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In the interest of transparency, Mayor Liccardo will routinely disclose his non-personal travel on this website, to inform the public of the purposes of each trip, and of the source of funding for travel expenses.

 
Description
 Date of Travel Sponsoring Group 
Net Costs to City

 
Washington D.C.: Advocated in Congress for BART and transportation infrastructure funding, DACA relief, immigration reform, and against telecommunications industry efforts to obtain taxpayer-subsidized rates for use of city infrastructure. 

2/27/18 - 3/1/18  N/A $2,147.97

Washington D.C.:
 Advocated for cities throughout the U.S. as a member of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee to push for more equitable deployment of broadband technology, during two days of  committee meetings.   Spoke and presented at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on industry efforts to seek taxpayer-subsidized use of city infrastructure and its implications for efforts by San Jose and others cities to seek more equitable deployment  of broadband, and participated in press conference after my resignation from FCC advisory board.  Also spoke on a panel with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs regarding San Jose’s role as the leading U.S. metro on sustainability measures, and how cities can better combat climate change.  

1/22/18 - 1/26/18   N/A  $2,940.70
 
New York City:
 Presented to the Cities of Service Board of Directors about San Jose’s efforts to leverage civic engagement for positive change, engaged on Mayor's Council, as part of organization funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a key financial sponsor and thought partner in several of San Jose’s “City of Service” and “Smart City” initiatives. 

 12/12/17 - 12/14/17 Cities of Service $0.00

Washington D.C.:
 Served on the FCC Broadband Advisory Committee; advocate for inclusive and equitable deployment of broadband technology, and against telecommunications industry efforts to mandate taxpayer subsidies for industry infrastructure.

 11/8/17-11/10/17 N/A   $1790.77

Paris:
 Attended the global CityLab Conference, hosted (and sponsored) by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Atlantic magazine,  Met with global policy experts and technologists regarding potential city initiatives on environment, gun control, and affordable housing.  Spoke at the “Mayors Innovation Studio” panel regarding “Smart City” initiatives on technology, data, and autonomous vehicles. 

10/20/17- 10/24/17 Bloomberg   $125.42
 
New York City: Met with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Cities of Service to discuss strategic partnerships on innovation, education, investment in youth and digital inclusion.

Washington D.C.:
 Attended a Silicon Valley Leadership Group advocacy trip to meet with federal policymakers in Congress and the Department of Transportation to discuss BART phase II funding, DACA, transportation infrastructure. 

 9/26/17-9/28/17 Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Bloomberg $1,596.18

Barcelona:
 
Attended transportation conference with BART and VTA officials at the Center of Control, Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona, to study the world’s only deployment of single-bore tunnel technology for transit, relevant to our debated alignment of BART in Downtown San Jose.   Spent many hours in meetings with local, BART, and VTA officials to learn best practices in developing an effective transit system.

Amsterdam, Lille, Rotterdam, Utrecht:
 Attended a SPUR study tour focusing on high-speed rail, large multi-modal station design, and public-private financing of stations and surrounding development.   Discussions included VTA, BART, City, and other officials focused future Diridon Transit Station development.

 7/4/17-7/14/17 SPUR  $0.00 

Seattle:
 Spoke on a panel about equity and resiliency in American cities with fellow mayors from around the country.  participated in “Rose Fellowship,” a year-long effort that lends urban planning expertise nationally to our efforts to re-think North San Jose urban design and planning.

5/2/17-5/3/17  Rose Center  $70.82 

Los Angeles:
 Participated as a Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership in two days of meetings with mayors and former mayors from around the country to share best practices, innovative approaches to problem-solving.   

 4/21/17-4/23/17  Aspen Institute  $0.00

Austin:
 Spoke on two panels at convening of technologists, private sector leaders, and government officials regarding civic innovation and city best practices as part of a U.S. Mayor’s Conference event.   Met with potential funders in several foundations to discuss San Jose “Smart City” and “Cities of Service” initiatives, and with private companies interested in demonstrating environmentally beneficial technologies in U.S. cities.  

Washington D.C: Scheduled and prepaid flights to a second half of this trip,
to Washington D.C., were cancelled due to snow closing
Washington's airports. 

 3/9/17-3/13/17  N/A  $4,035.48

Washington, D.C.:
 Attended and spoke on two panels at the the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  Lobbied federal officials for Americorps funding needed for youth “Service Year” positions essential to San Jose’s "City of Service" initiatives.  Met with fellow U.S. mayors to discuss best practices and innovative approaches to problem-solving.

 1/17/17-1/19/17  N/A  $2,417.56
 
Washington, D.C.: Joined County and non-profit partners in our “All the Way Home” initiative to end veterans’ homelessness, receiving recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the White House's capstone event, engaged in meetings with local and national leaders, including key White House staff.

11/13/16-11/14/16  N/A   $2,343.85

Baltimore:
 Delivered speech at the Fifth National Summit on Preventing Youth Violence regarding San Jose’s Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.  Met a variety of regional and federal policymakers and White House officials to learn about and discuss best practices in gang prevention.

6/26/16-6/27/16  Parks,
Recreation and
Neighborhood
Services
$965.93

Washington, D.C.:
Met with members of Congress and federal officials re: BART funding, funding for CalTrain electrification, and immigration reform as part of SVLG and MTC delegation.

3/21/16-3/23/16  N/A $2,899.86

Austin:
Spoke at U.S. Mayors Conference convening of technologists, private sector leaders, and U.S. mayors regarding civic innovation.  Met with affordable housing innovators and learned about micro-housing and modular construction mentions.  Met with autonomous vehicle experts and discussed emerging policies to regulate the field with fellow U.S. mayors.

3/10/16-3/13/16 Results
for America 
 $503.61

Washington, D.C.:
Chaired committee meeting of fellow US mayors,
met with White House officials regarding workforce training and
transportation funding.

1/20/16-1/22/16 N/A  $2,710.29 

London:
Learned of "smart city" initiatives globally, using data and technology to improve cities' safety, sustainability, and services as part of Bloomberg’s convening of leading mayors globally.   Discussed Bloomberg’s sponsorship and engagement of expertise of these initiatives in cities globally.

10/16/15-10/21/15  Bloomberg
Philanthropies
 $290.37

New York City:
Spoke at Clinton Global Initiatives conference on
smart cities initiatives using data and technology.

Washington, D.C.: Advocated with federal officials and Congress for
BART funding, and comprehensive immigration reform.

9/28/15-10/1/15  MTC  $1,265.99

Denver:
Joined the San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to learn best practices from Denver officials of its successful Downtown revival, focusing on transit station redevelopment, creation of arts funding district, & rehabilitation of historic buildings.

9/16/15-9/17/15  N/A $1,988.00

V
atican City: Spoke at global summit of mayors leading sustainability initiatives in convening by Pope Francis; joined audience of the Pope, and met with leading policy experts and technologists regarding climate change.

7/21/15-7/22/15 Vatican $202.00

S
an Francisco: Met with fellow US mayors to exchange ideas about
tackling common urban challenges, including crime, transportation,
and affordable housing.

6/19/15-6/22/15 N/A $1,082.67

Washington, D.C.:
Advocated for BART funding and workforce training
 funding with federal officials and Congress.

3/17/15-3/19/15 N/A $2,130.36

Last Updated on: 4/12/2018
 *Items still being processed will be updated as soon as a final calculation becomes available*