District Five Supervisor Joe Simitian currently serves on two standing committees, and two ad hoc Board Task Forces/Committees. Calendars with scheduled committee meetings, agendas for the meetings, as well as video are available at the links below.
Joe serves as Chair of the Health and Hospital Committee
The work of the Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) is focused on the operations of a comprehensive health care system that provides prevention, education, and treatment; monitoring the ongoing health status of our County and maintaining a health care safety net for our community’s most vulnerable residents. This committee reviews the budget recommendations of the following county departments: Public Health Department, Mental Health Department, Alcohol and Drug Services, Custody Health Services, Community Health Services, Valley Health Plan, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Joe serves as Chair of the Board's Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force
The Federal Affairs advocacy Task Force's purpose is to evaluate, analyze, and inform the Board of Supervisors and the County on changes in Federal policies, legislation, and rule-making having significant impact on the County and to recommend specific actions to counter and/or mitigate such impacts with final approval on the item for the first regular Board meeting in January.
Joe serves as Vice-Chair of the Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee
This committee is focused on long-range, strategic planning in the areas of land use, environment and transportation planning. In addition, this committee will review general transportation issues, including those related to the Roads and Airports Department, and review transportation programs and fiscal policies. This committee also oversees issues related to the Housing Trust Fund and reviews the impact of budget recommendations for the departments of: Planning and Development, Office of Affordable Housing, Agriculture and Environmental Management, Vector Control District, Environmental Health, Parks and Recreation, Roads and Airports.
Joe is also one of two members of the Board serving on the Stanford Development Ad Hoc Negotiating Committee
The Committee is charged with the responsibility for participating in discussions with representatives from Stanford University to determine if there is a mutually agreeable set of community benefits that might be included as part of the County's consideration of the University's General Use Permit application. If the University and ad hoc committee come to agreement, it will be memorialized in a development agreement; if they do not, the County's consideration of the University's General Use Permit application will continue along the traditional path.
Board policy committees
- Health and Hospital Committee—Chair
- Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee—Vice-Chair
Other board assignments
- Association of Bay Area Governments, Executive Board—Alternate
- Association of Bay Area Governments, General Assembly—Alternate
- Comprehensive County Expressway Planning Study Policy Advisory Board—Delegate
- County Library District Joint Powers Authority—Delegate
- Federal Affairs Advocacy Task Force—Chair
- Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District Financing Authority—Delegate
- National Association of Counties—Alternate
- Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency Governing Board—Delegate
- Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency Implementation Board—Alternate