We urge Mayor and Council to support staff recommendations to proceed with the proposed development project to renovate a gas station currently in poor condition and add additional jobs to the neighborhood.
By way of background, we are the Silicon Valley’s premier business advocacy organization representing 1,400+ companies that employ nearly 300,000 workers and we represent our membership as the region’s largest Chamber of Commerce.
Rent controlled apartments in San Jose are limited to properties built before September 1979 and stricter rent control laws would make it more difficult for small property owners to maintain ARO units, which ironically would only making housing conditions even worse for tenants and invite blight to further creep into existing neighborhoods.
The local cannabis industry generates an estimated $105 million in annual revenue that supports the regional economy. During the fiscal year 2016-2017, registered cannabis collectives in San Jose have served approximately 245,000 patients and completed over 1.5 million transactions.
The SVO has long been a champion of economic development opportunities that will sustain job growth throughout the Silicon Valley. Adobe’s expansion and investment plans will add a 4th high-rise tower and another pedestrian bridge that will connect the new tower to their existing campus.
We have already invested in these young people by educating them in our schools, and they are now a vital part of our workforce, contributing to our economic growth and our society--as teachers, engineers, nurses and small business owners. It makes no sense to squander these young people’s talents and penalize our own nation.
The Silicon Valley Organization today joined more than 300 state and local business associations from across all 50 states in expressing its support for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and urging the Trump administration to “do no harm” as negotiations continue.
The SVO has long supported a comprehensive approach to advancing a strong, regional economy that includes anticipating waves of innovation, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), as a key driver of opportunity in the Silicon Valley.
On behalf of The silicon valley organization (The SVO), I am writing to encourage the Council to approve agenda item 4.1 along with the Memo authored by Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Carrasco, Councilmember Davis, Councilmember Peralez, and Councilmember Arenas.
On behalf of The Silicon Valley Organization (The SVO), I am writing to express our opposition of SB 562. This measure creates a new single-payer government-run, multibillion-dollar health care system financed by an unspecified and undeveloped “revenue plan” which will penalize responsible employers and individuals and result in significant new taxes on all Californians and California businesses.
On behalf of The Silicon Valley Organization (The SVO), I am writing to express our opposition of AB 1250. This measure imposes a cost to contractors for bidding on city and county contracts, and seeks to severely limit options for these agencies to determine the most appropriate solution to providing efficient and effective public service by establishing significant and costly obstacles for agencies and for vendors contracting for personal services.
On behalf of The silicon valley organization (The SVO), I am writing to encourage Council to direct staff to pursue item(c) of agenda item 4.2 which would see staff report back on the available off-premise advertising opportunities on non-City owned sites in the Downtown Sign Zone.
On behalf of The silicon valley organization (The SVO), our 65 member board of directors and our 1,400 member businesses, we were heartened to hear your commitment to rebuild America one railway, road, and bridge at a time.
While the BRIDGE Act does not provide a pathway to citizenship it does allow immigrants to continue contributing to the American economy. This temporary three-year legislative fix would allow hard working immigrants to continue working, paying taxes, buying homes, taking out loans, and enrolling in our education systems. These factors translate into state revenue, increased consumer purchasing power, and a healthy robust workforce.