Mayor Talks About Santa Clara’s Future

Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor gave a brief update on the State of the City.  She is pleased with the progress that is happening in the downtown area of Santa Clara (near Franklin Square and the University).  She recognized SiliconSage Builders for their development in this area, while also recognizing Related California for their proposed City Place project next to the Convention Center and across from Levi’s Stadium.

Mayor Gillmor said that the City has to “take advantage of the economic opportunity that we have – progress is taking place in our City and it’s still going to happen.”  Taking advantage of these economic opportunities will help the City recover from the loss of the more than $13 million in leases that the City lost with the dissolution of the RDA.  It is her hope that the ground lease from the City Place project will help to replace some of this income.

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During her discussion with Roy Truitt, Interim President & CEO for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau, Mayor Gillmor said that the City has a healthy reserve fund and she wants to continue to maintain it.  “It’s great now, but  we need to work hard to make sure it is stable for the future.”  In response to a question about future developer fees charged by the City, the Mayor explained that the fees are a way to try to generate more funds for park areas to recreate for both residents and businesses in Santa Clara.  With more residential housing, she wants to make sure there are recreation opportunities available.  The fees are a way to ensure this.

As for the future City Manager position, she stated the City “needs someone that is forward thinking, creative, economic development-minded, but also community minded.”  She commented that much has been accomplished under Julio Fuentes, but there is still much to be done.  The job will be challenging as the new manager will need to be someone who can work with not only some of the largest companies in the world that are trying to locate here and do business here, but the residents that have been here for years and the newer residents.

In closing, she talked about the jobs/housing imbalance and the loss of the RDA funds to create affordable housing.  “It’s the moderate income housing that most of us fall into….it’s the middle class that’s out there trying to make a living” and for these residents it’s hard to live here.  “The positive side of the imbalance is that we’ve had so much business here in the past, that we’ve generated a lot of tax income.  We could then have wonderful streets, parks, all those types of amenities that our residents have enjoyed.”  She then went on to say that the biggest challenge is the affordable housing, which is needed – the dissolution of RDA took away this vehicle.  She would like to see more diversity of housing, to include for-sale housing as well as rentals and senior housing.

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CVB Social Media Reaches Over 1.5 Million Super Bowl Week

Check out Visit Santa Clara social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, You Tube, and Instagram to join the conversation. In one single Visit Santa Clara Facebook post on February 5, 2016, over 240,000 web users were reached and more significantly 11,871 web users Liked the post. In addition, the same post was Shared 483 times and had 275 Comments. The web was certainly looking to Visit Santa Clara social media during Super Bowl week.

Thanks to social media and the SantaClara.org website, during the months leading up to Super Bowl 50 and during the week leading up to the big game, the internet was buzzing about the CVB’s 50 Awesome Things to Do and 50 Awesome Places to Eat lists as well as the Santa Clara destination video “The Game.”

CVB Team works Super Community Celebration

CVB’s V.P. of marketing & communications David Andre and social media coordinator Lea Finato played a big role in the City of Santa Clara’s Super Community Celebration event that took place the day before Super Bowl Sunday on February 6, 2016. Along with reps. from event planning company Caravents and Santa Clara University, Andre coordinated talent appearances at the Pep Rally held inside Leavey Center at Santa Clara University.
 
Santa Clara residents and fans from throughout the Bay Area were able to get free autographs from previous Super Bowl champion players including John Taylor, Ricky Watters, Keena Turner, Eric Wright, and Cliff Branch as well as current 49ers team safety Eric Reid. Other talent appearing at the event included Oakland Raiderettes and 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders, Miss California Teen USA, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, PEANUTS characters Charlie Brown & Snoopy and Santa Clara University Athletics mascot Bucky the Bronco.

Member Renewals: November 2015 – February 2016

Member Renewals

November 2015 to February 2016

PYRAMID OF LEADERS:

California’s Great America

El Camino Hospital

Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Related Companies

FOUNDING MEMBERS-68 YEARS:

Peterson’s Insurance

Santa Clara University

University Electric Co., Inc.

