Current Meeting Agendas

The following agenda pdfs are available for upcoming meetings of each board and committee:

Current Meeting Summary

The latest meeting summary available for download is:

 

Presentations & Actions

  • Letter of opposition to SB 649 August 10, 2017
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    • Bay Area Quality Management District Report from Sinks/Kniss August 10, 2017
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      • Letter from Representatives Eshoo, Khanna, Panetta August 10, 2017
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        • VTA Implementation of Measure B Transportation Projects & Innovation Project, June 8, 2017
          • Silicon Valley Competitiveness & Innovation Project, June 8, 2017
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            June 10, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved support of AB 32, SB 375 and Clean Cars Regulations per the request of the American Lung Association

            • Resolution in Support of AB 32, SB 375 and Clean Cars Regulation


              May 13, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved opposition to Proposition 16 per review and recommendation by the Legislative Action Committee.

            • Resolution in Opposition of Proposition 16, Two-Thirds Requirement for Local Public Electricity Providers Act


              May 13, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved support of AB 1784 (Fong) Local Roadway Projects per review and recommendation by the Legislative Action Committee

            • Letter of Support Re: AB 1784 (Fong) Local Roadway Projects

               

                 ABAG Presentation to SCCCA, May 13, 2010, by Mark Green, ABAG President and Union City Mayor.

                 Rethink Your Drink presentation to SCCCA, May 13, 2010, by Bonnie Broderick, SCC Public Health Department.

                 Joint Venture: Silicon Valley presentation to SCCCA, April 8, 2010, by Russell Hancock, CEO

                 The Housing Trust of Santa Clara County presentation to SCCCA, April 8, 2010, Kevin Zwick, Executive Director.

                 SCC Works Program presentation to Santa Clara County Cities Association, April 8, 2010, by Laurie Greer of SCC Social Services Agency.

              Kids in Common Children's Bill of Rights for Children & Youth, January 14, 2010, Dana Bunnett, Executive Director, presented the Children's Bill of Rights for endorsement.

            • Children's Bill of Rights for Children & Youth of Santa Clara County


              January 14, 2010, Jamie McLeod, Chair of the Recycling Waste & Reduction Commission, presented the final Recommendations re: single-use carryout bags. The Board Members approved and agreed to refer the Recommendations to their cities for consideration in order support a regional approach for the reduction of single-use carryout bags.

            • Memo to SCCCA with Final Recommendations Re: Single-Use Carryout Bags


              November 12, 2009, Bonnie Broderick presented on the Public Health Department's (PHD's) plan to submit grant applications to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW). The PHD plans to submit 2 applications; one for tobacco prevention and control, and one for obesity, physical activity and nutrition. The board passed a motion to support the two grant applications with two Resolutions to be submitted along with the applications:

            • Resolution in support of Obesity Prevention
            • Resolution in support of Tobacco Prevention and Control
               

              Santa Clara County Cities whom have Adopted Green Building Collaborative Phase II Recommendations:

            • Morgan Hill
            • Saratoga
               

              September 10, 2009, Dave Anderson (City Manager, Saratoga) and Dan Rich (City Manager, Campbell) of the Santa Clara County Cities Managers Association (SCCCMA) presented a joint policy statement agreed upon by SCCCMA and San Mateo County/Cities Managers Association. The statement addresses the issue of pension reform and rising retirement costs and recommends that all cities work together to reduce pension costs by adopting a two-tier system. The SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously adopted the policy statement.

              Thursday, September 10, 2009, the SCCCA Board announced a new form to standardize the installation of photovoltaic systems (solar panels) to be used by all cities in Santa Clara County.

            • Application for Photovoltaic System
            • Press Release, September 11, 2009
               

              Green Building Collaborative Discussion, June 4, 2009, Shiloh Ballard (Silicon Valley Leadership Group) discussed the Green Building Collaborative Phase II Recommendations. The SCCCA adopted the Phase II Recommendations.

