The SVO opposes a delay to the feasibility study on the extension of the San Jose Downtown High-Rise Fee Reduction program as it would delay various projects from being constructed in the downtown core that would provide desperately needed housing units.
The SVO sent a letter to the San Jose Mayor and City Council supporting the Mayor’s June Budget Message that focuses on economic development.
The SVO sent a letter to the California Assembly Committee on Local Government in support of Assemblyman Ash Kalra’s bill, AB 707. The bill, if enacted, would increase the formal bidding minimum for Santa Clara Valley Water’s public works contracts to $50,000 from $25,000.
Any revisions to the Ellis Act re-control rules should preserve the existing supply of rent-controlled housing units, while avoiding unnecessary policies that would make residential projects infeasible for redevelopment opportunities.