Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Bay Area companies and community groups push for $16B transportation investment

A group of 32 Bay Area organizations, from private tech companies to community groups, on Wednesday urged local lawmakers to take big, new strides to invest in transportation throughout the region. In a letter, signed by Alphabet-owned Waymo, San Francisco-based ridesharing and scooter companies Lyft and Lime alongside a slew of Bay Area bicycle coalitions,...

San Jose: Iris Chang Park finally set to open next month

After more than three years and countless delays, a park named after a late political activist in San Jose still remains closed off, behind a fence and off limits to the public. But community leaders are confident that Iris Chang Park on Epic Way might actually open next month — a moment of pride for...

San Jose approves plan to double electric charging stations

As greenhouse gas emissions hike up the earth’s temperature, San Jose leaders eagerly push for greener energy initiatives to combat the region’s increasingly warmer climate. As a result, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of implementing the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), a state-sponsored program that allows qualifying cities across California to...

Santa Clara to talk traffic plan funding for massive Related development

Santa Clara officials on Tuesday night discussed details around a complex and long-anticipated project called Related Santa Clara — formerly known as CityPlace — and will bring back a potentially precedent-setting discussion on affordable housing in the city. City councilmembers are expected to approve shuffling around some money for a traffic improvement funding plan for...

San Jose lawmakers to discuss earthquake preparations

The Bay Area, home to more than 7.5 million residents, is notorious for its predisposition to earth-rattling quakes. As a result, San Jose leaders want to ensure residents’ safety in the event that the next “Big One” hits. On Tuesday, lawmakers are slated to amend the city’s building standards code, as San Jose’s local climate,...

San Jose: Senate candidates debate immigration, public safety and more

Five candidates vying to replace Sen. Jim Beall in Sacramento next year took the stage in San Jose this week at a neighborhood group’s forum to field questions on immigration, public safety and transportation. Hosted by the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association on Thursday night, the District 15 candidates included former Assemblywoman Nora Campos, Santa Clara...