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.
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.
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.
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.
Fundraising and campaigning in the race to replace San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed kicked off with a crowded field of candidates, mostly city council members who support the termed-out mayor’s pension reform policies.
Cities in California are watching how the bankruptcy case plays out in Michigan, and whether it might affect their own proceedings in California.
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.
Mayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.
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.