How San Jose Can Build Housing Our Children Can Afford

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin The Silicon Valley Dream has become a housing nightmare for too many of our families floundering to stay afloat, or fleeing the region altogether. With the help of community...

Preparing for the Rain and Potential Flooding

As the New Year brings a steady stream of welcome rain, it also provides a sober reminder of the dangers that winter storms pose to our community. Eleven months ago, we experienced the worst flooding in a generation, forcing thousands from their homes and wreaking...

Tiny Homes: It’s Time to Act to Confront Homelessness

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” -President John F. Kennedy Every night, more than 4,300 individuals in San Jose must find a place to sleep in our creeks, parks, and freeway...

What you should know about the “senior homes” initiative

Last month, lawyers hired by wealthy developers filed “notice of intent” with the City Clerk to begin collecting signatures for a ballot measure that they call the “Evergreen Senior Homes Initiative.” The proposal claims to create affordable housing for seniors and...

Mayor Sam Liccardo Unveils 15-point Housing Plan

Mayor sets an ambitious goal to construct 25,000 new homes – including at least 10,000 affordable homes – over the next 5 years to help address the region’s growing housing crisis Mayor Sam Liccardo has unveiled a 15-point plan to help accelerate the development of...

Sam Liccardo’s Statement on Re-Election Campaign

Our world has changed dramatically since I announced my campaign for Mayor four years ago. Our nation now daily endures a spate of frenzied rhetoric emphasizing all that divides us, while public civility and trust in our national institutions continues to deteriorate....