The Supreme Court is set today and Wednesday to hear arguments for and against Proposition 8, the California initiative that banned same-sex marriages, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. City leaders in Alameda and other East Bay cities are showing their support for gay marriage by flying rainbow flags at City Hall. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers what they have to say about the case and how they hope the justices will rule. Here are their responses; what do you think? Read more >> about Storified: Alameda speaks out on Prop 8 case
This week, city officials released 2011 salary data for hundreds of city employees. Some 50 city employees earned salaries and benefits totaling $200,000 or more. Police and fire managers held nine of the top 10 spots on the earnings chart, taking home more in pay and benefits than the directors of any other city department. Read more >> about Conversation piece: Are city employees paid too much?