The SVO Voices Its Opposition on Commercial Linkage Fee Study

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.

Diverse Coalition Supports Selecting Scenario 4 to Increase the Downtown Building Height Limits


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.



Speakers included:

·         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