In the run up to the San Leandro City Council’s decision Monday night to renew a 14-year-old contract for red-light camera services, a few elected officials were alerted to the website HighwayRobbery.net. The no-frills site created by an activist who opposes… Read More ›
After San Leandro mobile home owners, many seniors with limited means, spoke Monday night of suffering harassment by their mobile home park owners, along with fears of retaliation, the San Leandro City Council voted to continue an agenda item that… Read More ›
San Leandro dispensaries say medical cannabis-only sales put them at a serious economic disadvantage against adult use stores.
San Leandro city staff is also recommending an expiration date for its two unopened permitted dispensaries.
San Leandro’s District 2 City Council election is essentially two years away, but two likely candidates are already talking trash in an odd, passive-aggressive standoff being played out in the city’s weekly newspaper. In 2016, Ed Hernández defeated Bryan Azevedo… Read More ›
At the same time acknowledging the need to diversify its mix of new housing, the San Leandro City Council, nonetheless, told the developer of a 45-unit green, multi-family apartment building on Bancroft Avenue that the project would not be approved… Read More ›
John Busch, the 82-year-old San Leandran who was evicted last year from his space at the Bayshore Commons mobile home park following his refusal to pay a large rent increase, has been a cause celebre for renters’ rights advocates in… Read More ›
Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Jan. 11.
Alameda Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam is moving to San Leandro City Hall for the same position, it was announced Monday. Warmerdam will take over the position left open following the elevation of Jeff Kay to San Leandro city manager… Read More ›
Sandra Spagnoli, who was San Leandro’s first-ever female police chief when she was hired in 2011, is facing serious questions at her new job leading the Beverly Hills Police Department. Beverly Hills officials earlier this month settled a large $2.3… Read More ›
When a report by a San Leandro oversight committee on new revenues from three recent tax-generating measures was released last week, there was a glaring zero next to Measure NN, the cannabis business tax approved by voters in 2016. A… Read More ›
A structural deficit in San Leandro may worsen if the economy turns downward soon. High turnout elections in 2020 could help support tax measures.
San Leandro voted to sell a $700,000 investment note with Wells Fargo in Nov. 2017, but totally untangling itself from the bank has proven more difficult.
The Most Interesting Man in San Leandro readies another run for mayor
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.
Also: San Leandro’s own city manager scandal could be heating up again on Tuesday night.
EBC AGENDA: May 11-17 — A’s-Oakland Coliseum ENA; Budget talks all over the East Bay; ALAMEDA revamps council rules
–OAKLAND– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE] –A’S COLISEUM ENA– The Oakland City Council is about to move on Mayor Libby Schaaf‘s pledge last month for the city to enter into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the… Read More ›
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 ›
EBC AGENDA | MAY 4-10 | Haggerty spending $10k on furniture; SAN LEANDRO parcel tax?; 472-units in HAYWARD
THE WEEK OF MAY 4-10 –HAYWARD– Special council meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–SOUTH HAYWARD HOUSING– “The proposed project will result in development of approximately 25 acres of underutilized and mainly vacant land located near the South Hayward BART Station… Read More ›
Don Grundmann ran for the San Leandro school board in 2008. U.S. SENATE–ELECTION 2018–Don Grundmann has long been a mainstay for more than a decade on nearly every June primary ballot in Alameda County since 2000. The San Leandro chiropractor,… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA | APRIL 6-12 | Controversial OAKLAND job training proposal returns; A’s meet with Port; FREMONT rent review will cost $24/unit
THE WEEK OF APRIL 6-12 –OAKLAND– Regular council committee meetings, Tuesday, April 10, starts at 9:30 a.m. ➤Community & Economic Development Committee, 1:30 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–CYPRESS MANDELA TRAINING CENTER– Councilmember Desley Brooks‘ controversial proposal to use funding derived from some voter-approved… Read More ›
EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum
THE WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5 –ALAMEDA– Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]–HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT– Alameda is on pace to satisfy the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation for building 1,723 units of housing by 2023, says city staff…. Read More ›
San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter delivering the state of the city address last Monday at the Senior Community Center. SAN LEANDROSan Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, during the annual state of the city address this week, said the city… Read More ›