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.
San Jose Lawmakers Vote To Give City Council Power To Release Police Body Cam VideoA police reform arising from the George Floyd protests was enacted by the San Jose City Council on Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to give itself the power to release body cam video.
San Jose City Council Members Condemn Racist Ads Following SVO FalloutSeveral San Jose City Councilmembers condemned the use of racist political ads Friday morning, noting that the recent controversy at the Silicon Valley Organization is a problem that’s existed for years.
San Jose: Lawmakers Review Enforcement, Citations For Illegal FireworksIllegal firework usage nearly tripled this year in San Jose compared to last year and the city needs a new way to enforce and control it.
San Jose Expands and Extends Tax Break on Small Business LicensesIn an effort to relieve small businesses suffering during the pandemic, the San Jose city council has unanimously agreed to expand a tax break even though it will cost the city $1 million.
Clean Up Begins At Large Illegal Dumpsite In South San JoseThe city of San Jose and Union Pacific Railroad on Monday began cleaning up one of the biggest illegal dumpsites the South Bay has seen.
San Jose City Council Supports Restoring Voting Rights to ParoleesThe San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a measure slated for the November ballot that restores voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals.
San Jose City Council Votes to Allow Police to Use Rubber BulletsDespite backlash from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and community activists, the City Council voted 10-1 on Tuesday to allow police officers to continue the use of rubber bullets and other projectile impact weapons in some crowded situations if they are directly attacked.
San Jose City Council to Discuss Amnesty for Parking TicketsThe San Jose City Council is looking into an amnesty program that could give parking scofflaws a reason to pay up.
'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 Approves Commercial Development Fees for Affordable HousingAfter more than five years of stalled talks, San Jose plans to start charging commercial developers fees to fund affordable housing - a move housing advocates said is long overdue.
San Jose City Attorney Dies Weeks After RetirementFormer San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle died on Sunday at the age of 65, two weeks after celebrating his retirement and ending two decades of service defending the city.
San Jose City Council Approves Renegotiation for Emergency Food ReliefThe San Jose City Council approved the renegotiating of emergency food distribution contracts Wednesday night so they extend through October.
San Jose Council Votes To Put ‘Strong Mayor’ Proposal On November BallotA measure to reform the city of San Jose's campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, increase the mayor's power and add two years to current Mayor Liccardo's term will be on the November ballot after a city council vote.
San Jose City Leaders, Residents Endure Rise In 'Zoombombings'San Jose City Council member Raul Peralez fell victim to hackers twice in one week in a new online harassment trend. The trend, known as "Zoombombing" is when video conferences are interrupted by unwanted visitors, who often display pornography or slurs.