San Leandro Dems deliver surprising rebuke to council incumbent up for re-election

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 Club voted last Thursday to endorse Cox's only current challenger, Ken Pon, a former two-term San … Continue reading San Leandro Dems deliver surprising rebuke to council incumbent up for re-election

Possible changes coming to San Leandro’s surveillance policies

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro may tear up its contract with its red-light camera vendor. Mayor Pauline Cutter urged Monday night for the City Council to examine the possibility of ending its contract for red-light camera services, in addition to beginning a dialogue over redistributing public safety surveillance cameras to recurring hot spots … Continue reading Possible changes coming to San Leandro’s surveillance policies

License plate readers and surveillance cameras now pervasive in the Tri Valley

Dublin and Danville in Contra Costa County approvedlicense plate readers and other cameras this week.SECURITY | City and Town Council's in Dublin and Danville voted this week to welcome the addition of automated license plate readers to their cities. They join Pleasanton, Livermore and San Ramon, which have previously approved similar surveillance tools.The devices are … Continue reading License plate readers and surveillance cameras now pervasive in the Tri Valley

Swalwell SOTU guest is a gun reformer, but also advocate of police surveillance

Rep. Swalwell says his guest to Tuesday's State of the Union is a community leader in reducing gun violence.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |As Rep. Eric Swalwell’s guest to Tuesday’s State of the Union, Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero is described as a regional leader in reducing gun violence. However, Lucero is also one of the most fervent backers of government … Continue reading Swalwell SOTU guest is a gun reformer, but also advocate of police surveillance

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with guest Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison

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City Hall Insider: City Council notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 1

ALAMEDA/Sept 1, 7 p.m.Environmental protection; hotel appeal; new housingWETLAND MITIGATION Two areas at Alameda Point have been identified for a potential Wetland Mitigation Bank that could bring the city millions in new revenues, said a staff report. Nearly 158 acres of wetlands near the Oakland Estuary and around 12 acres of shoreline at Seaplane Lagoon … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 1

City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16

FREMONT/July 14, 7 p.m.All eyes on Fremont’s surveillance camerasSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS APPROVAL Oakland residents fought hard against the type of surveillance the Fremont City Council is set to approval Tuesday night. But this isn't Oakland. The council will be asked to approve the purchase of 10 high-resolution surveillance cameras for $299,000. The license plate reader cameras … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, July 14-16