Column contributed first Monday of every month
Journalists know a little bit about a lot of topics.
But we don’t know it all. And we certainly aren’t subject matter experts on some of the topics that matter most to you — education, housing, homelessness, development, immigration and the environment.
That’s why we’ve called on a team of experts to write regular columns on these important issues. Our San José Spotlight columnists are prominent industry experts and leaders in their respective fields. Every week, they’ll share inside information, insights on trends and patterns and a deep understanding of the issues.
We’ll feature new columns every Monday, as we work to expand the topic areas. Know an expert who might be a good fit to write a regular column? Email ideas and suggestions to [email protected].
Director of Programs, PATH San Jose
Column contributed fourth Monday of every month
Climate Reality Leader at Climate Reality Project
Column contributed third Wednesday of every month
Silicon Valley Political Strategist
Column contributed fourth Wednesday of every month
Attorney, Rimon Law
Column contributed second Thursday of every month
Featuring voices of formerly homeless residents
Column contributed third Thursday of every month
Chief Executive Officer, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS
Column contributed fourth Thursday of every month
As I reflect on our last meeting of the fiscal year, I am concerned about our contradictory actions when it comes to solving our housing crisis. In the same meeting where we talked about ways to reduce fees, regulations and even provide forgivable loans for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — sometimes called ‘granny’ or ‘mother-in-law’...
The work of dismantling oppressive structures and dreaming up new, more just futures is crucial on both global and local scales, and San Jose is no exception. What does it take to imagine, nurture, and sustain this kind of work, and who is doing it? What role should institutions and nonprofits play, and where does...
Local arts leaders recently crafted an open letter to Team San Jose expressing their dismay at the San Jose song. But an even-toned letter exemplifying seething and undeserved restraint is not enough this time. You cannot resolve yet another modern day example of ingrained institutional racism and ignorance with a few words. The head of...