VTA Faces Resistance Over Using Measure B Funds for BARTThe Valley Transportation Authority faced widespread criticism this week for a controversial proposal to spend a large share of voter-approved sales tax revenue to fund BART construction at the likely expense of other transportation projects.
$340M Available For South Bay Transportation Projects After Legal Battle EndsA sum of $340 million is available for infrastructure projects in Santa Clara County after a two-year lawsuit challenging voter-approved Measure B failed.
San Jose Police Department Requires Overtime Amid Staffing ShortageDwindling staff numbers have forced the San Jose Police Department to require overtime for its officers under a shift change starting this Sunday.
San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged CommentsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.
Judge Hands Down Ruling On San Jose Pension Reform MeasureUnions 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.
Union Leaders Prepared To Oppose San Jose Mayor’s Pension Reform MeasureMayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.
SJ Mayor Seeks To Amend State Constitution To Attain Pension ReformSan 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.
Defense Of San Jose Pension Reform Grows More ExpensiveThe San Jose City Council has approved an increase in the legal budget for defending Measure B.
San Jose Police Union Files New Challenge To Pension ReformA new lawsuit challenging San Jose’s voter-approved Measure B pension reform proposition has been filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by the city’s Police Officers’ Association.
Atty. General Allows San Jose Police Union To Challenge Pension Reform In CourtA controversial pension reform measure passed by San Jose voters last June has been cleared to go to the courts, after a decision made by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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”.
Vallejo Asking Public For New Spending IdeasMonday, the city kicked off an experiment to put revenue from last year's one-percent sales tax hike in the hands of its residents.
San Jose To Implement Pension Reform For New HiresThe San Jose City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that will implement a second tier pension plan for new employees.
State Auditor Report Finds San Jose Likely Overstated Future Pension CostsThe California State Auditor has released a new report showing San Jose officials likely overstated future pension costs by millions of dollars, with the higher figures used in the lead-up to June’s controversial pension reform measure.
San Jose's Pension Costs Interfering With Essential City ServicesRising pension costs are decimating essential city services, according to a grand jury report issued Wednesday.