Two years after upping its local minimum wage, San Jose may back a statewide effort to raise the minimum to $13 an hour by 2017. Mayor Sam Liccardo, who voted against San Jose’s minimum wage increase in 2012, says the policy makes more sense at a state level.
As Bay 101 floats plans to build a new casino with adjoining hotels closer to competitor Casino M8trix, our selfless public servants in Sacramento are trying to do the right thing by green-lighting the San Jose card club’s exit to Milpitas. At least that’s one version of the story.
Josué Garcia, a lobbyist who previously worked in Councilmember Xavier Campos’ office, is once again trying to get around a policy designed to prevent former city workers and elected officials from holding undue influence on public projects.