This Veterans Day, Mayor Liccardo stood proudly with Supervisor Dave Cortese and a group of "All the Way Home" community partners to celebrate the significant progress made housing our county's homeless veterans.
With partner support, All the Way Home has housed 891 homeless veterans in just over 2 years. In this time, nearby jurisdictions have seen double-digit increases to veteran homelessness, while Santa Clara County watched numbers decrease. Learn more about the campaign, or read the press release detailing the progress.
Last week, Mayor Liccardo's Chief Innovation Officer, Shireen Santosham testified before Congress. to advocate for equitable deployment of 5G technology. Her testimony combats an FCC to gut local authority and oversight of publicly-owned light poles. These proposals, similar to recently-vetoed legislation in California, would allow big telecom to affix their private wireless equipment to publicly-owned poles at below market-rates. This, in essence, would provide these private corporations publicly-subsidized, utility-like access, without the requirement to serve all residents as any other utility would.