Community Partners

Energy Partners

The Cities of San Francisco and San Jose, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have partnered together to reduce energy waste by changing the way people interact with buildings. Everyone is invited to participate in making our community more sustainable and our city a model for how to do business better.  (For more information on Step Up and Power Down, please visit http://sanfrancisco.stepupandpowerdown.com/)

Emergency Services Updates

San Jose Police Open Information Page on BOMA Website

A member of the BOMA Silicon Valley Emergency Preparedness Committee, Officer Steven Jeffrey of the City of San Jose Police Department has created the first articles for their new community partner emergency information page.  The page will provide an easy reference point for gathering and giving information to the San Jose Police Department.

The first two articles are Guidelines for Reporting Suspicious Activities, with links to key contacts in the SJ Police department, and Planning is Key, a checklist of the types of emergency plans property managers and business owners should have in place.  Officer Jeffrey will add new information and links throughout the year.

Click here to visit the new San Jose Police Info page


Transportation Updates

Milpitas Station Campus Update -
Winter 2016

Notable construction progress can now be seen at VTA's future Milpitas BART Station. Parking structures, a new rooftop and a pedestrian overcrossing bridge from VTA's Montague Light Rail Station are among the many project efforts this video highlights. Learn more about the ongoing station construction and all the station amenities that riders will have once the project opens.

Learn even more at http://www.vta.org/bart/milpitasconstruction

VTA's BART Silicon Valley Extension

VTA's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Extension Project is a 16-mile extension of the existing BART system to San Jose, Milpitas and Santa Clara, which will be delivered through a phased approach. The first phase, the Berryessa Extension, is a 10-mile, two-station extension, beginning in Fremont south of the future BART Warm Springs Station and proceeding in the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way through Milpitas, the location of the first station, and then to the Berryessa area of north San Jose, at the second station. VTA continues project development activities for the second 6-mile phase of the project that includes a 5.1 mile-long subway tunnel through downtown San Jose, and ends at grade in Santa Clara near the Caltrain Station. Construction on the second phase of the project will commence as additional funding is secured.

Workforce Development

Workforce Trends in San Mateo County and the Peninsula
This year, the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) and the EVRE Foundation commissioned research regarding the different workforce trends San Mateo County is facing today. By clicking the link below, you can view the full report. 

This report examines trends affecting workforce development in San Mateo County and the Peninsula, a sub-region in the heart of Silicon Valley. It spotlights the persistence of poverty even in the face of surging job growth, reviews the best practices fostering upward mobility for the workforce, and outlines strategies that can be carried out by workforce boards, community colleges, and private industry.

The report recommends that industry leaders, education officials, workforce boards, and elected officials come together around regional approaches that will support the twin goals of workforce development and economic growth.

To View the Full Report, Click Here

 

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