San Jose City Council Considers Supporting State Sen. Beall’s Water Rate Transparency Bill

San Jose considers whether to support a state bill that would demand greater transparency from water companies about rate changes.

Creative Partnerships Improve San Jose’s Parks and Trails

City and county governments must operate with less money, while citizens still expect the same level of services. Two recent partnerships show great work can still be done in this new paradigm.

What San Jose Can Learn from Chicago’s Parks

I have been to Chicago many times, but while visiting in August I was given a special tour of several parks, courtesy of Gia Biagi, chief of staff for the Chicago Park District. San Jose would do well to model its park system after the Windy City.

San Jose Employees Play Fast, Loose with Work Charge Cards

An annual audit of the city of San Jose’s procurement cards (P-cards) unearthed a litany of violations—alcohol purchases, personal car rentals and way too much money spent on food.