San Leandro approves 42-unit housing project that angered NIMBYs

The San Leandro City Council approved one of the city’s most contentious housing projects in years on Monday night amid continuing concerns from neighbors over parking and traffic.  The project, referred to as the 1388 Bancroft Apartments, is a three-story, 42-unit, multi-family residential development initially proposed to include more than 70 units. The higher density … Continue reading San Leandro approves 42-unit housing project that angered NIMBYs

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

San Leandro woman distributed anti-Asian screed in Heron Bay neighborhood

A San Leandro woman was arrested by police on May 22 after posting anti-Asian literature on homes in the city's Heron Bay neighborhood. Nancy Arechiga, 52, was taken into custoday and booked at Santa Rita Jail. She was later released on bail due to a county policy that aims to limit the jail population due … Continue reading San Leandro woman distributed anti-Asian screed in Heron Bay neighborhood

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