After arresting a city staffer on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old girl, San Jose police have asked for the public’s help in identifying more victims.
San Jose is about to lose another of its lead planning directors, Laurel Prevetti, who accepted a job as Assistant Town Manager of Los Gatos.
Environmentalists clash with private landowners who want to develop a greenbelt property in San Jose’s southeastern hillsides.
Republic Services, the company that runs Newby Island landfill, owes its workers nearly $2.6 million in back pay, according to San Jose’s city attorneys.
Last week, Santa Clara County Judge Patricia Lucas issued a final Measure B verdict. A reader wondered in an email why we didn’t write about it. Fair point, which brings us to this update. The final decision in the landmark pension reform case that forced employees to contribute 16 percent more of their pay to retirement costs is similar to the tentative ruling trotted out in December, except for a couple details.
City leaders on Tuesday will consider placing a measure to extend an about-to-expire library parcel tax on the June ballot.
Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio’s plan to change the way San Jose funds it police department comes back to the Rules and Open Government Committee this week.
San Jose Councilman Xavier Campos has proposed a half-cent sales tax measure so the city can hire more police officers. “Ideally, no one would want to increase taxes,” he writes in a memo going before the Rules and Open Government Committee on Wednesday. “However, this council has worked before on making tough fiscal decisions to increase services to our citizens.”
In a near-unanimous vote Thursday, the county’s Democratic Central Committee agreed to move its endorsement decision for the San Jose mayor’s race from April to February. Moving the schedule up a couple months gives the party more time to mobilize a campaign behind its preferred candidate, who many presume to be county Supervisor Dave Cortese.
San Jose Inside takes a look at some of the biggest stories to come in the year ahead.