After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.
County executive Jeff Smith is strategizing moves that will pay off 70 years from now—all while tweaking his political adversaries in San Jose.
San Jose should move forward with plans to enact a developer fee that would pay for much-needed affordable housing, Councilman Don Rocha urges.
The Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to hire a controversial ex-Oakland official as its new city manager.
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.
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.
It doesn’t sound like Gov. Jerry Brown bowed or budged Wednesday when meeting with a delegation of mayors from California’s biggest cities to talk about the proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies.