Omar Torres has dropped his challenge to Tony Estremera for the District 6 Santa Clara Valley Water District seat.
In the last 12 months, the water district has taken great strides to reduce the risk of flooding in vulnerable communities along Coyote Creek.
Victims of last year’s Coyote Creek flood held a second news conference last week to talk about why they’re suing local agencies.
Some 150 victims of the 2017 Coyote Creek flood are suing San Jose, Santa Clara County and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Since an historic flood in February, San Jose and the water district have spent the past nine months bolstering defenses against future disasters.
A group of flood victims have filed claims against local agencies that they say failed to protect them from the February flood.
Silicon Valley’s flood protection agency might have prevented the Anderson Dam from overflowing earlier this year, but failed to act.
In a bit to improve transparency, San Jose will consider increasing the frequency of its lobbying reports.
Rock Springs, the San Jose neighborhood hit hardest by the Feb. 21 flood, may finally get the help it needs to withstand a future deluge.
Newly released emails show the SCV Water District and city were communicating well ahead of the flood. Then the communication ended.