An anonymous complaint accuses a landlord organization of trying to influence public policy in San Jose without registering as a lobbyist.
San Jose adopted new rules this week that require lobbyists to file reports more often, but with fewer accountability measures in place.
In a bit to improve transparency, San Jose will consider increasing the frequency of its lobbying reports.
An audit of the City Clerk’s Office found lapses in statutory obligations and issued 20 recommendations on how to get things back in order.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo joined labor leaders to tout the measure as a fix for the city’s short-staffed police force.
San Jose’s Ethics Commission dismissed charges against 20 candidates and City Council members who unwittingly broke local election laws.
San Jose’s Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into dozens of elected leaders and candidates who flouted local election law.
San Jose’s City Clerk barely squeaked by with her job after coming under fire for misguiding candidates about local election law.
As housing costs soar and incomes remain relatively stagnant, San Jose aims to pass a new rent control ordinance by the start of 2016.
The sudden realization that most of San Jose’s lawmakers are law breakers is not the best way to end summer vacation. Not that they intended to end up on the wrong side of the law, of course.