Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Changes coming to Santa Clara renters, homebuilders and Airbnb users

Changes are on the way for Santa Clara when it comes to residential rental rules, including short-term rentals made popular by websites like Airbnb. City elected leaders and planning commission members this month discussed changes for rentals that could affect how many people can rent a single-family home and create first time rules around short-term...

Santa Clara to discuss Levi’s Stadium management, affordable housing and Airbnb rules

When Santa Clara city leaders meet Tuesday evening, they’ll revive the controversial discussion around the San Francisco 49ers’ management of Levi’s Stadium, reaffirming earlier decisions and giving residents — and the team — a chance to comment. The council will also discuss a 65-unit affordable housing project and consider potential changes that could affect renters...

Santa Clara may be split into three districts for future voting

Santa Clara residents will likely see a question on the March 3 ballot next year that asks whether the city should be split into three voting districts, a yearslong contentious topic in the South Bay city. The city’s Charter Review Committee, which is an advisory board, has worked on the most recent effort to shape Santa Clara’s...

Santa Clara officials vote on affordable housing, massage parlor rules

Santa Clara elected leaders Tuesday night faced a full agenda, voting on issues around affordable housing, 2020 voting centers and the future of massage parlors in the city. The meeting was a relatively tame one following last week’s council meeting, where officials ridiculed the San Francisco 49ers for alleged mismanagement of Levi’s Stadium and voted...

Santa Clara bucked city rules with Singer public relations contracts

Two years after Santa Clara officials worked to fix a botched public affairs contract, a San José Spotlight investigation found city leaders repeated some of the same errors mere months after vowing not to make those mistakes again. Public documents show city officials didn’t follow the city’s code, typical timelines and industry best practices when...

Santa Clara leaves police chief decision to voters, disputes scathing grand jury report

It’s official: Santa Clara will have two police chief elections in 2020 after councilmembers on Wednesday night said they couldn’t agree on who to elect to the newly-vacant position between now and Dec. 2020. The decision comes after a contentious meeting where elected officials were set to decide what to do about the retirement of longtime Chief Mike...

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