February 13, 2019
Since launching Climate Smart San Jose in February 2018, the City of San Jose has been leading the charge to reduce air pollution, conserve water, and create a stronger and healthier community. Recognizing that all sectors need to help meet these goals, city staff proposed an ordinance that would increase commercial building energy efficiency through a transparent open-data benchmarking tool. SPUR strongly supports the ordinance.
January 31, 2019
The Bay Area’s housing shortage and affordability crisis is arguably the greatest threat to its future. In January, the region took an important step forward with the endorsement of the CASA Compact, a grand bargain among dozens of governments and organizations to arrive at real solutions.
January 23, 2019
As part of our research for the SPUR Regional Strategy, we reviewed recent wage and job data to see what types of jobs are growing and how low-wage jobs are faring relative to jobs at higher wage levels.
January 17, 2019
As part of our research for the SPUR Regional Strategy, we reviewed data projections to 2030 to see what types of jobs are growing and how the coming retirement wave will affect job openings.
January 7, 2019
Since 2017, SPUR's Double Up Food Bucks program has helped families eat healthier and stretch their food budgets further while also supporting California farmers. Our program’s success — and that of many others across the country — has garnered the attention and support of elected officials. Policymakers at both the federal and state level dedicated unprecedented amounts of money toward these programs in 2018.