San Jose Talks Climate Change, Surveillance, Litter and Pensions at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

Since launching its climate action plan, San Jose has created its own clean energy system and won a $2.5 million Bloomberg grant.

Waste Piles Up in San Jose as China Limits Recycling Imports

Paper and plastics tossed by U.S. consumers into their blue bins have been piling up ever since China tightened import restrictions.

San Jose City Council to Vote on Ambitious New Climate Plan

San Jose aims to become one of the first cities in the U.S. to curb greenhouse gas emissions to the levels set in the Paris accord.

Audit Finds that San Jose’s Dept. of Environmental Services Has Poor Oversight of Contracts

Weak controls over consulting contracts in San Jose’s Environmental Services Department put the city at risk of cost overruns, an audit found.

City Council to Discuss San Jose Water Company’s Overbilling

The investor-owned water company that serves about half of Santa Clara County owes a fortune to ratepayers. The only question is: how much?

San Jose Council Weighs Locally Controlled Clean Energy Plan

San Jose is exploring the idea of forming its own power agency to offer residents a higher mix of renewable energy at a slightly lower cost.

San Jose Looks to Ramp Up Illegal Dumping Enforcement

To kick off the #BeautifySJ campaign, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo set aside Monday morning to pick up illegally dumped trash.

San Jose Weighs Strict Drought Plan, Echoing State Restrictions

To step in line with unprecedented state mandates limiting water use, city of San Jose officials will consider a long list of local restrictions on lawn-watering, car-washing and serving water at restaurants.