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Tag: San Jose City Council

San Jose Cops Fleeing, City Looks to Add Officers

September 4, 2013 | 3:23 pm

San Jose Cops Fleeing, City Looks to Add Officers

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The San Jose City Council approves a funding strategy to add new police.

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San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

December 10, 2012 | 10:26 am

San Jose Council Must Disclose Lobbyists’ Texts

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Secret electronic communications between San Jose’s elected officials and lobbyists during public meetings is now permanently banned. In a nod to the ubiquity of handheld devices at public meetings, City Council members have imposed strict rules on themselves requiring that they disclose communications from lobbyists who email or text them during council meetings. The policy, […]

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Just How Bad is San Jose’s Budget Situation, Really?

September 23, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Just How Bad is San Jose’s Budget Situation, Really?

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On Wednesday of this week, one could read an account of the previous day’s San Jose City Council meeting in the Mercury News that started this way: Every San Jose branch library shuttered. All city community center programs shut down. No more school crossing guards or park rangers. Even fewer cops. That will likely be […]

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August 24, 2011 | 7:44 am

Morning Splash: East Bay Papers to Consolidate; San Jose City Council Actions; Facebook Privacy Settings; Police Decoys at Sonoma Cty Wineries

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East Bay papers to consolidate, cut 8% of staff (SF Chronicle) …Bay Area News Group said Tuesday it will consolidate 11 local newspapers in the East Bay into two regional newspapers and lay off 8 percent of the staff…Starting Nov. 2, the Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times-Star, Daily Review, Argus and West County Times will appear […]

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June 14, 2011 | 7:14 pm

San Jose City Council Approves Budget, Cuts 500 Jobs

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Update 7:15 p.m. The San Jose City Council has adopted a budget that closes a projected $115 million deficit. But as KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm reports, the pain in the spending plan involves cutting 500 positions. Listen here: Earlier post: San Jose’s City Council is reconvening at 1:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on the city […]

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Live: San Jose City Council Discusses ‘Fiscal State of Emergency’ as Labor Invokes Wisconsin

May 24, 2011 | 11:45 am

Live: San Jose City Council Discusses ‘Fiscal State of Emergency’ as Labor Invokes Wisconsin

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The San Jose City Council meets today at 1:30 p.m. and you can watch the proceedings live online. Here is today’s agenda, which includes discussion of a controversial fiscal reform plan, outlined in this memo from Mayor Chuck Reed, Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, Councilmember Rose Herrera, and Councilmember Sam Liccardo to the City Council. The […]

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Morning Splash: SJ City Council Caps Pot Clubs at 10; SJ Dog Park Closed Due to Possible Poisoning

April 20, 2011 | 7:42 am

Morning Splash: SJ City Council Caps Pot Clubs at 10; SJ Dog Park Closed Due to Possible Poisoning

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San Jose City Council limits pot clubs to 10 (San Jose Mercury News) A sharply divided San Jose City Council voted Tuesday to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries to 10, after more than two hours of debate that seesawed between calls for an outright ban and proposals to permit a larger number of […]

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