Author: Mauricio La Plante (Mauricio La Plante)

San Jose appoints five new planning commissioners, expanding diversity

After a lengthy effort to ensure geographic equity on San Jose’s planning commission, city leaders on Monday appointed five new members each from a different district. The commission advises San Jose lawmakers on land use decisions and under certain circumstance can approve some projects without the City Council’s review. Months of advocacy for more representation...

After two decades, San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle is retiring

For two decades, San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle navigated the law through a recession, violent protests at City Hall and a full-scale transition to Zoom meetings because of the coronavirus. Now he plans to retire. He was at the helm when pension reform emptied out the police department and resulted in countless union-led lawsuits. He was there...

San Jose lawmakers extend eviction moratorium, expand Wi-Fi hotspots

As the county’s shelter-in-place order extends into its third month and many industries remain closed, San Jose lawmakers extended an eviction moratorium Tuesday to help renters facing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council voted unanimously to extend an eviction moratorium until Aug. 31 for tenants who cannot afford to pay rent because of income loss...

San Jose lawmakers to propose ban on rubber bullets in crowds

A San Jose lawmaker learned someone is always listening over Zoom — and he revealed not-yet-public plans to ban rubber bullets by city police to break up crowds. Councilmember Raul Peralez was overheard discussing a plan with Mayor Sam Liccardo to restrict rubber bullets in crowds after he left himself unmuted on Zoom during the City...

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