San Jose - Politics & Govt
Cruising was originally banned as a way to deter crime and traffic-related infractions from gatherings of cars slowly rolling down an urban street, but the Latino community looks at the ban as highly discriminatory, since cruising lowriders on city roads has been a part of the culture since the 1940s.
Santa Clara supervisors take no-confidence vote on sheriff; anti-vaxx effort to recall supervisors takes shape
There is now a request from two Santa Clara County supervisors for a no-confidence vote over Sheriff Laurie Smith’s job performance, as she is accused of rampant mismanagement inside her jails.
Santa Clara County cracked down hard on businesses during COVID. Now many fines are getting overturned
The toughest enforcement of COVID-19 health orders in the Bay Area was in Santa Clara County, which fined around 400 businesses a combined $6 million. Now, the county is hearing appeals from those businesses — and the process is raising serious questions among critics about the consistency and fairness of the enforcement.