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.
Silicon Valley is the global capital of innovation. This is not just a catch phrase. Here we innovate, we don’t replicate; we lead, we don’t follow. You, as a successful businessman, can easily judge our region and state by the results: California has a GDP of $2.5 trillion, represents 10% of the national population (and 14% of its GDP), and if it were separate nation would be the seventh largest GDP in the world (greater than France, India and Italy).
On behalf of the San Jose Silicon Valley (SJSV) Chamber of Commerce, our 70-member board of directors and our 1,400 member businesses, I am writing to express our significant concern and opposition to the Silicon Valley moving ahead of the recent state-wide minimum wage increase.