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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Express: The Gloves Are Off in San Leandro

By Steven Tavares
The former mayor of San Leandro summed up Mayor Tony Santos' chances for re-election with her typical straightforward style. "Tony hasn't killed his wife and he hasn't stolen any money," said Shelia Young. "There isn't a good reason for him not to win." But four candidates, with varying backgrounds and degrees of experience, see it a different way.

In fact, since San Leandro began directly electing its mayor in 1962, an incumbent has never lost. But in an election laced with high voter angst derived from a poor economy, hard-knuckled political pugilism, and the unfamiliarity of ranked-choice voting, San Leandro is in the middle of one of its most intense mayoral races in years.

Like most municipalities, San Leandro is struggling to maintain basic services while showing few signs of significant recovery. The general fund has been trimmed here and there, including continued cuts to its city staff and police. Its reserve fund, once overflowing five years ago at more than $20 million, has been whittled down to just $1 million. This forced the city's former finance director to sound the alarm this summer, saying that San Leandro could have trouble meeting day-to-day expenses in the next year. Still, despite the grave economic outlook, the city is more fiscally sound than many nearby cities...

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE IN EAST BAY EXPRESS OR PICK UP A COPY AT NEWSSTANDS AROUND THE EAST BAY.

Express endorses San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos for re-election along with Measure M, but denies Measure Z since sales tax increases tend to hurt lower-income residents disproportionately

9 comments :

Pick it up because they ENDORSED NADIA LOCKYEAR for Supervisor. Liz F, lying and being dishonest did not help her with the paper.

Steve nicely written article. Good to see that you have maybe a real job.

Meanwhile a paper that people actually read the ANG newspapers have endorsed Liz!

The Express...that's the one people use to line their bird cage, correct? The free paper?

Obviously, Tony has paid off the Express, too. I wonder if it cost him more than it took for Cassidy to pay off the Times?

Despite 1.5 million spent against her, and all the negative attacks on her, the local papers still stuck with Figueroa. This along with the Gail Steele endorsement are good signs for her.

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/ci_16380810

What the hell does Shelia Young know? C'mon this ragged hillbilly was nothing but the money/water carrier for the Maltester Machine. A complete dunce. No one ever heard of her and she wins against Bob Berger when it becomes known that Berger was living up in the Delta and not San Leandro, he was just using an apartment address in San Leandro. Then she wins as Mayor because a bunch of old biddies wanted to put a woman in there. So Maltester makes sure she has no opposition to her for re-election. She's full of hot air and bad hair.
Manuel

hahahahahahaha OH MY GOD! 1.5 million dollars and the best Big Bill, Tramatola, and the other political hacks can come up with is to pick on Liz's car? Simply idiotic.

Facts are Nadia isn't a very good candidate and that's why they can't come up with anything besides hit pieces.


Sad! and desperate!

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