After decades of landlords slowly whittling away the number of units protected by a city rent ordinance to as low as 1,000 through vacancy decontrol, the Hayward City Council voted late Tuesday night to repeal and replace the ordinance with… Read More ›
Just as Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to hint with greater frequency that he will end his presidential campaign sooner than later and run for re-election in the 15th Congressional District, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is moving forward with her nascent… Read More ›
East Bay congressional district has never been led by a woman of color. ‘It’s about damn time, right?’ Wahab says
Rep. Eric Swalwell is running a presidential campaign while, at the same time, doing a good job of keeping prospective challengers for his congressional seat and campaign donors unsure whether he will return to the district. Swalwell says he’ll make… Read More ›
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei networked and mingled with California Democratic Party officials and activists two weeks ago at its convention in San Francisco. Her appearance turned some heads among the East Bay insiders at the weekend-long event since the first-term… Read More ›
State Sen. Bob Wieckowksi’s campaign for Congress is over before it even started after he announced his exit on Friday from the race for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District. Wieckowski told The Mercury News, “After much… Read More ›
With frustrations from the family of the man slain by Hayward Police last November running high, the Hayward City Council unanimously, but cautiously, approved a referral asking city staff to prepare an independent investigation policy for instances when deadly force… Read More ›
For six months, Agustin Gonsalez’s family has made impassioned pleas for Hayward elected officials to, at minimum, express words of sorrow for the loss of their son, who was shot and killed by Hayward Police last November. At most, the… Read More ›
Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab said Tuesday night that she will ask for an independent investigation of deadly force used by Hayward police officers in the Nov. 15 death of Agustin Gonsalez. Wahab made the announcement prior to a Hayward City… Read More ›
Until the paperwork was amended Wednesday, a man named Robert Wieskowski had filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in a bid to replace Eric Swalwell in the East Bay’s 15th Congressional District. That’s right. State Sen…. Read More ›
Some Hayward councilmembers showed growing pains with new council rules for offering and debating referrals.
With an eye toward limiting the displacement of Hayward residents, Councilmember Aisha Wahab wants Hayward residents to have the first crack at housing and home ownership opportunities that are backed by the city. Wahab plans to offer a referral on… Read More ›
Alameda County deputy probation officer Tojo Thomas is perhaps best known as the former candidate who made his opponent, county Supervisor Nate Miley, lose his cool. Voters in the 2012 supervisorial race, however, overwhelmingly supported the incumbent over Thomas. Four… Read More ›
1. First in, buzz follows Wahab Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is the first of potentially a large field of candidates vying for Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District now that he’s running for president. Her announcement Friday sets… Read More ›
The tension at Hayward City Hall has been building for months between some elected officials and the insurgent councilmember appearing to set a new paradigm in the city’s politics. The mean-spirited comments and backbiting that have been evident in the… Read More ›
Since taking office, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab has suggested legislation for raising the city’s minimum wage, rent control, police de-escalation training, a recyclable dining and utensil ordinance, and equal pay for equal work. Many came within the first two months… Read More ›
City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 15-21 — San Leandro revisits red light camera contract; More license plate readers for Fremont
>San Leandro to approve adult-use cannabis sales SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Mar. 18, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 25. –RETAIL CANNABIS– San Leandro is poised to allow its three permitted dispensaries to begin… Read More ›
Vote next Tuesday night would stop evictions without cause, perhaps, up to one year.
After several years of incremental action to limit the rise of rents in Hayward, the City Council last week indicated a preference for enacting a number of rent protections, including binding arbitration to resolve rent increase disputes, an end to… Read More ›
Nearly half of all Hayward tenants spend 35% or more of their monthly income on rent.
The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.
Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab is proposing a citywide equal pay for equal work ordinance. She made the referral at the end of the council’s first meeting of the year Tuesday night. “To me, we need to pursue any form of… Read More ›
With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States. “I ran because I believed the people of… Read More ›
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 23–Miracle in AD16; Interview with Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab
Do you believe in miracles? 16th District Assemblymember-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s major upset in the East Bay seemingly caught everyone off guard. Now that’s she done it, how exactly did it happen? What unexpected East Bay legislator deserves a little credit… Read More ›
At least five seats in various East Bay cities remain in doubt a week after the Nov. 6 election.
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday is a winner again. She continued a personal electoral winning streak Tuesday night spanning more than a decade, by registering a resounding re-election victory over Councilmember Mark Salinas. Halliday’s second term as mayor will include Councilmember… Read More ›
HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW
Hayward Councilmember Marvin Peixoto’s re-election coffers received a boost Tuesday after he loaned $18,000 to his own campaign. The quick injection of cash, however, only adds to Peixoto’s already significant campaign debts. Following council campaigns in 2008, 2010 and 2014,… Read More ›
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 15–ISIS lady; Alameda Fox News; fire and brimstone with Hayward council candidate Joe Ramos
Will Hayward ever receive salvation? Hayward City Council candidate Joe Ramos, also a preacher, believes only if residents seek a new path. Ramos leads a prayer and offers his vision for Hayward in the most passionate Steve Tavares Is Angry… Read More ›
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY- Episode 9: Labor Day Special; Interview with Union City candidate Harris Mojadedi
Watergate in Hayward? A robber broke into council candidate Aisha Wahab’s car and stole campaign materials, but left a cigarillo in the car. Meanwhile, every smoker in Hayward politics appears to be a suspect. In The Breakdown, I take a… Read More ›