Dave Cortese

The Soap Opera at City Hall: ‘As San Jose Turns’

San Jose's public safety union heads sent a sharply worded letter earlier this week to the mayor and council regarding future negotiations.

A recent San Jose Inside story uncovered the hubris exhibited at the top levels of our city’s government. The piece shatters the mythology that “professional” governance is somehow better than elected leadership. But salacious details aside, the fact remains that San Jose will remain a second-class city until we adopt a strong-mayor form of government.

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Does Mayor Sam Have the Votes?

Mayor Chuck Reed, left, will sooon hand the baton to Sam Liccardo, and with it come a host of issues that will need to be resolved. (File photo)

People opposed to incoming Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo are also concerned with an interim appointment to the District 4 council seat, fearing it will give the mayor a governing majority. The truth is Liccardo already has a majority.

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