August 1, 2021
San Leandro City Council, Residents, and City Employees

Greetings on the first day of August! As we prepare for the fall season, I am reflecting on the past eight months of serving as your City Manager. It has truly been a joy and honor and I’m especially proud of the critical executive team positions that we filled with exceptional candidates in the Library and Police departments. As previously announced, Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen will serve as the next permanent police chief effective September 13th. Additionally, Brian Simons will become the permanent Library Director with a start date of August 26th. Brian comes to us with seasoned experience in community engagement, successful execution of a book and author festival, and an eye for innovation in the library space.

We are moving forward with the next phases of City Hall’s reopening. For the most part, we are continuing to follow the plan as previously announced, while we closely monitor the County of Alameda’s public health announcements that may impact our reopening plan. Therefore, the below reopening information is subject to change.

August 1

  • City Hall will expand in-person services to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday 8 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • By appointment-only will continue during this time period. Residents can schedule an appointment online or by phone with the City Hall department(s) of their choice.
  • Visitors will still be required to wear a face covering.
August 16

  • City Hall will reopen to pre-pandemic business hours Monday through Friday.
  • Most departments will accept walk-in visitors from 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m. while continuing to encourage appointments.
  • The Permit Center and Engineering & Transportation Department will continue by appointment M/Tu/Th 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wed 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Lorraine Blvd entrance will be unlocked. The East 14th Street entrance and staff entrances will remain locked.
  • The security officer at the Lorraine Ave entrance will continue to receive and direct visitors.
  • Visitors will still be required to wear a face mask.
Please note City staff understand if you need to cancel your appointment for circumstances out of your control. However, please cancel your appointment 24 hours prior to the date so staff can adjust the schedule. There is a considerable amount of appointment "no-shows" since the appointment platform was implemented in mid-June. Thank you for honoring this request.

The City of San Leandro is evaluating whether the truck route on Beatrice Street and Kesterson Street should be eliminated and replaced with a truck route on Farnsworth Street from Lewelling Boulevard to Manor Boulevard. The City's truck route was implemented over 50 years ago and has not been modified. During this time, the Washington Manor neighborhood has grown in its residential population and commercial prosperity. The truck route identifies the acceptable streets for truck traffic to service businesses primarily adjacent to or near Manor Boulevard. Before any decisions are made, we’d like to hear from you. Therefore, please complete the Manor Blvd Proposed Truck Route survey.

Neighborhoods throughout San Leandro are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide on National Night Out (NNO). NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen. To register your neighborhood, please complete the online San Leandro Police Department form. Below is a video to help you learn more about the annual National Night Out event.
Please use the buttons below to access upcoming Library programming.
To register for a program, please visit

San Leandro Public Library
300 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577 | (510) 577-3970
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Survey Monument information

A survey monument is a marker that defines a geographic position on the face of the earth. Each survey monument is permanently fixed to the land and is often referred to in legal descriptions or maps identifying property rights.
Monuments can be found in the sidewalk, street, or at property corners. These survey monuments are essential in maintaining the position of property lines, as well as elevation control.

Almost all field measurements performed by professional engineers and land surveyors are tied to survey monuments. The survey monuments allow for the retracement (or mark the position) of features and legal rights on the earth's surface. Survey monuments can also assist in monitoring earthquake activity, land subsidence, flood water studies, and GPS navigation.

California State law requires that survey monuments be protected. If a monument is disturbed for any reason, the replacement of the removed or disturbed monument will be at the expense of the person who disturbed it. Refer to the San Leandro Municipal Code for more information.  The CA Land Surveyors Association Pamphlet also includes useful information.

San Leandro Public Meetings

Note: San Leandro public meetings are being conducted remotely to comply with the COVID-19 pandemic public health orders. Log-in details for any given meeting session will typically be posted on the City’s Agenda page 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The City uses the Zoom Video Conferencing software to facilitate the remote meetings.