End of Session Update

On September 30, the Governor's deadline to sign or veto measures passed by the Legislature (note, the Legislature had until August 31 to send bills to the Governor. Below, find a short list of priority bills that the California Business Property Association, of which NAIOP Silicon Valley is a member of, worked on

October 27th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

Takeaways from the Western Regional NAIOP Conference

The Western Regional NAIOP Conference took place on October 19 and 20 percent of the Western Regional NAIOP members were in attendance. Edesa Bitbadal attended on behalf of NAIOP Silicon Valley  represented our organization. The event was the first of its kind to gather policy issues that are important to the members and

October 27th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

A Lunch Debrief!

During the month of October, NAIOP Silicon Valley arranged for lunch with the candidates running for Mayor of San Jose.  Both lunches featured an intimate discussion about the opportunities to support the growth of commercial development in San Jose.  Lunch discussions with County Supervisor Cindy Chavez and Councilmember Matt Mahan included: Certainty of

October 27th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

Meet the Candidates for the 2022 General Election

NAIOP Silicon Valley  has compiled a list candidates running for local offices throughout the Silicon Valley.  Click here for the comprehensive list of candidates, and to learn more about them. Throughout the summer, the NAIOP Silicon Valley Public Policy Committees discussed, in detail, each of the races and the candidates seeking election to their

October 27th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

Elected Officials attended the NAIOP SV BBQ

Local elected officials attended the NAIOP SV’s Annual BBQ on September 7th.  Mayor Sam Liccardo was the headliner and the only elected official invited to address the membership.  This is Mayor Liccardo’s last attendance as the Mayor of San Jose and he was well received with cheers by members for his support of

October 27th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

CBPA I State of California Updates

On August 12, 2022, the Governor unveiled his late-session package of bills to advance Climate Change policy.  Over the next two and a half weeks these ambitious proposals will be introduced and go through a very accelerated legislative process. Although this is framed as a fight with the Oil Industry, these GHG proposal

August 16th, 2022|Legislative-Statewide|

City of Sunnyvale Tax Increase Fails to Move Forward

Recently, NAIOP Silicon Valley reported that the City of Sunnyvale was considering a tax. Below, NAIOPSV provides a play-by-play of council action, and what to expect next. The First Vote. The City of Sunnyvale Councilmembers voted 3-3 to place the measure on the ballot with Vice Mayor Cisneros absent. The motion failed and thereby the

August 16th, 2022|Legislative-Local|

City of Santa Clara Tax Increase

City of Santa Clara Voted to Raise Taxes at a Reduced Rate The City of Santa Clara voted to place a head count tax measure on the November ballot. After more than 3 hours of discussions, on July 12 Council voted 5-2 (Mayor Gillmor and CM Watanabe dissenting) to place a flat $45

August 16th, 2022|Legislative-Local|


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