Carly Wipf

Carly Wipf is the San Jose City Hall reporter for San José Spotlight.

Carly got her start in journalism when she was 16 as a writer for AccessLocal.TV in her hometown of Sacramento.

She moved to the Bay Area to study at San Francisco State University and received a BA in journalism. As a reporter for the university paper, she covered protests, homelessness, police use of force and other metropolitan affairs in San Francisco.

Carly has written for the Bay Area publications El Tecolote and LocalNewsMatters. She has also covered Yolo County business and arts for the Davis Enterprise.

She believes in the fierce power of local news and is excited to keep San Jose residents up to date on the city politics that impact their lives.

San Jose lawmakers approve plan to begin city’s redistricting process

After hours of heated debate, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to create a more transparent redistricting process based on recommendations from California Common Cause, a statewide political advocacy group. Under the plan approved Oct. 28, all San Jose residents can apply to the redistricting commission through a public process where residents can comment...

Spending in contested San Jose City Council races hits $1.8 million

Some of San Jose’s most influential groups collectively have spent a whopping $1.8 million on two San Jose City Council races, pushing to keep the status quo and illustrating just how deep a rift is forming between business and labor groups in the city. Organizations such as the Silicon Valley Organization, South Bay Labor Council...

San Jose City Council: Battle lines being drawn on redistricting

Tasked with the once-in-a-decade challenge of redrawing district lines in San Jose, city leaders are pushing to engage residents in the process. The conversation is important because redistricting could affect how residents, especially people of color, are represented in future elections. Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census is complete, the city must appoint one...

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