Second intent to recall an Alameda councilmember fails

The nascent campaign to recall Alameda Councilmember Malia Vella had its intent to recall petition invalidated by the city clerk.

Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

Hayward school board member Luis Reynosohas served since 2008.HAYWARDOne of the most controversial, if not colorful, elected officials in the entire East Bay resides on the Hayward school board. Dr. Luis Reynoso's political resume, however, includes a number of formers. He is a former candidate for the state assembly and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and … Continue reading Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

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

Guillen Files FPPC Complaint Against Bonta Over Campaign Finance Disclosures

Rob Bonta, Abel GuillenELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 18 | Abel Guillen’s campaign for the 18th Assembly District has filed a formal complaint with California Fair Political Practices Commission alleging his opponent, Rob Bonta, failed to properly disclose campaign finance reports related to his Alameda City Council seat.Guillen’s campaign manager, Winnie Anderson, filed the complaint earlier this week … Continue reading Guillen Files FPPC Complaint Against Bonta Over Campaign Finance Disclosures

AstroTurf Or Not, Residents In Dublin Begin Nascent Recall Campaign Against Swalwell

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | A long-rumored campaign to recall Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell now has a web site and a bully pulpit. The unidentified site makes no mention to a specific group behind the recall campaign, but lays out a litany of charges against Swalwell, a Democrat, who is also running this November for Congress … Continue reading AstroTurf Or Not, Residents In Dublin Begin Nascent Recall Campaign Against Swalwell

Recall Effort Against East Bay Mayor Gains Steam

Hercules MayorEd Balico may facea recall campaign.HERCULES MAYOR, TWO COUNCILMEMBERS HOT SEAT OVER REMOVAL OF CITY MANAGERThere is talk of throwing the bums out in Hercules. Three of the five councilmembers, including the mayor and two who were just elected last November, are being targeted by a group of citizens in the East Bay city this week with … Continue reading Recall Effort Against East Bay Mayor Gains Steam

Effort to Recall Eden Board Member is Brewing

THROW THE BUMS OUT EFFORT COULD BE PROBLEMATICBy STEVEN TAVARESThe CitizenIf you can't get someone to do what you want, just find another who will. At least that's the sentiment expressed by a few San Leandro residents who figure if they cannot get their elected leaders in the health care district to hear their demands … Continue reading Effort to Recall Eden Board Member is Brewing