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.
- 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.
- 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.