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San Jose leaders split on how to spend housing tax revenue

San Jose lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve drafting an affordable housing tax measure for the March 2020 ballot, but differ on how to divvy up the funds that the tax will generate — a frequent dilemma among a City Council that is often at odds with one another. In a memo to their...

Audit: Team San Jose exceeds revenue and tourism goals

In the last year, Team San Jose — a nonprofit that manages the city’s tourism, arts and cultural centers — exceeded its targeted revenue goals by more than $19 million, qualifying for an additional $200,000 in funds from the city as a result. According to an annual audit, the nonprofit outperformed its goals across all...

Amid growing income disparities, Silicon Valley nonprofit aims to redirect donors to their own backyards

Nearly one-third of Silicon Valley adults are considered “upper-income,” outpacing every other region in the country, according to Pew Research Center data. But local philanthropy is lagging, nonprofit leaders say. “Silicon Valley is home to more than 86,000 millionaires and billionaires – and many are incredibly generous – but not nearly enough of Silicon Valley...

San Jose lawmakers study sexual assault data amid spike in rapes

In a heavy-hearted conversation on sexual assault Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the findings of two reports from the San Jose Police Department on the spike in rapes and child molestation across the city, where at least half of the reported victims are children under the age of 14. Councilmembers Johnny Khamis, Dev Davis,...

Immigrants in Washington and San Jose await fate amid Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments from lawyers on behalf of government and immigration advocates over the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program. Members of the public who wanted to witness the highly-anticipated hearing started forming a line outside the...

San Jose officials propose new property transfer tax for affordable housing

San Jose lawmakers next week could approve drafting an affordable housing tax ballot measure for the March 2020 ballot, another step to help raise revenue to tackle Silicon Valley’s growing housing and homeless crises. According to a new memo, the city manager’s office is recommending a real property transfer tax, which would apply to the...

A split San Jose City Council votes to weaken rent control law

Housing was at the forefront of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, as San Jose lawmakers weighed making changes to several crucial housing laws. Among them was amending the city’s Ellis Act, where lawmakers voted 6-5 in favor of reducing the number of units developers have to put back under rent control after redevelopment. Councilmembers Sergio Jimenez,...

San Jose expected to preserve northern part of Coyote Valley

For more than five decades, San Jose has been divided on whether to preserve or develop Coyote Valley, the 7,400 acres of land between the Santa Cruz mountains and the Diablo range. This week, city leaders are expected to make major moves toward preservation. San Jose elected officials on Wednesday will vote on whether to...

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