Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was absolved of any wrongdoing by the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) office after secretly recording a meeting that involved her, Vice Mayor Malia Vella and Councilmember Jim Oddie.
“I am extremely grateful to the District Attorney’s office for its careful examination of all the facts in this case and concluding that I told the truth in the face of extreme political pressure,” stated Keimach in a press release.
Proponents of an effort to have Vice Mayor Malia Vella recalled and removed from her position had their Notice of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition rejected by City Clerk Lara Weisiger on June 27.
In a letter to Stephen Slauson, who led the group of Alamedans petitioning for the recall measure, Acting City Clerk Irma Glidden wrote the notice “fails to comply with subsection (c) of Section 11020 of the State Elections Code in that it does not set forth the full residence address of the proponents, including their street addresses, city and zip code.”
A group of Alamedans have begun the process to recall Malia Vella as Vice Mayor of Alameda.
The group served Vella with a notice of intention for recall at the Tuesday, June 19, City Council meeting. The group also published the notice of intention petition in the June 21 edition of the Alameda Sun.
The City Council passed a resolution seeking a Congressional investigation of President Donald Trump regarding possible Constitutional violations. The council unanimously passed the resolution that can potentially lead to the president’s impeachment if violations are found.
The council drafted the resolution at its March 7 City Council meeting. An investigation would look into the president’s business dealings, both foreign and domestic, and his possible ties to Russia.