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San Jose’s general plan review hindered by online meetings

As online meetings become the new norm under shelter-in-place orders, some community leaders and advocates say meeting remotely has hampered plans to revise one of San Jose’s most critical documents: its General Plan for 2040. “(The online format) puts a lot of pressure to keep the meetings at a reasonable time,” said Jason Su, executive...

San Jose appoints five new planning commissioners, expanding diversity

After a lengthy effort to ensure geographic equity on San Jose’s planning commission, city leaders on Monday appointed five new members each from a different district. The commission advises San Jose lawmakers on land use decisions and under certain circumstance can approve some projects without the City Council’s review. Months of advocacy for more representation...

As illegal fireworks are on the rise, San Jose hopes to crack down

While Fourth of July celebrations are canceled across the South Bay due to coronavirus restrictions – aside from Gilroy’s plans for an abnormally high display Saturday – some residents have started recreating traditions on their own – illegally. Shooting off fireworks, bottle rockets, roman candles and firecrackers is illegal in San Jose and most of...