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

Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSActions taken by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in closed session over the past few weeks point toward the existence of potential allegations of workplace misconduct at the county-level. Exactly where, though, is unclear.At the board's Jan. 9 meeting, Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler announced the county supervisors voted in closed … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors retained outside counsel to investigate a workplace matter

Quirk co-authors bill requiring ‘panic buttons’ for hotel maids in danger of sexual harassment

Assemblymember Bill Quirk20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTMaids and other hotel employees who find themselves alone in rooms with guests in a daily basis often face high incidents of sexual harassment, surveys have found. And with the issue of sexual harassment casting a large shadow over the state Legislature this year, a bill co-authored by Hayward Assemblymember Bill … Continue reading Quirk co-authors bill requiring ‘panic buttons’ for hotel maids in danger of sexual harassment

5 THINGS I THINK: THANKSGIVING EDITION

THINGS I THINK1➤I think Rep. Eric Swalwell is the greatest salesman in America. Over the past two years or more absolutely nobody, except for fellow Golden State Rep. Adam Schiff, has leveraged cable news and social media better to raise their profile in Washington. It started with clever, cutesy social media postings--"#swalwelling on Twitter and … Continue reading 5 THINGS I THINK: THANKSGIVING EDITION

5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Assemblymember Bill Quirk needs asignature legislative achievement andhe needs it to happen soon.ELECTION 2018➤I think the burgeoning scandal in Sacramento with legislators meting out punishment in secret to colleagues accused of sexual harassment in the workplace is going to result in some special elections across the state next year. ➤I think if you have followed the … Continue reading 5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Mayor leading effort to bring Raiders to Carson is accused of sexual harrasment

Carson Mayor Albert Robles' attorney believesthe lawsuit is timed to thwart the city's effort tolure the Raiders and Chargers to a new stadium.RAIDERS | In his bid to lure the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers from their home cities for a proposed $1.7 billion stadium in the Southern California city of Carson, Mayor Albert … Continue reading Mayor leading effort to bring Raiders to Carson is accused of sexual harrasment

Governor Signs Corbett’s Sexual Harassment Bill; Two Others Pass Assembly Committee

State Sen. Ellen CorbettLEGISLATURE | More bad news for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.Gov. Jerry Brown, this week, signed a bill authored by State Sen. Ellen Corbett that clarifies existing law making sexual desire by alleged harassers in the workplace not a condition for proving the victim's case.The impetus for Corbett’s legislation came from a 2011 … Continue reading Governor Signs Corbett’s Sexual Harassment Bill; Two Others Pass Assembly Committee

Lawsuit Alleges Haggerty Posed His Male Staff Questions Of Sexual Fantasy

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS//GRAY LAWSUIT | The office of Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty was a den of masculine sexual bravado and hostility towards women, including against those who served with him on the Board of Supervisors, says his former chief of staff, in court documents.Haggerty, according to the lawsuit filed by Chris Gray in Alameda … Continue reading Lawsuit Alleges Haggerty Posed His Male Staff Questions Of Sexual Fantasy