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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose’s Assistant Police Chief To Become Piedmont’s Top Cop

San Jose police officers have been leaving in droves since the passage of the pension reform measure earlier this year. Now the force will suffer the loss of another member of its command staff.

12/19/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Force Drops To ‘Frighteningly Low’ Levels

In a memo to San Jose’s mayor and to the city council, the city’s police chief acknowledged that the department is not able to maintain adequate staffing levels due to “unanticipated resignations”.

11/14/2012

Herrera Wins SJ City Council Re-Election Bid Despite Pension Reform Support

San Jose City Councilwoman Rose Herrera won re-election on Tuesday in a tough race where opponents made an issue of her support for pension reform.

11/07/2012

San Jose City Councilmember Rose Herrera

War Of Words Heats Up Between San Jose City Councilwoman, Police Officers Union

Anyone who follows San Jose politics knows that the San Jose Police Officers Association and councilwoman Rose Herrera have long been at odds – particularly, over law enforcement budget cuts and pension reform. Their war of words only seems to be heating up as the November election nears.

10/15/2012

San Francisco City College (CBS)

Phil Matier: Trustee To Manage City College Of SF Finances

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the move by City College of San Francisco to bring in a special trustee to oversee finances is just the first step in an effort to remain open.

09/12/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Sweeping Pension Reform Bill Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.

09/12/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says He’s Reducing Dysfunction Of State Government

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier parses through whether Jerry Brown is doing a better job than his predecessors.

09/11/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Moody’s Says California Pension Reform A Positive Step

Moody’s is calling California’s pension reform plan a positive development for the state and local governments.

09/10/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leading State Democrat Praises Accomplishments Of Legislative Session

The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

09/06/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Approve Pension Changes Supported By Brown

The state Legislature has approved a package of changes to California’s public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

08/31/2012

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