Water District Allocates $1.4 Million to Clear Creekside Homeless Encampments

The Santa Clara Valley Water District says it spent $1.4 million this year on 571 cleanups of creekside camps in San Jose and South County.

San Jose Vies for FAA Funding to Replace Aircraft Rescue Facility

San Jose is trying to secure federal grants to replace its 58-year-old aircraft rescue and firefighting facility, which has fallen into disrepair.

Santa Clara County Supervisors Urged to Consider Housing—Not Parking—for Old City Hall Annex

Plans to convert San Jose’s old City Hall Annex into a parking lot instead of housing for the homeless has drawn the ire of a prominent developer.

CEQA Racket Extracts 11th Hour Payoffs Amidst Housing Crisis

A landmark law designed to protect California’s environment has enabled profiteers to hold up critical projects.

Builders Want San Jose to Delay Affordable Housing Fee by a Year

Developers want the city to postpone an affordable housing fee, which charges builders $25 per square foot of new construction.

Study: Growing Construction Costs May Hinder New Housing Development in San Jose

A new study suggests that rising construction costs may hinder housing development in San Jose, which already faces an affordability crisis.

Op-Ed: Local Agencies Ask Public to Help Design Berryessa-BART Urban Village, N. 13th St. Corridor

AARP, the city of San Jose and VTA host a design charrette for the Berryessa-BART urban village and North 13th Street business corridor.

San Jose City Council to Vote on Key Changes to Local Rent Laws

San Jose leaders will consider key changes to the city’s rent laws, including some that empower landlords and others that favor tenants.