Divided San Jose City Council OKs Budget Plan That Will Cut Police Officers

San Jose police officers at a community event.

A divided San Jose City Council approved a budget plan on Tuesday that for the first time in the city’s history cuts more than 100 police officers and raises doubts about the city’s ability to remain one of the safest in the country.

On a 7-4 […]

San Jose Council Hears From Residents About Cuts at Final Budget Hearing

Watch a video of the hearing

Julia Lam spoke at hearing.

Support for libraries, park rangers and youth outreach specialists emerged as important services to many of the 50 speakers who took advantage of the final public hearing on Monday to express their views on thebudget.

Although Mayor Chuck Reed’s June budget message […]

San Jose Council Members Offer Tweaks to Mayor’s Budget Recommendations

Mayor Chuck Reed’s June Budget Message appears to have the general approval of the rest of the city council, but five council members are offering recommendations that will be debated at the daytime session of the Tuesday meeting.

The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the council chambers at City Hall, […]