HAYWARD COUNCIL PREVIEW: Three incumbents, one former member poised for a return to office

Hayward City Council candidates (pictured clockwise): Councilmember Al Mendall, Matt McGrath, Councilmember Elisa Marquez, Mark Salinas, and Councilmember Francisco Zermeno.MEET THE CANDIDATES Every four years in Hayward, voters have the unique opportunity to alter a majority of their city council. However, Hayward voters have also been strangely adverse to casting a ballot on a regular … Continue reading HAYWARD COUNCIL PREVIEW: Three incumbents, one former member poised for a return to office

Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

Some of the 13,000 signatures SEIU Local 1021submittted last January to the Hayward city clerk.HAYWARD | MEASURE C | It’s one thing for a group to file a local ballot measure and other to fund the fees and people power needed to gather enough signatures for qualification on the ballot.A truly grassroots effort like the … Continue reading Union spent $140k to get Hayward’s Measure C on ballot; city’s old guard balks at labor’s intrusion

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

FREMONT/July 14, 7 p.m.All eyes on Fremont’s surveillance camerasSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS APPROVAL Oakland residents fought hard against the type of surveillance the Fremont City Council is set to approval Tuesday night. But this isn't Oakland. The council will be asked to approve the purchase of 10 high-resolution surveillance cameras for $299,000. The license plate reader cameras … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

Hayward Council Candidates Agree on much and they really dislike The Loop

Six of the candidates seeking two seatson the Hayward City Council.HAYWARD | CITY COUNCIL |The seven candidates for two open seats on the Hayward City Council may be secretly rooting against Councilmember Mark Salinas being elected mayor on June 3. Instead of running for re-election to his council seat, Salinas is running for mayor against … Continue reading Hayward Council Candidates Agree on much and they really dislike The Loop

Alameda Group Files Petition to Recall Assembly Candidate Rob Bonta

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 18/ALAMEDA | By SHANE BOND | The CitizenELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 18/ALAMEDA | In Alameda, a familiar adversary for most of its City Council has collected over 40 signatures for a recall campaign against current 18th Assembly District frontrunner, Rob Bonta. Late last month, the Alameda city clerk was served with a request that Bonta, … Continue reading Alameda Group Files Petition to Recall Assembly Candidate Rob Bonta