AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to increase cost of some fees

San Leandro City Council Preview835 East 14th StreetMonday, May 4, 2015, 7 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE] Twitter hashtag: #slmtgINCREASED FEES FOR SERVICES It may not be the most eventful San Leandro City Council meeting ever and likely will not be one of the longest, but those who do business with the city might be interested in … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: San Leandro to increase cost of some fees

Dlugosh Appointed To San Leandro City Council; Replaces Starosciak Until End Of Year

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The San Leandro City Council is whole once again following the appointment of city planning commissioner Tom Dlugosh to the seat vacated last month by former Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak.Dlugosh, an 18-year veteran of the planning commissioner and former San Leandro police officer, received four of the six votes on the council … Continue reading Dlugosh Appointed To San Leandro City Council; Replaces Starosciak Until End Of Year

San Leandro Moves Closer To Appointing New Council Member; Four To Be Interviewed

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | When the remaining members of the San Leandro City Council meet Sept. 13 to choose a replacement for former Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak, who resigned last August, there will only have four candidates to pick from.Planning commissioner Tom Dlugosh was the only unanimous choice of the council. Former Mayor John Faria received five … Continue reading San Leandro Moves Closer To Appointing New Council Member; Four To Be Interviewed

Hayashi’s Paltry Support Among Local Pols Reaches Outside Supervisorial District

ELECTION '12//ALCO DIST 2 | As expected, many elected officials in the contested Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 2 race view Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's run for the seat as something as uncomfortable as a pair of leather pants filled with itching powder.Of the nine endorsers thus far, according to Hayashi's campaign Web site, just … Continue reading Hayashi’s Paltry Support Among Local Pols Reaches Outside Supervisorial District

Without An Official Resignation, Starosciak Hinders City’s Plans For Her Successor

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Near the conclusion of Monday night's lengthy council meeting in San Leandro, departing Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak recused herself from discussing how the city will move to replace her after she announced her intent July 2 to vacate the seat. Monday was Starosciak’s final meeting after 18 years in public service. As the … Continue reading Without An Official Resignation, Starosciak Hinders City’s Plans For Her Successor

San Leandro Tables Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban After Appellate Ruling

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | A ruling by the California Second Court of Appeals Monday afternoon overturning a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California led the San Leandro City Council to remove its own proposed ordinance from Monday night's agenda.City Attorney Jayne Williams recommended the council allow staff additional time to reconcile the potential … Continue reading San Leandro Tables Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban After Appellate Ruling

Starosciak Resigns From Council; Says Heartbreak Over Mayoral Defeat Lingers

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak is resigning from the City Council. The long-time public servant read a farewell letter near the conclusion of Monday night's meeting citing the residual heartbreak over her stinging mayoral defeat in 2010 as a main reason for her decision. Starosciak said she will be moving to the Roseville … Continue reading Starosciak Resigns From Council; Says Heartbreak Over Mayoral Defeat Lingers

Hospital Ad-Hoc Committee Approved WIth Less Than Full Council Support

SAVE SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALFeb. 22, 2012 | The San Leandro City Council is preparing to take a more pro-active approach in finding alternatives for saving its community hospital. The Council approved the formation of the three-person Ad-Hoc committee to explore San Leandro Hospital's near and long-term future, but not before two council members registered strong objection … Continue reading Hospital Ad-Hoc Committee Approved WIth Less Than Full Council Support

San Leandro Times Offers A Platform For Hate, Part II

EDITORIALFeb. 6, 2012 | The San Leandro Times, the hamlet's weekly free newspaper offered column space this week for a resident to convey vile homophobic statements and it's not the first time the paper has printed similar hate speech.In a letter to the editor, Leo T. West of San Leandro opposed Mayor Stephen Cassidy's involvement a … Continue reading San Leandro Times Offers A Platform For Hate, Part II

East Bay Cities Begin Task Of Taking Over Redevelopment Agencies

END OF REDEVELOPMENTHAYWARD | Jan. 11, 2012 | While councilmembers in San Leandro and Hayward moved swiftly, but quite reluctantly to take responsibility for the winding down of their respective redevelopment agencies this week, officials in Oakland took extra time to approve the governor's controversial no-win plan for cities.Tax municipalities have until this Friday to … Continue reading East Bay Cities Begin Task Of Taking Over Redevelopment Agencies

Ban on Polystyrene Containers in San Leandro Starts in Late 2012

SAN LEANDRO | Sept. 21, 2011 | San Leandro passed a city-wide ban on polystyrene containers in its restaurants Monday night, but the 5-1 decision was far more contentious than first glance.Despite one speaker saying it will be an "embarrassment" if the city did not pass the ordinance against food containers made up of the … Continue reading Ban on Polystyrene Containers in San Leandro Starts in Late 2012

Second Search For San Leandro City Manager Begins

SAN LEANDRO | Sept. 7, 2011 | San Leandro is targeting the end of the year for hiring a new city manager. If successful, the occasion will mark nearly a year since the former city manager announced his retirement last Dec. 21. The recruiter tabbed by the city this summer to find a replacement for Stephen Hollister told the City Council she is hopeful … Continue reading Second Search For San Leandro City Manager Begins

Cassidy is Putting the Squeeze on Councilwoman Reed

REED'S SUGGESTION TO LOWER THE NUMBER OF COUNCIL SEATS TO FIVE CAME FROM TEAM CASSIDYBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitter"Here's my thinking," San Leandro Councilwoman Ursula Reed said last week on the subject of lowering the number of representatives from seven to five.Councilwoman UrsulaReed is in a bind.The thing is, the idea to consolidate power … Continue reading Cassidy is Putting the Squeeze on Councilwoman Reed

Could Prola Be Snubbed Again For Vice Mayor?

SAN LEANDRO COULD NAME A NEW VICE MAYOR TO REPLACE REEDBy Steven TavaresOnce upon a time the appointment of a new vice mayor was often about who’s turn is it next? A year ago, the election of Ursula Reed was steeped in campaign backstabbing. Former mayor Tony Santos vowed to block the re-appointment of his … Continue reading Could Prola Be Snubbed Again For Vice Mayor?

Is Cassidy Attempting To Hand-Pick The New City Manager?

DESPITE CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY, THE POWER OF CHOOSING SAN LEANDRO’S MOST IMPORTANT HIRE IS CONCENTRATED AMONG THREE PEOPLEBy Steven TavaresGovernment transparency for San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy usually means recording city hearings for broadcast on the web. Increasingly, though, it is not what is occurring at these meetings that is worrying some city officials and employees, it’s … Continue reading Is Cassidy Attempting To Hand-Pick The New City Manager?