Threat of lawsuit is pushing Fremont toward district elections

Significant changes for how Fremont choosesits elected officials could be on the horizonover the next few years.FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont’s use of “at-large” elections violates state law, says a Southern California attorney who has successfully sued other cities by arguing the voting method has been shown to unfairly diminishing the chances of minorities, especially Latino candidates from winning … Continue reading Threat of lawsuit is pushing Fremont toward district elections

Alameda mayor’s husband files legal claim against city following his arrest

ALAMEDA | Joel Spencer, husband of Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer, has filed a legal claim against the city alleging that Alameda police officers filed an untruthful report about his conduct following his arrest last March for drunken driving on Central Avenue.Alameda police arrested Joel Spencer on March 17, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading Alameda mayor’s husband files legal claim against city following his arrest

HUSD assistant superintendent follows boss in filing claim against school board

HAYWARD | The Hayward superintendent accused of attacking two school board members in closed session and who allowed an alleged rapist speak to underperforming high school students filed a claim last month against the school district for violating his privacy. Now, the East Bay Citizen has learned another school district administrator has filed a claim … Continue reading HUSD assistant superintendent follows boss in filing claim against school board