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SAN JOSE, CA (September 28, 2022) – 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. 

Authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) and Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord), AB 2234 will ensure that jurisdictions clarify local procedures, which can often be next to impossible to decipher. Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) partnered to cosponsor the legislation, spearheaded the development of the bill’s core principles, and amassed a wide base of support from legislators in both Chambers of the State Legislature.  

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group Joins with Other California Business Associations to Call Upon Biden Administration to Accelerate Implementation of CHIPS Act Incentive Program

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.

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Housing Action Coalition Applaud Enactment of Housing Bill AB 2234, Signed into Law Today by California Governor Newsom

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 …

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SVLG Staff Spotlight: VP of Government Relations Voleck Taing

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 …

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