- 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.
They didn't need Bob Wieckowski anyway after a concise and informative candidate's forum in the 10th State Senate District, including Mary Hayashi, above.
At a candidate's forum for the 20th Assembly District, Bill Quirk takes the brunt of questions over the controversial Hayward power plant accused of polluting the air.
San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy has a history of dividing residents. His newest strategy involves splitting its large Asian American population.
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.
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools is retiring this year. She has a replacement in mind, but three others think changes is in the air.
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.