July 2023

Greetings in July,

Community Dialogue: Steven Taylor Sanctity of Life Pavilion

We have set up several ways to receive input on the design of the Steven Taylor Sanctity of Life Pavilion. The official webpage is: SanLeandro.org/SanctityOfLife 

On this webpage, you will find a comment card and a survey that we hope you will take the time to fill out. Please also note upcoming in-person Community Dialogue sessions about this project that will be hosted at the Main Library (300 Estudillo Ave): 


  • Saturday, July 8th, 11 am-1 pm in the Estudillo Room 
  • Tuesday, July 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Estudillo Room (Content and discussion will be same as July 8th) 
  • Wednesday, August 9th, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Karp Room 
  • Saturday, August 12th, 11 am-1 pm in the Karp Room (Content and discussion will be same as August 9th) 

In addition, stakeholders can also leave a voicemail at (510) 519 9215 or send an email to [email protected].  

All the input received will be compiled and presented to the City Council in the Fall. 

We hope that you will share these details with others in your network who may be interested in providing input.  

Comedy In the Plaza

In partnership with the City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Arts, Culture and Library Commission, award-winning actor, playwright, comedian, and talk show host Brian Copeland is producing, emceeing, and hosting the third annual Comedy in the Plaza, a free public event on July 15, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features some of Copeland’s favorite comedians, including Greg Proops (“Who’s Line is it Anyway”), Laurie Kilmartin (“The Conan O’Brien Show”), Joe Klocek (“Comedy Central”), Don Reed (“The Tonight Show”), Kate Robards (“Time Magazine”), Ronn Vigh (“VH1”), and Nicole Tran (“The Comedy Store”) The event will take place at the outdoor plaza of the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue, in downtown San Leandro.

The event is recommended for ages 13 and older. Street parking is available nearby, and it is strongly recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot with a blanket or low-back lawn chair.

For event details, please visit SanLeandro.org/ComedyinthePlaza.


San Leandro Restaurant Week

San Leandro Restaurant Week is an exciting annual event that celebrates the vibrant culinary scene in the city of San Leandro. During this week-long celebration, local restaurants come together to offer special menus, promotions, and unique dining experiences to residents and visitors alike. It's an opportunity for food enthusiasts and diners to explore the diverse flavors and cuisines that San Leandro has to offer.


Excitingly, this year marks the inaugural edition of San Leandro Restaurant Week!

More than 160 residents were displaced on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, as a result of a fire at their residence. The City of San Leandro is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro to help with the fire recovery efforts. Please consider donating to the Fire Victim Fund to support their immediate needs. 

Direct Donation Link: https://paybee.io/quickpay.html?handle=paybeebgcsl&ppid=28#donationConfirm

Office Of Sustainability

Successful Tree Planting at Monarch Bay Golf Course

On Tuesday, June 20, 50 trees were successfully planted at the parking lot of Monarch Bay Golf Course. The Office of Sustainability partnered with Hands on Bay Area to bring out volunteers from Google and the broader community. Huge thanks to Common Vision for preparing the sites and coordinating logistics;  Hands on Bay Area for coordinating volunteers and supplying equipment; and tree leaders for continuing to support watering trees and training new volunteers.  

Build Nights Are Back!

Monthly Build Night starting THIS FRIDAY Jun 16 from 5:30pm. Happens every 3rd Friday evening of the month at Circuit Launch, 8000 Edgewater Dr, Suite 200, Oakland.

Open to everyone, fun for the whole family! Join us every third Friday evening of the month for a trifecta of awesomeness:

– Robot and Electronics projects,

– Sewing and fabric and textile repair,

– General Repair.

Robot and Electronics projects: Bring a project or discover one here: we provide the space, tools and peer learning - you bring your project and enthusiasm!

Sewing: Learn to do simple mending or get help with technical fabric and textile projects. In addition to regular machines our Sewing Lab features heavy-duty industrial sewing machines and sergers. Our mentor CC has worked for Tesla and SuitX and has vast sewing machine repair and maintenance experience; bring your own machine to tune up for tip-top operation and sew alongside others.

General Repair: Bring your broken, non-functioning things – electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, fabric items, etc.– for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. First-time repairers and “Fixing Families” are heartily encouraged to attend. Peter Mui from Fixit Clinic (https://www.fixitclinic.org/) will be on hand.

More details here: https://www.meetup.com/circuit-launch/events/tgtwvsyfcjbvb/

Community Development

San Leandro Adds Four New Households to its Below Market Rate Housing Program 

Through the City of San Leandro's Inclusionary Housing (IH) Program, four San Leandro based first-time homebuyer households have purchased new Below Market Rate (BMR) homes at the Maple Lane Development. The four BMR homes are part of DR Horton’s newly constructed Maple Lane Development located at 687 Manor Drive. The City’s IH Program requires that at least fifteen (15%) percent of homes sold in new developments are set aside at prices affordable for low to moderate-income households, with priority given to first-time homebuyers who live and/or work in San Leandro. 

