeless center opponents to protest at mayor’s home

Fremont’s top political prospect becomes a Democrat, party leaders are ambivalent

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei networked and mingled with California Democratic Party officials and activists two weeks ago at its convention in San Francisco. Her appearance turned some heads among the East Bay insiders at the weekend-long event since the first-term Fremont mayor has often been portrayed by critics as a conservative. It's an assertion she … Continue reading Fremont’s top political prospect becomes a Democrat, party leaders are ambivalent

Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking

Fremont Police will ask the City Council Tuesday night to accept a $182,000┬áBay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant for four solar-powered security camera trailers outfitted with 30-foot telescopic cameras. The cameras "will allow the Police Department to provide additional monitoring, investigation and prevention capabilities at public events and public spaces in general," according … Continue reading Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking

Vinnie Bacon may challenge Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon may soon attempt what no other has been able to accomplish in the East Bay for more than a generation--unseat an incumbent countywide elected official. Bacon told the East Bay Citizen Tuesday night that he is contemplating a challenge against Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty next year. "I'm seriously considering it," … Continue reading Vinnie Bacon may challenge Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty

Fremont minimum wage raises to $15 for all businesses by 2021

The Fremont City Council acquiesced to concerns from small business owners and unanimously approved a two-tier schedule Tuesday night for accelerating an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour for all businesses by 2021, with exemptions for non-profits. Fremont businesses with 25 or fewer employees will begin paying their workers $13.50 an … Continue reading Fremont minimum wage raises to $15 for all businesses by 2021

Fremont looks at two-tiered approach for rising minimum wage to $15

When Fremont councilmembers resume a discussion next week for raising the city's minimum wage to $15, they will be presented with a new wrinkle intended to protect small business owners. Under a two-tiered schedule, which the council directed staff to study at its Dec. 4 meeting, Fremont business owners with less than 25 employees would … Continue reading Fremont looks at two-tiered approach for rising minimum wage to $15

FREMONT: Bonaccorsi admits to four FPPC violations, will pay fine

David Bonaccorsi, the former Fremont councilmember who lost his seat during last month's election, admitted to violating the state's Election Code by failing to report income of $10,000 or more to his law firm on four separate occasions. The complaint against Bonaccorsi was lodged on Aug. 31 by his council opponent, Jenny Kassan (pictured below), … Continue reading FREMONT: Bonaccorsi admits to four FPPC violations, will pay fine

Spread in Fremont’s District 4 council race is just 4 votes

Vote leader has changed three times since Election Night on Nov. 6.

VIDEO: Fremont City Council candidate saying MLK ‘bought sex’

A mailer sent to Fremont voters last week slammed council Yang Shao for disparaging MLK during a 2016 school board meeting.

FREMONT: Ad blasts Yang Shao for comment disparaging MLK

Fremont City Council candidate Yang Shao has faced a gauntlet of criticism, almost unmatched in its ferocity in the East Bay this election season. Beginning with his vote as a Fremont school board president earlier this against a sex education program that includes curriculum intended to teach elementary school children about LBGT family dynamics to … Continue reading FREMONT: Ad blasts Yang Shao for comment disparaging MLK

Doorbell camera captures slapstick video of Fremont council candidate

The video is quickly making the rounds in Fremont and appears destined to go viral.

Fremont: Yang Shao declares opposition to nearly every type of discrimination

Shao expressed opposition last week to nearly every phobia, leaving out germs, height, and the number 13.