Alameda: Release of secret audio recording yields little new information

Audio of a secret recording made by Alameda's former city manager of a meeting between her and two councilmembers released Wednesday highlights a lobbying effort on behalf of a labor-friendly candidate for the then-open fire chief position, but also immense divisions between the city manager and the powerful firefighters union president. The 55-minute recording, highly … Continue reading Alameda: Release of secret audio recording yields little new information

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 welcomes new city manager with unanimous vote

Alameda's next city manager, Eric Levitt, was unanimously approved last week by the City Council. Now he's looking for a place in Alameda to live. "We are very excited to both becoming part of the community and also work with you to advance the mission of the city," Levitt told the council at its Feb. … Continue reading Alameda welcomes new city manager with unanimous vote

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

City Hall Tip-Sheet: Jan. 18-24—Hayward to spend $3M on new homeless shelter

ALSO: Alameda moves closer to selecting a new city manager.

Alameda loses another top official to a neighboring city

Alameda Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam is moving to San Leandro City Hall for the same position, it was announced Monday. Warmerdam will take over the position left open following the elevation of Jeff Kay to San Leandro city manager last summer. She begins her new job on Feb. 1, the city announced. Warmerdam, picutred … Continue reading Alameda loses another top official to a neighboring city

[UPDATE] City Hall tip-sheet: Dec. 28-Jan. 10 – A special election in Alameda?

>Special election for McKay Ave. open space measure? ALAMEDA — Regular council meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 5. -SPECIAL ELECTION?- A proposed ballot measure petition in Alameda that would block a council decision to place a wellness center, along with a facility for aid the homeless was certified … Continue reading [UPDATE] City Hall tip-sheet: Dec. 28-Jan. 10 – A special election in Alameda?

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

No charges against Keimach in Alameda secret audio recording scandal

Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney's office into whether she illegally recorded two councilmembers, a decision that could greatly affect the city's upcoming November elections. The fallout from allegations Keimach made in October 2017 that Alameda Councilmembers Jim Oddie and Malia Vella, and … Continue reading No charges against Keimach in Alameda secret audio recording scandal

EBC|AGENDA: July 9-13 — Tab for Desley Brooks suit drops to $2.2m

Alameda County Sheriff's Office is still not operating the Ashland REACH Youth Center, but the Board of Supervisors is allocating funds for youth Zumba classes!

BANG YOU’RE DEAD: Alameda officials rip newspaper

"The staff report says the Alameda Journal is the lowest responsible bidder" Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie said of its bid for printing legal notices. "I don't think there's anything responsible at all about the Bay Area News Group."