Hayward leans toward renters’ protections

After several years of incremental action to limit the rise of rents in Hayward, the City Council last week indicated a preference for enacting a number of rent protections, including binding arbitration to resolve rent increase disputes, an end to vacancy de-control, and possibly tenant relocation payments for renters forced out of their units. Few … Continue reading Hayward leans toward renters’ protections

SAN LEANDRO: Benny Lee holds large early fundraising advantage over incumbent Mayor Cutter

San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee's ever-growing city council campaign coffers is coming in handy for his mayoral campaign this fall against first-term Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. Lee transferred $50,000 from his council committee to his mayoral campaign last March—an already sizable amount for most San Leandro political races. Lee raised an additional $27,714 in contributions … Continue reading SAN LEANDRO: Benny Lee holds large early fundraising advantage over incumbent Mayor Cutter

HAYWARD: Donation from landlords group may hinder councilmember from receiving progressive support

Year-end campaign finance reports last February showed groups and individuals associated with landlords and property owners had contributed to three Hayward elected officials expecting to run for office this November. Two were not exactly surprising since they bend politically toward property owners. Mayor Barbara Halliday and her opponent for re-election this fall, Councilmember Mark Salinas, received … Continue reading HAYWARD: Donation from landlords group may hinder councilmember from receiving progressive support