Santa Clara

[Santa Clara County] Santa Clara mayoral candidate accuses city of wrongdoing in civil grand jury complaint

Anthony Becker has asked for an investigation into contracts with PR consultant Sam Singer.

Just a month before the November election, the sole challenger to Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s re-election campaign is asking the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury to investigate whether the city violated laws surrounding how it awarded contracts.

[Santa Clara County] Editorial: Elect Quintero, Bejarano and Mueller to Alum Rock board

Oust Tran, Herrera before they do further damage to the East San Jose district

Blog note: this editorial references a June 2018 grand jury report recommending board member resignations.

If Alum Rock Union School District board trustees Khanh Tran and Esau Herrera had an ounce of integrity they would have resigned from the board months ago. It’s imperative that voters oust them before they do further damage to the East San Jose district that serves some 10,000 students.

[Santa Clara County] Palo Alto resists Grand Jury recommendations on housing

City Council agrees to explore RHNA sub-regions but takes issue with most Grand Jury recommendations on producing more housing

Despite general recognition of the housing crisis, Palo Alto's elected officials took a skeptical stance last week toward a new Santa Clara County Grand Jury Report that criticized jurisdictions throughout the county for failing to adopt policies that encourage affordable housing.

[Santa Clara County] Cupertino Matters: Housing Crisis Response

The city’s response to the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury report titled “Affordable Housing Crisis: Density is our Destiny” was pulled from the consent calendar for discussion.

Scharf objected to alleged inaccuracies in the report, which has already been published. He further objected to the report’s use of the term NIMBY. These objections provoked a pointed exchange with Councilmember Barry Chang.