Monday, October 13, 2014

'Till Death Do You Cost Me My San Leandro City Council Race

SAN LEANDRO | CITY COUNCIL | Four years ago, there was chatter--maybe call it fear--among San Leandro’s political establishment about the rise of “newcomers” in the city seeking to gain power through its school board. First, there was school board member Mike Katz-Lacabe and then the election of Stephen Cassidy as mayor. However, Cassidy’s brand turned toxic and his imprimatur on candidates running for office subsequently registered electoral losses all over the ballot in 2012. Cassidy is gone, too, but that isn’t stopping this milieu of political ideologies from using the schools to further their agenda.

In fact, it seems every two years, starting in 2010, there is news that candidates from this group is passing political flyers outside of school-related events. In two of those cases, the politicking may have been done of school grounds, which is definitely illegal. However, recently two San Leandro City Council candidates, running as a slate, passed out two-sided leaflet to parents. One in particular, touting Katz-Lacabe's council campaign suggests something more--that he realizes his spouse's spouting in the political arena is a huge negative.

The one-page mailer, in fact, comes straight from Cassidy's platform, with a vow to collaborate between the school district and city and for fostering transparency at City Hall. However, it's not political stances in the flyer that has brought attention, but a curious sentence placed atop the page and in boldface.

"I am raising my two daughters in San Leandro. I am the only candidate in District 1 with children in our public schools." A photo of a pony-tailed Katz-Lacabe and his children is also included, but there is no mention of his wife, controversial Alameda County, Margarita Lacabe's when it comes to child-rearing. The couple is definitely still together which makes the exclusion of Lacabe even more suspicious.

Lacabe's reputation among her colleagues are the Alameda County Central Committee is certainly notorious and likely cost her husband the crucial backing this fall of the Democratic Party. Earlier this year, Lacabe's online allegation about the central committee was picked up by the Fair Political Practice Commission. Later, it exonerated the central committee, but not before the local party apparatus spent around $8,000 in legal fees.

Katz-Lacabe's progressive credentials are nearly sterling. Aside from being a two-term San Leandro school board member, Katz-Lacabe's activism for digital privacy and transparency at the city's police department, should have been enough to persuade the very progressive central committee to back his bid for the City Council. But, it passed over Katz-Lacabe. The party, instead, choose no endorsement in Katz-Lacabe's race.


Not surprised Mike Katz Lacabe passing out campaign literature outside of school related events again. He's done this before along with Cassidy. School district and City should fine his ass for not following the rules.
He may have 2 daughter in San Leandro public school, but both daughters were moved to Roosevelt School (not their school district) shorty after his wife Marga took her fit about the students singing Silent Night at their school Christmas concert.
Marga may not be mentioned in his flyer, but she was probably passing them out. Wanna be lawyer and wanna be councilmember deserve each other. Anyone else passing campaign literature out Marga and Mike would have thrown a hissy fit. Not voting for Mike Katz Lacabe.

I don't understand the relevance if having kids in the school district? Thought this was a council race and not a school board race.
Also if he wants to talk about his kids please answer the question why they go to Roosevelt, outside their district and not to the local school, McKinley which they could walk too.

So Mike Katz doesn't believe stepchildren are children? David Anderson has stepchildren at San Leandro High. So now even if you're married in a blended family, only your biological children count? Thats not how parenting works.

Talk about splitting hairs! Deborah Cox's son just graduated from the high school last year. Is he trying to imply that Deborah suddenly cares less about SLED, the bond oversight committee, etc?

It's a council race not a school district race
Having kids in SL a Schools means nothing
Mike Gregory also thought he was on the school board for 8 years
Hopefully the voters vote this boob out of office
Cox 1 Anderson 2 no 3rd place vote on my irv ballot

Well said October 13, 2014 at 8:47AM, I had a stepdad and he was very good to me. I always knew he loved me and cared about me. I was lucky to have him in my life. I am voting for David Anderson.

Mike Lacabe Katz grab the kids and tell Marga they are serving free food at city hall again tonight. Hear it's another all you can eat and once again you don't have to stay for the meeting. Hear there won't be t-shirts.

Mike Katz-Lacabe is the director behind his double standard wife's, Marga Lacabe,behavior and action. Their tag team old trick that's how they bully their ways in and out. Marga pretend talking crazy to extreme and Mike pretend negotiating settle half ways are what they want.

Marga Lacabe lied about her profession in hopes of gaining a few more votes to get elected to the Alameda County Democratic Committee, then she is unethical. If she is unethical on the ballot box, guarantee she's unethical most of the times. Mike Katz campaigned for her joined his wife's unethical act. Now we want to know what Mike Katz's real profession for living, pretend computer expert or professional food stamp moocher.

The other side of the flyer is just as bad. Mia Ousley home schooled her children for a time and she's handing out the same flyers at schools.

Mia Ousley and Mike Katx-Lacabe are losers they can't deal with the real world or holding any paid full time jobs. Hell no we refuse these two moochers skulking our city benefits.

This has been done before; Cassidy passed out literature at the high School when he was on the School board and was cited by FPPC and reprimanded in Feb. 2008; further both Katz and Cassidy were at Roosevelt high lighting Cassidy's run for Mayor even thought the Superintendent of Schools at issued a warning to all Principals to not allow this to happen. Tony Santos; PS: here they go again!~!

How often the Lacabes pay taxes and how often do they work? who've paid their college tuition? Who's paying their household expenses/health care?

Union workers work. Non-union workers work. Lacabe household do not not work, no more taxpayers paying their lunches, dinners, assisted benefits. Absolutely hell no!

He will have the lowest vote in San Leandro history.

Mike Katz-Lacabe knew that his wife Marga Lacabe was not a lawyer but he still campaigned for her because he knew this lie would get his wife elected to the Democratic Central Committee. These husband and wife clowns lied to all voters in Alameda County and can never be trusted to hold office ever.

Don't count him out because he's running against no one with any political savvy.

Why do all the trash talkers post anonymously?
A lack of a spine, perhaps?

Hey Marga lets trash talk together ur good at it.

Spine go to work get a job. Lack of a spine pretend crazy collect disability for life, moocher wannabe hall of frame.

Savvy Wannabe digging its own holes, lost, where else to pretend savvy.

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