Santa Clara Opts Not to Host Political Forums, Prompting Outrage From Candidates

Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.

Judge to Decide on New Voting Districts for City of Santa Clara

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 Cuts Ties With Chamber of Commerce, Citing Potential Conflicts, Self-Dealing

Santa Clara city officials are cutting ties with the local chamber of commerce, citing a preliminary audit that identified potential self-dealing.

Moneybrawl: How the Mayor of Santa Clara, San Francisco 49ers Went to War over Levi’s Stadium

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.

More Ethics Complaints Filed in Santa Clara City Council Races

Santa Clara voters are under siege. Each week a new accusation of campaign impropriety crops up.

Patricia Mahan Violated Santa Clara’s New Lobbyist Rules; City Attorney May Have Own Conflicts

Santa Clara enacted a new lobbyist rule this year, and the first suspected violation has apparently created additional conflicts of interest.

Questions Arise on ‘Dark Money’ Influence in South Bay Politics

A fresh round of campaign finance data triggered two unrelated claims about “dark money” influence in Silicon Valley politics.

Civil Grand Jury Investigates Stadium Authority for Levi’s Stadium, Site of Super Bowl 50

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.

Who Really Controls Alcohol Sales for 49ers Games?

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.