Alternate Representative to the Executive Board: Appointed David Casas, Los Altos. Term
expires June 30, 2010.
Hazardous Waste Management Facility Allocation Committee: Appointed Ronit
Bryant, Mountain View.
Term is ongoing.
and Waste Reduction Commission for Santa Clara
County – Member-at Large Position:
Re-Appointed Ronit Bryant, Mountain
View. Term expires January 2015.
there is one opening for Central County Cities (Milpitas) and one opening on the Airport
Land Use Commission. Elected Officials that are interested in being
appointed to one of these positions should contact either President Kris
Wang or SCCCA Executive Director Joanne Benjamin.
Policy Priorities are: Green
Conservation, Solar Panel Permitting, ABAG Housing Allotments, State
Budget Reform, and a Comprehensive Approach to Gangs.
Members were assigned to committees that will focus on the 2009 Policy
Priorities. The Committees are: (Those leading the Committees are designed
with a *.)
- Green Building: Kathleen King, Melinda
Hamilton, Curtis Wright. (This Committee will be working with the
existing Green Building Collaborative that the Cities Association has
partnered with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group the past two years.)
- Water Conservation: *Larry
Klein, Kris Wang, Ron Swegles
- ABAG Housing Allotments:
*Dan Furtado, Joe Pirzynski, David Casas, Pat Mahan
- Budget Reform: *Steve
Tate, *Al Pinheiro, Chuck Page, Margaret Abe-Koga
- Approach to Gangs: *Melina
Hamilton, Margaret Abe-Koga
- Solar Panel Permitting: Dave
Knapp agreed to the City Managers working on this policy priority.
- It was
decided that committees would report to the Board at the following Board
- Green Building: March
- Water Conservation: May
- ABAG Housing Allocations:
- Budget Reform: April
- Approach to Gangs: June
9, 2009 will be the General Membership and City Managers Meeting.
All elected officials, including County Supervisors,
and State and Federal Legislators are invited.
Center at the Cupertino
6 – 9 pm
will follow shortly
Please spread the word about the meeting and encourage your fellow
council members to attend.
- Kris Wang announced that Joyce Iwasaki has decided to
leave the Cities Association and Joanne Benjamin has agreed to fill in
until a permanent Executive Director has been appointed.
- It was noted that Mountain View has a 2-sided sheet available
to the public explaining the governmental/city process. Other cities have
similar sheets. Each city was encouraged to send Joanne a copy of their
sheet and the sheets will be shared among our cities.
Furtado reminded Board members the Great American Litter Pick Up is April
25 this year and he encouraged each city to participate.
Wang announced she would be willing to lead a trip of elected officials to
China and Taiwan
this summer in either July or August. If you are interested in participating
in the trip, please let Joanne know by March so that plans can be made.
Hamilton announced that Otto Lee has a website and you can see what he is
doing in Iraq.
The website is http://www.ottolee.org/iraq/