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 city manager secretly recorded meeting with two councilmbers

Jill KeimachALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda City Manager Jill Keimach surreptitiously recorded a conversation with two Alameda councilmembers at a meeting that is at the center of the city's on-going political scandal.Over the course of the city's nearly six-month investigation into claims by Keimach that councilmembers illegally interfered with her powers to hire a new fire chief, … Continue reading Alameda city manager secretly recorded meeting with two councilmbers

San Leandro mayor’s state of the city details accomplishments, excludes city manager scandal

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutterdelivering the state of the city address lastMonday at the Senior Community Center.SAN LEANDROSan Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, during the annual state of the city address this week, said the city is becoming a regional leader in Smart City technology, spending more money on capital improvement project than any … Continue reading San Leandro mayor’s state of the city details accomplishments, excludes 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

Former Wieckowski aide files complaint against State Senate; alleges firing followed rape

LEGISLATUREA former legislative aide to State Sen. Bob Wieckowski filed a complaint against the state Senate that alleges her firing last year came after reporting to the Legislature that she was raped by an Assembly staffer in December 2016, according to Sacramento Bee.The former aide was terminated last September for what the complaint describes as … Continue reading Former Wieckowski aide files complaint against State Senate; alleges firing followed rape

Alameda Labor Council asked to meet with investigator in San Leandro city manager probe

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILThe Alameda Labor Council, one of the most powerful political bodies in the East Bay, made an effort to speak with the independent investigator tapped by the city of San Leandro to look into the sexual misconduct allegations made against San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata.Alameda Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Josie Camacho … Continue reading Alameda Labor Council asked to meet with investigator in San Leandro city manager probe

Is Oakland’s Larry Reid being targeted by the Feds? If so, it wouldn’t be the first time

In 2007, it was alleged Oakland Council-member Larry Reid asked for a new air-conditioning unit in exchange for favorsin Oakland for a contractor. OAKLAND CITY COUNCILWhy did Larry Reid disclose last week that a prospective Oakland cannabis dispensary applicant attempted to bribe him in exchange for help in gaining a lucrative permit when he had a … Continue reading Is Oakland’s Larry Reid being targeted by the Feds? If so, it wouldn’t be the first time

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

Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSActions taken by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in closed session over the past few weeks point toward the existence of potential allegations of workplace misconduct at the county-level. Exactly where, though, is unclear.At the board's Jan. 9 meeting, Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler announced the county supervisors voted in closed … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

San Leandro city manager discloses allegation of sexual misconduct reportedly made against him by local CEO

San Leandro Chris Zapata denied allegationsreportedly made by Davis Street Family Resource Center CEO Rose Johnson. EXCLUSIVE! SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILIn an apparent preemptive move, San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata released a lengthy letter Tuesday that rebuts unspecified and, until now, not publicly known allegations of improper sexual conduct reportedly made against him by the CEO of a … Continue reading San Leandro city manager discloses allegation of sexual misconduct reportedly made against him by local CEO

Report: Schaaf, former Chief Whent mishandled OPD sexual misconduct investigation

Oakland Mayor Libby SchaafOAKLANDA investigation into the handling of the Oakland police sexual misconduct scandal by the department describes a troublesome lax attitude early on toward the allegation and a city administration disinterested in the post-investigation fallout. It was not until the OPD's federal monitor and the Alameda County District Attorney's office intervened in the … Continue reading Report: Schaaf, former Chief Whent mishandled OPD sexual misconduct investigation

Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

A resident offers support Tuesday night forthe Alameda City Council's resolution to impeach President Trump.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda’s sharp left turn on the political spectrum continued late Tuesday night with a resolution giving support to Rep. Barbara Lee for the urging of Congress to investigate and potentially impeach President Donald Trump.The East Bay island city follows nearby … Continue reading Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

Hayward police chief, currently under investigation, opts for retirement

Hayward Police Chief Diane Stuart isretiring, effective immediately.HAYWARD | Hayward is now in the market for a new police chief, but we still don’t know why. Police Chief Diane Stuart, currently on leave pending an investigation into an unknown matter, is retiring, the city announced Wednesday.Stuart’s retirement is effective immediately, said Hayward City Manager Kelly … Continue reading Hayward police chief, currently under investigation, opts for retirement

McElhaney’s potential censure hearing gets pushed to after the election

Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks called hercollegaues on the rules committee "spinles wonders."OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |Despite a round of aspersions against the Oakland City Council cast by Councilmember Desley Brooks and members of the public Thursday morning, potential censure proceedings for Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney will not occur until after a further investigation into her … Continue reading McElhaney’s potential censure hearing gets pushed to after the election