Monthly Archives : January 2017

Policy Watch: Week of 1/30


County of Santa Clara Special hearing on hate crimes The Committee will convene a special meeting on issues related to hate crimes in light of the 2016 Presidential election, and determine the next steps for developing a hate crimes communication and services plan. The hearing will have panel presentations on public safety, civil rights, race and religion, education, and LGBTQ…

Policy Watch: Week of 1/16


City of San Jose Appointing Vice Mayor Council will be voting on the Mayor’s recommended appointment of a member of the Council to serve as Vice Mayor. The Mayor has not yet announced who he will nominate. Where: San Jose City Council When: January 24, 2017, 1:30pm Link to item: http://sanjose.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=&event_id=2668&meta_id=611437 Link to agenda: http://sanjose.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?event_id=ab9181ab-2ca0-483f-86c6-30ab43f6864a

Defeated Council Candidate Jimmy Nguyen Attempts to Cast Doubt on Voting Process


The 2016 election cycle seems to have carved out a new path for candidates who don’t like the outcome of their races: they sue.  Both former Council Member Mahn Nguyen and his political ally, recently defeated Council candidate Jimmy Nguyen, say they are moving forward with lawsuits against the Registrar of Voters after losing their election bids. Strangely, Jimmy Nguyen…

Policy Watch: Week of 1/9


County of Santa Clara Report on County contracting policies, including pay equity, living wage, DBE contracting & Ariba implementation The Committee will receive a report on Countywide contracting, including proposed policy revisions and contract language related to Pay Equity and Living Wage policies. The proposed living wage changes include an expansion of applicable solicitation types covered by the policy to…