San Jose Dramatically Increases Sweeps of Homeless Camps

San Jose cleared homeless people out of their illegal camps this year at more than 11 times the rate it had in 2013, according to a new report.

San Jose City Council to Vote on Linking Rent Hikes to Inflation

With housing costs growing far faster than wages, San Jose officials are considering whether to link rent control to the rate of inflation.

Liccardo Selects Senior Staff, Dueñas Named City Manager

San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo has a new city manager in Norberto Dueñas, and now he’s got his senior staff in place. Jim Reed, vice president of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce since February 2013, will become Liccardo’s chief of staff.

Polls Show Ties for Mayoral, Congressional Candidates

Two new polls show candidates are neck-and-neck in both the San Jose mayor’s race and the battle for Silicon Valley’s 17th Congressional District seat. But, as expected, not everyone agrees on the numbers.

Dave Cortese Returns $10,000 in Campaign Cash

Taking a page from the script of “Friends,” Dave Cortese defended his improper collection of campaign cash in the San Jose mayor’s race by stating that his campaign was on “a break.” The city’s Ethics Commission ruled last week that he should return $9,825.