Opinion: The solution to homelessness in San Jose is accountability

You are held accountable at your job. Why not the people spending hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to manage a crisis more than solve it? BY: Matt Mahan We already know the solutions to end homelessness – we just don’t have a system that holds government accountable for deploying these solutions cost-effectively and […]

Mercury News Editorial: Mahan Would Bring Accountability as San Jose Mayor

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“Mahan stands head and shoulders above his opponents. He is the only candidate advocating for greater accountability at City Hall on the high-priority issues of homelessness, affordable housing and public safety. “ By: Mercury News Editorial Board Matt Mahan is the best choice for mayor of San Jose. In a field of seven candidates vying to […]

San Jose official opposes extending water board term limits

Originally Published by the San Jose Spotlight. A San Jose councilmember is calling out a local water board for putting a costly and “misleading” measure before voters. Councilmember Matt Mahan plans to introduce a resolution at City Council next week to oppose Valley Water’s ballot measure, which would allow members to serve four consecutive four-year terms […]

SJ Spotlight: San Jose mayoral candidate Matt Mahan leads pack on fundraising

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Councilmember Matt Mahan leads the way, raising $504,000 from roughly 1,000 donors during the first 23 days of San Jose’s fundraising period. Mahan, a tech entrepreneur who announced his mayoral campaign a little over a year after being elected to the City Council, credits his early fundraising success to peer-to-peer organizing. “The most promising sign of support […]

Newest San Jose mayoral candidate wants to start ‘a revolution of common sense’

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By: Maggie Angst San Jose councilmember Matt Mahan announced Saturday that he is officially jumping into the race to become the city’s next mayor, running on a platform that he described as “a revolution of common sense.” In announcing his campaign, Mahan — a rookie politician who joined the council at the beginning of the year — […]

Opinion: Why Santa Clara County employee bonuses are a misuse of public funds

Money could have been better spent on housing homeless or reducing hunger Originally published by the Mercury News. By Matt Mahan. Last week — amidst unprecedented local need to feed families going hungry, house those sleeping on our streets and recover from crippling school and small business closures — the Santa Clara County Board of […]

Matt Mahan Launches His Mayoral Campaign with a Revolution of Common Sense

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For Immediate Release San Jose, CA – Business leader and San Jose City Councilmember Matt Mahan announced today that he is running to become San Jose’s next Mayor to bring about a revolution of common sense and make sure our government is working as hard as we do. Mahan is a longtime San Jose resident […]