Cops Say Ex-Councilman Is a Liar



Union City police officers are peeved at ex-Councilman Ben Elias over a campaign mailer that they say lies about the use of public dollars. According to the Fremont Argus, the Elias mailer claims the city is wasting taxpayer dollars on officers assigned to Union Landing shopping center, one of the largest in the East Bay. But the police officers' union notes that Elias, himself, had helped pass a 2004 city law when he was on the council that required the shopping center owners to pay for the officers, not taxpayers. Elias is attempting to regain a seat on the council.