State officials say proponents of a pension reform measure backed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed can start collecting signatures to put it on the ballot.
Unions representing San Jose city employees and Mayor Chuck Reed claimed victory following a judge’s ruling on a pension reform measure approved by voters last year.
Cities in California are watching how the bankruptcy case plays out in Michigan, and whether it might affect their own proceedings in California.
After being at odds for almost a year, the City of San Jose will make a new contract offer to the city’s police officers’ union next week with a federal mediator involved.
In an effort to avoid another housing bubble, the City of San Jose will begin to create a plan on Tuesday that will set aside more land for employment rather than housing.
In a near unanimous decision, San Jose police officers have rejected the city’s latest one-year contract offer, which included a three-percent raise.
The shutdown of the federal government could slow San Jose’s ongoing efforts to bring the Oakland A’s downtown. The city’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball may be delayed due to court closures.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who drew national attention as a result of his successful pension reform campaign is in the spotlight again. This time his proposal is to amend the California constitution to further those goals with a ballot measure in the November election.
The San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a funding strategy that backers claim would add 141 new police officer positions and restore other city services but would require tens of millions in revenue the city does not yet have.
The plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.