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Santa Clara bucked city rules with Singer public relations contracts

Two years after Santa Clara officials worked to fix a botched public affairs contract, a San José Spotlight investigation found city leaders repeated some of the same errors mere months after vowing not to make those mistakes again. Public documents show city officials didn’t follow the city’s code, typical timelines and industry best practices when...

Santa Clara leaves police chief decision to voters, disputes scathing grand jury report

It’s official: Santa Clara will have two police chief elections in 2020 after councilmembers on Wednesday night said they couldn’t agree on who to elect to the newly-vacant position between now and Dec. 2020. The decision comes after a contentious meeting where elected officials were set to decide what to do about the retirement of longtime Chief Mike...

Santa Clara City Council votes on Tasman East plan, grand jury response

Santa Clara elected officials returned from a monthlong legislative break Tuesday to discuss traffic safety, brainstorm a response to a scathing transportation audit and rework part of a plan that will guide future development in an area slated for major growth. Response to Civil Grand Jury’s VTA Report City leaders are required to respond to a Santa...

Santa Clara clears way for massive residential development

Santa Clara’s City Council met for more than six hours Tuesday night, most of that time was spent weighing the merits of Gateway Crossings, a massive and controversial new residential project in the city. City officials’ sentiment about the project, which sits near the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, could be summed up effectively with a...

Santa Clara Council approves budget, big land sale and new condos

Santa Clara’s City Council this week made several noteworthy decisions during its twice-monthly council meeting, including approving a new biennial budget and offering a stamp of approval on a land sale and the next phase of a condo development. Read on for a rundown of the most newsworthy items discussed this week during the city’s...

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