Building a pathway for working families in San Jose

Over the next few years, billions of dollars in investment capital targeting real estate development will be flowing into San Jose.  It will dramatically change our neighborhoods and our city. Without strong controls to ensure that our entire community can benefit from this progress, our city will become a developer’s money-making dream and working families and our children could be left out.

Our tax dollars are subsidizing this construction. It’s time we unite and speak up. Join us – San Jose residents from across the city – as we push for Responsible Development in San Jose.


San Jose unanimously approves sustainable wages on Museum Place project!

On August 29th, the San Jose City Council responded to an outpouring of community demand that developments provide family-sustaining jobs by approving an agreement that ensures good wages on the Museum Place project.

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About Us
Responsible Development San Jose is a coalition of concerned residents across the city. We are diverse, we are hard working, and we are fierce in our determination to build a community where working families can live and thrive.
  • An Unprecedented Time for San Jose (5/8/2017) - This is an unprecedented time for our community. Developers from around the country and around the world are spending billions of dollars on new high-rise buildings, creating millions of square feet of new commercial space. This development boom will make space for a continuing stream of tech companies moving into Read More >
  • About Us (5/1/2017) - We Are Responsible Development San Jose Our community is changing faster and more dramatically than ever. The development that is happening in Our San Jose right now will shape the political and economic landscape of our community for generations. This is the time to stand up for responsible development in Read More >
  • Developments in the Pipeline (4/27/2017) - Developments in the Pipeline There are currently at least 50 multi-unit residential and hotel development projects proposed or planned in San Jose.  In total these development projects would create more than 13,000 new housing units and more than 1,200 hotel rooms. Eleven projects have already been approved by city regulators Read More >