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San Jose audit: Police overtime skyrockets

San Jose’s police department saw overtime hours among its staff skyrocket over the past 10 years, according to a new report released by the city auditor. According to the report, overtime hours have increased 300% over the past decade and now account for 10% of the department’s budget. It also noted the largest increase in...

San Jose fact-check: Opportunity Housing and single-family homes

Planning Commissioner Pierluigi Oliverio is talking a lot about San Jose’s proposal to densify its single-family neighborhoods, but some residents say he isn’t educating the public as much as spreading misinformation. Faced with a housing crisis, San Jose leaders are devising a plan to allow more density in signature suburban neighborhoods. So-called Opportunity Housing allows...

Seniors empty San Jose mobile home park after years of debate

Six years after a developer revealed plans to replace a San Jose mobile home park that housed seniors with luxury condos, some residents found themselves surprised they don’t qualify for the replacement housing that was promised. While most residents seem to be happy with the agreement that allowed owners of the mobile homes in the park to either...

San Jose mayor targets business, blight, jobs and housing in budget plan

The San Jose City Council unanimously supported Mayor Liccardo’s new spending plan which aims to rebuild the economy and help San Jose recover from COVID. On March 9, the mayor released his annual March Budget Message with recommendations for the city’s 2021-2022 budget. Liccardo’s main focus is on creating jobs, helping local businesses get back...

How much will your San Jose water bill be in 2021?

Driven by maintenance costs and supply price increases, higher water bills could be coming to San Jose residents as soon as July—despite pandemic-related hardships and resident pushback. Read more to learn about increases from your specific provider by selecting them below. Santa Clara Valley Water District | San Jose Water | Great Oaks Water Company | San Jose...

Street races: San Jose could target sideshow promoters

As illegal street racers continue to terrorize San Jose neighborhoods, city leaders are pushing forward a new law to target sideshow promoters and supporters. The committee that sets agendas for the San Jose City Council has unanimously approved a plan to make it illegal to promote racing on social media or elsewhere. Councilmember Dev Davis said SJPD’s...

San Jose to establish COVID-19 ‘Resiliency Corps,’ hire up to 500 youth

San Jose’s mayor hopes to create a jobs program to help bounce back from the economic devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Resilience Corps” would hire up to 500 residents, mostly young adults, to focus on five specific areas of need, Mayor Sam Liccardo said, including pandemic response, environmental issues, education support, disaster preparedness...