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 […]

San Jose councilmember proposes prefab housing for homeless

By: Lloyd Alaban San Jose Councilmember Matt Mahan has a solution to help end homelessness: Prefabricated homes on public land. That’s the proposal the District 10 councilmember will bring before the city’s Rules Committee on Wednesday. He hopes San Jose and Santa Clara County can identify sites to build prefabricated units, or housing that can be assembled quickly off-site while a foundation […]

San Jose lawmaker rejects Opportunity Housing, touts smart growth

By Lloyd Alaban Supporters of a controversial plan to build denser housing throughout San Jose say it will help the city meet its affordable housing goals. But one councilmember says there’s a better solution: holding the city accountable for a housing plan it already has to implement. Councilmember Matt Mahan, who represents South San Jose, spoke at a […]