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.
SAN JOSÉ, CA (June 28, 2022) — Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement of an agreement on California’s budget for FY 2022-23:
SAN JOSE, CA (June 16, 2022) – Citing the “existential threat to civilization” posed by the climate crisis, former Vice President Al Gore today joined the chorus of leading global voices calling for new, more effective leadership at the World Bank at the “ESG to Carbon Free Summit,” presented by Western Digital and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG).
SAN JOSE, CA, (June 1, 2022) – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) today published the results of its 2022 Local and Regional Candidate Questionnaire as part of its commitment to creating a more equitable, sustainable and competitive future for the communities and companies powering the innovation economy. The report includes responses from 17 candidates running for seven local and regional offices across Silicon Valley – offering a range of views on affordable housing, business competitiveness, and how to best ensure a more equitable recovery for the region’s post-pandemic economy, among other topics.
SAN JOSE, CA (May 20, 2022) — Ahmad Thomas, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, issued the following statement today in response to the release of Governor Newsom’s May Revise for FY 2022-23:
“The Silicon Valley Leadership Group thanks Governor Newsom for proposing a budget designed to help tackle our state’s most pressing problems, while providing a strong framework for growth and renewal as we emerge from an unprecedented global pandemic…”
According to UC Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies and the Los Angeles Times’ April 2022 poll, fifty-six percent (56%) of registered voters “support the state continuing to build the high-speed rail project.” This week the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors has the opportunity to listen to voters – invest in affordable housing, make a significant dent in greenhouse gas emissions, and continue California’s legacy as an innovation hub for the world. Approval of the San Jose to Merced environmental documents brings the state closer than ever to giving Californians what they want: electrified high-speed rail that alleviates congestion, avoids high gas prices, and addresses the climate crisis.
SAN JOSE, CA (13, April 2022) — A new study released by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation finds that the impact of automated trucking in California would increase the state’s economy by upwards of $6.5 billion or more, as well as grow wages and employment for workers without prompting mass driver layoffs. In fact, the report finds that the automated trucking industry could generate up to 2,400 new jobs in California.
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