Proposed Carve-Out of Homeless Housing Bond Meets Resistance from Silicon Valley Nonprofits

The county will consider setting aside 5 percent of a homeless housing bond for developmentally disabled people who are already housed.

Candidates Begin Lining Up for County Supervisor Races

We’re still 16 months from the 2018 primary, but a huge group is already lining up to run for two county supervisor seats.

Nonprofit Executives Respond to Cindy Chavez Conflict Allegations

On March 24, Metro/San Jose Inside reported that Santa Clara Family Health Foundation (SCFHF) executive board member and officer Cindy Chavez participated in a board decision to provide $250,000 in funding to the Yes on A committee, on which she and Kathleen King—CEO of SCFHF—constituted a majority of the three-member committee. The committee subsequently turned over a large portion of the funds to the South Bay Labor Council Issues PAC and Democratic Central Committee’s PAC. Because of Chavez’s obvious conflicts of interest—she headed up the SBLC at the time—and the importance of a countywide sales tax increase, which will be paid by all residents, Metro/San Jose Inside felt this was a matter of public interest.

On Friday, nine nonprofit executives wrote a letter to express their thoughts on recent articles. They worry that investigative reporting could make nonprofits “the target of unfounded accusations and public reproach.” Because we feel this is a useful debate to have, and because we want to give differing points of view the proper attention they deserve, we are running below the letter in full, in addition to its appearance in the comments section where it was submitted. —Editor