Joe Simitian

Voting by Mail Should be Free

Vote-by-mail ballots in Oregon do not require paid postage. (Photo by Chris Phan, via Wikimedia Commons)

While parts of our nation engage in voter suppression, the city of Santa Clara continues to provide new ways to increase voter participation and provide citizens with tools to evaluate candidates.


State of the County: Cortese Calls 2015 a ‘Year of Opportunity’

Dave Cortese delivered the 2015 State of the County address.

Delivering the annual State of the County address to a packed Montgomery Theater, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese called 2015 a "year of opportunity." He outlined a plan to advance affordable housing initiatives while improving public safety and public health. “Working together, we can seize on the opportunity to better our community,” Cortese said.

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