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Survey: Developers don’t love rent control, but like the ‘certainty’ of new law

Six months ago, developers were seeing major headwinds when it comes to developing new multifamily housing in Silicon Valley, but now confidence has jumped, according to a new report. Ironically, the reason confidence has now increased is the same reason some developers were feeling uneasy about multifamily building in mid-2019: rent control. “It seems counter-intuitive,”...

San Jose program for free college gets $250K eBay donation

A program that provides free college to hundreds of underprivileged San Jose students on Monday has received a boost from a longtime local tech business. Through its foundation, San Jose-based eBay is donating $250,000 to the San José-Evergreen Community College District Foundation to support San José Promise, the program that offers up to two years...

Access v. Abuse: Decades of attempts to reform ADA have fallen short

Access v. Abuse: The ADA’s Impact in Silicon Valley Part 3 California often sets the precedent by passing progressive policy, championing everything from climate change initiatives and health care policy to leading the country with fair accessibility laws. But the Golden State has become a breeding ground for controversy, as it far outpaces the rest of the country in...

Study: Prop. 13 reform could add $1.2B in Santa Clara County revenue

A new report from University of Southern California researchers breaks down estimated local benefits of an upcoming ballot measure to reform Proposition 13, including $1.2 billion in Santa Clara County — assuming county assessors can handle the momentous task of implementing the changes. Overall, an estimated $12 billion could potentially be reclaimed by communities across...

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