San Leandro city manager’s accuser calls for his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations

Davis Street Family Resource Center CEORose Padilla Johnson filed a complaintagainst San Leandro City Manager ChrisZapata on Dec. 8.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL The CEO of a prominent San Leandro non-profit, who last month issued a complaint accusing City Manager Chris Zapata of sexual misconduct, is now calling for his dismissal.Rose Padilla Johnson, the CEO of … Continue reading San Leandro city manager’s accuser calls for his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations

Piedmont picks a new mayor as city moves forward following Wieler resignation

Robert McBain, left, seated withCouncilmember Teddy Grey King, was chosen as Piedmont mayor Tuesday night. PHOTO/Keegan TatumPIEDMONT CITY COUNCILBy Keegan TatumBob McBain tapped his left hand on the papers of an open binder with an obvious mixture of nerves and excitement as he addressed a few dozen people for the first time as Piedmont’s mayor.McBain succeeds Jeff … Continue reading Piedmont picks a new mayor as city moves forward following Wieler resignation

Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

PIEDMONT CITY COUNCILThe Piedmont City Council says Jeff Wieler, who stepped down as mayor last Sunday, should also resign as a councilmember.Wieler resigned earlier this week after a number of Piedmont residents became upset over a series of derogatory social media comments he made recently against Black Lives Matter and members of the transgender community, among … Continue reading Pressure builds on Piedmont elected official to resign over offensive social media comments

Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Piedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday.PIEDMONTPiedmont Mayor Jeff Wieler resigned Sunday after an uproar over offensive comments he made on Facebook last week against members of the black and transgender communities.Piedmont, a small hamlet of more than 10,000 residents encircled by Oakland, does not directly elect its mayor. Instead, the five-person city council appoints the mayor. … Continue reading Piedmont mayor resigns amid criticism over his right-wing social media comments

Barbara Lee wants to cut salaries for controversial Trump aides

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTNorth Bay Rep. Jared Huffman and East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee wants to punish two of President Donald Trump's top aides where it hurts--in the checkbook. Huffman and Lee introduced an amendment Friday to a government spending bill that would cut off the salaries of Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.Along with former National … Continue reading Barbara Lee wants to cut salaries for controversial Trump aides

Glazer resigns from committee chair at behest of Senate leader

State Sen. Steve Glazer was the only Democratin the state Senate to vote against the $52billion gas tax in April.7TH STATE SENATE DISTRICTEast Bay State Sen. Steve Glazer offered his resignation as chair of the state Senate Governmental Organization Committee, according to a letter posted Friday afternoon on his Twitter account. The move was prompted … Continue reading Glazer resigns from committee chair at behest of Senate leader

Alameda rent review member resigned after city disclosed his ties to landlord political group

Former Alameda RRAC member Robert Schrader during a hearing on Jan. 11.ALAMEDAMonths after Robert Schrader was appointed to the Alameda Rent Review Committee in March of last year, he was asked to provide an analysis of the city’s rent stabilization ordinance for a local landlords’ group named Alamedans for Fair Rent Control, he said. The group formed … Continue reading Alameda rent review member resigned after city disclosed his ties to landlord political group

Khanna’s campaign manager resigns; Khanna served lawsuit at town hall

Ro Khanna addressing voters at a campaigntown hall Thursday night in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | ELECTION 2016 | Ro Khanna's campaign manager Brian Parvizshahi has resigned following a lawsuit filed Thursday alleging he illegally accessed donor lists from Rep. Mike Honda's campaign.Khanna made the announcement prior to a previosly scheduled campaign event in Fremont Thursday evening. Parvizshahi … Continue reading Khanna’s campaign manager resigns; Khanna served lawsuit at town hall

Despite evidence, embattled Hayward supe says, I’m not going anywhere

HAYWARD SCHOOLS | Hayward school board member John Taylor, with some panache, publicly asked embattled Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs at a meeting Wednesday night whether or not he intends to leave the school district anytime soon. Dobbs, appearing to follow a script, defiantly answered that he was here to stay. Supporters of Dobbs, many of … Continue reading Despite evidence, embattled Hayward supe says, I’m not going anywhere

Hayward superintendent Dobbs offered school district terms for his resignation

Hayward superintendent Stan Dobbs wants to beindemnified against any potential legal action. HAYWARD SCHOOLS | Hayward school superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs is looking for an exit out as the school district’s top administrator, according to letter he sent to the school district last month. Dobbs, who was hired in 2013, has sent the school district a letter … Continue reading Hayward superintendent Dobbs offered school district terms for his resignation

Sanitary district once embroiled in racial controversy, appoints first black woman

ORO LOMA SANITARY DISTRICT | Just over one year after the East Bay's Oro Loma Sanitary District was thrust into controversy following racial comments by one of its elected members, the 104-year-old municipality now has its first black board member.The five-member board appointed Rita Duncan to replace the retiring Howard Kerr on Tuesday following a … Continue reading Sanitary district once embroiled in racial controversy, appoints first black woman

AC Transit GM resigns a day before meeting to discuss his job performance

AC Transit GM David Armijo offered his resignation Thursday, effective today.AC TRANSIT | AC Transit General Manager David Armijo abruptly resigned Thursday after leading the day-to-day operations of the East Bay transit authority for three years.A special meeting of the AC Transit Board of Directors scheduled for Friday was cancelled soon after Armijo resigned. There was … Continue reading AC Transit GM resigns a day before meeting to discuss his job performance

Warmerdam in line to be named Alameda interim city manager

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | With Alameda City Manager John Russo announcing he is taking the same position in Riverside, who will run the day-to-day operations of city government in the interim?City Hall sources say Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam will be named Russo’s temporary replacement.Alameda currently has two assistant city managers, but the choice of … Continue reading Warmerdam in line to be named Alameda interim city manager

UPDATE: John Russo says arrivederci to Alameda; takes new job in Riverside

John Russo begins his new job as Riversidecity manager in May.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | Alameda City Manager John Russo is leaving his post on the Island for the same position in Riverside, according to a local report Thursday afternoon. Russo, who also served on the Oakland City Council and eleven years as Oakland’s city attorney, … Continue reading UPDATE: John Russo says arrivederci to Alameda; takes new job in Riverside

Oro Loma board member Laython Landis opts for retirement after racist comments

With Landis' retirement next month, the Oro Lomaboard will begin searching for his replacement.ORO LOMA SANITARY DISTRICT | After repeated calls for his resignation following the use of a racial slur during a meeting last December, Oro Loma Sanitary District board member Laython Landis is instead choosing retirement, effective Mar. 30.The Oro Loma Sanitary District … Continue reading Oro Loma board member Laython Landis opts for retirement after racist comments