            • Two formats of the presentation are available:
               
            • Overview-Phase II Briefing (2)
            • Phase II Recommendations (2)
               

              Green Building Collaborative Discussion, March 12, 2009 presentations to SCCCA Board by Shiloh Ballard (Silicon Valley Leadership Group), David Kaneda (architect & Cupertino Planning Commissioner), Linda LeZotte (former SJ Council Member), and Jill Boone (Santa Clara County)

            • Phase II Recommendations Overview PDF Version (smaller read-only file, faster download)
            • Phase II Recommendations Overview PowerPoint Version (original source file, larger size, slower download)
            • Reasoning & Rationale
            • Green Point Rated - What's in a point?
            • Phase II Recommendations By Project Type
            • Verification and Enforcement

               

                 Single Use Carry-Out Bags, January 8, 2009 presentation to SCCCA Board by Jamie McLeod, Chair, Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County (RWRC)

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              • VTA Draft Transit Service Plan Presentation, February 9, 2017, Adam Burger of VTA presented overview of the Draft Transit Service Plan.
              • Presentations of Jurisdictions' Efforts Addressing Homelessness, October 13, 2016, Cities Association Board Members participated in Roundtable Discussion and heard presentations from Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Clara County, City of Mountain View, and City of San Jose on recent efforts addressing homelessness across the region. 
              • Healthy Cities Campaign , October 13, 2016, Cities Association Board of Directors endorsed Santa Clara County Public Health Department's Healthy Cities Campaign as an effort to incentivize cities to continue to implement health policy and practices improving health outcomes for our residents and communities.   
              • Review of November 2016 Statewide Propositions and Regional Measures , September 8, 2016, Cities Association Legislative Action Committee and Board of Directors reviewed and approved positions on November 2016 statewide propositions and regional measures having the most impact on cities across the region.  
              • Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition: Vision Zero Presentation , September 8, 2016, Colin Heyne, Deputy Executive Director, presented Vision Zero, a strategy and toolkit created to help cities take concrete, measurable steps toward achieving zero deaths and zero life-altering injuries on our roadways.
                 
