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April 5, 2012

A certain appeal, part 1 of 2

Filed under: Alameda, City Council — Tags: , , , , — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

Right now both the former Fire Chief David Kapler and former Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant’s cases are tied up in appellate court.   Both are being defended by outside counsel Manuela Albuquerque, or in these cases she has appealed the lower court ruling that threw out the City’s SLAPP motion.

In the appellate briefs there are some interesting tidbits that I wanted to share.

Here are the bits from the City’s brief in the David Kapler case, what is revealed is that even though David Kapler seemed to blame Councilmember Lena Tam for his legal woes, it was in fact then-Mayor Beverly Johnson that the firefighters had approached regarding the issue:

And more revelations into the whole gas thing:

A timeline of what happened behind the scenes administratively that lead up to David Kapler’s eventual resignation:

Remember back when this issue first broke, David Kapler claimed that he used the BMW that he was filling for official purposes as well, but now it turns out that he was allowing his daughter and fiancee to use that vehicle as well.   Back when this whole thing was going down, there was a rumor circulating that the car actually belonged to David Kapler’s girlfriend, but there was nothing to prove that was true, but now it appears that while the car may not have owned by David Kapler’s fiancee, she was actually using it along with his daughter fueled with City gas.

Also, there were some rumors about the settlement that David Kapler had asked for, but I didn’t know that he was asking for full health benefits for his spouse as well.

More bits and pieces from appellate briefs tomorrow.


  1. Boring boring boring

    Comment by Dr Poodlesmurf — April 5, 2012 @ 7:36 am

  2. Its so boring that you are the first to read it and comment on it.

    Comment by John P. — April 5, 2012 @ 9:01 am

  3. $200,000 plus annual salary. Outrageous retirement pay and medical benefits. And this guy rips the City off to get free gas for himself and his family? With folks like him in leadership positions, no wonder Alameda is going broke!

    Comment by Steve — April 5, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

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