It's been just two weeks since Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) introduced Senate Bill 391, The California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013, and already our momentum is growing! Leading California voices are echoing our call for support of SB 391 to spur job creation, boost California's business competitiveness, and build affordable homes for Californians.
Business Leaders Join Forces, Support SB 391 to Create Jobs
This week, five prominent California business groups joined forces in calling for legislators to support The California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013 to get California building again, create 29,000 jobs annually, and help businesses attract and retain the talent that fuels California's economy.
In a joint letter to Sen. DeSaulnier, The Bay Area Council, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business Council, Orange County Business Council, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group urged legislators to support SB 391 to keep California businesses competitive:
"CEO's say a lack of housing options within reach of the workforce is a major factor impeding California businesses from attracting and retaining workers....Failure to act now will leave millions without an affordable place to call home and make it incredibly difficult for California business to remain competitive." Read the full letter.
San Francisco Chronicle Highlights SB 391
SB 391 was featured in a San Francisco Chronicle story that spoke to California's growing need for homes that provide shelter for families and vulnerable individuals and help California businesses attract and retain the employees they need to succeed.