              • Letter Re: AB 1110 (Ting) Emissions Reporting, August 13, 2016, Cities Association Letter Re: AB 1110 (Ting) Emissions Reporting, was resubmitted per Board's action in August 2015, expressing an "Oppose Unless Amended" position as an effort to support the success of future and current Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs.
              • Measure A Fact Sheet, August 11, 2016, Board of Directors reviewed Measure A, Affordable Housing Bond on the November 2016 Ballot, a $950 million General Obligation Bond that would provide funding for affordable housing opportunities across Santa Clara County for the most vulnerable community members, including chronically homeless, veterans, seniors, mentally ill, people with disabilities, and low-income families. Board of Directors unanimoulsy endorsed Measure A for Affordable Housing.
              • No On Proposition 53 Fact Sheet, August 11, 2016, Board of Directors reviewed Proposition 53, a state bond initiative that would mandate a statewide vote for some local infrastructure projects, empowering one region of the state to reject infrastructure priorities of communities in other regions of the state.  The Board unanimousy supported a "No on Proposition 53" position; if passed Proposition 53 will eliminate a funding source for local agencies that could potentially negatively impact our region.
              • Silicon Valley Talent Partnership Presentation , August 11, 2016, Chuck Reed of Silicon Valley Talent Partnership (SVTP) presented overview of how SVTP connects the region's private sector talent with civice institutions to improve and provide services to our constitutents. 
              • Age-Friendly Communities Presentation, August 11, 2016, Diana Miller of the Department of Aging and Adult Services of Santa Clara County presented overview of "Age-Friendly Communities" and the countywide effort underway in which all cities in Santa Clara County can become "age-friendly" with an inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active aging.   
              • June 9, 2016, Board voted to support Measure B, a countywide sales tax measure to be placed on the November 2016 ballot to enhance transit, highways, expressways and active transportation (bicycles, pedestrians and complete streets).  http://www.vta.org/envision-silicon-valley/envision-silicon-valley.
              • Joint Press Release on Minimumm Wage Recommendation , June 16, 2016, "Southbay Leaders Come Together on Regional Minimum Wage Proposal."  
              • Cities Association Subcommittee Minimum Wage Recommendation Presentation, June 9, 2016, Minimum Wage Subcommittee Members Rod Sinks and Greg Scharff presented recommendation on minimum wage.   The Board voted to support the Subcommittee's recommendation to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2019.   
              • Cities Association Letter Re: SB 1329 (Hertzberg) and AB 2622 (Nazarian), June 9, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter opposing SB 1329 and supporting AB 2622 as amended addressing Property Taxation: Certificated Aircraft Assessment.  
              • Cities Association Support Letter Re: AB 2450 (Achadjian), June 9, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter in support of AB 2450 Property Taxation: Below Market-Rate Housing.   
              • Cities Association Support Letter Re: AB 1591 (Frazier), March 10, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter in support of AB 1591 Transportation Funding.   
              • Cities Association Support Letter Re: AB 2502 (Mullin & Chiu), March 10, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter in support of AB 2502 Land Use: Zoning Regulations.  
              • Cities Association Support Letter Re: AB 2817 (Chiu), March 10, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter in support of AB 2817 Low Income Housing Tax Credit. 
              • Cities Association Support Letter Re: SB 873 (Beall), March 10, 2016, per Board's approval, President Jim Griffith submitted letter in support of SB 873 Sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits. 
              • November 2016 Tax Measure Presentation, March 10, 2016, Carl Guardino, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, presented overview of November 2016 Transportation Tax Measure.    
              • April 14, 2016, Regional Minimum Wage study presented to Board; Subcommittee on Minimum Wage requested Board members to share results with respective cities in preparation for a regional recommendation discussion on June 9, 2016. Presentation/Analysis overviews can be viewed at: http://sanjose.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?event_id=ef9f9f98-70c3-4924-8de8-50b24984686a.
              • Cities Association Letter to City of San Jose Re: Community Choice Energy, March 10, 2016, Board of Directors unanimously approved and accepted President Jim Griffith's letter to City of San Jose Mayor and Council Members urging exploration of Community Choice Energy.  
              • Cities Association Letter to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Re: Appointments to FAA Select Committee on Southbay Arrivals , March 10, 2016, Board of Directors appointed two city elected representives and two alternates to represent Congresionnal District 18 to address the issue of aircraft notise and adopt regional solutions.   
              • Bart to Ace Presentation, March 10, 2016, Mayor John Marchand of Livermore prestented overview of connecting the San Joaquin/Triv-Valley region to the Silicon Valley through the proposed Bart to ACE project.    
              • Measure AA Overview, March 10, 2016, Jeffrey Cardenas presented overview of Measure AA and requested support; the Board unanimously supported the measure proposing to restore wetlands throughout the Bay Area through a $12 per year parcel tax for 20 years producing $500 million in revenue to be levied across the region encompassing nine counties. 