58 YEARS:

Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

41-50 YEARS:

J.B. Trophies

Realcom Associates

31-40 YEARS:

California’s Great America

Republic Services

Santa Clara Marriott

Winchester Mystery House

21-30 YEARS:

Action Day Nursery/Primary Plus

Akins Collision Center, Inc.

Applied Materials

Best Western Inn Santa Clara

David D. Tobkin, CPA /Professional Accountant

David’s Restaurant

Discover Magazine

House of Genji

Kier & Wright, Civil Engineer & Surveyors, Inc.

Pizz’a Chicago

PremierOne Credit Union

Santa Clara Realty

Santa Clara Vanguard

The Plaza Suites

11-20 YEARS:

Alliance Occupational Medicine

Bloomster’s, Inc.

ComedySportz

HYATT House

Musson Theatrical, Inc.

Off The Wall Soccer

Piatti Restaurant

Pollock Investments

6-10 YEARS:

Able Glass & Window

CEFCU

Diamond Quality Printing

Mission City Community Fund

Pier 39

Rivera & Associates

Rossi Expositions, Inc.

Royal Coach Tours

Sanctuary Salon

Santa Clara Police Activities League

Santa Clara Windustrial

Yellow Checker Cab Co., Inc.

2-5 YEARS:

ABC7/KGO‑TV

ActionCoach of Santa Clara

Alaska Airlines

All Reasons Moving

AmeriPride Uniform Service

Aquarium of the Bay

Bank of America

Barry Swenson, Builder

Bell Electrical Supply

BlueLight Cinemas, LLC

California Payroll

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association(CASPA)

Comtechtel Xicom Technology

County of Santa Clara CalWORKS Employment Services

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley

Ding Ding TV

El Camino Hospital

Fineline Graphics & Design, Inc.

Griffin Structures, Inc.

Huntford Printing & Graphics

Iguanas Burritozilla

Kobe Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Boat

LumaSense Technologies

Luxul Technology, Inc.

Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley

NSE/Irene Y. Kimura‑Kern

Nurse Builders Academy

Playground Pictures

Related Companies

Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Club

Slatter Construction, Inc.

Solis Winery

Taps Termite & Pest Specialists

TapSnap/Kristen & Poli

Tellus Solutions, Inc.

TFS Private Patrol & Event Security

The Fish Market Restaurant

The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc.

Tiger Style Training

Union Bank

Value Business Products

Walmart Neighborhood Market

Wheels and Deals of Silicon Valley, Inc.

XCEO, Inc.

1 YEAR:

Bennigan’s

BIA Bay Area

Comcast Spotlight

Dash Data

EZER Law Group

Katherine Davalos‑Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Minority Business Consortium

Mishmosh, LLC

Peace‑It‑Together Counseling Agency

Scott’s Seafood San Jose

Silicon Valley International Group

SpeedPro Santa Clara

SSG Company

The Domain Hotel

Top Tier Performance

Vineyard Unlimited

 

 

New Members: November 2015 to February 2016

New Members:
November 2015 to February 2016

November, 2015

Chariot Charters, Inc.

300 Beale Street, Unit A

San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: (415) 933‑7449

Web Address: http://www.chariotcharters.com

Ms. Victoria Lehman

Transportation Services

Customer Pulse 360

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Phone: (408) 202‑9619

Web Address: http://customerpulse360.com

Ms. Seema Varma

Technology

Installments

1040 N. 4th Street, Ste. B

San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (510) 364‑8103

Web Address: http://www.installments.com

Mr. Antony Chang

Financial Services

Joba Corporation, Only Upholstery

PO Box 32601

San Jose, CA 95152

Phone: (408) 667‑4758

Ms. Babita Valadez

Auto Body Works & Detailing

Synchronized Swimming Athletes with Disabilities

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 569‑5700

Web Address: http://www.synchroswimawd.org

Ms. Tina Boales

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations

December, 2015

Chauffeur Adamo Limousine

21060 Homestead Rd., Ste 210

Cupertino, CA 95014

Phone: (888) 580‑8101

Web Address: http://www.ChauffeurAdamo.com

Mr. Alexander Adamo

Limousine Services

Holiday Inn San Jose‑Silicon Valley

1350 N. First Street

San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 453‑6200      Fax: (408) 437‑9558

