Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei joined next year's highly-anticipated state Senate race on Tuesday. Her announcement came on the first day of Pride Month. But Mei's ugly history when it comes to the LGBTQIA community is leading Alameda County Democratic Party activists to urge its members not to support candidates who have discriminated against the LGBTQIA … Continue reading Alameda County Democrats harshly rebuke Lily Mei for anti-LGBT stances a day after she joins state senate race

That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

In a bitterly fought campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat this fall, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei laid all her chips on Vinnie Bacon. But, Bacon fell well short of defeating Dublin Mayor David Haubert earlier this month. It didn't take long for Mei to jump ship to the supervisor-elect's camp. … Continue reading That was quick. Fremont mayor already hobnobbing with Haubert

East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Alameda County Supervisor District 1 Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidates, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert at an Aug. 17 virtual candidate forum. This race has already been the East Bay's most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly … Continue reading East Bay’s Top 10 November races to watch

Fremont mayoral candidate to police: ‘Did I ever admit to drinking? I said I drank three beers’

"You don't want to get arrested for drinking in public, right?" a Fremont police officer asked Fremont mayoral candidate Justin Sha outside a black-tie fundraiser last October for the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. Video of Sha's interaction with Fremont police, a Fremont official who appears to be helping Sha get home safely, and the executive … Continue reading Fremont mayoral candidate to police: ‘Did I ever admit to drinking? I said I drank three beers’

Fremont mayor: ‘Taking the knee is something that I’m not going to be doing’

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei was jeered by protesters on Tuesday after she refused to take a symbolic knee in support of police accountability. Mei, along with Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen, and two police captains, attempted to address the group, which had earlier marched through Fremont in support of George Floyd. After the crowd drowned … Continue reading Fremont mayor: ‘Taking the knee is something that I’m not going to be doing’

Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

Fremont elected officials admonished Councilmember Teresa Keng at a meeting Tuesday night for issuing a proclamation without the city and council's knowledge. Fremont Mayor Lily Mei also raised the possibility of censuring Keng. The severity of Keng's actions, meanwhile, were further revealed Tuesday night to be more than just a simple snafu on her part, … Continue reading Fremont council member could be looking at censure for proclamation

ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

The campaign epicenter for the race in the open Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1 is moving to Fremont. The Tri-Valley portion of the district encompasses roughly half of the supervisorial district. A large portion of Fremont makes up the other half. But the current Fremont mayor's apparent choice for replacing retiring … Continue reading ALCOD1: Fremont mayors, past and present, are taking sides

Chat shows Keng encouraged homeless center opponents to protest at mayor’s home

Fremont Councilmember Teresa Keng actively encouraged members of a social media chat group to stage protests at Mayor Lily Mei's home, in a series of messages posted in late July. The online conversation on WeChat includes hundreds of members who have used the popular messaging app to discuss and organize opposition to the Fremont City … Continue reading Chat shows Keng encouraged homeless center opponents to protest at mayor’s home

Fremont councilmember doxxed mayor over support of homeless center

A proposed Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont has roiled the city's public discourse for months, highlighted the friction between residents concerned over the city's deepening homeless crisis and homeowners who fear the facility could lower the value of their properties. Keng But the controversy has also revealed a burgeoning schism between two members of the … Continue reading Fremont councilmember doxxed mayor over support of homeless center

You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

One of the most sought after seats in Alameda County politics is now up-for-grabs. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Haggerty has served portions of the Tri-Valley and Fremont since 1996. "It's been my privilege to serve¬†Alameda County and the … Continue reading You won’t have Scott Haggerty to kick around anymore; longtime county supe will not seek re-election

Fremont’s top political prospect becomes a Democrat, party leaders are ambivalent

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei networked and mingled with California Democratic Party officials and activists two weeks ago at its convention in San Francisco. Her appearance turned some heads among the East Bay insiders at the weekend-long event since the first-term Fremont mayor has often been portrayed by critics as a conservative. It's an assertion she … Continue reading Fremont’s top political prospect becomes a Democrat, party leaders are ambivalent

AD25: Chu will not run for re-election to assembly seat that includes Fremont

Kansen Chu, the South Bay and Fremont assemblymember best known for his bids to abolish daylight-savings time in the state has seen the light yet again. Saying he can accomplish more at the local level than in Sacramento, Chu will relinquish his assembly seat next year and, instead, run in the growing Santa Clara County … Continue reading AD25: Chu will not run for re-election to assembly seat that includes Fremont

Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking

Fremont Police will ask the City Council Tuesday night to accept a $182,000¬†Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant for four solar-powered security camera trailers outfitted with 30-foot telescopic cameras. The cameras "will allow the Police Department to provide additional monitoring, investigation and prevention capabilities at public events and public spaces in general," according … Continue reading Fremont’s surveillance state expands; Mayor Mei wants to study ban on overnight RV street parking

If Swalwell runs for president, who might replace him in Congress?

The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.

Fremont looks at two-tiered approach for rising minimum wage to $15

When Fremont councilmembers resume a discussion next week for raising the city's minimum wage to $15, they will be presented with a new wrinkle intended to protect small business owners. Under a two-tiered schedule, which the council directed staff to study at its Dec. 4 meeting, Fremont business owners with less than 25 employees would … Continue reading Fremont looks at two-tiered approach for rising minimum wage to $15