Whether it’s at the City Council or a school board meeting, San Jose is becoming unsafe for fans of free speech.
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The legislation originally called on all local entities to make call-in and internet-based options available for all public meetings.
The San Jose to Merced section of the HSR would connect Silicon Valley to the Central Valley with a reliable high-speed travel option.
Once Valley Water hears from the community, its team will refine the proposed solutions and present a preferred alternative to the Board of Directors.
San Jose and Santa Clara County join a growing movement to wean local governments off Wall Street by creating publicly owned banks.
Santa Clara County may ban gun shows from the fairgrounds in response to the mass shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida.
Two county public defenders recently launched the “Aider & Abettor” podcast to help change the criminal justice narrative.
John Cox, a 60-year-old Midwesterner who made his fortune in law and real estate, moved to California to play golf and upend the state’s political system.
Public comments are the most impractical form of political communication ever devised by good government advocates.
If the rhetoric is fiercest on the brink of a breakthrough, maybe the latest set of demands from San Jose's public safety unions portends progress in their labor negotiations with the city. Or not.
Community members will have a chance to weigh in on San Jose’s gang-prevention efforts at a series of town hall meetings this fall. The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force will host four meetings this month through November to gather input about the city’s efforts to suppress local gang activity.
Former San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has a new job as senior vice president for Rivada Networks, a company that designs broadband public safety communications for state and local government agencies. Moore retired from SJPD in January after serving the city of San Jose for more than 27 years. It was assumed Moore wouldn’t stay unemployed for long, but his new digs have an interesting backstory.
If you are like the majority of San Jose residents, you probably work during the day and/or are involved in a child’s education at school/home. Your ability to attend a daytime San Jose City Council meeting is limited. For this reason, holding council meetings in the evenings for all issues, not just land use items, would increase public awareness and involvement.
Tuesday is the day that councilmembers reserve for City Council meetings. Closed session council meetings start at 9-9:30am and often continue past noon. The public council session starts at 1:30pm, often merging into the evening session with a short break. If no evening session is scheduled, then the afternoon session simply continues into the evening until the entire agenda is covered. Woody Allen once said that, “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” and many would agree with that statement.