With ‘lightning speed’ Fremont moves to district elections, may expand council to seven

FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont's potential move from at-large to district-based elections represents the most stunning change to how the city chooses its elected leaders since its founding, said Fremont City Attorney Harvey Levine. The switch is also occurring at "lightning speed," he added during testimony before the Fremont City Council on Tuesday night.With the type of … Continue reading With ‘lightning speed’ Fremont moves to district elections, may expand council to seven

Rearranging the pictures on the wall at Alameda City Hall

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer wants to bring her city’s residents back to local government. For starters, the island’s new mayor didn’t rearrange the furniture at City Hall, but she did move around some picture frames, if not, for the sake of symbolism.Over the past four years visitors to City Hall saw … Continue reading Rearranging the pictures on the wall at Alameda City Hall

San Leandro to discuss militarization of its police department

The Lenco Bearcat MedEvac is really aheavily-fortified Ford F-550.SAN LEANDRO | When it comes to armored personnel carriers, San Leandro is one of few East Bay jurisdictions without the controversial vehicles, which some opponents charge overtly militarizes small local police departments like San Leandro. The city submitted a joint state grant last fall to fund … Continue reading San Leandro to discuss militarization of its police department