Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Evergreen college board pulls out of development talks with Republic Urban

The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has sent a letter to developer Republic Urban Properties LLC saying it doesn’t intend to further extend or modify the exclusive negotiation agreement to develop surplus land. In a July 11 letter to Michael Van Every, president of the San Jose-based development company, SJECCD  Chancellor Byron D. Clift Breland...

San Jose lawmakers adopt new fee for Diridon Station, discuss airport closure

For decades, local officials have wanted to shut down San Jose’s Reid- Hillview Airport, serving local pilots, aviation students and educators as a hub for flight trainings and the local community as a resource for disaster relief. But after hours of discussion, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday reviewed how the nearly 60-year-old airport’s closure...

National watchdog investigates San Jose’s award to Catholic school

One day after a San José Spotlight report highlighted concerns over a six-figure grant the city awarded to a private Catholic school, a national watchdog group announced it is investigating the “unconstitutional grant.” “The city’s decision to award more than 800,000 dollars of discretionary funds to a private religious school, subsidizing religious instruction, is unconstitutional,”...

Santa Clara County lawmakers approve firearm safe storage laws

Some elected leaders say gun laws can lead to trouble when equally applied to urban and rural areas – and that’s what Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is trying to avoid. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved his proposal requiring safe storage for firearms in homes on unincorporated county land. The ordinance, which primarily aims...

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