- Check back to The Citizen tomorrow for full coverage of Thursday's forum.
- Listen to Mayor Tony Santos' interview on the TnT Podcast starting Friday at 4 p.m.
A wealthy Tri Valley family gave Rep. Eric Swalwell over $25,000 in contributions. Later, Swalwell used taxpayer money to hire the daughter for his staff.
The CAMPAIGN INSIDER column has a decidedly judicial tone this week. Judge Mary Hayashi, Stewart Chen and two notable Superior Court judges up for re-election.
Deanna Santana didn't get the job in Dallas or Phoenix, now she's doesn't have one in Oakland.
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools is retiring this year. She has a replacement in mind, but three others think changes is in the air.
Ten months after no movement in negotiations with Hayward city employees, the City Council is asked to approve the imposition of contracts for clerical and maintenance workers.
Alameda's council member won a seat on the City Council in 2012 and once served on the city's healthcare board, but nobody, it seems, knew about his embarrassing past.
|San Leandro is one of many |
municipalities, announced today,
receiving funding from the
|PowerPoint slide showing burglaries in 2009.|
|PowerPoint slide showing burglaries in 2010.|
So far in the race for Mayor, I have been very restrained, focusing on the fact that I have the experience and energy combined to be a Mayor for the future of San Leandro . But yesterday that changed. You need to hear what is going on. San Leandro , we deserve better.
At the Council Marina Committee meeting yesterday morning, Staff was giving a presentation on the Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee. Tony Santos, in hearing that there was an opening on the Citizens Advisory Committee, decided to take it upon himself to appoint a resident of Mulford Gardens on the spot to fill that seat. Councilmember Prola agreed. When I objected, saying that this is not the process, Tony said, “It’s done”.
This was not only an inappropriate, knee-jerk reaction, it’s a blatant Brown Act violation. There was no process for the selection; it wasn’t even on the agenda. The resident who was appointed on the spot, even stated he didn’t want the position.
Tony Santos is reactive, not pro-active. He doesn’t listen to residents until he fears that his re-election is in jeopardy. And then the response is short-sighted. This is detrimental to our City. It is time for a change in Leadership.
San Leandro needs a Mayor who will always listen first, then work with the community until the job is done. Here are some examples:
|PG&E says the closest high-risk|
gas lines is in Fremont
|Protesters at a Valero gas|
station in Los Angeles.
|Hayward's Centennial Hall, once |
the seat of the city government.
|Moderator and former San Leandro councilman Bob Glaze (standing) oddly places the candidates from separate council races at different tables. (Left-right) David L. Anderson, School Trustee Pauline Cutter, Councilman Michael Gregory, Corina Lopez.|
|San Leandro mayoral candidates (left-right) Stephen Cassidy, Mayor Tony Santos, John Palau, Sara Mestas and Councilwoman Joyce Starosciak Sept. 8 at the candidates forum in San Leandro.|
|Mario Juarez was accused|
of hitting his child over 30 times,
according to reports.