Trish Spencer plots a return to the Alameda City Council

Alameda's Trish Herrera Spencer was the self-proclaimed "people's mayor," but voters dismissed her from office two years ago after just one term. Perhaps, this fall Spencer is hoping to rebrand herself as the "people's councilmember"? Spencer pulled papers earlier this month to run for one of two at-large seats this November on the Alameda City … Continue reading Trish Spencer plots a return to the Alameda City Council

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

One clever Twitter user called Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's re-election defeat last month an "end to an error." After covering Spencer for the last four years, I'll break down the worst mayor that I've covering over the last decade in East Bay politics. Later in the podcast, I look at the brighter side of local … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 26–Requiem for a bad mayor; Farewell to Lee Thomas

War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño

The election season is nearing thr end. It's put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the past few days. I'll break down one such race, give you a brief projection for … Continue reading War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño

Alameda: Will voting against popular minimum wage increase hurt Spencer’s re-election?

Time and again, especially in the East Bay, raising the minimum wage has proven to be an extremely popular proposition. But unlike, most neighboring cities, Alameda has done little to accelerate the march toward $15 an hour mandated statewide by 2022. Earlier this month, the Alameda City Council voted to increase its minimum wage to … Continue reading Alameda: Will voting against popular minimum wage increase hurt Spencer’s re-election?

FIRST LOOK: Alameda mayoral race

Challengers for Alameda mayor say they support repeal of Costa-Hawkins, Mayor Spencer does not

ALAMEDA: Mayor Spencer’s re-election campaign reports no money; no worries

Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay

Alameda places half-cent sales tax measure on November ballot

Also: Alameda mayor, put on the spot, suggests she will support the landlords-backed charter amendment this fall