A probe that initially targeted the city’s procurement practices changed focus once civil grand jurors realized another problem was at play.
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Ruben Torres brings 33 years of experience to the job, which takes him from an equivalent position at the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.
David Ebrahimi, the 72-year-old proprietor of David’s Banquet Hall in Santa Clara, must never have heard the old saw about fighting city hall.
Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.
Mayor Lisa Gillmor admits she was wrong to block a reporter on Twitter after an unflattering report, but still claims the article is full of errors.
Last week, Santa Clara’s mayor blasted the 49ers for allowing Coldplay to break curfew at Levi’s Stadium. The situation is not exactly improving.
Records show that a handful of Sunnyvale’s city directors have benefited from loans that are nearly impossible to find on the open market.
The Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to hire a controversial ex-Oakland official as its new city manager.
The city of Oakland hired Teresa Reed to be its new fire chief Wednesday, continuing a trend of former San Jose public employees finding work with nearby municipalities. But Reed’s change in employment, after retiring from the San Jose Fire Department less than two weeks ago, appears to be just one example of why Mayor Chuck Reed (no relation) and other city officials in San Jose are clamoring for pension reform.
Four San Jose councilmembers want City Manager Debra Figone to explain how she hires and ensures diveristy in senior staff positions. Few outside searches take place for qualified candidates, and just as few minorities currently hold director-level positions. As a result, Councilmembers Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Nancy Pyle, Xavier Campos and Don Rocha sent a memo to the city’s Open Rules and Government Committee asking for data. They also want a discussion on hiring practices to take place at the council level.
Two of the seven individuals charged in the eBay cyberstalking case are former police captains with the Santa Clara Police Department.
Mayor Lisa Gillmor signed the “Commit to Action” initiative, led by President Obama, which calls for improved police use-of-force policies.