San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee’s ever-growing city council campaign coffers is coming in handy for his mayoral campaign this fall against first-term Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. Lee transferred $50,000 from his council committee to his mayoral campaign last March—an already… Read More ›
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Another twist in the San Leandro city manager scandal
A curious turn of events in the San Leandro city manager scandal.
San Leandro is directing appointed officials to sign agreement pledging not to disparage departed city manager
City may be worried about potential legal liabilities, but the agreement could also hamper some commissioners who are running for the City Council this fall.
Did East Bay insider Gordon Galvan throw his long-time associate Rose Padilla Johnson under the bus, according to a 50-page report that clears the city manager of sexual harassment claims?
San Leandro City Council schedules special closed session for Monday evening.
Proposed ordinance would track interactions between paid lobbyists and city officials, but there were many hints as to why it’s needed.
A batch of text messages between Padilla Johnson and Zapata cast the infamous Foster’s Freeze meetings in a far different light.
San Leandro reinstates city manager after report finds accuser’s claims of sexual misconduct were not credible
Independent investigation repeatedly questions Davis Street CEO Rose Padilla Johnson’s claims of sexual misconduct by the city manager.
Parcel tax could raise $3-$6 per year for public safety Three of the last four San Leandro municipal elections have included at least one revenue-generating tax measure. On Monday, the San Leandro City Council set the initial stages for another…. Read More ›
San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee’s mayoral campaign already has $63,000 in contributions built over the past few years. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL–ELECTION 2018–Backed by the city’s burgeoning Asian American demographic and already stocked campaign cash reserves, San Leandro Councilmember Benny… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL–ELECTION 2018–It’s still very early in San Leandro’s campaign season, but an endorsement result last week might be signaling that District 2 Councilmember Deborah Cox is in for a tough re-election campaign this fall. The San Leandro Democratic… Read More ›
Disgraced Teamsters boss continued to be involved with San Leandro dispensary after two-year ban from union
Powerful Teamsters boss Rome Aloise was banned from the union in December following corruption charges. SAN LEANDRONearly a month after Rome Aliose, a powerful local Teamsters leader was banned by the union for two years following corruption charges, he attended… Read More ›
San Leandro Councilmember Lee Thomas SAN 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… Read More ›
San Leandro City Council’s special closed session begins Tuesday, 6 p.m. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILSix days after the San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata threw the doors open on the city’s dirty laundry, including allegations of sexual misconduct against himself,… Read More ›
Surlene Grant served 10 years on the San Leandro City Council. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILA number of buildings, overpasses and even sports facilities in San Leandro have been named after local historical figures. A city building is named after Helen Lawrence,… Read More ›
San Leandro’s Lenco Bearcat MedEvac on display at a community meeting in 2015. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILAs the threat of violent protests at U.C. Berkeley this year escalated, San Leandro Police allowed the university police to twice borrow its armored… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILA rash of banking scandals implicating Wells Fargo, in addition, to its controversial investment in the progressive cause célèbre, the Dakota Access Pipeline, has lead another East Bay city to take steps toward ending its banking relationship… Read More ›
San Leandro: BAL Theatre receives half million in city loans; Flavored tobacco ban finalized; Dispensary receives deadline extension
BAL Theatre owner Dan Dillman in front of the theater’s marquee in 2014. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILThe BAL Theatre, San Leandro’s last Art Deco performing arts building has proven scrappy in keeping its doors open while attracting former A-list Hip… Read More ›
San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter has publicly opposed the proposed site of the Davis Street Wellness Center dispensary. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILSan Leandro city administration is standing firm in its stance against the conditional-use permit for a medical cannabis… Read More ›
A rendering of the Davis Street Wellness Center retail area at its proposed dispensary on Teagarden Street. PHOTO/DSWC SAN LEANDROAfter several San Leandro zoning commissioners downplayed a city staff report opposing the issuance of a conditional-use permit for the Davis… Read More ›
An proponent of San Leandro’s ban on flavored tobacco sales address the City Council Monday night with supporters in the foreground. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILLike some of its neighboring cities, the San Leandro City Council approved Monday night a prohibition… Read More ›
Former San Leandro Councilmember Surlene Grant served from 1998-2008. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILNear the end of former San Leandro Councilmember Ursula Reed‘s second term in office, she began exploring ways to honor her predecessor in District 2, Surlene Grant, the city’s… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILA proposed tenant relocation payment program in San Leandro has for more than a year shuttled back and forth between the City Council and its rules committee without resolution, worrying tenants and angering landlords who have balked… Read More ›
San Leandro Councilmember Pete Ballew slammed the city’s second dispensary permit holder for acting unethically. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILThe cross section of cannabis and politics clashed Monday night in San Leandro after one elected official said the group seeking to… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILOver the past two years, San Leandro has approved three conditional-use permits for medical cannabis dispensaries. None, though, have yet to open for business. But now, the locally-backed group controversially approved by the city council last summer… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILFor the second time in as many weeks, a proposed tenant relocation payment program in San Leandro has failed to move forward. The San Leandro City Council sent back to committee, 5-2, Monday night a second iteration… Read More ›
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILIt’s taken more than a year for the San Leandro City Council to formulate a tenant relocation payments amendment to its existing rent review ordinance. But following a number of additions to the proposal, some that benefit… Read More ›
San Leandro Councilmember Lee Thomas wants 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… Read More ›
San Leandro’s public WiFi network, part of Lit San Leandro, could be affected by the FCC’s ruling in February. SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCILSan Leandro’s downtown fiber-optics loop, known as Lit San Leandro, is often viewed as the catalyst for the… Read More ›