              • Cities Association Letter to SCCCMA RE: Countywide Taxi Regulations, Per the Board's unanimous approval on February 8, 2016, President Jim Griffth submitted letter to Santa Clara County City Managers' Association requesting evaluation of taxi regulations countywide.  
              • Countywide Taxi Regulation Presentation, February 8, 2016, Larry Silva of Yellow Checker Cab presented on taxi regulations countywide. 
              • LAFCO Presentation Re: Cities Services Review, October 8, 2015, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Reprsentative Cat Tucker, LAFCO Executive Director Neelima Palacherla, and LAFCO Consultan Steve Toler presented overview of recent Cities Services Review.   
              • Cities Association Letter in Support of SBx1 1 (Beall) Transportation Funding, October 8, 2015, Cities Association Board of Directors reviewed and supported SBx1 1.   
              • Cities Association Resolution In Support of Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones, October 8, 2015, Cities Association Board of Directors passed resolution in support of Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones across the county.   
              • MTC Presentation Re: Proposal to Merge ABAG and MTC Planning Departments, October 8, 2015, MTC Planning Director, Ken Kirkey, presented overview on recent MTC Proposal to Cities Association Board of Directors. 
              • Regional Economic Development Initiative Update, September 10, 2015, Matt Mahood of SJ/SV Chamber of Commerce presented progress report on Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI).
              • Memo to Cities Association on Minimum Wage Study, September 10, 2015, Board of Directors supported joining City of San Jose in regional economic study on minimum wage with the following amendments: include community outreach and cost-benefit analysis of exemptions.  
              • Letter RE: AB 1110 (Ting), August 13, 2015, Board of Directors supported submitting letter re: AB 1110 (Ting) expressing opposition unless amended.  
              • PICH Grant Letter, August 13, 2015, Board of Directors supported submitting letter requesting continuation of PICH grant.  
              • Fix Our Roads Coalition Letter, August 13, 2015, Board of Directors supported joining the Fix Our Roads Coalition.  
              • Letter to MTC, August 13, 2015, Board of Directors supported submitting letter to MTC regarding MTC's proposal to merge planning functions of ABAG and MTC.   
              • SCC Fire Chiefs Association Presentation, August 13, 2015, Fire Chiefs Erik Nickel of Palo Alto and William Kelly of Santa Clara provided update on regional coordination.  
              • Letter Re: SB 16 Transportation Funding (Beall), June 11, 2015, Board of Directors unanimously supported submission of letter supporting AB 35
              • Letter Re: AB 327 Public Works (Gordon), June 11, 2015, Board of Directors unanimously supported submission of letter supporting AB 327.
              • Subcommittee Recommendation On Minimum Wage, June 11, 2015, Board of Directors unanimously supported recommendation presented by Jim Griffith, John McAlister, and Rod Sinks.  
              • Letter Re: SB 3 Minimum Wage (Leno), April 9, 2015, Board of Directors supported submission of letter supporting SB 3 Minimum Wage. 
              • Letter Re: AB 35 (Chiu), April 9, 2015, Board of Directors supported submission of letter supporting AB 35. 
              • Letter Re: AB 1335 (Atkins), April 9, 2015, Board of Directors supported submission of letter supporing AB 1335. 
              • Working Regionally to Raise the Minimum Wage, April 9, 2015, Margaret Abe-Koga, Alison Hicks, and Meghan Fraley of Raise the Minimum Wage Coalition reviewed adata and regional efforts regarding raising the minimum wage in the Bay Area and the state.  
              • Grand Nexus Study 2.0, April 9, 2015, Joshua Abrams of Baird and Driskall Comunity Planning presented na overview of a proposed nexus study on housing impat and commercial linkage fees availalbe to jurisdictions within Santa Clara County to join; the Board unaniomoulsy endorsed cities' consideration of participating in the nexus study if jurisdictions are interested in reviewing impact fees as an affordable housing funding strategy.
              • March 12, 2015, Cities Association Board supported partcipation as a co-partner with Silicon Valley Leadership Group at the upcoming Regional Economic Summit on May 29, 2015. 
              • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, March 12, 2015, Jim Lawson of VTA presented an overview of the organization's projects for 2015.
              • Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley, March 12, 2015, Matt Huerta of Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley presented on potential partnerships with cities.
              • Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, February 12, 2015, former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Srijana Angdembey of Silicon Valley Talent Partnership presented on the organization's services availalbe to municipal jurisdictions, which manages innovative pro-bono partnershps between private sector volunteers and civic agencies to enhance service delivery and improve the quality of life of residents within our communities.
              • Community Plan to End Homelessness, February 12, 2015, the Board of Directors supported Destination Home's Community Plan to End Homelessness.
              • January 8, 2015, Cities Association Board appointed Jason Baker of CAmpbell and Greg Sharff of Palo Alto to work with the Santa Clara County Health Department on collaborating with cities to utilize Partnership to IMprove Community Health (PICH) grant funds to forumulate and implement strategies promoting health equity in our communities.
