San Jose Talks Climate Change, Surveillance, Litter and Pensions at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

Since launching its climate action plan, San Jose has created its own clean energy system and won a $2.5 million Bloomberg grant.

SJ Councilors Carrasco, Arenas Want to Speed Up Timeline for Slashing Car Impound Fees

Two of San Jose’s elected officials want the city to reduce its vehicle impound fees as soon as possible.

San Jose Weighs Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Family Separation Policy

San Jose will consider a resolution Tuesday denouncing the Trump administration’s separation of families at the U.S. border.

San Jose Could Lose $744K in Annual Revenue by Offering Tow Companies Big Breaks in Fees

City-hired tow companies are lobbying for a new contract, claiming that skyrocketing labor and RV towing costs have cut into their bottom line.

San Jose Looks for Ways to Integrate Self-Driving Cars into Its Transportation Network

As part of a just-launched initiative, the city is asking the private sector for ideas about how to leverage autonomous vehicles.

Car and Driverless: Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles Presents Exciting, Existential Questions

Driverless cars have the ability to ease traffic, save lives and reduce pollution—but, of course, they come with a catch.

Op-Ed: San Jose Must Adopt New Transportation Technologies

Silicon Valley as a whole must adopt new transportation technologies to help people better navigate our rapidly changing urban landscape.

San Jose’s Green Manhole Project Proves Art Is Dead

Marketing is for terrible people, and art is for people who don’t realize they’re terrible. Leave it to an $85,000 city-sponsored “art project” highlighting San Jose’s sewer system to synergize the two.

Suspect Arrested in Killing of City of San Jose Employee, Hells Angels President

Police have reportedly arrested the man accused of killing Jeffrey Pettigrew, a city employee who was also president of the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang. Pettigrew, who worked for the city of San Jose within the Dept. of Transportation, was shot in the back four times last week at John Ascuaga’s Nugget casino in Sparks, Nevada.