Here’s Food for Thought – Do you know the way to San Jose? Fortunately, thanks to the cache of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and the strength of Silicon Valley’s reputation for innovation, the mayor’s of California’s 10 biggest cities know the way quite well.
For the third year in a row, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Mayor Reed will be co-hosting most of California’s 10 “Big City Mayors” for an informal and fruitful conversation on how we can strengthen California’s economy and job’s climate by strengthening both our state and our regions.
This year’s dinner will include at least seven of the 10 big city mayors and a dozen Silicon Valley ceo’s. In addition to the entrée, we will be serving up in-depth dialogues on the following important issues:
• Budget and governance reform
• Pension reform at both the state and local levels
• High-speed rail and cal-train commuter rail service
• Regulatory reform to create and keep jobs in California
We welcome Mayor Reed and his colleagues from Anaheim, Fresno, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Francisco and Sacramento – but equally important, we welcome an honest exchange between Silicon Valley ceo’s, and the ceo’s of California’s largest cities.