Khanna weighs-in on Fremont school board decision to end sex ed for 4th through 6th graders

FREMONT After the Fremont school board voted early Thursday morning to eliminate sex education for the district's fourth through sixth graders, the controversial decision, which has roiled the city since March, is now attracting Rep. Ro Khanna on the side of those who opposed the discontinuation of the program. Congressmembers, typically stay out of local … Continue reading Khanna weighs-in on Fremont school board decision to end sex ed for 4th through 6th graders

EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum

THE WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5--ALAMEDA-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT-- Alameda is on pace to satisfy the state's Regional Housing Needs Allocation for building 1,723 units of housing by 2023, says city staff. Ninety-three building permits were issued in 2017. The prior two years yielded 493 building permits. But … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum

INSIDE THE EAST BAY: Kaplan pushes to keep her seat on Bay Area Air Quality board

◼Is Libby trying to give Kaplan the Schaaf?◼Fremont councilmember's flippant defense◼Assembly candidate could be risking union's wrath◼Ellen Corbett's curiously busy lately.Before Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan gained a seat on the nine-county Bay Area Air Quality Management District board (BAAQMD), the city had been without direct representation since the early 90s. The primary importance for East … Continue reading INSIDE THE EAST BAY: Kaplan pushes to keep her seat on Bay Area Air Quality board

Fremont mayor, vice mayor, admit to violating state campaign finance rules

The FPPC will decide this week if Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will pay a $1,406 fine forviolating campaign finance rules.FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont Mayor Lily Mei violated state election law after failing to report almost $24,000 in late campaign expenditures during the hard fought 2016 election, according to the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Mei, who upset incumbent … Continue reading Fremont mayor, vice mayor, admit to violating state campaign finance rules

For Alameda County Democrats, not everybody loves Fremont’s Bacon

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie BaconFREMONT CITY COUNCIL |When Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon appeared to be gloating last week about the city's most recent electoral results that flew under the banner of an insurgent call for slow-growth, Councilmember Raj Salwan couldn’t take it anymore and he may have been voicing the complaints of many Alameda County Democrats.“This … Continue reading For Alameda County Democrats, not everybody loves Fremont’s Bacon

Following deadlocked votes, Bonaccorsi wins appointment to Fremont City Council

Appointed Fremont Councilmember -elect David Bonaccorsi will be sworn-in on Feb. 7. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |Before taking a vote on choosing its next member, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon mildly joked about flipping a coin in case of a tie among any one of the eight applicants seeking an appointment to the City Council. It almost happened.After a first-round … Continue reading Following deadlocked votes, Bonaccorsi wins appointment to Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council pares lengthy list of possible council appointees down to 8

Fremont Planning Commissioner Roman Reedis one of eight possible candidates to fill MayorLily Mei's council term. FREMONT CITY COUNCIL |Twenty-seven Fremont residents applied to fill out the remaining two years of Lily Mei’s council term, following her election to mayor in November. On Tuesday night, the number was narrowed by the Fremont City Council to eight … Continue reading Fremont City Council pares lengthy list of possible council appointees down to 8

Fremont City Council gives itself a raise; mayor-elect rejects her own pay

FREMONT CITY COUNCIL | Fremont councilmembers will now earn $2,118 a month in salary, after approving an increase last week. In addition, the City Council approved bumping up the mayor's monthly pay to $3,764. But Mayor-elect Lily Mei said she might, instead, donate her salary to charity.Past council had agreed to revisit the issue of … Continue reading Fremont City Council gives itself a raise; mayor-elect rejects her own pay

Lily Mei is Fremont’s next mayor after upset over incumbent Bill Harrison

Fremont Councilmember Lily Mei registered oneof the biggest electoral upsets in the East Bay.FREMONT | MAYOR |ELECTION 2016 |Using a deft campaign to highlight growing unease over development and traffic, Councilmember Lily Mei is Fremont's next mayor. She becomes the city's first female mayor and the first Asian American to attain the office.Although some ballots … Continue reading Lily Mei is Fremont’s next mayor after upset over incumbent Bill Harrison

Lily Mei leads Fremont mayor’s race by nearly 1,200 votes over Bill Harrison

Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison trails CouncilmemberLily Mei by 929 votes.FREMONT | MAYOR |ELECTION 2016 |With thousands of ballot still uncounted as of Friday morning, the Fremont mayor's race remains too close to call with Councilmember Lily Mei maintaining a 1,172 vote advantage over incumbent Mayor Bill Harrison.The Alameda County Registrar's office updated its results Friday … Continue reading Lily Mei leads Fremont mayor’s race by nearly 1,200 votes over Bill Harrison

FREMONT MAYOR PREVIEW: Councilmember mounts a mayoral challenge to the status quo

Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison is facing a challenge from first-term Councilmember Lily Mei.MEET THE CANDIDATESFremont Mayor BILL HARRISON was elected four years ago in a tough three-way race with Republican Steve Cho and his then-City Council colleague Anu Natarajan. The choices fractured the electorate in three-ways with Harrison coming out on top. Economic growth over … Continue reading FREMONT MAYOR PREVIEW: Councilmember mounts a mayoral challenge to the status quo

EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

32 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |State Sen. Steve Glazer's anti-BART strike rhetoric has created a cottage industry in the moderate to conservative Outer East Bay. Nevermind that the issue is more than two years in the rearview mirror and a new contract extension was signed last spring. But like-minded Glazerites running for office in bordering … Continue reading EBCampaign: GLAZER’s anti-union schtick spreads; ALAMEDA renters’ group needs cash; HONDA’s first ad

EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias

42 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |Fremont's City Hall chambers--not really much of a hall, really, nor a chambers--was packed Friday night to hear from mayoral candidates Mayor Bill Harrison and Vice Mayor Lily Mei. Growth, whether smart, dumb, or ravenous, is definitely on the minds of Fremonters this November. When Harrison, a first-term mayor, said … Continue reading EBCampaign: Did FREMONT’S MAYOR get left hanging? ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS slam grand jury for racial bias