How he became San Leandro’s Vice Mayor Pete

Like vice-president and lieutenant governor, the honorific of vice mayor sounds important. But it's not. The ceremonial title's job prescription is solely to be a stand-in for the mayor at ribbon-cuttings and sometimes preside over a council meeting when the mayor is away. But most local voters don't readily know this, and come election time … Continue reading How he became San Leandro’s Vice Mayor Pete

Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernández is joining what has until now been a boy's club after announcing her campaign Thursday for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated next year by Scott Haggerty. Hernández, who was elected to the Dublin City Council in 2016, joins a growing field of candidates that includes state … Continue reading Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

San Leandro: Incumbents up for re-election help vote down restrictions for becoming vice-mayor

Last fall, San Leandro Councilmember Deborah Cox sailed to re-election. The result was expected in a race that again displayed the power of the incumbency. But some believed Cox had another notable advantage during last year's election cycle after being named vice-mayor. The position is ceremonial and holds no power other than replacing the mayor … Continue reading San Leandro: Incumbents up for re-election help vote down restrictions for becoming vice-mayor