The city conducted a significant amount of community outreach in Spanish, English, and Chinese focused on securing San Leandro-based first-time homebuyers. The opportunity was widely marketed through the City’s social media outlets (San Leandro Next, Facebook, Next-door, etc.), press release, City facilities (City Hall, Library, and community centers), local churches, school districts (San Leandro and San Lorenzo), local media/publication outlets, and television coverage by KDTV-DT, which serves as the Spanish-language Univision network outlet for the San Francisco Bay Area. 

To further prepare San Leandro households for the process, City partners provided two HUD approved homebuyer education courses (English/Spanish) and two informational workshops delivered by Alameda County based A-1 Community Housing Services. These comprehensive outreach activities generated close to 900 inquiries and 735 BMR lottery applications, resulting in a total of 270 qualifying households. The lottery intake, screening, administration, and IH Program underwriting was conducted by the city-contracted non-profit, Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance (BAAHA). 


The city is underway with selecting homebuyers for the remaining two BMR units. The private developer for the Maple Lane Development, DR Horton, is separately marketing the remaining 33 market rate units, most of which are sold and occupied.

For more information, please visit: https://www.drhorton.com/california/bay-area/san-leandro/maple-lane. 

Shop Local This Summer with the Keeping it Local Gift Card!

Summer is here and people are getting outside – a great time to support local businesses! It is also a great time to give the gift of local spending! The Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card has been around for nearly two years and has enjoyed great success!

The first ever San Leandro Restaurant Week is also coming up (July 16-22) and a number of restaurants are participating in both programs (see below), so you can actually use your Keeping it Local gift cards during Restaurant Week!

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Save the Date: First San Leandro Restaurant Week July 16-22

The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of San Leandro, is hosting the first San Leandro Restaurant Week, so mark your calendars! The event will take place from Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22, 2023.

San Leandro is well known for its extensive global food culture. Restaurant Week is an opportunity to celebrate San Leandro’s rich culinary culture, support small businesses, and spend locally. Restaurants will offer unique dishes and deals and welcome diners to explore and discover the diversity that exists within the community.

The Chamber of Commerce will also unveil...

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Engineering & Transportation

RE: Washington Avenue Reconstruction, Project No. 2018.4020, STPL5041(048) Notice of Start of Construction

Dear Business/Resident:

The City of San Leandro has awarded the construction contract for Washington Ave Reconstruction project ("Project") to Redgwick Construction Company. The construction for the project between West Juana Ave & Castro Street is scheduled to start in July 2023, with an anticipated completion in mid-November 2023, contingent on weather conditions. The scope of work consists of pavement rehabilitation, curb and gutter repair, sidewalk repair, driveways replacement, curb ramps upgrade, drainage improvements and traffic signal modifications. "No Parking" signs will be posted on your street 72 hours in advance of each phase of construction.

Flyers, with more detailed information will be distributed by the City's contractor, Redgwick Construction Company, Inc, prior to the start of work. This work will be done in phases, and all possible efforts will be made to minimize any inconvenience to you during the construction.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to maintain and improve San Leandro's streets. If you have any questions, please contact the project manager Mohit Chaudhary at (510) 577-3410 or by email at [email protected].


Mohit Chaudhary, P.E., Associate Engineer

Engineering and Transportation Department

Public Works

Police Department


The San Leandro Police Department is NOW HIRING for the following positions:

  • Records Clerk $5208-$6331
  • Police Officer Recruit Trainee / Academy Attendee $6,647-$8,079
  • Police Officer Academy Grad / Lateral $9,180-$12,302
  • Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor $8,691-$10,564

If you want to JOIN OUR TEAM and WEAR OUR BLUE, visit:

www.wearourblue.org or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsanleandro


Disney Themed Trivia Night for Adults

Calling all grown-up Disney aficionados! Join us Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 at the Main Library for an evening of the happiest trivia on earth, light refreshments, and prizes. Test your knowledge of beloved characters, classic films, and iconic songs. Whether you're a die-hard fan of Mickey Mouse or an expert in princess tales, this event promises an evening filled with laughter, nostalgia, and friendly competition. 

This free event is for adults 18+. Come with a team (max. 5 people) or come join one at the event! 

No registration is necessary for this in-person event.

Please use the buttons below to access upcoming Library programming.
To register for a program, please visit www.sanleandro.org/library.

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Alameda County Fire

On June 27, 2023, at approximately 5:11 PM, the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) responded to the 13700 block of E. 14th Street in San Leandro for a 3-story apartment fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered flames and smoke in one of the units on the third floor that extended into an adjacent unit. Twenty-nine firefighters were on-scene and aggressively attacked the fire and quickly extinguished the fire in approximately thirty minutes.

Unfortunately, the building was red-tagged and approximately 160 residents were displaced. The city of San Leandro along with the assistance of the Red Cross will provide shelter. There were no injuries to community members or firefighters reported.

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