Investing in our community by providing affordable housing

February 16, 2024

We need to build more housing – and more affordable housing – to ensure that folks don't get pushed out of our area simply because they can no longer afford to stay. On our County Board of Supervisors I’ve worked to increase funding for affordable housing, and to address the root causes of homelessness. I’ve championed affordable housing specifically for local agricultural workers, teachers, adults with disabilities, and low-income residents, because the needs are different sector to sector. I’m excited to see these efforts now come to fruition.

Supervisors expand passport services for the West Valley

February 14, 2024

West Valley residents will soon have more options for passport services following the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors’ vote to add additional staffing at the County’s Saratoga Library. The Saratoga Library is on its way to becoming an official passport facility. Saratoga will join the Cupertino and Los Altos libraries in offering much-needed passport services in the North County and West Valley.

Pushing for early detection in the fight against breast cancer

February 13, 2024

The earlier breast cancer can be detected, the better the outcome for the patient and their loved ones. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian shares about his efforts to expand opportunities for residents to access screenings that ensure early detection of breast cancer.

Supervisors boost services for veterans

February 9, 2024

The Santa Clara County’s Office of Veterans Services (VSO) will add new Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) to allow more veterans to get connected to their earned benefits. County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee proposed the additional staffing to support local veterans and their families in accessing the federal benefits they have earned.

West Valley “teacher housing” effort progresses

February 6, 2024

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors selected a nonprofit development partner to build affordable housing for teachers and school staff in the West Valley. County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee proposed the effort to enable local teachers and school staff to live in the communities they serve.

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.

January 2024, Newsletter

January 25, 2024

Read about Kitty Monahan's tribute, the County's investment in Camp Via West and Joe's work on privacy and data at the County and State level. Learn more about Silicon Valley Reads selected books and community events, the future North County health care clinic in progress and some of the work Joe focused on during his first year (2013) back on the Board of Supervisors.