Politics & Government

Politics & Government

From equity to blight and guns: San Jose lawmakers outline new priorities

With limited resources and time, the San Jose City Council each year must decide where its priorities fall. On Tuesday, the lawmakers will duel on which policy proposals they consider imperative for the city’s growth and progress. Since 2011, lawmakers have crafted a high-priority list of policy initiatives to steer the direction of the city’s...

Jonathan Fleming highlights his tough-on-crime approach

San Jose City Council hopeful Jonathan Fleming wants District 2 voters to know he’s nothing like the incumbent, Sergio Jimenez. “It’s like night and day,” said Fleming, a mechanical engineer and data-driven defense government contractor. “What’s happening with our current policies are not working.” The Republican turned Independent, born again Republican said he’s eager to...

Amid spiking gun violence, Santa Clara County announces new gun team

Given an increase in gun violence in Santa Clara County, officials on Monday announced a new law enforcement team tasked with removing firearms from people with domestic violence and temporary restraining orders. The county’s Board of Supervisors is expected to approve funding for two members of the special 5-member team at its meeting on Tuesday. Officials held a news conference...

Huy Tran vows to fight for working families in San Jose

Huy Tran embodies the first-generation vision of the American Dream. His parents, Hai Tran and Kim Ho, fled Vietnam on boats in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, scraping together what little they had to start anew in California. Growing up, Tran’s parents worked long hours as landscapers, inspiring him to always fight for the little...

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo reiterates support of Bloomberg in wake of Nevada debate

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stands by his endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, even after the New York billionaire struggled Wednesday at the Las Vegas debate. Liccardo said he hopes Bloomberg’s next performance will go differently, but said the other presidential hopefuls on stage failed to focus on policy, instead unnecessarily dog-piling on the...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Newsletters

You have Successfully Subscribed!