Doing its part, Alameda passes gun-safety ordinances

Alameda became one of the first city's in the East Bay to approve gun-safety ordinances that regulate safe storage of firearms in homes, and video surveillance of legal gun purchases at retail outlets and dealers. Alameda elected officials unanimously approved the pair of ordinances on Tuesday night as a response to epidemic-level gun violence in … Continue reading Doing its part, Alameda passes gun-safety ordinances

Vella: Secret audio recording should be released in its entirety

Alameda Councilmember Malia Vella said the transcript of a secret audio recording set to be released soon by the city should include as few redactions as possible. She also suggests in a statement that some context could be omitted from the 55-minute meeting made by former City Manager Jill Keimach of her and Councilmember Jim Oddie. … Continue reading Vella: Secret audio recording should be released in its entirety

Alameda: Oddie pulls claim for city to reimburse him for legal bills

When Alameda's former city manager made shocking allegations two years ago that Councilmember Jim Oddie threatened her employment if she did not select a candidate for fire chief preferred by the city's firefighters union, the charge not only kickstarted a scandal that still resonates today, but led to exorbitant legal bills for the accused. Oddie … Continue reading Alameda: Oddie pulls claim for city to reimburse him for legal bills

Alameda City Council agrees that two members violated the charter

With a segment of Alameda residents fuming over a scathing civil grand jury finding that two Alameda elected officials violated the city charter, the Alameda City Council on Tuesday night voted to accept its findings and recommendations. Jim Oddie and Malia, the councilmembers alleged by the Alameda County grand jury of violating the charter each … Continue reading Alameda City Council agrees that two members violated the charter

Alameda to use general fund to repair aging community swimming pool

Swimming pools are a hot-button in issue in Alameda again. Two competitive pools at Alameda High School that had previously received an exemption for maintenance, could now be closed by the end of this month. "The Alameda County Department of Environmental Health is requiring closure of the Swim Center pools by May 30, 2019, unless … Continue reading Alameda to use general fund to repair aging community swimming pool

Alameda adds last piece to revamped City Hall after naming new city attorney

Alameda City Council will formally approved its new city attorney on Mar. 19.

Alameda appears close to naming a new city manager

When keeping tabs on municipal hirings, such as naming a new city manager, there isn't much you can do other than read the tea leaves scattered within closed session agendas. Alameda, which has not had a permanent city manager since the tumultuous and costly parting of ways with former City Manager Jill Keimach last May, … Continue reading Alameda appears close to naming a new city manager

ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20

>>Cost of new Alameda County voting system: $23.7M ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 8. --NEW COUNTY VOTING SYSTEM-- The useful life of Alameda County's voting system has run its course after 12 years. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is set to approve … Continue reading ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20

ALAMEDA: With new council on horizon, city manager application period is reopened

With a 40 percent turnover of the Alameda City Council following the November elections imminent, the city's ongoing search for a new city manager is being re-opened for new applicants. Alameda has been without a permanent city manager since last May after Jill Keimach and the city agreed to a $900,000 settlement agreement. Interim City … Continue reading ALAMEDA: With new council on horizon, city manager application period is reopened

Alameda city attorney is retiring

Alameda City Attorney Janet Kern says she is retiring, effective Dec. 1. Kern has served the last seven years as city attorney following stints in San Jose and Morgan Hill. "It’s been an honor to serve the residents of Alameda," she told the East Bay Citizen. "But, the time has come for me to pursue … Continue reading Alameda city attorney is retiring