San Leandro names interim city manager

San Leandro named Fran Robustelli as interim city manager. The San Leandro City Council unanimously approved her appointment on Monday night. Robustelli replaces Jeff Kay, who announced in October that he will become city manager in Healdsburg. "I'm very thrilled to be joining the city team," Robustelli told councilmember at the end of lengthy meeting … Continue reading San Leandro names interim city manager

San Leandro city manager is leaving for Healdsburg

San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay said on Monday night that he has accepted a similar position in Healdsburg. Kay made the announcement at Monday night's San Leandro City Council meeting. He will continue serving as San Leandro city manager through the end of this year. Kay has been a fixture at San Leandro City … Continue reading San Leandro city manager is leaving for Healdsburg

San Leandro: Council reinstates homeless task force previously cut from police budget

A narrow vote last month by the San Leandro City Council to pursue $1.7 million in cuts to its police department, in part, through the elimination of its lauded homeless task force, led to what some councilmembers deemed "buyer's remorse" by colleagues who successfully moved to reinstate the program last week. "I don't want to … Continue reading San Leandro: Council reinstates homeless task force previously cut from police budget

Curfew in San Leandro

I don't want to have any more curfews than we need.-San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay on Monday night hoping the city's nighttime curfew can be lifted prior to the June 8 end date.

San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

A potential free testing site in San Leandro is facing some hurdles. Eden Health District officials broached the idea of working with the Alameda County Fire Department to set up a free testing site in San Leandro similar to one created last month in Hayward by the Hayward Fire Department. "We understand the need is … Continue reading San Leandro covid-19 testing site in doubt

San Leandro approves Monarch Bay agreement, but officials voice displeasure with developer

After yet another series of setbacks, San Leandro's long-anticipated development of its marina appears back on track. The San Leandro City Council approved a development agreement with Cal-Coast Companies, LLC on Monday night, but not without a number of councilmembers admonishing the developer for making a late revision to the proposed deal. San Leandro officials … Continue reading San Leandro approves Monarch Bay agreement, but officials voice displeasure with developer

San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

San Leandro officials said a decrease in sales tax revenues due to the covid-19 pandemic could exceed $10 million, rivaling the 26 percent drop it suffered during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. "It's so early and we don't have perfect information about what the budget impacts will be, but I think I … Continue reading San Leandro has ‘cushion,’ but huge drop in sales tax revenue is expected

San Leandro: Uncertainty after Monarch Bay developer misses deadline for project labor agreement

A development agreementĀ  last month for Monarch Bay, a potentially game-changing waterfront housing and retail project at the San Leandro Marina, was contingent on the developer and local trade unions agreeing to a project labor agreement by the end of the business on Mar. 25. But after more than a decade of fits and starts, … Continue reading San Leandro: Uncertainty after Monarch Bay developer misses deadline for project labor agreement

Public records requests are going up in San Leandro, and so are costs

San Leandro City Clerk Leticia Miguel said a rising number of public records requests are taxing her office. Following passage of AB 1421, which opened up access to video footage and records related to police officer-involved shootings and police misconduct, the number of request in San Leandro has nearly double over the past two years, … Continue reading Public records requests are going up in San Leandro, and so are costs

Did San Leandro learn its lesson? City gives forgivable loan to Boys and Girls Club

The last time the issue of a large city-backed forgivable loan came before the San Leandro City Council, the financial future of a beloved non-profit was in doubt, followed by a sexual misconduct scandal that made headlines because of rendezvous at Foster's Freeze and soft-serve ice cream cones. The city council believes another long-time San … Continue reading Did San Leandro learn its lesson? City gives forgivable loan to Boys and Girls Club

San Leandro council committee to seek ways to honor former Mayor Santos

Just hours after receiving news of the passing of former San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos Monday night, the City Council took the first step toward finding a suitable way to honor him for posterity. "We are grateful for his legacy. His commitment to public service and, most importantly, his contribution to San Leandro. I'm positive … Continue reading San Leandro council committee to seek ways to honor former Mayor Santos

San Leandro: Rosy fiscal outlook includes small budget surplus next year

A new financial consultant, a good economy in San Leandro, and a little bit of old-fashioned belt-tightening is bringing a small surplus to the city for the upcoming fiscal year, according to an early budget presentation to the City Council Monday night. San Leandro Finance Director David Baum projects the city will have a $48,000 … Continue reading San Leandro: Rosy fiscal outlook includes small budget surplus next year

San Leandro mobile home park rep says evicted elderly renter who was arrested wants to be a martyr

John Busch, the 82-year-old San Leandran who was evicted last year from his space at the Bayshore Commons mobile home park following his refusal to pay a large rent increase, has been a cause celebre for renters' rights advocates in the city. When Busch did not leave the space, Alameda County sheriff's deputy were summoned. … Continue reading San Leandro mobile home park rep says evicted elderly renter who was arrested wants to be a martyr

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