San Leandro News

San Leandro News

San Leandro Launches New Hub for Community Volunteers

April 2, 2020 

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter announced today that the City of San Leandro has launched a new online volunteer hub where community residents may register to serve as a volunteer to assist others in need. Currently, volunteer opportunities will be focused on local food banks or organizations dedicated to helping the community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new hub is accessible by visiting:


Message to the Community from Mayor Cutter

March 24, 2020 

As your Mayor, I want you to know that the City of San Leandro is working hard every day to support the community during this unprecedented public health emergency, limit the spread of coronavirus, and maintain essential City services to keep the public safe.

Along with my colleagues on the City Council, our City Manager & City staff, we are working around the clock to implement measures to protect the public based on guidance from public health officials. This includes cancelling events, and altering or suspending non-essential services.

In response to the Governor's shelter-in-place order, most non-essential meetings are being cancelled. We are also modifying procedures for critical meetings, such as the City Council and disaster council. Many of these meetings will now be conducted via tele-conference, and we are asking the public to share their comments or feedback in writing, via email, or over the telephone to ensure social distancing. We appreciate the public’s patience as we work out the details of these changes. We will also make refinements along the way. Rest assured our primary goal is to keep essential city functions on line, while protecting public health.


City Suspends All Non Essential Services

March 17, 2020 

Libraries, Community Centers & Most City Facilities Temporarily Closed

Click on the COVID-19 response image at the top of this webpage or visit for the latest information.

In accordance with the Alameda County Public Health Officer’s March 16 Order, all non-essential City-operated facilities will be temporarily closed to the public. Closures will include all City-operated libraries, community centers, aquatics facilities, and City Hall. Other functions such as the Permit Center, Business Licenses and the Public Works Services Center will be extremely limited. This action is expected to remain in effect through April 7th.

Essential services such as Police, Fire protection, and infrastructure maintenance will continue uninterrupted. The City will also be working hard with our partners in the non-profit sector to provide services to those who are in need.

Per the Public Health Officer’s order, the public is directed to shelter-in-place except when seeking to receive certain essential services, such as accessing healthcare, or acquiring food or other critical supplies. City leadership including the Mayor and City Council strongly encourage San Leandrans to adhere to the County’s directives to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect public health.

Update on COVID-19 - 3/13/2020

March 13, 2020 

The City of San Leandro is closely following the developments around coronavirus. We care deeply about all of the members of our community and take the evolving nature of the coronavirus very seriously. The City is focused on providing public services, while also closely following the recommendations of the world’s leading health organizations and implementing continuity plans. We are taking the appropriate steps and continue to actively monitor the impact the virus may have on the community...


Update on COVID-19 & Postponement of State of the City Address

March 12, 2020 

The City continues to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on City operations. The City is also adhering to guidance from State and County public health officials and erring on the side of caution, particularly in regards to large gatherings and public events. With that in mind, Mayor Cutter has announced that her annual State of the City address that was previously set for March 30th has been postponed to a date yet to be determined. Various other previously planned events and public gatherings may also be impacted. The City is closely tracking updates from appropriate regional and national health agencies and further announcements will be forthcoming.