Mayor Chuck Reed

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Sam Liccardo Takes Slim Lead In San Jose Mayor’s Race

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, with all precincts reporting, Liccardo took home 51 percent of the vote. But the race could be decided by absentee ballots turned in at the polls that will not be counted until later Wednesday and this week.

11/05/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor’s Race Between Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo Too Close To Call

Voters in the Bay Area’s largest city are deciding between City Councilmember Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Chuck Reed. With 126 of 495 precincts reporting, Liccardo is leading Cortese, 50.85 percent to 49.15 percent.

11/04/2014

Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New Academy

San Jose’s police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.

04/02/2014

A California polling place

Phil Matier: Time And Money Running Out On Many Ballot Initiative Campaigns

It’s crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.

03/18/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Mayor Abandons Pension Reform Measure For 2014 Ballot

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.

03/14/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Ground Broken On $82M Google Terminal At San Jose International Airport

San Jose city and business officials gathered Friday at Mineta San Jose International Airport for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a planned $82 million air terminal to be used mostly to house corporate planes owned by the founders of Google Inc.

02/28/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ballot Wording Could Be Key To SJ Mayor’s Pension Reform Measure

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.

01/08/2014

San Jose City Hall

Judge Hands Down Ruling On San Jose Pension Reform Measure

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.

12/23/2013

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Phil Matier: Detroit Bankruptcy Case Has Major Implications For California

Cities in California are watching how the bankruptcy case plays out in Michigan, and whether it might affect their own proceedings in California.

12/04/2013

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