After swearing-in, new Alameda councilmember publicly gave out her cellphone number

Spencer For those who routinely interact with the public the pandemic has rendered human touch obsolete, even dangerous. Local stay-at-home orders have hampered a brand of retail politics -- hand-shaking, kibitzing, and even hugs and kisses -- that has been long favored by the newly-elected Alameda Councilmember Trish Herrera Spencer. Despite the restrictions, Spencer won … Continue reading After swearing-in, new Alameda councilmember publicly gave out her cellphone number

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

HAYWARD: Aisha Wahab sworn-in as first Afghan American elected official in U.S.

With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States. "I ran because I believed the people of Hayward were hurting and struggling," Wahab said after taking her seat on the council dais. … Continue reading HAYWARD: Aisha Wahab sworn-in as first Afghan American elected official in U.S.

City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 7-13

>San Leandro may ban non-hosted short-term rentals SAN LEANDRO — City Council work session, Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Dec. 17. --SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE-- The city may be effectively shutting down non-hosted short-term rentals, while making it somewhat onerous to run "hosted" short-term rentals, according to a staff recommendation to be … Continue reading City Hall Tip-Sheet: Dec. 7-13