Monday, December 8, 2014

San Leandro to swear-in four new City Council members

Mayor-elect Pauline Cutter will be sworn-in
Monday, but won't assume office until Jan. 1.
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The largest class of new San Leandro council members in the city’s history will be sworn-in during a special meeting Monday night.

Four of the seven seats on the City Council will have new members. In addition, to Mayor-elect Pauline Russo Cutter, new council members Deborah Cox (District 1), Lee Thomas (District 3) and Corina Lopez (District 5) will take the oath of office at the San Leandro City Council chambers.

But, despite the swearing-in ceremony, the new members won’t assume office until Jan. 1, 2015, according to the City Charter.

Meanwhile, Mayor Stephen Cassidy, who did not run for re-election last November, wraps up his final month in office. The council will also bid farewell to a pair of two-term members, Michael Gregory and Diana Souza.


  1. Like this Council. It's good to get rid of Souza, and hope we can get rid of Benny Lee next.

  2. Glad to get of Cassidy and Souza. They were both bullies and divided the Council. Agree that Benny Lee has got to go.

  3. Let's get rid of Benny Lee in 2016. He's the worst Council person in San Leandro and only cares about Benny Lee, not San Leandro.

  4. Ursula Reed also supported Souza. She and Souza did nothing since they have been on Council. Glad Reed will be gone in 2016 and hope Souza doesn't come back. The new Council needs to unite around Cutter.