2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSHeading into the spring, most a number of East Bay cities had already moved toward declaring sanctuary city status. Some began contemplating the next step: urging Congress to impeach Trump. But issues closer to home dominated the conversation. In Oakland, the mayor and police department was still dealing with the … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSBernie Morales, the first Mexican-American elected to public office in Alameda County history, died Monday. He was 100.His passing marked a somber beginning to Tuesday morning's Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. In addition, to Morales, the wife of appointed Alameda County Treasurer-Controller Henry Levy, who passed away earlier this month was also … Continue reading Alameda County’s first Mexican-American elected official, Bernie Morales, dies at 100

Alameda County Supes appoint treasurer-tax collector, but some question his integrity

Henry Levy will be sworn-in as Alameda County'snext treasurer-tax collector sometime in May.ALAMEDA COUNTYIn the end the unions got their man. Following an hour-long deliberation, highlighted by some contention, including questions about the applicant's integrity, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Henry Levy as treasurer-tax collector, replacing the retired Donald White. Levy, a long-time … Continue reading Alameda County Supes appoint treasurer-tax collector, but some question his integrity

Alameda County supes await labor union’s choice before appointing next treasurer-tax collector

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County supervisors will wait another week before appointing a new treasurer-tax collector while the powerful Service Employees International Union Local 1021 decides which of the four candidates to endorse.The four candidates are former Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison, accountant Henry Levy, Castro Valley Unified School District assistant superintendent Dr. Candi Clark, and current assistant … Continue reading Alameda County supes await labor union’s choice before appointing next treasurer-tax collector

Former Fremont mayor is a candidate to be Alameda County’s next treasurer-tax collector

Former Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison is one offive seeking to replace retiring long-time County Treasurer Donald White.ALAMEDA COUNTYAs Alameda County treasurer-tax collector Donald White is the name property owners loathed to write at tax time. But after White announced his retirement last year, his position became open for applicants across the East Bay.The treasurer-tax collector appointee will … Continue reading Former Fremont mayor is a candidate to be Alameda County’s next treasurer-tax collector