- Shiloh Ballard, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, discussed
and answered questions regarding the Green Building Collaborative Phase II
Recommendations. The recommendations can be found on the SCCCA website at http://www.sccca.gov/Packet/Board.htm
The Board voted to forward the Phase II recommendations to the individual
cities for adoption.
- Doug Moretto, Sunnyvale Police, Tony Lopez, Mountain View
Police, and Gay Krause, Chair of the Mountain View-Los Altos-Los Altos
Hills Challenge Team discussed effort toward gang prevention. Sunnyvale
also has a Challenge Team. The teams are community-based and are a
non-profit partnership of students, school districts, police departments,
community organizations, parent groups and health service groups. The
teams collaborate to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-related
problems, including gang prevention. The thrust is prevention and
intervention and the presenters believe that working together is making a
difference in the youth of today and the health and productivity of the
- Carole Leigh Hutton, United Way Silicon Valley, presented
an update on the County’s 2-1-1 service which is a 24-hour,
seven-day-a-week information and referral service by telephone and online.
It matches community members with more than 3,000 health and human
services provided by government and the social service sector. Many
communities support the service financially each year. Ms. Hutton
requested the SCCCA endorse the continued funding and consider having each
city/town have the 2-1-1 service funding as an ongoing part of local
- Yoriko Kishimoto (Palo Alto) and Sue Garner (Monte
Sereno), City Selection Committee appointees to the Bay Area Air Quality
Management District, gave a report on the District’s Major Initiatives in
2009. The report can be found on the SCCCA website at http://www.sccca.gov/Packet/SantaClaraUpdateJune10%20(2).htm
- David Knapp, Cupertino City Manager, reported the managers
discussed a JPA for the Radio Interoperability Project, Fire Chiefs’ EMS
issues, and Retirement Costs.
- Betsy Shotwell, San Jose, gave an update to the budget
discussions in Sacramento and how some budget options can affect cities.
Betsy reported that State Controller John Chiang has stated the state will
run out of money by July 29, 2009.
- Appointed Raania Moysen as the new Executive Director.
Raania currently works in State Senator Elaine Alquist’s office. Raania
will be trained by Joanne in August and will start as the Executive
Director September 1, 2009.
Joys and Challenges:
- Cities are sponsoring and hosting a number of summer
events and Board members invited all to attend.
- Kris Wang requested information on how School Resource
Officers are funded.