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September 27, 2022

Initiative targets California housing statutes

A series of housing laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in recent memory has prompted an organized group of city officials from throughout the state to gather signatures for an initiative they say will help bring land-use decisions back to local jurisdictions. The “Our Neighborhood...

Downtown traffic mitigation on Jan. 19 council agenda

UPDATE: The City Council on Jan. 19 voted 3-2 (with councilmembers Yvonne Martinez Beltran and Rene Spring in dissent) to approve the following city staff recommendation: Approve the proposed Traffic Mitigation Plan Implementation Schedule to supportthe Monterey Road Lane Reduction Program; Approve the re-design of...

Politicos attack Santa Clara County redistricting map

As Santa Clara County lawmakers prepare to approve new political boundaries, some local politicians are raising complaints about the process. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 earlier this month to advance a proposal for redistricting the county's five political boundaries, choosing the so-called Yellow Map...

Candidates file early paperwork for Morgan Hill mayor, city council election

The 2022 election season for City of Morgan Hill offices is already underway, as two local residents have already declared their candidacy for seats on the city council. Among the races scheduled for the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot are Morgan Hill Mayor, City Council District...

Local voters begin effort to recall Morgan Hill council member

Morgan Hill City Council District D member John McKay’s seat is up for election in November 2022, but he may face a recall that could cost the city $100,000 or more just six months before his current term is set to expire. On Aug. 11,...

South County political veterans crowd 2022 supervisor race

The election for Santa Clara County District 1 Supervisor is well over a year away, but the field of candidates is already packed with veteran local politicians. Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine, former San Jose City Councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education Trustee Claudia...

Sig Sanchez, longtime South County politician, dies Jan. 30

Sig Sanchez—former mayor of Gilroy and loyal advocate for South County throughout his 55-year public service career—died peacefully Jan. 30, according to family members.

Biden sworn in as 46th U.S President

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound health, economic and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the fabric of American society.

City officials sworn in

Last Wednesday was a historic and emotional night at the Morgan Hill City Council meeting as the body welcomed new officials and bid farewell to two longtime public servants.

South County officials slam VTA Measure B outlook

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s draft 10-year outlook for Measure B has received sharp criticism from South County officials, who say the agency is going against the voters by allocating most of the funds away from street repair.