San Leandro tenants group is organizing citizens-driven ‘fair rent’ ballot initiative

While East Bay tenants activists have changed the political landscape in recent years in Oakland, Alameda, and Hayward, by forcing stronger housing protections, their achievements have largely sidestepped implementation in San Leandro. A newly formed San Leandro tenants group is planning a citizens-driven "fair rent" ballot initiative to remedy the lack of new renters protections … Continue reading San Leandro tenants group is organizing citizens-driven ‘fair rent’ ballot initiative

San Leandro mobile home ordinance put on hold; park owners offer moratorium on rent increases

After San Leandro mobile home owners, many seniors with limited means, spoke Monday night of suffering harassment by their mobile home park owners, along with fears of retaliation, the San Leandro City Council voted to continue an agenda item that would have given them some protections from displacement. The council, which unanimously voted to direct … Continue reading San Leandro mobile home ordinance put on hold; park owners offer moratorium on rent increases

FPPC won’t investigate litany of complaints against San Leandro slate

Former councilmember and top landlord had previously alleged 238 campaign finance violations

SAN LEANDRO: Fresh, Clean Slate push back; targets landlord with scathing ad

Slate responds to FPPC complaint with flyer depicting San Leandro landlord as Pinocchio's puppet master.

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

San Leandro slate accused of committing scores of campaign finance violations

Altogether, the number of alleged campaign finance violations is potentially more than 200.

ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements

ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price lashed out last spring at what she perceived was a lack of transparency at the Alameda County District Attorney office, and will likely do the same during her fall run for Oakland mayor. But Price is also apparently taking aim at the Alameda County Democratic Central … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements