Additional revelations from Alameda’s investigative report on council interference

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILA long-awaited investigative report from Southern California Attorney Michael Jenkins released Wednesday night found Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie violated the City Charter by sending a letter of recommendation for the firefighters union-preferred candidate to the city manager while using city letterhead. The finding may appear to be a glancing blow against Oddie given … Continue reading Additional revelations from Alameda’s investigative report on council interference

Alameda investigator finds Oddie violated charter, also says specific section needs revisions

Despite a number of explosive allegations, thereport found Jim Oddie's violation occurredafter he sent a letter of recommendation forthe fire chief candidate favored by the firefighters.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAlameda Councilmember Jim Oddie was found to have violated the City Charter's provision that prohibits political interference. But the independent investigator's report released Wednesday evening was, at the … Continue reading Alameda investigator finds Oddie violated charter, also says specific section needs revisions

What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Alameda's report on council interference isscheduled to be released on Wednesday.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILIt's been six months since the Alameda City Council hired an independent investigator to probe a number of claims laid out by Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach in an Oct. 2 letter. Keimach alleged two Alameda elected officials, now identified as Councilmembers Jim … Continue reading What to expect from Alameda investigator’s report on City Council interference

Fremont mayor, vice mayor, admit to violating state campaign finance rules

The FPPC will decide this week if Fremont¬†Mayor Lily Mei will pay a $1,406 fine forviolating campaign finance rules.FREMONT CITY COUNCILFremont Mayor Lily Mei¬†violated state election law after failing to report almost $24,000 in late campaign expenditures during the hard fought 2016 election, according to the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Mei, who upset incumbent … Continue reading Fremont mayor, vice mayor, admit to violating state campaign finance rules

Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog duringthe Dec. 6 council meeting.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |Just weeks before Election Day, some Alameda voters received highly negative mailers against Councilmember Tony Daysog. However, the mailers equating Daysog to Donald Trump and accusing him of participating in a pay-to-play scheme for campaign contribution. Notably, each failed to identify who was behind … Continue reading Alameda council files FPPC complaint over mystery campaign mailers

Torrico Agrees To Pay Campaign Finance Fine For Failing To Report $465,000

Alberto Torrico is out $1,000.CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Not only did former East Bay Assemblyman Alberto Torrico lose his bid for state attorney general in 2010, but now he has a $1,000 fine to pay for a campaign finance mishap.The Fair Political Practices Commission Monday issued Torrico and his campaign treasurer the somewhat lenient fine after … Continue reading Torrico Agrees To Pay Campaign Finance Fine For Failing To Report $465,000