In May, Santa Clara County will release the results of its Count the Homeless report, which helps the county allocate funds for sheltering homeless people and cleaning up their encampments.
Menlo Park is counting on a proposed hotel tax increase to fix the city budget, but opponents say it will only hurt the economy.
Citizens, nonprofit organizations and the state government have rallied to save 30 of the 70 California state parks originally slated for closure on July 1 in the wake of California’s budget crisis.
As doomsday approaches for a number of California’s State Parks slated for closure, the tight-knit community is fundraising events this weekend to save the Los Gatos climbing destination.
Months before its construction was supposed to begin, California’s high-speed rail project hit big roadblocks. Michael Brady, a Menlo Park resident, is one of the most vocal opponents to the project.
Half Moon Bay must cut spending by as much as $1.2 million. The city will likely contract police services with the San Mateo County sheriff or partner with a nearby city.
Compared to Prop. 19, the state attorney general’s race and city taxes on pot will have a much more lasting impact on marijuana policy in California.
Santa Clara police have been providing free security to the 49ers during preseason games since 2007. After public outcry in conjunction with the new stadium, the police chief vows to end the free ride.
As school districts across California have faced steep cuts in state funding, some education proponents have responded with fundraising efforts. The San Carlos Education Foundation raised $1.7 million.