San Jose Mayor Plays Favorites between Billionaire Developers

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has blasted a proposal for a senior home development in the Evergreen foothills, calling it a gated community for the affluent. This came after the mayor failed to convince billionaire Carl Berg to sell the property to a Chinese investor.

San Jose Prepares for War with Wealthy Developers on Evergreen Senior Housing Ballot Measure

Real estate billionaire Carl Berg and deep-pocketed developer Chop Keenan are squaring off with San Jose on a senior housing development.

Sunnyvale City Manager, Execs Receive Sweetheart Housing Loans that Are ‘Practically Free’

Records show that a handful of Sunnyvale’s city directors have benefited from loans that are nearly impossible to find on the open market.

San Jose Commission Opposes Crime-Free Multi-Housing Idea

A proposal to allow San Jose’s landlords to evict renters based on an arrest got little support at a recent housing commission meeting.

San Jose City Council Poised to Reject Land Conversion Proposal

A developer’s petition to rezone an industrial property for housing has elicited full-throated opposition from city officials worried about San Jose’s jobs-to-housing imbalance.

Rent Control Off the Table in Mountain View—For Now

Mountain View has no rent control, leaving many long-time residents feeling helpless as housing costs have skyrocketed. While the city has subsidized construction of hundreds of affordable units since 2005, using below-market-rates in lieu of fees from developers, it’s not doing enough to meet the needs of thousands of residents struggling financially, according to housing activists.

San Jose City Council Considers Updating P-Card Policies

San Jose may update its procurement card policies to keep employees in check, after a recent audit found several examples of overspending.