Ed Shikada

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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The Year in Preview: 2015

Sam Liccardo's biggest test this year will be mending fences with police. (Photo illustration by Kara Brown)

San Jose Inside published its annual Year in Review list last week. Now we give you several predictions—some more likely than others—of stories to come in 2015. First on our list: San Jose's new mayor, Sam Liccardo, will show police the love—or something like that.

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