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San Jose Ditches Automotive Level Of Service

The City of San Jose will abandon its long-time use of Automotive Level Of Service (LOS) as the primary metric for evaluation transportation expenditures, and switch to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as directed by [California Senate Bill 743]. The switch is expected to further concentrate high-intensity development along routes served…

San Jose Pitches Downtown Cycle Tracks

San Jose’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided that to cut car traffic and enable more residents and visitors to use bicycles a network of separated bike lanes, also called cycle tracks, will be installed. DOT staff and volunteer “popped-up” a temporary separated bike lane along the east side of…

San Jose Stiffs Teamsters

On Tuesday the San Jose City Council approved a sweetheart deal with Republic Services exempting the contractor from the city’s Livable Wage Policy, and letting Republic off the hook after years of underpaying subcontracted workers – up to $7/hour less than what the policy requires. The city has refused to…

Dueñas Era Ends

On Tuesday August 22 San Jose City Manager Norberto Dueñas announced his retirement, after working 33 years for the city. He was promoted from Assistant City Manager in December 2014 after then-City Manager Ed Shikada was fired by Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo. It is the End of an Era. The Dueñas…

Sam Liccardo Works For Google

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has cheerleaded so hard for Google’s plans for 6 to 8 million square feet of office space in the Diridon Station Area, that a backlash among social justice groups demanded changes at the June 20 City Council meeting. Google’s professional real estate development officials will…

San Jose Sharks Ice Capades

Great time had by all according to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and most of the Council Members. They were overflowing in their praise of the City Staff. What is clear is that the ongoing rent is being reduced to pay for the improvements to the 22-year-old building, one of…