Understanding Our Kids: Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience

December 5, 2023

To better understand the mental health challenges facing youth today, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian held a panel discussion that brought together experts in the mental health field as well as youth mental health advocates. Titled, “Understanding Our Kids: Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience,” the discussion focused on how to identify and prevent a mental health crisis, the availability of County and community mental health services for families in crisis, and the benefits of peer-to-peer support systems.

All-inclusive playground at Rengstorff Park breaks ground

November 29, 2023

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian joined the City of Mountain View and the Magical Bridge Foundation at a groundbreaking celebration for an all-inclusive playground at Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue. The Magical Bridge Playground at Rengstorff Park is anticipated to open in fall 2024.

County Supervisors seek mental health access for older adults

November 27, 2023

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal aiming to assess and respond to older adult mental health needs in the County. County staff will analyze programs currently available for older adults to access mental health care, and provide recommendations on how those programs can better address the unique challenges older adults are facing.

Supervisors push to bridge the gap with mobile dental services for veterans

November 8, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to augment funding for mobile dental services for the County’s resident veterans as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget. This action was brought forward by County Supervisor Joe Simitian and co-authored by County Supervisor Otto Lee, and looks to provide relief to over 64,000 veterans living in Santa Clara County.

County Supervisors recognize Luisa Buada for her impact on the community

November 6, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors honored longtime community health leader Luisa Buada as she retires as Chief of Executive Officer of Ravenswood Family Health Network, which provides primary and preventative care services designed to reach underserved, uninsured and low-income families in northern Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County.

Supervisors adopt new Stanford Community Plan

October 18, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated Stanford University Community Plan Tuesday, effectively approving new policies for governing the University’s future growth. The new Community Plan is the biggest update to the University's growth policies since the County approved the current Plan in 2000, and enhances efforts to address traffic, housing and open space concerns.

New fire truck "expands" local firefighting efforts

October 17, 2023

To improve firefighting efforts and bolster mutual aid resources in the region,the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today approved an agreement between the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District (Central Fire) and the Los Altos Hills County Fire District (LAHCFD) for the purchase of a new fire truck to replace an older model, which will become LAHCFD’s new reserve engine, and replace the current 20-year-old reserve apparatus.

Supervisors act to improve road safety

October 3, 2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors took action to improve road safety for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in the North County. The Board approved funding for a Multimodal Feasibility Study that will identify infrastructure improvements to allow bicyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles to safely share the right of way along Foothill Expressway and Junipero Serra Boulevard.