Redevelopment 2.0: State Sens. Jim Beall, Mike McGuire Push New Affordable Housing Bill

The two policymakers say their proposal will take an aggressive approach to California’s unprecedented affordable housing crisis.

San Jose Residents to Weigh In on Mayor’s Proposed Budget

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo released his proposed 2017-18 budget earlier this spring. Now it’s time for residents to give their thoughts.

San Jose to Discuss Investment Policy, Social Responsibility

San Jose will consider revising the social responsibility clause in its investment policy for the first time since the Great Recession.

San Jose Joins Regional Push to Up Minimum Wage to $15

San Jose will up its minimum wage to $15 when the clock strikes 2019 as part of a regional effort to raise the standard of living in Silicon Valley.

Q&A with County Assessor Larry Stone

We tried to do a Q&A with Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone back in late March. That didn’t happen, but it wasn’t Stone’s fault—there weren’t enough questions at the time. But here we are, three months later, and we’ve got the tax man’s answers to a couple submitted questions, relayed in a telephone conversation, as well as his thoughts on the fight between the county and Redevelopment Agencies, the odds the Oakland A’s will relocate to San Jose and how he views the local housing market five years after the subprime mortgage crisis.