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

What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Alameda's report on council interference isscheduled to be released on Wednesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILIt's been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an independent investigator to probe a number of claims laid out by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach in an Oct. 2 letter. Keimach alleged two Alameda elected officials, now identified as Councilmembers Jim … Continue reading What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Alameda may soon learn details of growing city manager scandal

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILFor the third time in as many months the Alameda City Council has scheduled a special closed session meeting, this one set for next Monday, April 16, 5 p.m., to discuss the growing political scandal pitting City Manager Jill Keimach against the City Council.The agenda released Monday afternoon references up to three potential … Continue reading Alameda may soon learn details of growing city manager scandal

In a twist, Alameda places its city manager on administrative leave

Alameda City ManagerJill KeimachALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL¬†As the public awaited the potential release of an independent investigation into claims of political interference made by its City Manager Jill Keimach, the Alameda City Council, instead, came out of a nearly five-hour special closed session meeting Friday evening to announce she was being placed on paid administrative leave.Read … Continue reading In a twist, Alameda places its city manager on administrative leave

Alameda City Council calls special closed session next week; investigation believed to be topic

Alameda councilmembers met for five hoursduring a closed session in late January likelydiscussing the same item being heard Friday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAn independent inquiry into allegations made last October by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach against unnamed councilmembers may finally yield some answers next week.A special closed session meeting scheduled for Mar. 9 at 1:30 p.m. … Continue reading Alameda City Council calls special closed session next week; investigation believed to be topic

A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

A special closed session Alameda City Councilmeeting started at 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday andended at 8:25 p.m. What did they talk about?ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILFor nearly five hours last Tuesday the Alameda City Council sat in a special closed meeting. When they emerged at 8:25 p.m., no announcement as to what they were discussing was made.Many, … Continue reading A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part III – July-Sept: Fire Fight Ignites in Alameda

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSControversy hit two historically quiet East Bay hamlets during the summer months. First, came Piedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler's Facebook postings and conversation that denigrated African Americans and the LGBT communities. Piedmonters called Wieler out for comments. He apologized but the rancor was too much for his council colleagues who urged … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics Part III – July-Sept: Fire Fight Ignites in Alameda

Alameda police chief leads a chorus of support for embattled city manager

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri added another level of intrigue to the on-going controversy stemming from the hire of a new fire chief Tuesday night when he lead a group of city department heads in standing in support of City Manager Jill Keimach."We here to affirm there is stability within the city and … Continue reading Alameda police chief leads a chorus of support for embattled city manager

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¬†Manager 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

Alameda city manager, in memo, alleges councilmembers illegally interfered in selection of fire chief

Alameda City Hall is again in upheaval after its citymanager alleged some councilmembers violated itsCity Charter.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda City Manager Jill Keimach, in a memo sent to the City Council earlier this month, alleged that some elected city officials illegally pressured her to hire a union-backed candidate for the open fire chief position. Interference by … Continue reading Alameda city manager, in memo, alleges councilmembers illegally interfered in selection of fire chief