The CASCC was established in 1990 as an unincorporated association to replace separate meetings of which many of the same people were attending (Mayors meetings, City Selection Committee, and a meeting with the County/Cities). CASCC has collected dues since that time and has hired an executive director to coordinate these activities. The goal of the organization has remained to work collaboratively on issues that don’t stop at a city’s border.
Since the founding of the Cities Association, each city of the association has an equal voice and vote and collaboratively work to provide a unified voice. Our guiding principle remains to promote cooperation among the cities and advocate for positive action and enhance the quality of life for the residents of our county.
Our success includes the formation of clean choice energy/Silicon Valley Clean Energy, minimum wage policies, age friendly communities, single use bags, healthy cities initiatives, Santa Clara Santa Cruz Community Roundtable (SCSC Roundtable), and a Planning Collaborative.