By Matthias Gafni | [email protected] and Peter Hegarty | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 13, 2018 at 10:53 am | UPDATED: April 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm ALAMEDA — The City Council is poised to fire its city manager Monday in response to a clandestine investigation that appears to have revolved around a secret recording she made of a conversation with two council members. The council will meet in special session 5 p.m. Monday to decide the fate of City Manager Jill Keimach, who has been on paid administrative leave since she wrote an Oct. 2 letter to the council where she detailed receiving “unrelenting” and “unseemly political pressure” from two council members to appoint an internal Alameda Fire Department candidate “handpicked by the local union.” Monday’s closed session will also address three anticipated lawsuits resulting from Keimach’s allegations, according to the agenda. Keimach was placed on leave for secretly recording a meeting with council members Malia Vella and Jim Oddie, according to sources cited by the East Bay Express. Keimach’s attorney, Karl Olson, acknowledged that his client secretly recorded the meeting on her cell phone, but said it was legal and justified. “Ms. Keimach reasonably believed, based upon… Read full this story
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