Wild pigs

Sam Liccardo Wants Residents to Register Surveillance Cameras with Police

A San Jose councilman wants residents to crowdsource surveillance footage to make it easier for police to catch criminals. (Photo by wonderferret, via Flickr)

To catch the alleged serial arsonist who plagued downtown San Jose earlier this month, police relied on surveillance footage shared by residents to identify the suspect. Councilman Sam Liccardo is using that incident as a pitch to convince the public to submit their security camera footage to a central database monitored by law enforcement. Other items on the agenda include Councilman Xavier Campos’ half-cent sales tax proposal to restore police positions and Johnny Khamis asking for permission to kill more wild pigs in Almaden.

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Council to Discuss High-Rise Fire Code, Wild Pigs, Softball Complex

Fire safety requirements for San Jose’s high-rise buildings could lead to split in the City Council on Tuesday.

An update to the city’s fire and building codes would retain the option for high-rise developers to install oxygen-refilling stations for firefighters. The City Council on Tuesday will talk about reinstating a rule that would that would allow Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS), as opposed to reinforced elevators, in every building 75 feet or taller. Also on the council agenda is an urgency ordinance to allow hunters in Almaden to shoot wild pigs and a brewing fight over using leftover Measure P funds to build a massive softball complex.

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