Support housing & good jobs at Google's Diridon Project
August 01, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
Google has announced plans for a major new campus surrounding Diridon Station in downtown San Jose. This is a huge project that would transform our city and bring up to 20,000 new Google employees to San Jose.
Right now, we have the opportunity to make this project truly visionary and ensure Google's growth contributes to a more inclusive Silicon Valley. The development relies on incredibly valuable public land and billions in public infrastructure investments — resources that should serve the public good.
Next Tuesday, the City Council will take a pivotal vote on entering into exclusive negotiations with Google and developer Trammell Crow. This is our moment to ensure the project addresses the needs of everyone in our community.
Join us in calling on the City to require critical community benefits as a part of any agreement with Google, including:
Worker Voice and Quality Jobs
Ensure the thousands of service, retail, and construction jobs the project will create pay living wages, engage in responsible and fair contracting, and ensure workers have a voice on the job.
Displacement Protections and Affordable Housing
Build and fund affordable housing equal to the impact the project will have on our city, and protect renters and vulnerable communities from displacement.
Community Centered Solutions
Engage in a transparent process with the impacted communities, particularly low-income communities of color, on equity needs like affordable childcare, parks, and after school programs.
The meeting starts at 1:30pm, this item will be heard no earlier than 3pm.