Stanford Study: Rising Cost of Public Employee Pensions Eat Up San Jose’s New Tax Revenue

A study up for review by the San Jose City Council affirms that revenue from two new tax measures is being eaten up by pension costs.

San Jose Residents to Weigh In on Mayor’s Proposed Budget

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo released his proposed 2017-18 budget earlier this spring. Now it’s time for residents to give their thoughts.

Mayor Liccardo Announces 2016 Plans at State of the City Speech

The word of the day this past Saturday Overfelt High, where Mayor Sam Liccardo delivered his second State of The City speech, was “opportunity.”

San Jose Reaches Deal with Fire, Police Unions on Pension Reform

San Jose’s nastiest political battle is no more. On Wednesday, the city reached a pension reform settlement agreement with its police union, ending a three-year court battle after voters passed Measure B in June 2012.

San Jose on Hook for Union Attorney Fees in Measure B Fight

A judge ruled that the city of San Jose should be on the hook for union attorney fees in the ongoing battle over Measure B pension reforms, according to a NBC report. But the legal battle isn’t over yet.

Former San Jose Police Chiefs Paid $5.3 Million from Pensions

Four former San Jose police chiefs got together last month for an orchestrated media event. While they blamed the city’s pension reforms for driving officers away, none bothered to mention that their huge pension payouts boost the argument as to why pensions needed to be scaled back.