East San Jose Coalition Fighting Proposed Water Rate Increases of 44% Over 3 Years

A public protest against a proposed 44 percent water rate hike is catching steam in East San Jose and getting the attention of a powerful state senator.

Photo by Juan EstradaSenator Jim Beall listens to community input.

“I’m going to listen,” Senator Jim Beall told a group of residents at a District 5 United [...]

Pension Reform Battle Moves to Ballot; State Committee OKs Audit Request

Jesse Jones

Employee reacts to testimony.

San Jose’s pension reform battle will move to the June 5 election ballot and possibly a courtroom after a divided City Council voted to let the public decide how escalating employee pension costs should be managed in the future to avoid severe service cuts to residents.

The 8-3 vote on [...]