Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

Sara LamninHAYWARD | CITY COUNCIL | Community leader Sara Lamnin is now the top vote-getter in Hayward's City Council election after an update by the Alameda County registrar. Two spots on the council were available to the top two finishers. Lamnin, though, had trailed Councilmember Marvin Peixoto for the top spot since the June 3 … Continue reading Lamnin Leapfrogs Peixoto to Top Hayward Council Race; Both Win Seats

June Primary Losers: Corbett, Hayashi Exit Public Life

ELLEN CORBETT Absolutely nobody predicted Corbett would finish behind the perfunctory Republican candidate in the 15th Congressional District. Few thought she could unseat Rep. Eric Swalwell in November, either, but now she won’t even have the chance. In hindsight, Corbett probably could have run a more effective primary race, but saving her limited supply of … Continue reading June Primary Losers: Corbett, Hayashi Exit Public Life

Halliday Wins Hayward Mayor’s Race; Peixoto Re-Elected to Council, Lamnin Finally Breaks Through

Barbara Halliday: Hayward's mayor-electHAYWARD | Councilmember Barbara Halliday is the next mayor of Hayward after winning a clear victory Tuesday night over fellow council members Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeno. Councilmember Marvin Peixoto also won re-election to the City Council and community activist Sara Lamnin finally broke through after snagging the second open seat on … Continue reading Halliday Wins Hayward Mayor’s Race; Peixoto Re-Elected to Council, Lamnin Finally Breaks Through

Primary Question: Hayward Mayor

Clockwise from the top: Councilmembers Barbara Halliday, Mark Salinas, Francisco Zermeno and Hayward businessman Rakesh Kumar Christian.THE CANDIDATES All three major candidates are also sitting members of the Hayward City Council hoping to replace three-time Mayor Michael Sweeney, who is retiring this summer. Barbara Halliday is the longest-tenured member of the City Council. In previous … Continue reading Primary Question: Hayward Mayor

Sleeping with the Enemy

Payback Is A… | San Leandro Mayoral Candidates | Could AD16 Be Flipped?CHAPTER 16 | How often do you see a Republican operative with a passion to help a Democrat win re-election? A few week’s back, I asked an East Bay Democratic congressional candidate whether they employ any Republicans on their campaign team. They looked … Continue reading Sleeping with the Enemy

Hayward Mayoral Candidate Says City Will Never Be Wealthy Like Piedmont

HAYWARD | MAYOR | In Hayward’s even mayoral campaign, the potential front runner, Councilmember Barbara Halliday, may have given her two main challengers a significant sound bite to use against her this June when she said Hayward will never be a wealthy city.During a League of Women's Voters forum Wednesday in Hayward, Halliday concluded her … Continue reading Hayward Mayoral Candidate Says City Will Never Be Wealthy Like Piedmont

East Bay Political Groups Give Hayward Mayoral Candidates the Cold Shoulder

HAYWARD | MAYOR | As more local political groups continue to shun Hayward mayoral candidates seeking their endorsement, it’s becoming clear the trio who voted to impose a five percent wage cut of city workers carry a torturous Scarlet Letter around town.You can pick whichever letter signifies Councilmembers Barbara Halliday, Francisco Zermeno and Mark Salinas’ … Continue reading East Bay Political Groups Give Hayward Mayoral Candidates the Cold Shoulder

Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

HAYWARD | MAYOR | Hayward has two competing but inextricably related problems. One, is a long-held public perception the city is anti-development and, second, it's a bear for small businesses to set up shop making it difficult for Hayward to create new revenues streams. Meanwhile, the entire council, including three running to replace Mayor Michael … Continue reading Hayward Mayoral Candidates Explore City’s Budget Dilemma

Departing Mayor Sweeney gave to Halliday, Salinas Campaigns, not Zermeño

Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney: no invite, no donation.HAYWARD | MAYOR | Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney made small contributions to the campaigns of two of the candidates hoping to replace him this June, but not the third, who like the others, is a colleague on the City Council.Since the beginning of the year, Sweeney contributed $198 to … Continue reading Departing Mayor Sweeney gave to Halliday, Salinas Campaigns, not Zermeño

Over One-Third of All Hayward Mayoral, Council Contributions this Year are Loans

Mayoral candidates Barbara Hallida, MarkSalinas, Francisco Zermeno.HAYWARD | CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Candidates for mayor and the City Council in Hayward reported campaign contributions totaling over $47,000 during the first quarter of this year. However, according to campaign finance reports, over 35 percent, or $16,771, of the total represents personal loans made by candidates to their respective … Continue reading Over One-Third of All Hayward Mayoral, Council Contributions this Year are Loans

Intriguing Hayward Mayoral, City Council Races Set for June Election

City employees picket Hayward City Halllast August. CAMPAIGN 2014 | HAYWARD | It's been eight years since Hayward had a competitive race for mayor. In 2006, Michael Sweeney topped Brian Schott and subsequently won re-election four years later against a write-in candidate. Sweeney, though, announced last August he would not seek re-election. The decision leaves a wide-open … Continue reading Intriguing Hayward Mayoral, City Council Races Set for June Election

Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

BANG Blackmails Honda | Wife of Oakland Candidate Gets Arrested | Duh-Saulnier | #EricLiesCHAPTER 3 | So, know that we know the Hayward City Council is the most conservative group of public officials outside of your local sanitary board, the Service Employee International Union Local 1021 is vowing to unseat the whole lot of them. … Continue reading Union Vows to Influence Hayward’s June Election, Now They Just Need to Find Some Liberal Candidates

‘This is an Act of War’: Hayward Imposes Five Percent Pay Cut on City Workers

Hayward City Manager Fran David, right,is seen by the union as one of the city'shard line advocates for imposition.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | LABOR | The city council of Hayward, a city once known as the most union-friendly in the Bay Area, unanimously voted Tuesday night to force pay cuts on nearly three hundred union clerical … Continue reading ‘This is an Act of War’: Hayward Imposes Five Percent Pay Cut on City Workers

Hayward Tries to Kick the Habit with ‘Timeout’ on Tobacco, E-Cigs Business

A woman with a version of an e-cigarette.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | HEALTH | It is too easy to buy a pack of smokes in Hayward, says city staff, and the number of e-cigarette retailers and hookah lounges in the city has risen starkly in recent months. Seven of Hayward’s eight e-cigarette establishments have opened its … Continue reading Hayward Tries to Kick the Habit with ‘Timeout’ on Tobacco, E-Cigs Business

Hayward’s Lingering Labor Dispute Is Really About A Lack Of Leadership

Hayward City Council, left to right, Mark Salinas, Francisco Zermeno, Mayor Michael Sweeney, Al Mendal, Barbara Halliday, Greg Jones, Marvin Peixoto.HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL//LABOR/ANALYSIS | To the casual observer the continuing labor strife between Hayward and its city employees might appeared to be about city officials taking an extremely hard line against labor or workers asking for … Continue reading Hayward’s Lingering Labor Dispute Is Really About A Lack Of Leadership