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              • January 8, 2015, Leadership Academy of Santa Clara County presented "Who Does the Future Belong To?" and addressed the value of engaging the millenial generation in land-use decisions.  Presentation is available at www.whodoesthefuturebelongto.weebly.com. 
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              • Cities Association Positions on 2014 November State Ballot Propositions  , October 9, 2014, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors took positions on the November 2014 state ballot measures.
              • Letter in Support of Extending Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara's Move To Work Agreement  , September 11, 2014, the Board of Directors supported request to submit letter in support of extending the Housing Authority's MTW status.
              • Letter in Support of San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce's Regional Economic Development Initiative , July 11, 2014, the Board of Directors supported request to submit letter in support of REDI.
              • NASA Planetary Sustainability Presentation , July 11, 2014, Daniel Raskey of NASA Ames Research Center presented on technological innovations that can be used to solve the challenges facing communities on Earth.
              • Letter in Opposition of AB 2126 (Bonta) Brown Act: Mediation , July 11, 2014, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendataion, the Board of Directors opposed AB 2126. 
              • Letter in Support of AB 2280 (Alejo) Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities , July 11, 2014, per the Legislative Action Committee's reivew and recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 2280.
              • Letter in Support of Multilingual Emergency Alerts , June 12, 2014, the Board of Directors supported request to submit letter in support of Multilingual Emergency SCC Alerts to Santa Clara County.
              • Letter in Support of Continuation of Funding for NASA's SOFIA , June 12, 2014, the Board of Directors supported request to submit letter in support of NASA's SOFIA to Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer.
              • Letter in Support of AB 2565 (Muratsuchi) Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations , June 12, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 2565.
              • Letter in Opposition of AB 2145 (Bradford) Electricity: Community Choice Aggregation , June 12, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors opposed AB 2145.
              • Letter in Support of AB 1690 (Gordon) Low- and Very Low-Income Housing: Mixed Use , April 10, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 1690.
              • Letter in Support of AB 2516 (Gordon) Planning for Sea Level Rise Database , April 10, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 2516.
              • Letter in Support of AB 1970 (Gordon) Community Investment and Innovation Program , April 10, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 1970.
              • Letter in Support of Senator Jim Beall's Mental Health Parity Budget Proposal , April 10, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported Senator Beall's Mental Health Parity Budget Proposal.
              • Letter in Support of SB 1226 (Correa) Medical Marijuana Regulation , March 13, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported SB 1226.
              • Letter in Support of AB 1449 (Alejo) Realignment Omnibus Act 2014 , March 13, 2014, Per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported AB 1449.
              • Community Choice Aggregation Presentation, March 13, 2014, Shawn Marshall of Local Energy Aggregation Network presented overview of Community Choice Aggregation as an option for jurisdictions to meet the demands of AB 32 and SB 375 and achieve GHG reduction goals.
              • February 13, 2014, Board of Directors unanimously supported co-partnership of 2014 Regional Economic Summit with Silicon Valley Leadership Group and other community stakeholders.
              • February 13, 2014, Board of Directors unanimously supported joining Housing Trust Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Leadership Group in a mini-campaign for cities to consider adoption of policies dedicating RDA boomerang funds to affordable housing within their communities.
              • Presentation on VTA Priorities for 2014 , February 13, 2014, VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez presented introduction and overview of VTA's priorities for 2014 and partnerships with cities.
              • Presentation on AB 109 and County's Reentry Plan, January 9, 2014, Santa Clara County Executive Gary Grave and Sherriff Laurie Smith presented overview on the county's efforts in response to AB 109 Realignment.
              • White Paper on Affordable Housing, November 14, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously endorsed white paper on affordaeble housing, the state of affordable housing in Santa Clara County, and suggested best practices or tools for cities to use to meet the challenges of affordable housing.  The paper was authored as a partnership between the Cities Association and Housing Trust Silicon Valley.
              •   Resolution in Support of Electrical Vehicle Charging System Ordinance, November 14, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Santa Clara County's proposed model ordinance requiring pre-wiring for electrical vehicle charging systems in new construction and encourages all 15 cities in Santa clara County to use the model "electric vehicle chargying system ordinance."
              • Regional Economic Development Initiative Update, October 10, 2013, Matt Mahood, President and CEO, provided an overview of San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce's proposal for a regional economic development strategy.
