Specifically, we have serious concerns regarding both the $950 million citywide general obligation bond and the proposed charter amendment to shift the city’s procurement process to “Best Value Contracting.”
The average San Jose tenant would need to pay an additional 25% rent increase in order to make it economically feasible for new high-rise developments. These market conditions make it extremely difficult to meet the goals of Mayor Liccardo’s 15-point housing plan and work towards making rental housing more affordable for all San Jose residents.
RUBS is a common and established industry practice for property owners throughout the nation. When property owners are encouraged to share the cost of utility services accrued by tenants, it further promotes information sharing and utility conservation measures.
The Shoreline Project will provide protection from 1-percent tidal flooding in urban areas adjacent to the South San Francisco Bay, restore up to 25 square miles of habitat, and provide public access and recreation.
With the introduction of an online CAPSS technology platform and statewide instantaneous reporting of secondhand dealer transactions, a 30-day hold is an outdated policy that limits the growth of the pawnbroker industry.
The SVO has consistently supported Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in order to create a local pipeline of talent to grow businesses that will continue fueling Silicon Valley’s innovation economy.
As a strong advocate for job growth and economic development, we will point out that this is an incredible opportunity that will positively transform the City of San Jose for decades to come and The SVO welcomes the chance to potentially add thousands of new jobs to the city.