Out + Smart in Silicon Valley: The New Faces of Gay Politics as the Breakthrough Generation Retires

Will quiet bias keep LGBTQ candidates out of office, or has shifting consciousness made the South Bay a safe place to run a gay campaign?

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Responds to Criticism from Colleagues over Travel Memo

Sam Liccardo said he suggested reining in city travel only after unsuccessfully trying to talk his colleagues out of jetting to Japan this week.

San Jose Mayor Calls for Stricter Limits on City-Funded Travel

With nearly half the council on a taxpayer-funded junket, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says it’s time to rethink the city’s travel policies.

San Jose Weighs Compromise on Union-Backed Measure Requiring Local Hires, Prevailing Wages

Developers would have to pay prevailing wages and hire local workers for subsidized projects under a proposed compromise measure.

Did Two Politically Connected Developers Get a Pass on VTA Project’s Key Requirement?

Ties between developers and the VTA board suggest that political favors tainted bidding for a mixed-use project by the Tamien station.

Op-Ed: Tell VTA That Proposed Service Cuts are Misguided

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to repeat failed history by slashing VTA service to close a budget deficit.

San Jose Councilman Wants to Re-Cast Vote on Controversial Google Advisory Committee

San Jose Councilman Johnny Khamis wants to take back a vote to expand the scope of a hotly debated 30-plus-member advisory board.

San Jose City Council Gives Tiny Homes Proposal Another Chance

After public backlash quashed plans earlier this year to build tiny cabins for the homeless in San Jose, city officials are giving it another shot.

City Council Rejects Proposal to Link Rent Control Cap to Inflation

San Jose city leaders again rejected a proposal to link rent hikes to inflation, which advocates hoped would offer relief to cash-strapped tenants.