Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

A statewide push to move California cities away from at-large municipal elections to a district-based system has snared Union City. Starting in November 2020, Union City voters will begin electing councilmembers by districts under the plan unanimously approved by the Union City Council Wednesday night. In the meantime, the Union City Council and community will begin discussions … Continue reading Union City, threatened with lawsuit, decides to move toward district elections

STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 17–District elections; Interview with Chabot-Las Positas board candidate Harpal Singh Mann

The legendary Craig Williams is back after gathering signatures for the body cameras for clergy bill he wants Assemblymember Rob Bonta to carry next session. With Fremont switching to district elections, Williams describes the historical use of at-large elections to disenfranchise groups. He also has another idea bound to revolutionize basketball.   Later, Chabot-Las Positas … Continue reading STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 17–District elections; Interview with Chabot-Las Positas board candidate Harpal Singh Mann

Upset Fremont teachers force school trustee to cancel his City Council kickoff event

Fremont teachers say school board president Yang Shao has repeatedly disrespected its union membership. The teachers' union has been in contract talks with the school district since March 2017. Last week, they fought fire with fire and protested Shao's fundraising event intended to kickoff his campaign for the Fremont City Council this fall. When the … Continue reading Upset Fremont teachers force school trustee to cancel his City Council kickoff event