Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.
A judge is hearing proposals for how to carve Santa Clara into as many as seven election districts to ensure fair representation for minorities.
Santa Clara city officials are cutting ties with the local chamber of commerce, citing a preliminary audit that identified potential self-dealing.
A Santa Clara political operative and legally banned blogger accused council members of trying to hide payments to a political consultant.
The 49ers and Santa Clara are locked in an epic grudge match over how money moves at Levi’s Stadium, and neither appears willing to blink.
Santa Clara voters are under siege. Each week a new accusation of campaign impropriety crops up.
Santa Clara enacted a new lobbyist rule this year, and the first suspected violation has apparently created additional conflicts of interest.
A fresh round of campaign finance data triggered two unrelated claims about “dark money” influence in Silicon Valley politics.
The civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the stadium authority for Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.
Elected officials in Santa Clara can’t get on the same page over alcohol sales, mirroring the efforts of the city’s beleaguered football team.