Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

Former San Leandro City Manager Chris Zapata's departure two years ago ended one of the strangest periods in the city's political history. He was accused of sexual harassment by the head of a well-known local profits that included, depending on the point of view, romantic texts, and featuring multiple rendezvous for ice cream at the … Continue reading Former San Leandro city manager ousted in Anaheim and his fall seems familiar

California Dem Party settles sexual harassment lawsuits involving former chair for $2.9m

"The California Democratic Party has reached settlements in three lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and workplace retaliation involving its former leader, Eric Bauman, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Bauman announced his resignation in November 2018 following a report from The Times that revealed 10 party staff members and political activists had accused him of making crude … Continue reading California Dem Party settles sexual harassment lawsuits involving former chair for $2.9m

Zapata pledges to donate his severance package to San Leandro charities

Another twist in the San Leandro city manager scandal

San Leandro is directing appointed officials to sign agreement pledging not to disparage departed city manager

City may be worried about potential legal liabilities, but the agreement could also hamper some commissioners who are running for the City Council this fall.

Associate believed San Leandro city manager and non-profit accuser were having an affair

Did East Bay insider Gordon Galvan throw his long-time associate Rose Padilla Johnson under the bus, according to a 50-page report that clears the city manager of sexual harassment claims?