Government

County Supervisors recognize Mountain View Fire Department as it celebrates 150 years

July 10, 2024

One of the oldest officially formed fire departments west of the Mississippi River, MVFD is celebrating 150 years of service this year. The department was formed in 1874, when 50 civic-minded residents came together in a “Rogers & Rogers” department store and organized the city’s first brigade, called “Mountain View Station Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1.”

May/June 2024, Newsletter

June 13, 2024

Read about results and next steps from the County's caregiver study, Joe's continued support for mental health care access and services in his district, affordable housing, and ICYMI: an interview on Santa Clara Valley Health Care's “The Beat;” Joe receiving a Partners in Education Award; and a little 2017 Joe History.

Helping veterans get the services they need, and deserve

May 15, 2024

Veterans are legally entitled to federal and state military service benefits including: disability compensation; non-service-connected pensions; education; burial assistance; survivor’s benefits; Veterans Affairs (VA) health care, and more. But getting these benefits is not always easy. Santa Clara County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee proposed increase staffing at the County’s Veterans Service Office (VSO) to help serve more veterans more fully and more quickly.

April 2024, Newsletter

April 29, 2024

Learn about the history of Stevens Creek County Park through a centennial celebration video and the County's MedAssist Program. Read Joe's op-ed on how focused driving can save lives as well as a plan to reduce hazardous fuels along a 16-mile corridor on Skyline Boulevard. This month's Joe History highlights 2016.

Supervisors push to make Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) safer from wildfires

April 26, 2024

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a plan to reduce hazardous fuels along a 16-mile corridor on Skyline Boulevard. This stretch of Skyline Boulevard serves a rural mountain community of approximately 5,000 residents along with 2,700 structures, including the South Skyline community.

March 2024, Newsletter

March 31, 2024

Read about two housing developments to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, updates on the Lehigh Cement Plant and Quarry, and recognition for individuals making a difference in our community, plus a little 2015 Joe History.

Supervisors “grow” Sanborn Park

March 11, 2024

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a 103-acre property in unincorporated Saratoga to expand Sanborn County Park. The acquisition provides an opportunity to create a new trail connection that will provide public access to a historic area of the park. 

Leading locally on climate change. Now!

January 31, 2024

Addressing the impacts of climate change is a job that truly requires a range of solutions and “all hands on deck.” Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian reflects on efforts the Board of Supervisors has taken at the County level to do our part.