Tue, May 24, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

San Jose: A State of Emergency?

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San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed
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San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Facing the prospect of deep budget cuts and hundreds of layoffs, the San Jose City Council is considering Mayor Chuck Reed's request to declare a fiscal state of emergency. The declaration would give Reed the authority to amend labor contracts and pension deals. But union leaders and other critics say the move is illegal.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Chuck Reed, mayor of San Jose
  • Ash Kalra, San Jose City Council member
  • Marcia Fritz, president of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Robert Sapien, president of the San Jose Firefighters IAFF Local 230
  • Sam Liccardo, San Jose City Council member and chair of the Transportation and Environment Committee

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