              • SVRIA Overview, October 10, 2013, Bill McCammon, Executive Director, provided an overview of Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA).
              • Habitat Conservation Plan Overview, October 10, 2013, Melissa Hippard of Greenbelt Alliance and Ken Schreiber of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency presented an overview of the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).
              • Bay Delta Conservation Plan, September 12, 2013, Paul Helliker of the CA Resources Agency presented an overview of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
              • BACC/CASCC Update on LED Streetligh Initiative, September 12, 2013, Rafael Reyes of Bay Area Climate Collaborative  provided an update of the LED Streetlight Upgrade Initiative, in which six cities are collaborating to deploy streetlight upgrades in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for their agencies.
              • Regional Homeless Conditions and Response, June 13, 2013, Leslye Corsiglia of the City of San Jose and Emily Harrison of Santa Clara Coutny presented overview of the state of homelessness and encampments in Santa Clara County.
              • Letter in Support of Section 8, June 13, 2013, Board of Directors supported submission of letter to Congress requesting full funding of the Section 8 voucher programs for FFY 2014.  One opposition noted from the City of Milpitas.
              • Resolution in Support of Santa Clara County Library District Measure A, June 13, 2013, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Santa Clara County Library District Measure A, which proposes to extend existing funding generated from a special tax rate of $33.66 per single family home for the next 20 years in order to ensure continuation of library services in cities across Santa Clara County.
              • Letter in Support of SB 391 (DeSaulnier) CA Home and Jobs Act 2013, June 13, 2013, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation, the Board of Directors supported submitting a Letter of Support for SB 391 (DeSaulnier), which would provide $300 to $720 million per year of permanent funding for affordable housing for low and moderate income households by imposing a $75 fee on every real estate instrument, paper or notice required by law.  Two opposing votes were noted from Cupertino and Milpitas.
              • Letter in Support of AB 1229 (Atkins) Land Use, April 11, 2013, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation the Board of Directors unanimously supported submitting a Letter of Support for AB 1229 (Atkins), which would provide local jurisdictions the ability to implement inclusionary housing requirements as part of their land use authority and would ensure that a percentage of all new developments include homes affordable to low income households.
              • Letter in Support of SB 629 (Beall) Tax Equty Allocation, April 11, 2013, per the Legislative Action Committee's recommendation the Board of Directors unanimously supported submitting a Letter of Support for SB 629 (Beall), which proposes to correct a longstanding inequity in property tax allocations for the cities of Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and Los Altos Hills.
              • Santa Clara County Fire Service Regionalization Initiatives, April 11, 2013, Santa Clara County Fire Chiefs presented an overview of Santa Clara County Fire Service Regionalization Initiatives.
              • Affordable Housing and the Housing Impact Fee, March 14, 2013, Leslye Corsiglia and Patrick Heisinger of San Jose's Housing Department presented overview of Financing Affordable Housing through Impact fees.
              • Cities Association Letter of Support March 14, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously supported submitting Letters of Support to Santa Clara County Agencies of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency for a recent amendment to the Water Supply Agreement.
              • February 13, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the organization's participation in the Regional Economic Summit on May 31, 2013, hosted by Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
              • Cities Association Priorities for 2013 January 10, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously adopted priorities for 2013: Regionalizatoin in Public Safety, Affordable Housing, Regional Economic Development and Job Creation, and Digital/Wireless Infrastructure.
              • January 10, 2013, Board of Directors unanimously approved submission of a letter to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors regarding the dissolution of RDA.
              • Greater Silicon Valley Regional Economic Development Initiative November 8, 2012, Matt Mahood, President and CEO of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, presented overview.
              • BACC's LED Streetlight Initiative October 11, 2012, Rafael Reyes, Executive Director of Bay Area Climate Collaborative, presented to the Cities Association Board the benefits of LED streetlights and the option for cities to pool together to purchase LED technology with significant cost savings.
              • October 11, 2012, Board of Directors reviewed local propositions that have a direct impact on our region.  The Board of Directors unanimously voted to support Local Measures B -  Santa Clara Valley Water District's Safe, Clean Water Program,  and Proposition 39 - Income Tax Increase for Multistate Businesses.  The Board of Directors unanimously voted to oppose Measure M - Compensation El Camino Hospital District.
              • September  13, 2012, Board of Directors unanimously re-affirmed compliance with the Brown Act in support of continued transparency regardless of the State Legislature's suspension until 2015.
