The two biggest issues facing San Jose so far this year—pension reform, the future of redevelopment—will be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and the public forum concluding the session is likely to get lively.
The debate over reforming retirement plans for city employees, most notably pension plans pertaining to police and firefighters, is likely to take center stage, while the issue of San Jose trying to secure and protect its current redevelopment projects is also on the agenda.
Redevelopment, however, could get tabled until the following week’s meeting, according to Mayor Chuck Reed. Reed said he expects many of the issues to be pushed back until after the mayors of California’s 10 largest cities meet with Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. San Jose officials already took some steps last week in protecting current projects in an emergency meeting.
And for those who enjoy a good appointment, Councilmember Madison Nguyen will be confirmed as Vice Mayor.
Read the San Jose City Council Agenda, Jan. 25, 2011 here.