San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo announced that an eight-person transition team will help him “identify key initiatives to focus on” during his first term. It appears Carl Guardino, his close friend and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will have the loudest voice in the room.
Kansen Chu’s decampment from the San Jose City Council for the State Assembly has spun off a crowded race to replace him. So far, 10 people have expressed an interest in running for North San Jose’s District 4 seat. But a source tells Fly that an interim appointment could be coming.
San Jose’s three council races couldn’t have been more lopsided by bedtime, with Tam Nguyen, Charles “Chappie” Jones, and Raul Peralez all holding commanding leads in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A discussion over corporate influence in Milpitas politics took a dark turn last week when Rajeev Madnawat, a candidate for City Council, lobbed a thinly veiled death threat against termed-out Councilman Armando Gomez.
One of the most overlooked races this election cycle focuses on one of our most precious resources: water. Gary Kremen, founder of Match.com, has taken the fight to enviro nerd Brian Schmidt, the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s North County trustee. And it’s getting expensive.