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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.

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.

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.

Building TRUST for West Valley mental health crisis response

May 1, 2024

Santa Clara County’s Trusted Response Urgent Support Team (TRUST) program has a mental health professional available to assess, de-escalate, and connect individuals in crisis with counseling, mediation or mental health services — instead of an emergency department or jail. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian shares information about the program.

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.

Distracted drivers should put down cell phones

April 17, 2024

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, both nationally and here in Santa Clara County. Distracted driving is a topic Supervisor Joe Simitian has been focused on since cell phones first became a part of our lives.