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San Jose driver shot six times sues SJPD for $5 million

A man who was shot six times by San Jose police is suing the department, along with former chief Eddie Garcia and officer Eric Mosunic – the officer who fired the bullets. The lawsuit filed by Yuridia Ochoa alleges multiple claims, including excessive force and unreasonable medical care after only four of the six bullets...

Nonprofits will have an easier time renting in San Jose under revised policy

It might soon become even easier for nonprofits to find spaces to operate in the city—welcome news for community organizations with limited resources. San Jose amended its policy on nonprofits using city-owned land with a unanimous vote Tuesday. The policy will set clearer guidelines for assisting nonprofits and other public organizations, like schools, in renting...

Who will lead San Jose’s chamber of commerce?

Six months after losing its CEO amid a widespread scandal, Silicon Valley’s largest chamber of commerce is close to naming its new leader. Several front runners have emerged in the hunt for the Silicon Valley Organization’s new top boss, but the business group is keeping the process under wraps. After the resignation of CEO Matt...

How to watch and participate in San Jose City Council meetings

Many San José Spotlight readers told us in our 2021 reader survey that they want to be more civically engaged and involved in local policymaking. A lot of you said our coverage of local government has motivated you to get more involved in the city’s decisions but don’t quite know where to start. One of...

What’s at stake in San Jose’s annual budget?

Every year, San Jose approves its operational budget. But what does it mean in terms of the city’s day-to-day operations — and how can the average resident understand the city’s budget documents? “Most folks may not realize how much information is in these budget documents,” said San Jose Budget Director Jim Shannon. “The city tries...