Police Reform: San Jose Council Considers Rubber Bullet Ban Proposed By MayorMembers of the San Jose City Council on Tuesday are discussing a proposal to ban the firing of rubber bullets during crowded protests.
SJ Considers Creating $3 Million Fund To Clean Up Increasing Trash, Blight On City StreetsSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and several councilmembers on Monday announced a proposal for $3 million in extra funding to address an increase in trash and blight in the city's streets.
'A Mess Out There' - San Jose Looks At Spending $3 Million On Cleaning Illegal Dumpsites, BlightSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and three councilmembers will introduce a plan that will dedicate $1 million a month until the end of the year to clean illegal dumpsites and pick up trash from the streets.
San Jose Mayor Urges State Legislature to Hold Special Session for SB 995Mayor Sam Liccardo publicly urged the California Legislature to return to session to pass Senate Bill 995, which streamlines the process for major housing development projects.
San Jose City Hall Vandalism Suspect May Be Linked To Incident At Mayor's Home On Night Of ProtestsA person arrested for allegedly defacing San Jose City Hall Friday evening may be linked to an earlier vandalism incident at Mayor Sam Liccardo's home, police said.
Neighbors Clean Up San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's Home After Being Vandalized During Night Of Jacob Blake ProtestsNeighbors of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo quickly banded together after his home was vandalized following protests Friday night.
SJ Residents Blast PG&E After Transformer Blows, Shutting Off Power During Heat WaveAfter suffering all weekend without power, San Jose residents blasted PG&E for equipment failure that caused the utility to shut off their electricity during the hottest days of summer.
Mayor Liccardo Unveils Plan For Police Reform In Wake Of Violence At BLM Protests In San JoseThe mayor of San Jose unveiled plans for police reform in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, which saw several protesters and observers injured by officers.
Demonstrators Demanding Police Reforms Stage Sit-In Outside SJ Mayor Liccardo's HomeDemonstrators marched and then staged a sit-in protest outside San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's home Friday, calling for him to come out and listen to their messages on police brutality, racism and defunding the police department.
San Jose Mayor Proposes Changes In Police Use-Of-Force Policy For Large ProtestsThousands of Black Lives Matter protesters rallied outside San Jose City Hall Friday and later marched peacefully to police headquarters to demand accountability from officers in their handling of demonstrators, a plea echoed by Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Cities Across Bay Area Establish Curfews, But Oakland Holds Off For NowAs San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Santa Clara and other Bay Area cities have turned to establishing curfews to help squash violent protests of George Floyd's death in Minnesota, the City of Oakland is taking a different tack - at least for now.
San Jose Police, Mayor's Office At Odds Over Enforcement Of Proposed Face Mask OrdinanceThe City of San Jose will be voting on a face-covering ordinance to slow the spread of COVID-19 that would go beyond the requirements of Santa Clara County. It would make people wear masks practically anytime they are in public or even outdoors, or risk the possibility of getting a ticket.
Plan For Dining Outside 'Al Fresco' Could Save Struggling San Jose Restaurants During COVID-19 PandemicTo give struggling restaurants a much-needed lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed usings streets, sidewalks and parking for expanding outdoor dining 'al fresco.'
Southbay Homeless Shelters, Food Banks Adapt To Surge In Demand Since COVID-19 OutbreakHomeless shelters take measures to reduce capacity, maintain social distancing and sanitize facilities. Meanwhile, at food banks throughout the South Bay is surging.
Coronavirus Update: South Bay Community Bands Together To Help Those In NeedSouth Bay officials including San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and a group of Silicon Valley business leaders announced a new coronavirus pandemic response program Wednesday that is intended to distribute food, organize volunteers and provide monetary support to vulnerable residents.