San Jose May Move Mayoral Races to Presidential Election Years to Boost Voter Turnout

Sam Liccardo would hold his seat for another two years if the city moves its mayoral races to coincide with presidential elections.

San Jose Councilman Don Rocha Misses Vote on Signature Policy

Councilman Don Rocha stunned allies and adversaries alike when he skipped a vote Tuesday on a proposal to study commercial impact fees.

City, County Officials Find Temporary Site for San Jose’s ‘Hope Village’ Homeless Camp

Local leaders found a place to relocate Hope Village, an un-permitted homeless camp created by activists and advocates for the un-housed.

San Jose’s ‘Hope Village’ Camp Forced to Relocate; Search Continues for Alternate Site

Though its future remains uncertain, Hope Village accomplished what no local elected leader has had the political will or vision pull off.

San Jose Revisits Discussion on Commercial Linkage Fees

A group of City Council members hope to revive a discussion about commercial linkage fees to fund new affordable housing.

Will SVO Schism Undermine Group’s Political Influence?

Infighting at the Silicon Valley Organization (SVO)—neé San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce—finally reached a breaking point.

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.

San Jose City Council Weighs Measures on Salary-Setting, Construction Bids, $950M Bond

San Jose officials are debating a few measures to bring to voters this fall, including a bond measure and some charter amendments.

Drag Queen Glams Up Story Time at San Jose Library, But Not Without Some Controversy

More than 400 attendees—about half of them children—showed up for the inaugural drag queen story time at the MLK Library last weekend.

Op-Ed: San Jose’s Library Fine Amnesty Policy Highlights the Importance of Civic Engagement

Serving on a public commission provides a means of implementing important policy changes, such as eliminating library fines.