Politics & Government

Politics & Government

San Jose leaders mull endorsing mayor’s plan for PG&E ratepayer takeover

With growing support from a host of 114 elected leaders in 58 cities and 10 counties, Mayor Sam Liccardo recently announced that his vision of turning PG&E into a customer-owned utility has received widespread recognition statewide. Nearly a month after introducing the proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission — which will ultimately decide on...

San Jose: World AIDS Day is a time of remembrance, hope

Dennis Pitt-Clute takes 31 pills a day to combat his AIDS diagnosis, but when the 70-year-old works at PACE Clinic, a primary care facility dedicated to serving those who HIV, he’s more concerned about whether clients take their medications and make their appointments. “Some people really have difficulty getting to PACE, and I don’t understand...

San Jose lawmakers approve new tax for primary ballot

A hotly contested real property transfer tax will be placed on the March 2020 ballot, but it wasn’t easy getting there. Several lawmakers reignited a debate Tuesday around putting the measure on the ballot before settling on a draft. In a 8-3 vote, the councilors approved the ballot draft language for next year’s primary election,...

Santa Clara approves affordable for-sale homes, electricity deal for ‘Related’ project

Santa Clara leaders Tuesday night approved agreements that will bring four new affordable condos to the city, endorsed a revamped recycling contract for residents and pushed forward plans for a new power substation to serve the city’s most anticipated development. As the 9.2 million-square-foot Related Santa Clara mixed-use project begins to rise, officials are making...

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