San Jose Unveils Land-Purchase Agreement for Google’s Planned Transit Village in Downtown

San Jose reached a milestone in its land negotiations with Google, releasing a purchase agreement that comes up for a vote next month.

Anno Domini Flips SoFA Art Gallery to Developer Ken Tersini

San Jose’s successor to the defunct Redevelopment Agency recently sold the Anno Domini property to developer Ken Tersini.

Mercury News’ City Hall Reporter Poised to Sue over Loss of Job

The Mercury News lost a slew of longtime journalists in 2017, and the year ended with word of yet another notable departure.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Unveils Ambitious Plan to Build 25,000 New Homes by 2022

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes over the next five years.

Councilmen Want Closer Look at Airport Security

City leaders are demanding a public hearing on airport security after two widely publicized security breaches called into question the safety of the San Jose airport.

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.

August Observations: Jazz Fest, Developers and the Life Expectancy of the Gold Club

News slows down in the summertime, so San Jose Inside columnist Rich Robinson takes note of some of the bigger and more under the radar stories of August.