Governor’s Chief of Staff and More Than 50 State Legislators Talk Transportation, Tech and Housing During Leadership Group Advocacy Day

San Jose, CA – More than 35 member companies of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group are in Sacramento today discussing state policy priorities affecting Silicon Valley businesses including those set by Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposals. Six teams led by Leadership Group staff will join more than 50 legislators this morning including a roundtable with Governor Newsom’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary and Legislative Secretary Anthony Williams. There they will share the Valley business perspective on the lack of affordable housing, proposed legislation on transit-oriented development zoning, regional efforts to alleviate traffic congestion, various versions of corporate tax proposals as well as state funding of education and workforce development initiatives.

The Leadership Group tour of the state Capitol will include meetings with members of the Transportation and Housing Committee Senator Toni Atkins and Senator Bill Dodd, who is also the chair of the Senate Committee on Government Organization; Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of the Woman’s Caucus; and Assembly members Chad Mayes, Marc Berman, Ed Chau, Chair of the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, and Bill Quirk, Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.

Media interested in a phone interview today with Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO and President Carl Guardino or Advocacy Day participants should contact Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kimberly Ellis at (408) 501-7853 or Senior Marketing and Communications Director Pam Kelly at (408) 501-7879. Follow this link to read the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Sacramento Advocacy Trip Leave Behind for more information on Leadership Group policy priorities.

About Silicon Valley Leadership Group

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents nearly 335 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. The Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and generate more than $3 trillion in annual revenue.