Strong Neighborhoods Staff Cuts, Uncertain Funding Raise Volunteers’ Fears

Less than four months after putting a new City Council-approved Strong Neighborhoods business plan into action, staff cuts and uncertain funding will force the neighborhood improvement program into another reorganization that will test its effectiveness.

Strong Neighborhoods Director Kip Harkness explains the budget crisis at a CNAC meeting

Staff members were told on […]

Redistricting Panel Takes Seven Trees Move Out of District 7 Off the Table


Hearing the concerns of Seven Trees Neighborhood residents who want to stay in San Jose Council District 7, the Redistricting Advisory Commission took off the table three possible population transfers to District 2, including an area that includes the new Seven Trees Community Center.

“Seniors have invested a lot of time, energy and hard […]

Feedback on Budget Issues Vary at Meetings in Downtown and West San Jose

San Jose city officials and council members heard a familiar request at the Council District 3’s community budget meeting: Don’t cut services that keep youth out of trouble.

Community centers will close, libraries will be open only three days, fewer police officers will be on the street and grants that support nonprofits will be […]