Unfortunately for most California residents, SB50, a bill that would have prioritized new housing development near job centers and high quality public transit–but was contingent upon providing higher levels of affordable housing–died last month in the state senate. There were two "groups" that were … [Read More...] about RIP 50 (for now)
Areas of Focus
& Economic Development
Be future-minded in all committee-related activities, promote opportunities; avoid negativity.
To provide issue-specific education for the private-sector, and by the private-sector, related to infrastructure projects and policy.
To ensure that each SCCBC member feels that they are receiving a positive return on their investment in the organization.
Two weeks ago I received a series of calls from a number of local businesses that do work with the City of Santa Cruz, who were outraged about an item that was appearing on the City Council's agenda that would severely favor out of the area businesses for all future contracts. It seems, without … [Read More...] about Do Project Labor Agreements Hurt Local Workers?
Last year the Business Council worked extensively on SB50, an update to the State's Density Bonus Law that allows for higher density development and expedited approval processes for eligible parcels near high quality transit corridors and job centers. We even wrote an extensive article about the … [Read More...] about SB50 – Back in Action