San Jose Receives $150K Knight Cities Grant to Fund New City Designer, Avoid RDA Pitfalls

After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.

In Year 2086 County Executive Jeff Smith Will Have Last Laugh

County executive Jeff Smith is strategizing moves that will pay off 70 years from now—all while tweaking his political adversaries in San Jose.

Don Rocha Urges City to Take Action on Affordable Housing Fee

San Jose should move forward with plans to enact a developer fee that would pay for much-needed affordable housing, Councilman Don Rocha urges.

City Looks to Spend $2 Million to House the Homeless

The City Council on Tuesday will consider a one-year, $650,000 contract with the San Jose Streets Team, an organization that finds work and housing for homeless people who can and want to work.

San Jose Considers New Tax to Pay for Affordable Housing

Business groups worry that San Jose could scare away developers if it imposes a fee on new home construction to pay for more affordable housing, an effort to recoup a fraction of the money lost when the state closed all redevelopment agencies. The City Council, which was supposed to talk about the inclusionary housing fee in December, decided to table the discussion until the new year.