Since an historic flood in February, San Jose and the water district have spent the past nine months bolstering defenses against future disasters.
San Jose has named a successor for outgoing City Manager Norberto Dueñas: his second-in-command, David Sykes.
Silicon Valley’s flood protection agency might have prevented the Anderson Dam from overflowing earlier this year, but failed to act.
The water district took a combative tone from the start of Wednesday’s meeting to discuss how San Jose found itself underwater.
It wasn’t Katrina, but officials failed in every way when it came to notifying San Jose residents of flooding—and it could have been a lot worse.