Fencegate returns: San Leandro official who illegally built fence says, ‘We play by the rules’

The rivalry between San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr. and the man he replaced on the city council, Lee Thomas, is easily the most bitter in all of East Bay politics. And following a newspaper article in which Aguilar, Jr. denied wrongdoing for building an illegal fence, Thomas lashed out at his former opponent in … Continue reading Fencegate returns: San Leandro official who illegally built fence says, ‘We play by the rules’

Hubris or hypocrisy?

Unless somebody complains then, you know, I’ll submit an application for a modification.-San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr., in an interview on June 6, admitting he had built an illegal fence on his property all the while politicizing his council opponent's efforts last year seeking approval for a fence modification from the city. READ the … Continue reading Hubris or hypocrisy?

San Leandro Fencegate: Aguilar attacks Thomas’s character in social media post

A few hours after San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr. was grilled last Thursday night by a planning and zoning commissioner who took umbrage with his attempt to secure a zoning variance for a fence he constructed without a permit, Aguilar took out his anger on former Councilmember Lee Thomas, the man he upset in … Continue reading San Leandro Fencegate: Aguilar attacks Thomas’s character in social media post

San Leandro official illegally built a fence on his property even as he was publicly criticizing an opponent’s own plans

A fight over a neighbor's fence is the most provincial of problems. But complaints of abuse of power last year against former San Leandro Councilmember Lee Thomas and his attempt to extend a fence on his property may have been a reason why he was upset in the November Election by the challenger who exploited … Continue reading San Leandro official illegally built a fence on his property even as he was publicly criticizing an opponent’s own plans