San Jose Unveils ‘Tiny Homes’ Prototype Ahead of Vote on Pilot Homeless Shelter Program

San Jose expects to have 80 tiny cabins built by next summer to house homeless people until they find a long-term place to stay.

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Condemns Malicious Ad Linking Him to Communist Vietnam

A mailer painting Rich Tran as a communist backfired by drawing fierce condemnation on whoever sent the offending literature.

SJ Councilors Carrasco, Arenas Want to Speed Up Timeline for Slashing Car Impound Fees

Two of San Jose’s elected officials want the city to reduce its vehicle impound fees as soon as possible.

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.

San Jose Council Whiles Away July Recess Traveling, Reading—and Still Doing Some Work

A couple San Jose City Council members took advantage of the July recess to jet out of town—and some out of the country altogether.

Op-Ed: Local Agencies Ask Public to Help Design Berryessa-BART Urban Village, N. 13th St. Corridor

AARP, the city of San Jose and VTA host a design charrette for the Berryessa-BART urban village and North 13th Street business corridor.

Op-Ed: Will San Jose’s City Council Give Landlords More Power or Stand Up for Tenants?

San Jose city officials will have to decide later this month whether to bolster protections for renters or weaken them to give landlords more power.

San Jose City Council Considers Whether to Give Mayor More Say Over Taxpayer-Funded Travel

San Jose’s City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal by Mayor Sam Liccardo to restrict taxpayer-funded travel.

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Responds to Criticism from Colleagues over Travel Memo

Sam Liccardo said he suggested reining in city travel only after unsuccessfully trying to talk his colleagues out of jetting to Japan this week.

San Jose Mayor Calls for Stricter Limits on City-Funded Travel

With nearly half the council on a taxpayer-funded junket, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says it’s time to rethink the city’s travel policies.