Browsing Category : Government

Policy Watch: Week of 10/9


Santa Clara County Direction on applying County Living Wage Policy to CBOs – including definition of trainees and limited term waiver process for CBOs Staff are recommending that the Committee consider recommendations relating to proposed provisions for community-based nonprofit contractors, including: Receive report from the Office of the County Executive relating to a living wage policy for community-based nonprofit contractors.…

Policy Watch: Week of 10/2


County of Santa Clara Developing Business License Program, including framework to enforce wage & hour laws  Direct Administration to develop a Business License Program for businesses in unincorporated Santa Clara County. The Program is intended to be a business registration and enforcement tool, not a business tax. In addition to enabling the County to accurately track data on business activity…

Council Votes to Expand Access to Hours for Part-Time Workers


Today, the San Jose City Council voted to move forward with a plan to cover City employees under the landmark Opportunity to Work measure. The first-of-its-kind initiative, which passed with overwhelming support from San Jose voters in November of 2016, provides part-time workers the opportunity to work additional hours before their employers can hire more part-time staff. By a vote…

Policy Watch: Week of 9/11


County of Santa Clara Direction on a new Business License program to regulate business in unincorporated areas This report presents a proposed business license program for the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.  The purpose of the report is to obtain input and guidance from the Committee. Although the County does not have a means to accurately assess the number…

Policy Watch: Week of 8/28


City of San Jose Approving Museum Place Development Agreement; MEMO from Liccardo/Carrasco/Peralez/Khamis recommends approval with additional direction UPDATE: Aug. 25 memo from Mayor Liccardo and CMs Carrasco, Peralez and Khamis recommends approving the staff rec with additional direction on conditions, and requests a progress report in March 2018 on a number of items including potential for a Community Facilities District.…

Nearly 300 Residents Gather for First in a Series of Community-Led Town Hall on San Jose Google Mega-Campus


Yesterday evening, nearly 300 residents gathered for the first in a series of community-led town halls on the potential impacts across the City, as well as the opportunities, of Google’s proposed San Jose Mega-Campus. Residents shared their vision for addressing issues of affordable housing, access to quality jobs and education and other community needs within the project. The City of San…

Council Votes to Close Loopholes in San Jose’s Living Wage Policy


After a multi-year dispute with Republic Services over its use of a subsidiary and temporary staffing firm to avoid paying the City’s Living Wage, the City of San Jose voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement providing back wages and agreeing to a $17 wage going forward for sorters and housekeeping staff at Republic’s Newby Island facility employed by Leadpoint,…

Policy Watch: Week of 8/21


County of Santa Clara Living wage policy for nonprofits – including phase in period, credits, and waivers Receive report and draft proposed revisions relating to a living wage policy for community-based nonprofit contractors. In 2014, the Board adopted a living wage policy for County contractors, but temporarily exempted nonprofits, and a Problem-Solving Process was included for future inclusion of nonprofits.…

Policy Watch: Week of 7/31


City of San Jose Deferred to 8/22: Disposition and Development Agreement, Lease Amendment, and related actions for Insight Realty’s Museum Place mixed-use project Staff are recommending deferral of this item to August 22, 2017, pending Council approval. Staff are recommending that Council take multiple actions related to development activity at West San Carlos Street and South Market Street at 180…

Policy Watch; Week of 7/24


Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Contract with Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost Law Firm for legal service in response to FCMAT audit report The agreement would support ARUESD in responding to an audit report that found the district to be susceptible to fraud and misappropriation of funds due to close ties with a particular construction contractor. Board President believes this…