San Jose Imposes Wage Cuts on Four Unions; Talks Continue With Police

The San Jose City Council voted 8-3 on Tuesday to impose 10 percent cuts in wages and benefits on four employee unions that had reached an impasse with the City at the negotiations table.

Mayor Chuck Reed

The alternative, said Mayor Chuck Reed, is to lay off 200 to 300 more employees to [...]

Redistricting Panel Approves Plan to Redraw San Jose District Boundaries

San Jose Redistricting Advisory Commission gave its final unanimous approval to a plan for redrawing San Jose Council District boundaries that moves only 22,067 residents and equalizes distsrict populations to within 10 percent of the 95,621 target.

The commissioners met for the last time at City Hall on Thursday, May 26, to review a report [...]

Divided San Jose City Council Moves Toward Declaring Fiscal Emergency

The San Jose City Council on Tuesday delayed declaring a fiscal state of emergency and instead instructed city staff to produce a cost analysis of various pension reform plans that are aimed at reducing benefits. Staff members were also directed to meet with unions to explore solutions.

Packed chambers for council meeting.

The council voted [...]