Mercury News: Alameda council member accused of official misconduct


ALAMEDA — City Councilwoman Lena Tam has been accused of official misconduct after an attorney brought in by the interim city manager said she leaked confidential city information, including to representatives from the company that wants to redevelop the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

Along with providing information to SunCal Companies while the city was negotiating with the developer over the former base's future, Tam is accused of leaking information to the Alameda firefighters union and of violating the state's open meeting law by using e-mails to influence her fellow City Council members.