Madelyn Reese

Madelyn Reese is a writer and aspiring lawyer based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Madelyn was born and raised in the small town of Fair Play, California and spent her teenage years living on the East Coast. Madelyn majored in English Literature at the University of Washington in Seattle and now plans to enroll in law school with a focus on environmental law so she can become an advocate for the Earth and preserve it for future generations.

Away from work, Madelyn is an ardent live music fan, long distance runner and world traveler.

San Jose leans on ADUs to meet housing goals

San Jose is lagging behind its 2017 promise to build 25,000 units of new housing—10,000 of them affordable—by 2022. Now, officials are looking for solutions to the shortfall and hoping to jumpstart construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). To meet its goal of 25,000 new units in five years, the city needed to build about...

Do grand jury reports influence change in Silicon Valley?

Santa Clara County’s Civil Grand Jury for decades has attempted to improve government and investigate corruption, but whether it’s meeting those goals isn’t so clear. And most of the people lining up to serve on it are older white people. The Civil Grand Jury investigates complaints made by county residents, but not all complaints are...

More wage theft claims emerge at San Jose housing site

San Jose’s labor compliance department launched an investigation of an emergency housing project after San José Spotlight exposed wage theft allegations in March. Public Works Director Matt Cano confirmed that the city’s Office of Equality Assurance is conducting a “full review” of contractors that did work at the Monterey Bernal emergency housing site, built with several...