San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
San Jose City Council’s Salary Setting Commission votes Wednesday night to possibly grant Mayor Chuck Reed and the City Council itself pay raises.
The reality seems to be setting in that the cost for San Francisco’s bid alone would be prohibitive – not to mention what it would cost to hire sufficient security and transit.
President Barack Obama’s second term will kick off with much fanfare in Washington, D.C. this holiday weekend and the Bay Area will be well represented with local politicians, community leaders and residents in attendance.
Leaders of the police and fire unions have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
The Building Inspectors’ Union agreed on Tuesday to change its sick leave benefit for new city hires who will no longer be allowed to store up unused sick days and cash them out at retirement—an arrangement that costs the city millions of dollars.
Both public and private sector leaders agree San Francisco has become a major driver of the high-tech community, with the growth of social media pushing the boundaries of what is considered Silicon Valley.
San Jose’s mayor came to the defense of his police chief after a member of the Police Officers’ Association’s Board called for a no confidence vote for the chief next week.
Rising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.
The general aviation side of Mineta San Jose International Airport will soon be seeing some big changes as bids to upgrade the west side of the airport are being sought.
San Jose’s Mayor Reed is pleased his most recent budget report shows a surplus, but admits cuts to services are partly the reason for being in the black.