It has happened in other places… and it might happen in San Jose: City Council-imposed pay cuts on union workers. That is what the Mayor of San Jose is asking of his colleagues. This story landed late on Friday, so it won’t get the full attention of the City Council until after Tuesday’s election… but that Tuesday election will certainly have an impact on how the City Council considers it.
The head of the Greater Phoenix (Arizona) Economic Council is mad at Mayor Chuck Reed for what the City of San Jose is about to do… really, really mad… he calls out the Mayor in this week’s Business Journal
) saying that the Mayor made a mistake by calling Arizona’s new immigration law a mistake and trying to poach Arizona businesses…
Former Governor Gray Davis must be rolling over in his political grave… (We know, he isn’t dead, but he is politically)… localized increases in the VLF are coming. On your November ballot there will be a VTA measure to increase the VLF $10 in Santa Clara County and benefit VTA. (SamTrans is thinking about the same thing…) That’s $14 million a year for “road repair and congestion relief projects
Tracey Kaplan at the Merc hit the campaign trail
with District Attorney wannabe Jeff Rosen and District Attorney Dolores Carr. Unfortunately, the straight ahead stories about this race aren’t nearly as fun or interesting as the mud-slinging…
The “grand” opening celebration of the San Jose (International?) Airport is slated for June 24th — but technology companies aren’t really stepping up and the party will be “…a nice, modest and entertaining affair
…” according to airport spokesman David Vossbrink… Sounds like a euphamism for kinda boring… We also learn in today’s paper that SJC may cut back on cargo
and add more “General Aviation”… which is a euphamism for rich guys flying…
See you at the Port of San Jose, sort of. The Alviso boat launch opened this weekend, allowing folks to access the Bay from San Jose for the first time in a very, very long time
There is news on the Gun at Gunn story… the latest, it was an innocent mistake that Weston Healy brought an (Airsoft) gun to campus, which sparked a Code Red lock-down. He was transporting the gun from his dad’s house to his mom’s house to compare it to his little brother’s new (Airsoft) gun. The kid is also slated to graduate on Wednesday with a 4.17 GPA and attend Cornell in the fall
. This will be a very interesting case where privelege plays a large roll… His lawyer/father is working closely with the DA and school officials to make sure son Weston can graduate and go to Cornell. We have to wonder if this was in East
Palo Alto rather than Palo Alto, what type of reaction this entire episode would be sparking… and that is the conversation at PaloAltoOnline.com
If you have followed this site, you know that we like to tug on Superman’s cape sometimes by pointing out mistakes, either technological or manmade, on mercurynews.com. While we are certain this is an important story — so important that it needs to be posted twice?
In case you haven’t been reading the Mercury News
Editorial pages over the past two months… they do a long recap in Sunday’s paper. A few yeses, some nos, Rosen, blah, blah, blah, Alvarado, blah, blah, blah, Carrasco, blah, blah, blah
… but if you want new information about the campaigns, check back today for more Campaign Short Stories. We will be posting every few hours with some interesting tid-bits folks have sent us about the election tomorrow. If you have more stuff you’d like to share, send it our way
. Our first Short Story appeared at 8 this morning, check it out.