San Jose Revisits Discussion on Commercial Linkage Fees

A group of City Council members hope to revive a discussion about commercial linkage fees to fund new affordable housing.

In Defense of the Arts

Six years ago, I found some friends and formed a band. Two years ago, I joined the board of a local theater company. And last year, I took the opportunity to fuse my passions by applying for and being appointed to the city of San Jose arts commission. The common reaction when I tell people about my moonlighting gig goes something like: “What does an arts commission do in a city with no culture?”