San Leandro non-profit leader, who accused city manager of misconduct, will sue the city

SAN LEANDROThe leader of the local non-profit, who last week said San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata attempted to offer a publicly-financed loan for the Davis Street Family Resource Center in exchange for an intimate relationship, says she plans to file a lawsuit.A lawsuit against Zapata and the city is pending, said Sam Singer, a … Continue reading San Leandro non-profit leader, who accused city manager of misconduct, will sue the city

San Leandro looks to ban flavored tobacco products, but falls short on menthol cigarettes

San Leandro Councilmember Lee Thomaswants to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes within city limits.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILThe San Leandro City Council is set to take on the tobacco and vaping industries after its Rules Committee voted Monday to move legislation banning the sale of flavored tobacco products within city limits. The proposal includes flavored "juices" used … Continue reading San Leandro looks to ban flavored tobacco products, but falls short on menthol cigarettes

San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

The San Leandro City Council is set to joinOakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryvilleas sanctuary cities in the East Bay.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILNext week, San Leandro is set to join a growing list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay. The San Leandro City Council, acquiescing to growing demand in the highly diverse community to declare … Continue reading San Leandro set to join list of sanctuary cities in the East Bay

San Leandro may ‘pump the brakes’ on dispensaries, but only after three

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |  A third dispensary permit in San Leandro in just over a year was formally approved Monday night, but it may be the last for some time after a councilmember raised the possibility of moratorium on any further dispensaries. The San Leandro City Council moved to schedule later this month a … Continue reading San Leandro may ‘pump the brakes’ on dispensaries, but only after three

San Leandro City Council rolls back minimum wage carveouts for small biz; approves original $15 wage by 2020

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The San Leandro City Council reaffirmed its goal of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 Monday night, but in a reversal, removed a previously approved one-year exemption for small businesses.The council voted, 6-1, to adopt the original proposal that begins to raise the city’s minimum wage … Continue reading San Leandro City Council rolls back minimum wage carveouts for small biz; approves original $15 wage by 2020

San Leandro unanimously approves first dispensary; angles for pot tax initiative

Harborside founder Steve DeAngelo was disparagedduring Tuesday night's council meeting.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The long road toward medical cannabis in San Leandro ended after the city council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a permit for Oakland-based Harborside to become the city’s first-ever dispensary. In addition to the approval, the council also voiced strong support … Continue reading San Leandro unanimously approves first dispensary; angles for pot tax initiative

San Leandro Approves Limited Pot Dispensary Ordinance

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The fate of medical cannabis in San Leandro will not rest at the ballot box after all, but patients looking to medicate their ailments will, instead, be limited in their choice of dispensaries after the City Council voted, 6-1, to allow the permitting for just a single dispensary. If all … Continue reading San Leandro Approves Limited Pot Dispensary Ordinance

Approval Of Dispensaries In San Leandro May Hinge On Ballot Measure

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL//CANNABIS | Permits for a maximum of two medical cannabis dispensaries may be approved by the San Leandro City Council Monday night. But, in a late twist, the potential ordinance would not go into effect pending a yet-to-be-written sales tax measure being approved by voters, sometime next year.The debate since 2010 over allowing … Continue reading Approval Of Dispensaries In San Leandro May Hinge On Ballot Measure

San Leandro Inching Closer To Allowing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | Nearly three years ago, the San Leandro City Council was in the midst of reefer madness. In late 2010, it nearly placed a 22-month moratorium on medical cannabis dispensaries--a potential death sentence possibly leading to an outright ban. Through a slick parliamentary maneuver by Councilmember Jim Prola, who argued for a shorter moratorium, instead … Continue reading San Leandro Inching Closer To Allowing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries