Mayor Liccardo is actively engaged with City administration through an Ad-Hoc Committee to implement improvements to expedite the City's permitting process. The City will also expand its streamlined plan review programs, which now includes the restaurant permitting process, and dozens of permit applications can now be submitted online. In addition, early next year, the City will launch an integrated permitting system, electronic plan review services, and mobile inspection software – all of which will allow businesses get projects off of the ground more quickly. See the City's Permit Center website for more information. Contact the the mayor's staff to go through the City's ad hoc permitting committee.
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San José is a manufacturing powerhouse, attracting Jabil Circuit, Maxim Integrated, Supermicro, Ultratech and more. The manufacturing industry sector stimulates the local economy and helps create more middle-income jobs for the city's residents. That’s why Mayor Liccardo launched an initiative in 2015 to strengthen manufacturing activity in San Jose by offering a 60-day permit approval process and an offset for any permits fees a business would incur while retrofitting existing buildings for manufacturing use. The initiative has also sought to enhance workforce training opportunities for tech manufacturing jobs, providing San Jose residents with good paying jobs and manufacturers with a pipeline of qualified employees. Read more about San Jose's advanced manufacturing industry as well as the Mayor's manufacturing initiative Contact the the mayor's staff to receive help in launching a manufacturing business in San José.
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Mayor Liccardo has focused on implementing “jobs first” land use policies that will support the City’s long-term fiscal health. As the former co-chair for the City’s 2040 General Plan, Mayor Liccardo helped ensure that the City’s blueprint for future growth and development focuses on correcting the city’s long-standing jobs/housing imbalance. He has also been active in shaping the city’s downtown strategy and the North San Jose Policy to help attract businesses and facilitate growth in two of the city’s employment centers. Read more about the General Plan on the Planning Department website.