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Fundraising Efforts for Santa Clara County Supervisor Seat Are in Full Swing


Fundraising efforts are in full swing for the candidates seeking to replace termed out Supervisor Ken Yeager. As the numbers reveal, they have been serious about building a solid financial footing early on which, with five candidates vying to make it past the primary election, will definitely matter. Here is a breakdown of their fundraising in the first 6 months…

Policy Watch: Week of 2/13


Santa Clara County Report on ordinance to prevent discrimination against renters with Section 8 vouchers At the February 7, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting, the County Counsel presented a recommended ordinance to ensure that all persons with the ability to pay for housing, whether through their own funds or using a subsidy such as Section 8, are considered for housing.…

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Santa Clara County Initial data on gender/race pay equity & direction on pay equity in County contracting policies Commission on the Status of Women’s (CSW) Pay Equity Study: In advance of the forthcoming pay equity study that will be undertaken by the Office of Women’s Policy and the Commission on the Status of Women, County Counsel and Administration have conducted…

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Santa Clara County   Proposed changes to County policy regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers / notification requests The board will consider adopting a Policy Resolution as proposed by Board President Cortese relating to civil immigration detainer and notification requests.  It will also consider directing Administration to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with DHS & ICE contingent upon adoption…

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San Jose  Expansion of Disadvantage Business Enterprise goals Date/time/location item will be heard:  March 25, 2015, 1:30 pm Memo from Liccardo, Herrera, Kalra & Peralez to approve the proposed overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal as a minimum, while making every effort to surpass the goal; Work with community stakeholders, such as the Minority Business Consortium, ethnic/minority Chambers of Commerce,…

Summer Jobs Program Hopes to Reduce Crime


County leaders hope a program to create summer jobs for teens will help cut down on the crime that traditionally rises that time of year.   The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to create 500 paid summer internship and job opportunities for at-risk and low income youth.

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San Jose: Reed/Liccardo seek to ram D4 Council replacement through, waiving Sunshine rules. As recommended by the Rules and Open Government Committee on December 10, 2014, the council is being asked to appoint an interim representative for Council District 4 to serve until a new council member has been elected. (Mayor/Liccardo). Reed and Liccardo recommend appointing former Council member Margie…

Living Wage Challenge Issued to BOS


Santa Clara County Supervisors are being challenged to see what it’s like to try and make ends meet on a low wage job in Silicon Valley. County Supervisor Dave Cortese, who’s supporting a new, comprehensive living wage county law, took the challenge and said he understands more fully the difficulty low wage workers have surviving in one of the most…