Monthly Archives : June 2016

Scott Herhold, it is time for you to resign from the Mercury News


Scott Herhold The Mercury News   Dear Mr. Herhold, Your recent column urging Congressman Mike Honda to step down gave me the idea for this column. Scott, it is time for you to resign from the Mercury News. I know this goes against your deep seated yearnings to lavishly, inaccurately, and disingenuously support establishment political interests. But you need to face…

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County of Santa Clara Funding for the Housing Authority’s Potential Acquisition of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park County administration is recommending that the Board approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and the City of Palo Alto relating to funding the Housing Authority’s potential acquisition of the Buena Vista Mobile…

AFL-CIO Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President


Yesterday, the AFL-CIO announced that its General Board, which represents 12.5 million members, voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process started a year ago to capture the interests of the working people the AFL-CIO represents. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Hillary Clinton is a proven leader who shares our…

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County of Santa Clara  Annual budget hearings; approval of $6.1B budget for FY 2016-17  The County Executive’s Fiscal Year 2017 Recommended Budget represents a $6.1 billion spending plan (all funds) for the County of Santa Clara for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. Since the analysis of major revenues was performed in March 2016 for the FY 2016-17 Recommended…

Labor Wins Big on Election Night


Yesterday’s list of election winners was a near perfect match with the list of candidates and measures endorsed by the South Bay Labor Council. Here’s a quick rundown: Assembly District 27 saw labor’s candidate, Ash Kalra, make it past the primary election despite the nearly $2 million spent against Kalra and in favor of his opponent by outside interest groups.…