Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Last week, the San Leandro City Council approved the appointment of Guillermo Elenes to its planning and zoning adjustment commission. But after dozens of social media posts by Elenes using an acronym for the phrase "All Cops Are Bastards" later emerged, he was asked to step down on Wednesday. Elenes had not yet been sworn-in … Continue reading Appointed San Leandro planning commissioner asked to step down after anti-cop tweets

Fencegate returns: San Leandro official who illegally built fence says, ‘We play by the rules’

The rivalry between San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr. and the man he replaced on the city council, Lee Thomas, is easily the most bitter in all of East Bay politics. And following a newspaper article in which Aguilar, Jr. denied wrongdoing for building an illegal fence, Thomas lashed out at his former opponent in … Continue reading Fencegate returns: San Leandro official who illegally built fence says, ‘We play by the rules’

Hubris or hypocrisy?

Unless somebody complains then, you know, I’ll submit an application for a modification.-San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr., in an interview on June 6, admitting he had built an illegal fence on his property all the while politicizing his council opponent's efforts last year seeking approval for a fence modification from the city. READ the … Continue reading Hubris or hypocrisy?

San Leandro official knew his own fence was illegal when he criticized council opponent’s fence

Victor Aguilar, Jr. was already eyeing a rematch for the San Leandro City Council in 2018 when incumbent councilmember Lee Thomas  got caught up in a unsubstantiated scandal that he used his influence as an elected official to receive city approval to build a 10-foot high fence at his corner house. The controversy represented an … Continue reading San Leandro official knew his own fence was illegal when he criticized council opponent’s fence

ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20

>>Cost of new Alameda County voting system: $23.7M ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Jan. 8. --NEW COUNTY VOTING SYSTEM-- The useful life of Alameda County's voting system has run its course after 12 years. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is set to approve … Continue reading ALCO to spend $23.7M on new voting system | City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 14-20