HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday is a winner again. She continued a personal electoral winning streak Tuesday night spanning more than a decade, by registering a resounding re-election victory over Councilmember Mark Salinas. Halliday's second term as mayor will include Councilmember Sara Lamnin, who also won re-election Tuesday night, along with a new colleague--Aisha Wahab, the … Continue reading HAYWARD: Halliday wins another term as mayor; Lamnin, Wahab win council seats

HAYWARD Mayor Halliday threatens to evict resident from council chambers

Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday had another council meltdown

Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

Hayward Mayor Barbara HallidayHAYWARD CITY COUNCILDuring a discussion over Hayward's homeless count and possible solutions to housing them Tuesday night, Mayor Barbara Halliday offered a series of bizarre statements.They involved a comment that appeared to opine the homeless are unable to responsibly maintain the upkeep of their subsidized housing. She later suggested it was a … Continue reading Hayward Mayor Halliday with yet another set of bizarre statements, this time about the homeless

Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

Sara LamninHAYWARD | CITY COUNCIL | Community leader Sara Lamnin is now the top vote-getter in Hayward's City Council election after an update by the Alameda County registrar. Two spots on the council were available to the top two finishers. Lamnin, though, had trailed Councilmember Marvin Peixoto for the top spot since the June 3 … Continue reading Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

Primary Question: Hayward Mayor

Clockwise from the top: Councilmembers Barbara Halliday, Mark Salinas, Francisco Zermeno and Hayward businessman Rakesh Kumar Christian.THE CANDIDATES All three major candidates are also sitting members of the Hayward City Council hoping to replace three-time Mayor Michael Sweeney, who is retiring this summer. Barbara Halliday is the longest-tenured member of the City Council. In previous … Continue reading Primary Question: Hayward Mayor

Down Ballot, May 23, 2014; 11 Days to Election Day

HAYWARD MAYOR/COUNCIL Money is being poured into the Hayward City Council race at a greater pace than even its mayoral campaign. Union-backed council candidate Rocky Fernandez lead everyone after quickly raising over $26,000, according to the most recent campaign finance reports. Hayward restaurant owner Julie McKillop has also raised over $25,000 for a chance to … Continue reading Down Ballot, May 23, 2014; 11 Days to Election Day

Down Ballot, May 22, 2014; 12 Days to Election Day

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 16 A mailer from Steve Glazer this week strongly indicates the moderate Democrat is making a push to the right. “Republicans, put an effective fiscal conservative in the State Assembly. Vote for Steve Glazer,” says the mailer. Included are endorsements from the Republican mayors of Orinda, Lafayette and a council member from Moraga. … Continue reading Down Ballot, May 22, 2014; 12 Days to Election Day

Hayward Mayoral Candidate Says City Will Never Be Wealthy Like Piedmont

HAYWARD | MAYOR | In Hayward’s even mayoral campaign, the potential front runner, Councilmember Barbara Halliday, may have given her two main challengers a significant sound bite to use against her this June when she said Hayward will never be a wealthy city.During a League of Women's Voters forum Wednesday in Hayward, Halliday concluded her … Continue reading Hayward Mayoral Candidate Says City Will Never Be Wealthy Like Piedmont

Celebrating Earth Day After Stuffing Your Wallet With Calpine Money

Swalwell tweeted this photo Tuesdayfrom Hayward's Eden Landing.HAYWARD | ENVIRONMENT | The Eden Landing ecological reserve on the Hayward shoreline is just miles south from the polluting Calpine Russell City Energy Center. During this primary season, Hayward mayoral candidates and Assemblymember Bill Quirk have been harangued by the deeply unpopular natural gas-fired power plant that … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day After Stuffing Your Wallet With Calpine Money

East Bay Political Groups Give Hayward Mayoral Candidates the Cold Shoulder

HAYWARD | MAYOR | As more local political groups continue to shun Hayward mayoral candidates seeking their endorsement, it’s becoming clear the trio who voted to impose a five percent wage cut of city workers carry a torturous Scarlet Letter around town.You can pick whichever letter signifies Councilmembers Barbara Halliday, Francisco Zermeno and Mark Salinas’ … Continue reading East Bay Political Groups Give Hayward Mayoral Candidates the Cold Shoulder

Intriguing Hayward Mayoral, City Council Races Set for June Election

City employees picket Hayward City Halllast August. CAMPAIGN 2014 | HAYWARD | It's been eight years since Hayward had a competitive race for mayor. In 2006, Michael Sweeney topped Brian Schott and subsequently won re-election four years later against a write-in candidate. Sweeney, though, announced last August he would not seek re-election. The decision leaves a wide-open … Continue reading Intriguing Hayward Mayoral, City Council Races Set for June Election