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Petitioning The San José City Council

Help StartUp San José and pass the “Open for Business” incentive package!



In cities across America, we’ve seen that activating our Main Streets can re-energize our neighborhoods, bringing foot traffic, local jobs, vibrancy and even a reduction in crime. We support the passage of an “Open for Business” incentive package in San José to fill ground floor vacant parcels in our Neighborhood Business Districts, Strong Neighborhood Initiative areas and Downtown.

Our idea is simple - where landlords of long-vacant, street-facing storefronts are willing to reduce their asking lease rates, City Hall should waive permit fees for new businesses seeking to get up and running, and expedite the process.

As concerned citizens we are urging our leaders to act now to bring new jobs and businesses to our Main Streets.  We believe that improving our local economy is a team effort, and when we get our storefronts bustling and support local businesses we all win.


Letter to
The San José City Council
I am contacting you today to ask you to support Councilmember Liccardo’s “Open for Business” incentive package. Moving this legislation forward will help fill ground floor vacant parcels with new businesses and generate foot traffic, local jobs and could even reduce crime. San José deserves to have vibrant communities that improve our collective quality of life. Please pass the legislation and help us Start Up San José!

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