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June 12, 2018: $1.5 million for the SJPD South Substation & our other budget victories

March 20, 2018: SJPD South Substation Update from Today's Council Meeting

March 16, 2018: The time is NOW: YOU can help get the SJPD South Substation open!

March 5, 2018: Elimination of District 2 Bridge Housing Community Candidate Site

February 12, 2018: 
Bridge Housing Communities Update & D2 Community Meeting

December 14, 2017: A message regarding Bridge Housing Communities / "Tiny Homes" sites

December 12, 2017: Bridge Housing Communities Update

September 5, 2017: Councilmember Sergio Jimenez stands with DACA recipients after Trump’s cruel rescission of the program


August 30, 2017: Bridge Housing Communities Update


August 3, 2017: Bridge Housing Communities: An Open Letter to District 2 Residents

June 15, 2017: Councilmember Sergio Jimenez celebrates purchase of 30 acres of open space in Coyote Valley by Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 

In the News 

June 13, 2018: San Jose City Council, stymied by cost of Liccardo's goal of 25,000 new homes, eyes new business levies
"On a key vote whether to explore a fee levied on businesses to cover a $500 million shortfall between plans and costs, the council deadlocked in a 5-5 vote, and the “commercial impact fee” nexus study was defeated. Such fees are usually levied based on the square footage of business properties... The vote was the most recent manifestation of local governments in tech-heavy cities grappling with the side effects of business prosperity — namely, housing shortages and traffic congestion — by attempting to get businesses to pay part of the costs to fix them. “Asking corporations to pitch in and join residents in funding solutions should be an easy sell but unfortunately, it is not,” Councilmember Sergio Jimenez wrote in a Facebook post after the meeting."

November 12, 2017: Letters to the Editor: Attacks on SJ project labor agreements are unfounded
An Op-Ed from Councilmember Jimenez: "I value the views of my colleagues, but the truth is there is no evidence that project labor agreements increase costs. Project labor agreements require contractors to hire workers from local union halls, our own residents. Imagine that. Our city being built by our residents."

September 27, 2017: Pricey Mistakes, Public Demands and Transparency Issues Color San Jose’s Google Negotiations
In a memo penned by Councilmember Jimenez, he urged the city to consider in its negotiations how Google’s pitch fits into the broader goals of creating sustainable wages, preventing displacement and alleviating the affordability crisis. If anything, the City could have reassured residents and garnered more widespread support for the project. 

July 20, 2017: $47 million sale of San Jose’s Hayes Mansion falls through
From Councilmember Jimenez: "We continue working to move the sale forward in the hopes of saving our tax payers' money as well as making certain the hard working employees of the mansion continue to be employed. We will keep you, our valued residents, updated."