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 supports amending AB-5 by Assembly Appropriations Chair, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, to allow flexibility in California’s implementation of the recent CA Supreme Court ruling on Dynamex through various industry exemptions that the bill would apply to.
We encourage you to ask your employees to become green commuters by choosing alternative forms of transportation whenever possible. Waze and Scoop are also providing 5 free complimentary ridesto first time users of their ride sharing apps.
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.
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.
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
A bipartisan compromise on immigration policy is vital to the economic success of both Silicon Valley as well as the nation at large. The budget compromise on border security up for a vote by this Friday must support immigrants and refugees as other programs have in the past.
For many decades, the City of San Jose has aspired to secure a jobs and tax base in the North Coyote Valley. Given that only 15% of San Jose’s land is zoned for employment uses and the North Coyote Valley represents nearly 1/6th of all employment lands, it is incumbent upon the Mayor and Council to consider how any potential general plan amendments could potentially worsen San Jose’s already poor “jobs-to-housing” imbalance.
On behalf of The Silicon Valley Organization (The SVO), I am writing to convey our significant reservations with regards to the proposed updates by Councilmember Jimenez’s memorandum on San Jose’s Abandoned Shopping Cart Program.
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the SVO policy team advocated before the San José City Council Rules Committee to defer the proposed update of the City’s wage theft ordinance to the Council’s annual March priority setting process
On behalf of the Silicon Valley Chamber Coalition representing 16 Chambers of Commerce throughout Santa Clara County, we strongly urge you to approve the sale of St. Louise and O’Connor Hospitals to the County of Santa Clara.
In San Jose, a community acutely experiencing California’s housing crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a series of proposals to tackle housing affordability. Surrounded by area families who are considering leaving the state due to the high cost of housing, the Governor signed an executive order and laid out a number of proposals to spur housing production and help families.
The City of San José should be a collaborative partner with the school district, in order to ensure that these critical financial resources will be made available to parents and students in the community.
A group of business and community organizations, labor unions and small business owners are gathering for a press conference to share their reasons for support for the proposed city land sale to Google.
This city council vote will take us another step towards the Diridon Station Area development concept, which has had extensive community input through over 40 public meetings over the past eight months.
As the leading voice of business in our region, we recognize the critical importance of the local gaming industry that supports our community through an increased tax base and by providing good-paying jobs for our residents.
Upon the City Council’s approval of a Memorandum of Understanding and property sale agreements on December 4, Liccardo and his colleagues will seek to move forward immediately with work on three important tasks.
As the region’s leading voice of business, we believe that the cannabis industry should be recognized and legitimized through local ordinances, so that local laws are consistent and aligned with new state regulations with regard to cannabis policy.
The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors established the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council to identify strategies to advance women’s equality, make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, and provide input and planning for activities relating to the Women’s Suffrage Anniversary. Its first meeting will be in November 2018.
Blach Construction, a full-service and award-winning commercial builder serving the Greater Bay Area and Monterey since 1970, congratulates Vice President, Business Development and Marketing Kim Scott on her recognition as a 2019 Silicon Valley Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree. Scott accepted the award at a reception at San Jose’s Club Auto Sport on July 25 alongside 39 other outstanding young professional and community leaders.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often associated with futuristic visions of a world where robots and humans live together in peace—or not, depending on the scenario. Meanwhile, as the future unfolds, AI has become a ubiquitous and somewhat annoying buzzword that risks losing its meaning. So, what is AI anyway and why does your business need to know about it?
Alaska Airlines has got some exciting news for the Bay Area! With their new service at Paine Field in Everett, this increases flexibility for Bay Area travelers bound for Seattle! As the first Washington commercial airport in decades, Alaska Airlines has launched service at Paine Field, with 18 daily nonstop flights between Everett's Paine Field and 8 destinations
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the carrier will begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019, with an inaugural flight from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Oahu, followed by an inaugural flight from Oakland to Kahului Airport (OGG), Maui on April 7.
Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, has announced the newest Planet Fitness location in San Jose.
With a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, the City of San José and WeWork will initiate a partnership that includes free and discounted office/desk space in WeWork Labs’ new facility in Riverpark Towers in Downtown San José.
Urban Catalyst, a multi-asset Opportunity Zone Fund, recently celebrated the launch of the company with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new headquarters—99 Almaden Boulevard in San Jose.
As part of Southwest’s continued expansion of service from Silicon Valley, the carrier is making it easier for those living and doing business in west Texas to travel through convenient El Paso International Airport (ELP).
San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2019 featuressome of today's most distinguished artists alongside leading edge emerging musicians with an ambitious lineup of more than 20 concerts from February 14 - 27, 2019.
As part of Southwest’s continued expansion of service from Silicon Valley, the carrier is making it easier for those living and doing business in Southern Arizona to travel through convenient Tucson International Airport (TUS).
Williams brings over 30 years of experience leading large nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity International, The Houston Food Bank, and most recently, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish America.
Mr. Fox is well known as an entrepreneurial executive who, in 2008, devised a turnaround strategy which took the organization from a $1.7 million loss to a gain of $1.1 million, in just his first year.
Guglielmo Winery - a fourth generation, family owned winery produces a wide variety of award-winning varietals from more than 80 acres of Santa Clara Valley estate vineyards, as well as from other premium winegrowing regions within California.
The PURE Insurance Championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers from The First Tee are teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players and 162 amateurs during an official PGA TOUR Champions tournament.