Showing posts from September, 2018

Keep St. Rose Hospital in Hayward Open - Stephen Cassidy For Eden Health District Board

Preventing the closure of St. Rose Hospital is one of the principal reasons why I am running for the Eden Heath District Board.  Let me explain why this is a pressing issue for the community:
Only one acute care general hospital serves the 160,000 residents of Hayward: St. Rose Hospital. Located next to Highway 880 at Tennyson Road, St. Rose is the second largest safety net hospital in Alameda County, receiving over 40,000 emergency room visits annually. In addition to an emergency room, the hospital has an intensive care unit, surgery rooms, labor and delivery rooms, women’s health center and cardiac receiving center.
Every second counts in an emergency. The loss of St. Rose would be devastating for Hayward resident. Furthermore, residents of Castro Valley and San Leandro would see emergency response times and waiting periods at acute care hospitals in their cities due to the spillover effect of patients previously seen at St. Rose being sent to Eden, San Leandro and Kaiser San Leandro…

Yes On Measure I For San Leandro Schools

It is my honor to serve as co-chair of the Yes on Measure I campaign for San Leandro public schools. This November please vote Yes on Measure I to ensure our schools continue their dynamic and exciting growth. Measure I extends the parcel tax adopted by the voters in 2012 at same $39 per year rate.

Measure I directly benefits our students. Funds will be dedicated to: Supporting high quality programs in math, science, technology, arts, and skilled trades that prepare students for success in college or career.Attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers.All money raised by Measure I will stay in San Leandro and cannot be taken away by the State. None of the funds can be used for school administrator salaries.
San Leandro schools are making huge progress and have received numerous awards and national recognition. Let’s continue the positive momentum in our schools. We all know good schools improve the quality of life in our community and protect the value of our homes. Measure I provi…

Endorsements for Stephen Cassidy For Eden Township Healthcare District Board

I am proud to have the support of many accomplished leaders in our community, including:
Wilma Chan, Alameda County SupervisorPauline Cutter, San Leandro MayorCarole Rogers, RN, Director, Desert Healthcare District and former President, Eden Township Healthcare DistrictAisha Knowles, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education Kinkini Banerjee, Vice President, Alameda Health SystemElsa Ortiz, President, Alameda County Transit Board of Directors Hermy Almonte, former Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Rebecca Saltzman, BART DirectorEvelyn Gonzalez, Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Jim Prola, former Vice Mayor, City of San LeandroVictor Aguilar, Jr., Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Diana Prola, Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Leo Sheridan, Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Mike Katz-Lacabe, former Trustee, San Leandro Unified School DistrictOur Revolution San Leandro (progressive Democrats based in San Leandro)
Plus many nurses, phys…

Looking Back: Measure B Transformed San Leandro Public Schools

Our tax dollars can make a real difference in the lives of our children and prosperity of a community. Twelve years ago San Leandro High School was grossly overcrowded leading to discipline problems and undermining academic performance, no theater in the school district existed for student performances, and many restrooms at schools were in such poor condition that the students would not use them. That all changed in August 2006 when the School Board voted to place Measure B on the ballot. The largest school construction bond in San Leandro’s history, Measure B received overwhelming support and led to the physical transformation of San Leandro public school (combined with the passage of two subsequent bond measures and one earlier measure). With better public schools, San Leandro has become a more desirable city to live, helping attract and retain families who previously would have never moved to San Leandro or moved away when the children were in middle school. Here is a link to an arti…