The list of candidates officially running for mayor of the city of San Jose in 2014 has started to become crowded.
A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.
They want more options when it comes to how to handle businesses that aren’t paying their fair share.
San Jose police are crediting stepped up gang enforcement efforts, with a recent decrease in violence in the city. But the city may not have the funding to continue those efforts into the next year.
A number of new city facilities in San Jose have been shuttered, in some cases for years because of a lack of funds. But, it appears that list is about to get a little shorter.
An idea to help out cash-strapped libraries in San Jose is being met with both praise and criticism after a city councilman suggested the libraries replace retiring city workers with volunteers.
This comes following the passage of AB321, a state law that allows cities to lower the speed limit around schools to 15 miles per hour.
In a strange twist, the number of police officer layoffs in San Jose may be reduced because of revenue generated by medical marijuana dispensaries.
A San Jose city councilman has dared to touch the so-called “third rail” of local politics. City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio is calling for a reduction in firefighter staffing levels in favor of more police officers.
Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio is proposing that cutbacks shouldn’t solely be based on seniority.