City Management Team Supports Keimach

This statement was read by Police Chief Paul Rolleri during public comment at the Nov. 7, Alameda City Council meeting.

Good evening Mayor, Vice Mayor, members of the City Council. I’m Paul Rolleri, Police Chief, and I am joined by all of the City Department Heads here before you.

We are here as the City’s Executive Management Team to show our support for City Manager Jill Keimach and our respect and faith in her ethics and integrity. As a team under her leadership, we have accomplished much over the last year and a half. We have a solid team of department heads that, together with our City Manager, are all committed to doing what’s right for the Alameda community. We are here to affirm that there is stability within the City, and that we all, individually and collectively, trust in Jill Keimach’s leadership and are working together to accomplish our City’s priorities.

Over the last 18 months, the City has been incredibly productive doing the people’s work under the leadership of the City Manager. This includes drafting Ordinances on public art, cannabis, and universal design, breaking ground on over 50 units of affordable housing, securing over $40 million in transportation grants and funding, and the continued complex but important work on Alameda’s rent stabilization program. 

We reinstated the Fire Prevention Bureau with sworn firefighters, passed a two-year budget on time with reserves, and broke ground on Jean Sweeney and Estuary Parks. We embarked on updating the Climate Action Plan, established the City’s first ever parking permit program, created a framework for a sustainable relationship with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, received accreditation from the American Public Works Association, modernized the City’s Utility Users Tax ordinance, and much more.

This Council has directed staff to carry out a robust agenda of work, and we are committed to following best practices to do that work. We want you to know that as a staff, working under the stable leadership of City Manager Jill Keimach, we are effectively addressing the Council’s priorities for Alameda. We are confident that we can continue to work together to maintain the good governance it takes to give our community the quality of life they desire. 

Thank you.

—  Paul Rolleri, Police Chief

 

Cosigned:

  • Elena Adair, Finance Director
  • Nancy Bronstein, HR Director
  • Jane Chisaki, Library Director
  • Liam Garland, Public Works Director
  • Sarah Henry, Public Information Officer
  • Carolyn Hogg, IT Director
  • Jennifer Ott, Base Reuse Director
  • Debbie Potter, Community Development Director
  • Nico Procos, Alameda Municipal Power General Manager
  • Liz Warmerdam, Assistant City Manager
  • Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director
  • Ricci Zombeck, Interim Fire Chief