The enhanced enforcement of the program, which will go into effect Oct. 13, includes sharp increases in fines – from 10 to 25 times greater – plus the permanent revocation of a permit for a third offense.
The approximately 25,000 ballots counted by the Registrar of Voters Elections Division June 9 didn’t change any trends or flip any projected outcomes, but did suggest the early, expected outcomes are more likely to hold.
Supervisors voted unanimously to give $3 million to a Planned Parenthood office in San Jose to help expand its medical and reproductive care services n anticipation of an increase in women both in the county and from other states seeking abortion services.
Supervisor CIndy Chavez requested a special local report following news that San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin had accused San Francisco police of using DNA collected from a sexual assault victim to connect her to another crime.
In the latest San Jose Inside Power Poll, the would-be supervisor’s political fortunes have rebounded since a majority of incumbent supervisors realigned district boundaries, making him temporarily ineligible to join them.
Arenas joins a crowded field in District 1, which has the most candidates, including former San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine and Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee Claudia Rossi.
The latest supervisor district map creates a "majority-minority" Asian-Pacific Islander district in District 3, maintains a high Latino influence district in District 2 and removes Los Gatos and Almaden Valley from District 1 and places them in District 5.
The interim housing units for unsheltered people would be built out of converted shipping containers that are about 40 square feet in size. Each unit costs between $50,00 to $200,000 per unit and can take less than six months to complete.