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.
Workers At UC Medical Centers Hold Strike VotePension reform and staffing levels are the big issues as thousands of workers at the University of California’s five medical centers vote on a potential strike.
San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension AgreementThe city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.
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 Academy Graduates 43 RecruitsPolice staffing is about to get a much needed boost in San Jose, as the Police Department's academy held its first graduation ceremony since 2009.
Interim San Jose Police Chief Tries To Stem Officer ExodusAs San Jose searches on for a new police chief, the man appointed to fill the job in the meantime has been grappling with how to prevent rank and file officers from leaving the force.
San Mateo Supervisor Breaks Double Dip Promise, Collects Pension And Salary A San Mateo county supervisor has broken his campaign promise, by collecting a salary on top of his pension from retiring as sheriff, but he gives his reasons why.
San Jose's Assistant Police Chief To Become Piedmont's Top CopSan 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.
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”.
Herrera Wins SJ City Council Re-Election Bid Despite Pension Reform SupportSan 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.
War Of Words Heats Up Between San Jose City Councilwoman, Police Officers UnionAnyone 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.
Phil Matier: Trustee To Manage City College Of SF FinancesKCBS, 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.
Gov. Brown Signs Sweeping Pension Reform Bill Into LawGov. Jerry Brown has signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.