Press Releases

Testimony in Support of SB 595 (Beall)

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF SB 595 (BEALL) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents nearly 375 employers throughout the Bay Area, who collectively provide jobs to well over 500,000 Californians. As we found in our Annual “Silicon Valley Competitiveness Project” for each of the past three years, one of the three biggest challenges to the .. read more

On July 13th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

California Business Leaders Respond to Bill Advancing State’s Cap-and-Trade Program

SAN FRANCISCO — In response to today’s proposed language advancing California’s Cap-and-Trade program, key progressive business leaders released the following statements, and are available for comment/interviews on the issues. SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP Mike Mielke, Sr. Vice President, Energy and Environment **Represents more than 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers, providing nearly one of every .. read more

San Jose Mayor Held in High Esteem, President Trump Less So and Gubernatorial Candidates Ranked and Weighed in Santa Clara County Poll

SAN JOSE, CA – These days it could be said that California is playing a piece de resistance or spoiler role against the current federal administration’s approach to ideals and mores Californians hold dear. It also has many looking to the future as to who will be the next standard bearer as the state’s Governor. .. read more

On June 30th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

More than Half Willing to Volunteer as a Tutor for Reading, Science and Math

SAN JOSE, CA – More than half of Santa Clara County voters are choosing to be engaged rather than enraged. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s annual “Silicon Valley Poll” found that 56 percent of voters would be willing to volunteer an hour a week for 15 weeks to help tutor a K-8 student in reading, .. read more

On June 29th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

78% of Voters in Santa Clara County: Like Commuter Shuttle Buses and Almost Equal Number Say They Want More of the Same

SAN JOSE, CA – As traffic congestion stalls the most stalwart commuters on two of the Bay Area’s most congested corridors, Highways 280 and 101, potential voters say they’re willing to share the road and designated transportation facilities to ease traffic. 78 percent of 600 likely voters in Santa Clara County said they believe privately-operated .. read more

On June 29th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Santa Clara County Voters Support Affordable Homes for Workforce on Publicly Owned Excess Vacant Land

SAN JOSE, CA – It’s no secret the skyrocketing home and rental prices in Silicon Valley have made living-where-you-work almost impossible in the area. The strain has been more starkly felt with our local workforce, often being displaced from their community or having to endure long commutes to work in other cities. However, one creative .. read more

On June 29th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Support for Caltrain Capacity Improvements is Overwhelming Popular with Voters

Annual “Silicon Valley Poll” shows tremendous voter support for a sales tax measure to strengthen Caltrain SAN JOSE, CA – In continuous operation since the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, Caltrain commuter rail service has been essential to Silicon Valley and the Bay Area’s economy. Yet Caltrain lacks what .. read more

On June 29th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

The U​.S.​ should lead ​by ​action on climate change, not retrench.

San Jose, CA – June 1, 2017 – Silicon Valley Leadership Group ​is ​disappointed with President Trump’s announcement of his intention to pull out of the ​​​of the Paris ​climate ​agreement. The U​.S.​ should lead ​by ​action on climate change, not retrench. In life there are missteps and major stumbles,​w​hen it comes to our economy, .. read more

On June 1st, 2017, posted in: Environment, Press Releases by

Caltrain Electrification and Modernization Project Powers Ahead

Good News Out of Washington D.C. for Silicon Valley and the Bay Area: Caltrain Electrification and Modernization Project Powers Ahead May 22, 2017 – After 21 years of tireless advocacy, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is pleased to report Caltrain’s Electrification and Modernization project is now fully approved and funded. Earlier today, the Federal Transit .. read more

The May Revise – Keeping California Commutes On the Right Road

Today the Governor’s Office released the May Revision of the state budget and a modestly improved fiscal outlook provided some interesting highlights for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, particularly concerning Caltrans and SB1. Under the May Revision, the $5.8 billion revenue shortfall forecast in January is now a $3.3 billion shortfall. While some cuts remain, .. read more

On May 11th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by ,