A report about the cost of living in Silicon Valley goes before the Board of Supervisors next week. Also on the agenda: a “living wage” ordinance, pro bono legal help for migrant children and a digital security program proposed by Supervisor Joe Simitian.
As the federal government struggles to catch up to a massive backlog of pending benefit claims from ex-military men and women, Santa Clara County will consider a pilot program to expedite applications from local homeless veterans.
Mike Wasserman’s special brand of milquetoast conservatism has made him the Ray Romano of local politics. He’s beloved for his affable nature, frequent banquet and ribbon-cutting attendance and unwavering commitment to ensuring no boat is rocked unless steady to sleep.
The number of unaccompanied immigrant minors crossing into the United States has increased nearly five times over during the last three years. On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors voted to further explore ways to help these children.
County Supervisor Dave Cortese has taken an unusual approach to email in recent months. But perhaps more worrisome for the San Jose mayoral candidate, Cindy Chavez’ successful run for a county supervisor seat last year could cut into funds that were expected to help him get elected.