Author: Bob Staedler (Bob Staedler)

The Podlight: Urban Catalyst’s Erik Hayden talks Opportunity Zones

The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy, is back. Late last year, we released eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness, land use and development....

Staedler: SB 50 is defeated; leadership needed now more than ever

One of the needed paths to recovery from California’s housing tragedy hit another legislative brick wall. Senate Bill 50, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener, failed to get enough votes last week. In short, SB 50’s intent was to undo California’s decades long housing policies of single-family housing and suburban sprawl by inducing development near transit and job...

Staedler: Looking ahead to 2020

As we welcome in 2020, there is a lot to keep track of and look forward to. Local control of housing development will continue to make headlines. But how far will the California Legislature go to change housing development? The chances of achieving the staggering 3.5 million homes the governor wants to build by 2025...

The Podlight: Top stories of 2019

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the past week, we released eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness, land...

The Podlight: An exclusive sitdown with Scott Wiener

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

The Podlight: The legendary Chuck Davidson

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

The Podlight: Google’s big plans for San Jose

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

The Podlight: Digging into anti-displacement policies

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

The Podlight: The three Ps of housing policy

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

The Podlight: A look at San Jose’s new Section 8 discrimination policy

We’re thrilled to introduce The Podlight, a new podcast collaboration by San José Spotlight and Silicon Valley Synergy. Over the next several days, we’ll release eight episodes of The Podlight featuring in-depth conversations with San José Spotlight reporters about South Bay policy, politics and government, delving into critical issues such as housing, technology, business, homelessness,...

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