General election victories by Councillmembers Matt Mahan and Sylvia Arenas created two upcoming vacancies on the San Jose City Council., which will decide how to fill the vacated seats of Districts 8 and 10.
Chavez is the architect of many of our city and county’s key policies on crime, homelessness, housing and government accountability. The problem is those policies are failing. They don’t need to be defended; they need to be changed.
Be sure to get ready for the cold season by reducing your watering. In the fall, your plants need less than half the water needed during the summer. Over the winter, you can turn off irrigation altogether.
Sam Liccardo inherited a dire situation. He worked tirelessly throughout the first half of his administration to right the ship. Thanks to those efforts, the next mayor will have a much better chance at success.
When Scott Knies joined SJDA, it was already incorporated, Business Improvement District consultants had already been engaged, city funding had been approved, a dozen board meetings had been held and a diverse 23-member board representing the business community was hard at work.
During Sam Liccardo's City Hall reign, the SJPD went from 1,370 officers to 1151 authorized police positions and today can only field 961 street-ready officers, and hundreds more officers are planning on leaving over the next 24-months.
County Supervisor Cindy Chavez–-financially backed by the police union in her mayoral campaign–repeated the union's warnings of doom through robocalls, text messages and social media. All of this would be very alarming, of course, if it were true. It's not true.