Who Owns Silicon Valley?

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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

500 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA 94041

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How are Silicon Valley's largest land owners affecting the cost of living and reshaping communities in Santa Clara county?

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Booming population and corporate growth is impacting housing availability and affordability throughout the Bay Area. In Silicon Valley, real estate is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few huge players. As entities like Stanford, Google and Apple seek to expand their footprints, how will current residents be affected by rising housing costs, increased traffic, and changing commercial landscapes? What measures are major landowners taking to ease the pressures on surrounding communities? What more can civic oversight do to level the playing field?

Join us for a conversation about the stakes for Silicon Valley ownership with reporters shedding light on these issues and leaders representing the interests involved, including Lenny Siegel, former Mayor of Mountain View; Rebecca Prozan, Senior Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google; and Selma Angeles from the community non-profit SOMOS Mayfair.

Moderated by KQED’s Rachael Myrow and The Mercury News’ Marisa Kendall.

This live event is co-presented as part of an ongoing collaborative investigation by KQED, The Mercury News, NBC Bay Area, Renaissance Journalism, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and Telemundo 48 Área de la Bahía.

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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

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Mountain View, CA 94041

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