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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

State Legislators for the Peninsula, San Francisco and the South Bay Introduce Bill to Help Caltrain Fund Itself and Keep Pace with Increasing Demand, Region’s Growth

Senate Bill 797 Authorizes Caltrain’s Operators to Put a 1/8-Cent Sales Tax Before Voters to Fund Rail Service Improvements and Operations SACRAMENTO – State Senator Jerry Hill, joined by Senators Jim Beall, Bob Wieckowski and Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers David Chiu, Ash Kalra, Kevin Mullin, Mark Stone and Phil Ting, introduced legislation today that lays .. read more

On June 21st, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized 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 ,

Data Provides Direction, Dogma Provides Division

Contact: Kimberly Ellis, SVP Communications and Marketing Kellis@svlg.org/(408) 501-7853 Data Provides Direction, Dogma Provides Division Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order on H-1B visas with the stated purpose of reining in perceived abuses of the program through greater restrictions and reviews. At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, our 400 member companies are wary .. read more

On April 18th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Applauds Governor Brown, California Legislature Passing SB1

SAN JOSE – A bumpy ride could turn into smooth sailing for California commuters as the State legislature made history this evening passing the Road Repair and Accountability Act- SB1 with a historic vote of 54 to 26 in the Assembly and 27 to 11 in the Senate. Our state legislators passed a bill that .. read more

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore, Assembly Speaker and Leadership Group President Rally for Road Repairs

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined a bipartisan group of labor, business, transportation and local leaders from across the state to call on the Legislature to pass SB 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – co-authored .. read more

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by

Letter to Governor Brown and Members of the State Legislature

Dear Governor Brown and Members of the Legislature: On behalf of the 400 members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we are writing to offer our strong support for SB 1 (Beall) to help address the road repair, traffic congestion and transit alternative needs of our state. Please find below nearly 100 of our Member .. read more

On April 5th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Transportation by