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State Auditor Report Finds San Jose Likely Overstated Future Pension Costs

The California State Auditor has released a new report showing San Jose officials likely overstated future pension costs by millions of dollars, with the higher figures used in the lead-up to June’s controversial pension reform measure.


San Jose City Hall

San Jose’s Pension Costs Interfering With Essential City Services

Rising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.



California Pension Cuts May Have Ripple Effect

Decisive victories for ballot proposals cutting retirement benefits for government workers in two of the largest cities in the U.S. emboldened advocates seeking to curb pensions in state capitols and city halls across the nation.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Flurry Of Lawsuits In Aftermath of San Jose’s Measure B Passage

Less than 24 hours after San Jose voters approved an overhaul of city employee pensions, unions representing police officers and firefighters filed suit.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Voters Approve Pension Overhaul By Wide Margin

San Jose’s much-debated pension reform Measure B passed with 70 percent approval on Tuesday, marking a major victory for Mayor Chuck Reed, who has been watched nationally for his attempts to rein in retirement costs.


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New Santa Clara County Elections Chief Looks To Avoid Previous Mistakes

Barry Garner has already implemented changes to the procedures including an election manual and training for poll employees.


San Jose City Hall

Judges Order SJ Pension Measure Changed Over Biased Language

San Jose’s pension reform measure is still heading to the June ballot, but with slightly revised wording after a three judge panel decided the ballot language was biased.


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Solano County Election Results Still Being Counted

Elections workers will be burning in the midnight oil for the next several days according to Solano County’s Assistant Registrar.



East Bay School Districts Brace For More Cuts After Parcel Tax Defeats

The defeat of several parcel tax measures has forced educators in Pleasanton, Rodeo and Union City to weigh how many more programs can be reduced or eliminated, and just how big class sizes will become.


San Francisco Muni

Muni Drivers’ Salaries Now Subject To Bargaining

City voters unhappy with public transit took their anger out their frustration with Muni at the ballot box, approving a measure that eliminates salary guarantees for drivers and train operators.