As the rising costs of land, labor, and construction materials continues to stall residential housing projects, the City of San José must explore options to reduce taxes and fees in order to improve the feasibility of housing projects.
We remain firm in our opposition of commercial linkage fees, as the fee structure could create disincentives for employers to add jobs and would worsen San Jose’s already poor “jobs-to-housing” imbalance. We still believe that the key systemic solution to addressing our unprecedented housing crisis is to drastically increase housing supply at all income levels throughout the region.
San José, CA - A group of key influencers and decision makers gather for a press conference to share their reasons for support for the San Jose City Council’s vote tonight to increase the building height limits of Downtown San José, also referred to as the One Engine Inoperative policy.
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· Matt Mahood, President & CEO, The SVO
· Mark Tersini, Principal, KT Urban
· David Bini, Executive Director, Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
· Teresa Alvarado, San Jose Director, SPUR San Jose
· Julie Matsushima, Airport Commissioner & Downtown Resident
· Scott Knies, Executive Director, San Jose Downtown Association
We have reviewed the policy nominations put forward in the staff memorandum and we believe that the following policies should be prioritized, in the following order, to support economic growth in the City of San José