Press Releases

County funding helps Los Altos affordable housing move forward

June 12, 2024

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to allocate an additional $10 million in affordable housing funds to the 330 Distel Circle affordable housing development in Los Altos. The development will provide 90 units of affordable housing and will be Los Altos’ first all affordable housing development. The additional funding will allow the project to apply to the state for tax credits, bringing the development closer to construction.

County supervisors push support for caregivers

June 7, 2024

As a result of the Adult Caregiver Study, Santa Clara County will establish resources to address the shortage of resources and support in adult caregiving. Resources include establishing a caregiver information and referral workgroup, a direct care registry, and an Adult Day Program and Adult Day Health Care program subsidy.

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.

Board push to protect County residents from AT&T proposal to yank landlines

March 15, 2024

Board of Supervisors approved proposal from County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Cindy Chavez to formally engage the California Public Utilities Commission regarding AT&T’s application to withdraw as California’s “Carrier of Last Resort.” Fully wireless communications is not a perfect replacement, leaving communities with non-existent or spotty service at risk. County will explore all options, legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy, to help preserve these lines of communication.

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. 

County Supervisors recognize Vicki Reeder as ‘2023 Los Altan of the Year’

February 29, 2024

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this week recognized Vicki Reeder for her many years of volunteerism in the City of Los Altos and the wider Santa Clara County community. County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who made the motion to honor Reeder, described her as a leader and staunch defender of women’s equality and women’s rights, and a passionate community activist in Los Altos.

Simitian calls on County to advocate on behalf of County residents on AT&T proposal

February 29, 2024

County Supervisor Joe Simitian previewed for his colleagues and County staff that he will be asking the County to take up the issue of “Carrier of Last Resort” (COLR) landline phone service at the March 12 Board of Supervisors meeting. Simitian’s effort is in response to AT&T’s application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to relieve itself of its obligations as a COLR. Being a COLR is intended to ensure that everyone in California has access to safe, reliable, and affordable telephone service—meaning landline or plain old telephone service.