The City of San José should be a collaborative partner with the school district, in order to ensure that these critical financial resources will be made available to parents and students in the community.
This city council vote will take us another step towards the Diridon Station Area development concept, which has had extensive community input through over 40 public meetings over the past eight months.
As the leading voice of business in our region, we recognize the critical importance of the local gaming industry that supports our community through an increased tax base and by providing good-paying jobs for our residents.
As the region’s leading voice of business, we believe that the cannabis industry should be recognized and legitimized through local ordinances, so that local laws are consistent and aligned with new state regulations with regard to cannabis policy.
If a PLA is implemented at the community college district and a merit shop is granted the contract, they would not able to use their own skilled and trained journey-workers and apprentices (including minorities, veterans, and those employees formerly incarcerated).
ADUs are significant in that they provide additional affordable housing opportunities in our community, promote in-fill development, and could potentially increase overall housing supply in our region.
These two projects will add much-needed improvements, including flood protection, restore former salt evaporation ponds, improve public access to recreation, increased emergency water supplies, improved water quality, and ecosystems benefits throughout our region.