Public, City Council Views Vary on Restoring Service Cuts in Past Budgets

Budget Game bucks.

With the city’s projected budget deficit only a quarter of last year’s and cost-cutting fiscal reforms under way, the San Jose City Council’s first budget study session for included a topic not even imagined a year ago – restoring services cut in past budgets.

“We can begin to think about restoring […]

San Jose Mayor Pushes Fiscal Reforms, Promises to Restore City Services

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Promising that his fiscal reform plan will allow the city to open libraries and community centers, fix roads and improve police and fire services, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed called on community members and city employees […]

Crime Prevention Summit Shines Spotlight on Neighborhood Efforts to Fight Blight

The 350 participants at the fourth annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit were greeted with some good news from Mayor Chuck Reed.

Photos by Lawrence Whitcomb

“We ended the year with a reduction in gang violence,” Reed said at the February 4 event at San Jose’s Overfelt High School. “You can be proud of that.”