Author: Special to San José Spotlight

Khamis: Section 8—open for business

While there is an ever-growing need for housing to support low-income residents due to the real lack of affordable housing, there are programs that help lower income families find and rent homes. The Housing Choice Voucher Program, better known as the “Section 8” program, allows private housing providers to rent out their apartments and homes...

Tran: In defense of the Private Attorneys General Act

Railing against lawyers is pretty much a national pastime, and has been for decades. Why not? Lawyers make easy targets because litigation often results when there is no other option for the parties to assert their rights. However, because blanket insults against lawyers are such easy things to do, this method of communication is used...

Enfantino: California’s Private Attorneys General Act must be overhauled

California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has made the Golden State even more golden for trial attorneys, while raising litigation challenges via frivolous lawsuits for employers and costing them thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to bringing individual or class-action claims, disgruntled employees can sue under PAGA for any alleged labor...

Chung: Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen should be investigated

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen admires President Harry Truman and believes the popular saying “The buck stops here.” That means that ultimate responsibility for criminal prosecutions and the District Attorney’s Office rests with DA Rosen. Santa Clara County should hold DA Rosen to his own high standard, and he should be investigated. As...

Flores: The right thing to do

It is hard to do the right thing. But doing the right thing is always right. San Jose—and its elected leaders—have an opportunity today to do the right thing for its people. The Google project is the largest land deal in the city’s history. From the announcement to the three years of dialogue between all...