Web Address: http://www.holidayinn.com

Ms. Marianne Milton

Hotels & Motels/Resort

Ivy Associates

325 Sharon Park Drive, Suite 205

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: (650) 323‑0404      Fax: (650) 323‑0414

Web Address: http://www.ivyassociates.com

Mr. Ross Veltman

Consulting Service/Seminars

Portable Party Crew‑West DJ & Karaoke Entertainment

PO Box 1428

Novato, CA 94948

Phone: (415) 608‑8222      Fax: (415) 883‑3899

Web Address: http://www.portablepartydj.com

Mr. Jerry Schultz

DJ ‑ Weddings, Parties, Corp.& Sporting Events

Quality Respite and Home Care

1171 Homestead Rd.

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 244‑5600      Fax: (408) 244‑5605

Web Address: http://qualityrespiteandhomecareinc.com

Mr. Michael Carter

Health/Nutrition

TQ Nail

1998 Homestead Rd., Suite 105

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 243‑3989

Mr. Kelvin Nguyen

Nail Spa Salon

Vape Affair

2905 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: (408) 244‑2778

Web Address: http//:vapeaffair.com

Mr. Stanley Nguyen

Retail Store

January, 2016

AXA Advisors, Pacific Branch

1840 Gateway Dr., Suite 150

San Mateo, CA 94404

Phone: (650) 532‑2266      Fax: (650) 532‑2241

Web Address: http://www.pacific.axa‑advisors.com

Mr. Gerard Bessette

Financial Services

DoubleTree by Hilton Newark‑Fremont

39900 Balentine Drive

Newark, CA 94560

Phone: (510) 413‑2306      Fax: (510) 651‑5219

Web Address: http://www.newarkfremont.doubletree.com

Mr. Jon Burchett

Hotels & Motels/Resort

K1 Speed

2925 Mead Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: (408) 338‑0579      Fax: (408) 980‑9242

Web Address: https://www.k1speed.com/santa‑clara‑location.h

Mr. Joey Nagase

Amusement‑Recreation‑Entertainment

Mayuri Indian Cuisine

2230 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 248‑9747      Fax: (408) 248‑9746

Mr. Sam Kumar

Restaurants

San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission

949 East Channel Street

Stockton, CA 95202

Phone: (209) 944‑6285      Fax: (209) 944‑6230

Web Address: http://www.acerail.com

Ms. Corinne Winter

Transportation Services

Stephanie D. Beran, CPA

PO Box 612138

San Jose, CA 95161

Phone: (310) 487‑5626

Web Address: http://www.bluecoraltax.com

Ms. Stephanie Beran

Business Taxation

February, 2016

Association of the United States Army, Silicon Valley Chapter (AUSA)

720 Hillmar Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Major General Kent Hillhouse

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations

Goliath Business Group

307 Los Padres Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 261‑9431

Web Address: http://www.johnlmclemore.com

John L. McLemore

Business Consultant/Development

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Grandall Law Firm (Silicon Valley Office)

5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 426

Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: 408‑596‑5916        Fax: 408‑329‑7966

Web Address: http://www.grandall.com.cn

Ms. Lindy Zhang

Auto Repair/Service/Accessories & Parts

Larkspur Landing Sunnyvale

748 N. Mathilda Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Phone: (408)733‑3746       Fax: (408) 530‑0619

Web Address: http://www.larkspur.com

Ms. Sandra Younger

Hotels & Motels/Resort

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

1290 Franklin Mall

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 246‑3900

Web Address: http://www.mountainmikes.com

Mr. Kamal Singh

Sales‑ Leads,mailing Lists,seminars

Promoshop

5830 Halleck Drive

San Jose, CA 95123

Phone: (408) 363‑8523      Fax: (408) 226‑1248

Web Address: http://www.promoshopinc.com

Ms. Cori Nieri

Ad Specialties & Promotional Products

San Juan Committee

PO Box 1416

San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Phone: (831) 623‑2951

Ms. Jill Pagaran

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

233 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 104

Ardmore, PA 19003

Phone: (619) 861‑2237      Fax: (484) 418‑1019

Web Address: http://energypsych.org

Dr. Robert Schwarz

Non‑Profit Foundations/Organizations