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Category Archives: San Jose City Hall & Council

SAN JOSE DIVIDED: POST-ELECTION RESULTS & DOUBTS HIGHLIGHT CITY ISSUES; NOVEMBER 2014 MIDTERM ELECTION DRAGS-ON

A FEW DAYS AFTER SAN JOSE’S MIDTERM ELECTION FOR NOVEMBER 2014, SOME MATTERS REMAIN QUESTIONABLE, WHILE OTHERS APPEAR TO BE REVEALING.  THAT’S INCLUDING A CLOSE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RACE AND A MAYORAL ELECTION … Continue reading

Saturday 8 November 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; The impact of Measure B pension reform (editorial, part 3 of 3)

Today, San Jose Voters will decide the new mayor of the city, as well as (perhaps) the fate of further negotiations in regards to Measure B pension reform, enacted back … Continue reading

Tuesday 4 November 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; Starting on a doubtful premise (editorial, part 2 of 3)

San Jose, the nation’s tenth largest city, has somehow shaped itself within the urban legend of being America’s so-called “safest big city”; that’s despite the controversies associated with such rankings.  … Continue reading

Thursday 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; A Different Spin on Public Safety and the Numbers (editorial, part 1 of 3)

Mayoral Candidate, Sam Liccardo, has been following closely with the rhetoric of terming-out mayor Chuck Reed; that is, insisting in recent interviews and editorials, from late August into September 2014, … Continue reading

Tuesday 23 September 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE’S MAYORAL CANDIDATES SCHEDULED FOR NEW DEBATE AS OF 2nd OCTOBER AT WILLOW GLEN

SAN JOSE MAYORAL CANDIDATES DAVE CORTESE and SAM LICCARDO ARE SCHEDULED TO DEBATE IN WILLOW GLEN, MODERATED BY  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY. INFORMATION FOR THE MAYORAL ELECTION DEBATE:  Day: 02 October 2014 Time: 6:30pm Place: Starlite Banquets Facility, 680 Minnesota Avenue, … Continue reading

Thursday 21 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ TAMIEN STATION AREA PLAN BACK ONLINE WITH OUTREACH MEETINGS; QUESTIONS REMAIN

AFTER MANY OFF-AND-ON AGAIN SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY (VTA) IS RETURNING WITH PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS THAT REGARD ITS TAMIEN STATION AREA PLAN, A TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT … Continue reading

Monday 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

BRIEF: SJ COUNCILMEMBER OLIVERIO LEADS PACK AGAINST HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AND OTHER CITY COMMISSIONS, “BACK-FILLING” BEGINS

[This is a brief of a longer article seen here] SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RETURNED TO SESSION AS OF 12 AUGUST 2014; BUT, THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND ITS … Continue reading

Friday 15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS “BULLDOZE” THEIR COLLEAGUES, WHILE NOMINATIONS FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION ARE STAGED

SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RETURNED TO SESSION AS OF 12 AUGUST 2014; BUT, THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND ITS CONSENT CALENDAR —NAMELY THAT OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION NOMINATIONS … Continue reading

Thursday 14 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ CITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDED TO DECREASE WILLOW GLEN’s FIRE STATION 37 RESERVE BY $350,000; PLANS TO POSTPONE INDEFINITELY

LAST MONTH, BEFORE A VACATION FROM SESSION, SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDED TO DECREASE WILLOW GLEN’S FIRE STATION 37 RESERVE BY $350,000; THAT IS, WHILE CONTINUING DELAYS ON BUILDING THAT STATION … Continue reading

Tuesday 22 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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