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.

A San Jose commission will decide on strong mayor, moving mayoral elections

After a month-long debate over a proposed ‘strong mayor’ measure and outrage over lack of community involvement in the decision, San Jose leaders unanimously approved putting decisions about the city’s future into the hands of community members. The Charter Revision Commission, created Tuesday, will consist of residents appointed by Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council....

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo drops his ‘strong mayor’ plan

After a month of pressure and community outcry, Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday quietly dropped his push for a ‘strong mayor’ initiative that would extend his term by two years and increase his powers. In a memo released Monday —  a day before the San Jose City Council was set to vote on the controversial...

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