The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, America’s largest Thanksgiving Day race, returns in person on this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. The Turkey Trot has donated more than $11 million to date in support of local charities. More than 15,000 registrants are expected to participate in person and virtually this year.
Leading a coalition of California business associations, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today urged the Biden Administration and Congress to accelerate implementation of the multibillion dollar CHIPS Act incentive program, which is critical to sustaining and strengthening the state’s thriving innovation economy.
Voleck Taing, SVLG’s Vice President of Governmental Relations (they/them), was first bitten by the Sacramento bug during an elementary school field trip. Over the subsequent years, they developed a passion for politics and public policy, which fueled more than a decade of public service as a legislative aide in the State Capitol. Their legislative career touched on a wide range of business, social and environmental issues impacting Silicon Valley and across the State of California — from helping to establish a statewide Blockchain Working Group to advocating on behalf of social justice and economic development priorities.
California Governor Newsom today signed into law a measure that will speed up California’s lagging housing production by addressing inefficiencies in the permitting process. This common-sense legislation – AB 2234 (Rivas] Planning and zoning: housing: post entitlement phase permits – brings certainty to the building permit acquisition process after local housing developments are approved. In effect, AB 2234 implements a reasonable, transparent process so that good projects don’t have years needlessly added to their timelines.
The California Legislature has approved AB 2234 (Rivas). which is designed to speed up California’s lagging housing production by addressing inefficiencies in the permitting process This common-sense legislation brings certainty to the building permit acquisition process after local housing developments are approved.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG, today issued a statement applauding Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG, today issued a statement applauding passage of the bipartisan CHIPS Act of 2022, which will help strengthen supply chain resilience and bolster the nation’s Innovation Economy. The bill has been approved by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and is awaiting signature by President Biden.
Mary Holing, VP of Environmental Policy at SVLG, today issued a statement applauding the climate and clean energy investment provisions that have been announced as part of the inflation reduction package.
On behalf of more than 350 companies that drive America’s innovation economy from the heart of Silicon Valley, SVLG’s Peter Leroe-Muñoz urges elected officials in Washington to pass the CHIPS Act of 2022 and secure America’s semiconductor future and resilience.
Leveraging a record state budget surplus, SVLG partnered with Save the Bay, the Bay Area Council, Together Bay Area, Valley Water, and San Mateo County to make a push for critical funding for flood protection and restoration projects to meet the mounting climate related challenges we are now experiencing. We rallied local elected leaders throughout the Bay whose cities are directly impacted by rising waters and met with Bay Area legislators to champion additional funding. As a result of our efforts, this year’s budget deal has a historic $120 million dollar commitment dedicated to address Seal Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay.
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