San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.
Atherton taxpayers are on the hook for costs associated with President Barack Obama’s private fundraisers held at two homes in April after the city decided to drop its efforts to collect.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t wish to be Speaker again.
California Democrats have adopted resolutions affirming many of their biggest political goals, including changes to California’s landmark property tax limitation law, Proposition 13, support for gun control and opposition to hydraulic fracturing.
A judge has sentenced a former Democratic campaign treasurer to eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of at least $7 million.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been booted off the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Newsom’s ousting was orchestrated by former Supervisor and DCCC Chairman Aaron Peskin.
Charles T. Manatt, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 75.