              • Best Practices for Cities Support of Innovative, High Performing Schools September 13, 2012, Cities Association Board unanimously voted to endorse recommended best practices based on feedback from Board Members, school superintendents, and community stakeholders.
              • Valley Verde Presentation September 13, 2012, Raul Lozano requested support of and presented Valley Verde's mission to promote widespread cultivation of home organic vegetable gardens to encourage healthier diets and address food sinsercurity in Santa Clara County.  Cities Association unanimously voted to support Valley Verde's mission with one abstention from Los Altos Hills.
              • Cities Association endorses BAWSCA's plan to protect water users September 13, 2012, Art Jensen of Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) presents on the upcoming November Ballot Initiative proposinig to restor Hetch Hetchy Valley and BAWSCA's plan to protect water users.  Cities Association Board of Directors voted unanimously.
              • Aligning Our Communities and Schools for Success, June 14, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors votes to support the SCC Office of Education's plan to study the re-aligninment of school districts with city boundaries.  Motion passed 8:1 with opposition from the City of Sunnyvale.
              • Cities Association Letter in Opposition of AB 2312 (Ammiano) June 14, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors votes to oppose AB 2312 (Ammiano) Control Substances.
              • Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance,  May 10, 2012, Kara Gross of SVEDA and Edith Ramirez of Morgan Hill presented an overview of its mission and objective to bring together public and private resources to ensure the success of businesses in Silicon Valley.
              • Letter in Support of AB 2382 (Gordon) Innovation District Demonstration Project May 10, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors votes to support AB 2382 (Gordon) Innovation District Demonstration Project with future amendments of additional language, and issue letter of support to Assembly Member Rich Gordon.
              • Letter in Support of AB 1816 (Beall) Tax Equity Allocation, May 10, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors votes to support AB 1816 (Beall), Tax Equity Allocation, and issued letter of support to Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
              • Cities Association Resolution in Support of Safe Routes to School, March 8, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors votes to support the federally funded Safe Routes to School program and requested membershp cities to pass their own resolutions in support of Safe Routes to School.
              • Sunnyvale School District, March 8, 2012, Ben Picard of Sunnyvale School District presented to the Cities Association Board of Directors on its success with elimnating and reducing the achievement gap amongst its public schools.
              • Rocketship Education, March 8, 2012, Preston Smith of Rocketship Education presented to the Cities Association Board of Directors on its success with elimnating the achievement gap in public education.
              • Cities Association Letter to MTC Re: OBAG February 9, 2012, Cities Association Board of Directors voted to submit a letter to MTC expressing a request for considerations.
              • VTA Presentation on One Bay Area Grant Proposal, February 9, 2012, Valley Transportation Authority Representative Scott Haywood presented an update on MTC's One Bay Area Grant Proposal.   Cities Association Board of Directors voted to submit a letter to MTC expressing a request for considerations.
              • JVSV Wireless Communications Initiative, February 9, 2012, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Representative Leon Beauchman presented an update and the new goal for at least 20 cities in Silicon Valley to have 4G service by 2014.  The Cities Association Board of Directors voted to support the new goal and to be a sponsoring partner at two upcoming JVSV events: the American Telemedicine Association Annual Event in San Jose, and the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Wireless Symposium in October/November 2012 at Santa Clara University.
              • Press Release on Policy Priorities 2012, January 13, 2012
              • Press Release on EPS, January 13, 2012
              • January 12, 2012, The Cities Association Board of Directors voted to support the RWRC's policy recommendations on the ban of EPS food and beverage containers and request the cities of  Santa Clara County to consider adoption of the recommendations as an effort to encourage regional unity.
              • January 12, 2012, The Cities Association Board of Directors were presented with the following presentations on Expanded Polystyrene food containers:
              • Expanded Polystyrene Policy Recommendations, of the Recyling Waste Reduction Commission (RWRC) of Santa Clara County, Council Member Jamie McLeod of Santa Clara, Chair, RWRC;
              • The Realities of Foam Food Service Containers, Michael Westerfield's, of Dart Container Corporation, presentation on the regulation of Expanded Polystyerene food service packaging;
              • Polystyrene Food Ware: A Threat to Santa Clara Waterways and the Bay, Allison Chan and Patrick Band, of Save the Bay, presentation on the impact of Expanded Polystyerene on Santa Clara waterways.
              • 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds, November 10, 2011, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Brett Barley and Natasha Baker presented on a regional effort to recruit 1000 volunteers to provide tutoring to 1000 K-8th grade school-aged children to reduce the achievement gap and help students with math, science, and literacy.  The Cities Association Board of Directors voted to support the program and allow SVLG to include the Cities Association as a co-partner.
