San Jose Moves Toward Ballot Measure

After a grim warning from Mayor Chuck Reed that next year’s budget deficit could be as much as $100 million or more, the San Jose City Council on Friday narrowly voted to add a voluntary “opt-in” pension to the cost-cutting proposals that could be discussed at the negotiating table with the city’s 11 unions.

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Special Meeting Set to Explore Pensions

Just three days after approving a budget that leaves San Jose with a smaller workforce earning less pay, libraries open four day a week, community centers looking for operators and 100 fewer police officers on the streets, the San Jose City Council will be back at work on Friday, June 24, trying to stave off [...]

As San Jose’s Strong Neighborhoods Ends, Plan Emerges for Citywide Effort

Present and past SNI staff members honored at community event.

Kip Harkness thanks staff members and neighborhood leaders at a goodbye event.

City officials and residents unofficially closed the last chapter of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative at a potluck on Friday, June 17, at Roosevelt Community Center, but many pledged to continue the work of the 10-year-old, award-winning neighborhood improvement program that pumped $104 [...]