The posts that I think are worth reading. They often have information or analysis that cannot be found elsewhere.

Apr 012011

A few weeks ago a federal appeals court ruled that the city of San Leandro might have violated federal law by not allowing the Faith Fellowship Foursquare Church to use a building that it had bought in the industrial zone of San Leandro as a church. Last week, the city asked for a rehearing in the case and the final disposition of the case will probably take at least a few months. If, as I predict, the city ultimately loses, it may have to pay damages and legal bills amounting to several million dollars – which will not be covered [Continue Reading]

Mar 302011

Last December San Leandro’s current City Manager, Steve Hollister submitted his resignation, stating that he would leave when his contract expired in June.  The speculation was that his contract would not be renewed.  Under Hollister, the City managed to deplete its financial reserves almost completely, a number of major companies moved out of town, it developed an anti-business reputation and quality of life in the City declined.  Tony Santos took the blunt of the blame for this in November – losing a Mayoral race in a city that almost automatically votes for incumbents – but in San Leandro it’s the [Continue Reading]

Mar 212011

San Leandro Talk is a new blog for sharing news and information about what’s going on in the city of San Leandro, California  as well as matters that concern San Leandro residents as a whole.  It’s a place where we can have serious and adult conversations while building community.  I (Marga, more about me below) am starting this place because I think there is a real need for a place where San Leandro citizens can virtually meet to learn what’s going on in town and discuss the future of this town, and because the existing media shows little inclination to [Continue Reading]