Hayward: Wahab tried to lower council pay by 5%, colleagues were cool to the idea

As Hayward councilmembers thanked its executive team and firefighters on Tuesday night for foregoing two percent cost-of-living increases to help lower the city's ballooning covid-related deficit, in addition, to their own two percent cut in council pay, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab, instead, pushed for further generosity from her colleagues. "I, personally, am willing to forego … Continue reading Hayward: Wahab tried to lower council pay by 5%, colleagues were cool to the idea

Eden board chooses former El Cerrito mayor as CEO over Ellen Corbett

The Eden Health District Board of Director's search for a new full-time chief executive officer came down to two candidates well versed in East Bay politics. The board unanimously chose to offer a contract to Mark Friedman, a former El Cerrito mayor and long-time aide to former Alameda County supervisor and state senate leader Don … Continue reading Eden board chooses former El Cerrito mayor as CEO over Ellen Corbett

Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

After enjoying more than two years of retirement from serving as CEO of Central Alameda County's Eden Health District, Dev Mahadevan is back. The district named Mahadevan as interim CEO on Wednesday. Mahdevan spent nine years as the district's CEO before departing in July 2017. But in recent months, Mahadevan had been tasked with lease … Continue reading Eden Interim CEO named: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Eden Health District paralyzed again over selection of interim CEO

Two weeks ago, Eden Health District Board of Directors Chair Gordon Galvan left an Eden Health District meeting annoyed at the board's inability to unanimously select a former Sutter Health executive that he actively recruited as its interim CEO. If the board was split in its support of George Bischalaney, a former Eden Hospital CEO, … Continue reading Eden Health District paralyzed again over selection of interim CEO

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

San Leandro questions whether its red-light camera contract is a good deal

In the run up to the San Leandro City Council's decision Monday night to renew a 14-year-old contract for red-light camera services, a few elected officials were alerted to the website HighwayRobbery.net. The no-frills site created by an activist who opposes red-light cameras, is a treasure-trove of data covering the entire state, in addition, to helpful … Continue reading San Leandro questions whether its red-light camera contract is a good deal