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

Will ALAMEDA city manager appear for special open session job evaluation?

At late hour, city does not know whether Keimach will show up tonight (UPDATE) Whether or not an unusual Alameda City Council special open session Tuesday night intended to allow embattled Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach a chance to publicly air her own job performance review is still up in the air hours before the … Continue reading Will ALAMEDA city manager appear for special open session job evaluation?

EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

--OAKLAND-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] --A'S COLISEUM ENA-- The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf's pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the Oakland Athletics with an eye on the city purchasing the county's portion of the jointly-owned … Continue reading EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules

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

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 set to give city attorney a 2-year contract extension

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILWhile embattled Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was dealing with the fallout of a potential illegal wiretapping charge earlier this month, she dropped a bombshell allegation against the island's city attorney.Keimach alleged she consulted with Alameda City Attorney Janet Kern before secretly recording Councilmembers Jim Oddie and Malia Vella sometime prior to their … Continue reading Alameda set to give city attorney a 2-year contract extension

Former Alameda city manager John Russo fired in Riverside

John Russo left the Alameda City Manager'sOffice in February 2015.ALAMEDAWith Alameda's city manager situation in a state of disarray, comes news its former top administrator, John Russo, was fired Wednesday from the same position in Riverside.Russo left Alameda in 2015 to become Riverside's city manager and was replaced in March 2016 by Jill Keimach, whose … Continue reading Former Alameda city manager John Russo fired in Riverside

Alameda city attorney will ask City Council to refer Keimach taping case to D.A.

The Alameda City Council will discuss thepossible termination of City Manager JillKeimach on Monday night.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA day after Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach admitted to unlawfully recording two councilmembers without their consent, Alameda City Attorney Janet Kern said she will consult with the City Council on whether they want to refer the case to … Continue reading Alameda city attorney will ask City Council to refer Keimach taping case to D.A.

What We Know: Alameda City Manager Scandal — Keimach admits to recordings; later implicates city attorney

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL➤On Thursday, I reported for the East Bay Express that Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach secretly recorded a conversation between two Alameda councilemembers and, separately, a city department manager. An attorney representing Keimach denied she did anything wrong. Keimach, in fact, is who gave the recordings to the investigator hired by the City … Continue reading What We Know: Alameda City Manager Scandal — Keimach admits to recordings; later implicates city attorney

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

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