              • SCCCMA Compensation Recommended Best Practicies, November 10, 2011, Cities Association Board of Directors endorsed Santa Clara County City Managers Association Compensation Best Practicies position paper to be used as a guideline.  Good faith collective bargaining and other local procedures may impact the application of the paper's general principles in any given jurisdiction and with respect to any particular  position.  Santa Clara County cities/towns are urged to consider support in their own policies related to employee compensation.
              • Single-Use Bags Recommendations, June 9, 2011, Cities Association Board of Directors endorsed the Subcommittee on Single-Use Bags (Jim Griffith, Steve Tate, Jason Baker) presented recommendations to adopt a common vision and regional strategy on the ban of single-use bags.  The recommendations were forwarded to all membership jursidictions for consideration.
              • Medicinal Marijuana Resolution, May 12, 2011, Cities Association Board of Directors endorsed a draft resolution, to be further reviewed and supported by member cities, calling for the federal government to reclassify medicinal marijuana as a drug to be regulated and distributed through licensed, regulated pharmacies, if distribution should occur at all within the State of California.
              • October 14, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Measure A, the Children’s Health Protection Act – a $29 parcel tax for property owners for the next 10 years. The tax is expected to generate $13-$14 million annually to sustain the Healthy Kids program, which provides affordable health coverage for eligible children in SCC.
              • September 9, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved support of Measure B, VTA’s Vehicle Registration Fee Ballot, for the November 10, 2010 Election.
              • September 9, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved SCC Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee’s countywide strategic plan to prevent suicide in Santa Clara County. All cities are encouraged to adopt the plan and develop their own supplementary plan.
              •    ABAG Presentation on RHNA Allocation Process to SCCCA, June 10, 2010 by Paul Fassinger, ABAG Research Director.
              • June 10, 2010, SCCCA Board of Directors unanimously approved support of SB 1205 San Francisco Bay Area Disaster Recovery Planning Council Act per review and recommendation by the Legislative Action Committee
              • CalPERS Presentation, May 12, 2011, Mary Bradley, former Finance Director, City of Sunnyvale, presented on Cal Pers at the Legislative Action Committee Meeting.
              • SCC 2-1-1 Presentation, May 12, 2011, Kim Ferm, United Way Silicon Valley, presented on the Santa Clara County 2-1-1 service.
              • JVSV Renewable Energy Procurement Presentation, March 10, 2011, Rachel Massaro, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, presented on the Silicon Valley Collaborative Renewable Energy Procurment Project.
              • ABAG Sustainable Communities Strategy Presentation, March 10, 2011, CSC Appointees Ronit Bryant (Mountain View) and Joe Pirzynski (Los Gatos) presented an update on recent ABAG activities.
              • February 10, 2011, Cities Association Board of Directors endorsed Silicon Valley Leadership Group's (SVLG) "Save Cal Train" Initiative to find long-term solutions to Cal Train's budget crisis by contriubting $3,000 to assist with the funding needed ($100,000) to complete outreach through six sub-regional Town Halls, independent financial analysis, and robust polling and political analysis.  10 of 11 Board Members supported the motion.
              • SCCAPO Presentation, February 10, 2011, Cities Association unanimously accepted the recommendation to not at this time establish a formal sub region in the current RHNA process, but instead pursue an informal, collaborative process that ensures many of the benefits of forming a sub region wtih an amendment to further explore the definition of “contiguous” as it applies to trading allocations between cities. The Santa Clara County/Cities Managers Association will generate a White Paper for consideration by the Cities Association, outlining a recommended structural arrangement to create a Santa Clara County sub region in eight years, including identification of resources, mechanisms for decision-making, etc
              •  SCC Assessor Larry Stone's Presentation, February 10, 2011, overview of the Assessor’s Office, the current real estate market and its impact on the assessment roll and property tax revenue, the Governor’s proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies, and what cities can do to help streamline the assessment process.
              • "Let's Move" Cities Association Resolution , January 13, 2011, in support of childhood obesity prevention.  The Cities Association has partnered with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to encourage the 15 Santa Clara County cities to sign up to become a Let’s Move City and adopt preventive strategies to fight obesity as put forth by the First Lady of the United States of America in the Let’s Move campaign.
              • SVLG Green Building Collaborative Presentation to SCCCA, November 4, 2010, by Shiloh Ballard, Vice President, Silicon Valley Leadersip Group.
              • Silicon Valley Education Foundation Presentation to SCCCA, November 4, 2010, by Muhammed Chaudhry, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
                 
              • American Muslim Demographics Presentation to SCCCA, September 9, 2010, by Maha Elgenaidi, President & Executive Director, Islamic Network Group.
              • VTA’s VRF Resolution in support of increasing the Vehicle Registration Fee by $10 to provide funding for local roadway projects.
              • SCCCA Resolution in support of SCC Suicide Prevention Plan