May 22, 2013, by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Culture Comments (0)
A Menlo Park cop’s fling with a prostitute prompted one local reporter to investigate confidential police arbitration cases across the Bay Area, including those in San Jose. The city’s Rules and Open Government Committee seems ready to deny the reporter’s second request for records, according to the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting.
May 20, 2013, by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Business, Culture Comments (8)
San Jose’s City Council could increase its tax on all gross receipts for medical marijuana collectives within the city limits to 10 percent.
The City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to pursue a tax hike on medical marijuana collectives, bumping up fees to the maximum amount allowed under the voter-approved pot club tax Measure U. Also on the council agenda for Tuesday: an update on measure B litigation and a new incentives agreement for Team San Jose.
May 17, 2013, by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Business, Culture Comments (5)
The San Jose City Council could soon form its own ordinance on regulating medical marijuana collectives.
Enforcement may soon get a lot stricter for San Jose cannabis retailers. Emboldened by the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling on City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center, that reinforced municipal rights to ban medical marijuana collectives, city officials are looking at ways to crack down on local storefronts and delivery services.
May 17, 2013, by Rich Robinson Politics Comments (18)
County Sheriff Laurie Smith, right, has proven herself to be a strong leader. But will that translate to a run for mayor of San Jose in 2014?
We dream of the perfect candidate in our business. The right person, at the right time, with resources to win and the perfect fit for the populace and the times. Barack Obama in President 2008, Jerry Brown Governor in 2010, Willie Brown for San Francisco Mayor 1995, and Sheriff Laurie Smith for San Jose Mayor 2014. Only the last scenario won’t happen.
May 13, 2013, by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics, Culture Comments (9)
The San Jose Fire Department has lost more than 10 percent of its staff since 2007, and some councilmembers want to know if response times have suffered as a result. (Photo by Craig Allyn Rose)
An audit of the San Jose Fire Department didn’t include enough analysis of staffing, councilmembers Ash Kalra and Xavier Campos argue in a memo. They want to look into whether the shorter staffing levels are what led to longer response times and loss in overall service. Other items on the council agenda for Tuesday include a settlement with the family of a young child killed by a falling tree and a proposed ordinance to allow street vendors to sell fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods.
May 10, 2013, by Alicia Moore Politics, Business Comments (7)
Chris Moore left his post as police chief of the San Jose Police Department in January. On Friday, his new employer, Rivada Networks, announced that Moore has joined its board of directors.
Former San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has a new job as senior vice president for Rivada Networks, a company that designs broadband public safety communications for state and local government agencies. Moore retired from SJPD in January after serving the city of San Jose for more than 27 years. It was assumed Moore wouldn’t stay unemployed for long, but his new digs have an interesting backstory.
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