I know that public safety and police staffing levels are a top concern for all San José residents. To be sure, we have staffing challenges in our police department and it's clear that we need more officers on the street. As I said in my State of the City Address, restoring capacity in our police department remains my top priority for my final 9 months in office.
In that light, I wanted to share the following letter, which details actions that the City Council is taking to improve police staffing levels and services. I also encourage you to read my March Budget Message outlining additional public safety proposals that will be brought back for the Council's consideration later this spring.
Additionally, I encourage you attend the Community Budget Meetings in May to learn more about the City's fiscal situation and share your thoughts directly with City leaders.
Thank you for staying informed about these important issues and making your voice heard.
San Jose City Council Approves Lease Agreement for Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
On April 15, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved terms and conditions for the federal government to lease 35,194 square feet of space in the City Hall Wing.
Read more about the agreement in the press release.
City Council Clarifies Disability Retirement Provisions
On April 8, the City Council approved clarifications to its new disability retirement rules to help address concerns raised by some of the city’s police officers and firefighters.
Read more about the City Council’s latest actions on disability retirement.