On Thursday, Sept. 19, Mayor Stephen Cassidy suspended the City Council's decision to raise the flag of the People's Republic of China at the San Leandro City Hall on October 1, 2013.
"San Leandro does not fly the flags of other nations at our City Hall. We need to call a 'time out' and allow the community to weigh in on whether or not we should raise the flags of other governments before jumping ahead of ourselves and hosting the flag of a specific government at City Hall," stated Mayor Cassidy.
"I recognize this decision will disappoint many in our Chinese-American community. I greatly value and am tremendously thankful to our Chinese-American community for its many and significant contributions to the welfare of the people and economy of San Leandro. We are proud that San Leandro today is one of the most diverse cities in California and the U.S.," added Mayor Cassidy. "Those in our community wishing to celebrate the founding of the People's Republic of China are welcome to use one of our parks, as are other groups celebrating key dates and events of the nation of their origin."