Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Jim Beall reintroduces affordable housing bill vetoed by Newsom

California’s housing crisis dominated headlines in 2019, but one San Jose legislator’s effort to alleviate its impact left Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk without a signature. Last year’s Senate Bill 5, authored by state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, aimed to support Newsom’s goal of building 3.5 million housing units by 2025 by establishing an Affordable...

San Jose to consider investing $9.4M for Alum Rock housing project

Tucked away into a far corner of the city, the San Jose City Council’s approved Alum Rock Avenue Urban Village project seeks to revitalize a predominantly Latino neighborhood of San Jose. An 87-unit mixed-use affordable housing complex located in the heart of the neighborhood is included in those plans, and that building may soon move...

San Jose Iranian group considers security amid tensions over U.S. attack

WASHINGTON. D.C. — On the heels of an announcement Thursday that the U.S. military had killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military leader, one Iranian advocacy group in the South Bay is preparing for heightened security risks. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the...

Four major Santa Clara developments to watch in 2020

The South Bay has become a major development hot-spot in the last few years, as office space fills up in traditionally trendy cities to the north and growing companies look for space to expand. But 2020 is set to be an especially active year in Santa Clara with multiple big projects hitting important milestones. Below...

The Podlight: Top stories of 2019

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the past week, we released eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness, land...

The Podlight: An exclusive sitdown with Scott Wiener

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

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