Former Alameda city manager who secretly taped public officials eyes a comeback in Richmond

Keimach received a $900,000 severance package in Alameda last May.

AD15 candidate who evangelized for Universal Basic Income, withdraws; endorses Beckles

Owen Poindexter and Jovanka Beckles ata candidate forum last January in Albany.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--Jovanka Beckles' bid for one of two seats in the highly-competitive 15th Assembly District primary, has gained the support of one of the field's most consistent progressive candidates. Owen Poindexter, who has gained attention for his support of Universal Basic Income, … Continue reading AD15 candidate who evangelized for Universal Basic Income, withdraws; endorses Beckles

San Leandro councilmember proposes lobbying ordinance

San Leandro Councilmember Lee ThomasSAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILWith a number of San Leandro housing projects in the pipeline and a potential push for retail cannabis permits in the near future, Councilmember Lee Thomas believes the city needs a lobbying ordinance in order for the council and public to distinguish whose interests are being served.Thomas proposed … Continue reading San Leandro councilmember proposes lobbying ordinance

Oakland’s public bank feasibility study opens its account

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILSusan Harman, an Oakland activist and member of an advocacy group hoping to create potential ground-breaking public bank in Oakland held the head of fierce red dragon at Tuesday's city council meeting. The puppet head to Harman represented the group's last obstacle to a month's long push merely to convince city leaders to … Continue reading Oakland’s public bank feasibility study opens its account

Oakland City Council backs inquiry, Trump impeachment: ‘I hope God blesses us with a miracle and gets rid of both Trump and Pence’

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL"I can't think of any of my colleagues on this council that voted for Donald Trump," said Oakland Council President Larry Reid before a number of public speakers lined up to urge the City Council to support a resolution to investigate and possibly impeach Donald Trump.He was right. The Oakland City Council unanimously … Continue reading Oakland City Council backs inquiry, Trump impeachment: ‘I hope God blesses us with a miracle and gets rid of both Trump and Pence’

Oakland public bank study put on hold while city passes the hat around to cannabis interests

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILDuring the Oakland City Council committee stage, at least one Oakland councilmember consistently urged stakeholders in the city's cannabis business community to fund a proposed $100,000 public bank feasibility study rather than using the depleted general fund. Councilmember Noel Gallo's idea was never elaborated upon by his colleagues until Tuesday night and the … Continue reading Oakland public bank study put on hold while city passes the hat around to cannabis interests

Interest builds for Thurmond’s open Assembly seat

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTA growing number of politicos in the 15th Assembly District are realizing the race next year to replace Tony Thurmond is going to be a wide-open affair. And the list of potential candidate is growing by the weeks. Oakland District 1 Councilmember Dan Kalb and Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles were the first in after … Continue reading Interest builds for Thurmond’s open Assembly seat

Oakland City Council may hear resolution in June seeking possible impeachment of Trump

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILThree Oakland elected officials introduced a resolution Thursday calling for Congress to investigate all impeachable offense alleged of President Donald Trump.The symbolic resolution, authored by Oakalnd Councilmember Dan Kalb, Abel Guillen, was presented to the Oakland City Council Rules Committee on Thursday morning. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker asked to be included as … Continue reading Oakland City Council may hear resolution in June seeking possible impeachment of Trump

The Bernie Sanders of the East Bay is exploring run for Lt. Gov.

Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlinformed an exploratory committee for statelieutenant governor.RICHMONDAs a Richmond mayor and councilmember Gayle McLaughlin railed against Chevron, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, for its environmental indecency, sought to protect residents from the cold grip of home foreclosures by Big Banks through eminent domain and backed working people and … Continue reading The Bernie Sanders of the East Bay is exploring run for Lt. Gov.

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Becklessays her campaign for the 15th AssemblyDistrict will not accept corporate donations.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially announce a campaign to be his replacement in the Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland Hills assembly seat.In a primary … Continue reading Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Tony Thurmond announces run for state superintendent

15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmondis running for state superintendent in 2018.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTEast Bay Assemblymember Tony Thurmond wants to be California’s top educator. The two-term Richmond state legislator announced Monday that he is running for state superintendent of public instruction.In a statement declaring his candidacy, Thurmond vowed to renew the state’s focus on education, innovate … Continue reading Tony Thurmond announces run for state superintendent

Tony Thurmond eyeing statewide office in 2018; others already coveting his Assembly seat

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond may beitching for a move to higher office in 2018.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTAfter just one term representing Richmond, Berkeley and parts of Oakland in the 15th Assembly District, Tony Thurmond is showing strong interest in running for the state superintendent of public instruction seat opening in the fall of 2018, according to numerous sources … Continue reading Tony Thurmond eyeing statewide office in 2018; others already coveting his Assembly seat

Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

A resident offers support Tuesday night forthe Alameda City Council's resolution to impeach President Trump.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda’s sharp left turn on the political spectrum continued late Tuesday night with a resolution giving support to Rep. Barbara Lee for the urging of Congress to investigate and potentially impeach President Donald Trump.The East Bay island city follows nearby … Continue reading Alameda approves resolution urging investigation of Trump, possible impeachment

Alameda City Council to take up resolution calling for Trump’s impeachment

Rosemary Jordan, a member ofAlameda4Impeachment, addressing theAlameda City Council last Tuesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILWhen a few members of the public this week pressed the Alameda City Council to pass a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump, its likelihood seemed pie-in-the-sky.But, according to a Alameda City Council agenda posted Thursday evening, Councilmembers Malia Vella and … Continue reading Alameda City Council to take up resolution calling for Trump’s impeachment

BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ELECTIONS | Every odd year, California Democrats, almost entirely the insiders and party activists, choose 14 delegates per Assembly district to write and influence the party's platform. In most years, few vote and the exercise is often an avenue for local assemblymembers to flex their power and elect a slate of delegates of … Continue reading BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS