Keimach wanted city to pay any potential legal defense costs

Now former Alameda city manager Jill Keimach settled for a $900,000 payout this week, but she was asking for me, including having taxpayers pay for any potential criminal defense

Additional revelations from Alameda’s investigative report on council interference

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA long-awaited investigative report from Southern California Attorney Michael Jenkins released Wednesday night found Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie violated the City Charter by sending a letter of recommendation for the firefighters union-preferred candidate to the city manager while using city letterhead. The finding may appear to be a glancing blow against Oddie given … Continue reading Additional revelations from Alameda’s investigative report on council interference

Alameda investigator finds Oddie violated charter, also says specific section needs revisions

Despite a number of explosive allegations, thereport found Jim Oddie's violation occurredafter he sent a letter of recommendation forthe fire chief candidate favored by the firefighters.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda Councilmember Jim Oddie was found to have violated the City Charter's provision that prohibits political interference. But the independent investigator's report released Wednesday evening was, at the … Continue reading Alameda investigator finds Oddie violated charter, also says specific section needs revisions

Alameda City Council approves independent probe into city manager’s interference claims

Over the shoulder of Assemblymember RobBonta, Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer, Council-members Malia Vella, Jim Oddie, and City┬áManager Jill Keimach duirng at a councilmeeting Tuesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAccusations made by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach earlier this month alleging interference in the selection of the city's next fire chief will be investigated by an independent probe, the … Continue reading Alameda City Council approves independent probe into city manager’s interference claims