San Jose - Politics & Govt
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.
Phil Reynolds, an elected member of the Santa Clara County Republican Central Committee, is under pressure from Democratic leaders in Santa Clara to resign after posting "The war has begun!" on Facebook while the pro-Trump rioters were breaking into the Capitol Building in Washinton, D.C. last week.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo waited until the second to last day possible to deliver his city-required, annual State of the City address. The speech happened virtually and was originally supposed to occur in the spring but was put on hold because of the pandemic.
San Jose Unified School District unanimously votes to update the memorandum of agreement with SJPD. Protesters have been pushing the district to end relations with the police since protests in the summer for defunding the police and police reform. Advocates want more money for mental health services.
San Jose seeks to honor Former President Barack Obama by renaming a number of streets as Barack Obama Boulevard. Not only did Santa Clara overwhelmingly choose President Obama in both of his presidential runs, but honors a man who inspired the next generation.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is the latest public figure to say sorry for essentially breaking his own rules. On Tuesday, Liccardo issued an apology for what he did on Thanksgiving which was in direct violation of state coronavirus guidelines.