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Published on: 9/5/2014 6:23 PM

New Program Will Step Up Efforts to Wipe Out Graffiti
June 24, 2014

Recognizing the need to fight blight in unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014, created a Graffiti Cleanup Program with the goal of having graffiti removed within 48 hours. The unanimous vote came during the last meeting before the July recess on a recommendation by Supervisor Dave Cortese.
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Supervisors Approve $4.9 Billion Budget that Focuses on Health and Public Safety
June 20, 2014

With a commitment to public safe ty, Supervisor Dave Cortese successfully pushed through Santa Clara County 2015 Budget proposals that will add staff to fight Human Trafficking, support a Workers’ Rights Program, improve meals for seniors, expand a health center that serves Asian American residents and explore strengthening fire safety in a rural area.
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County Supervisors Approve Stepping Up Fight Against Human Trafficking
June 18, 2014

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Dave Cortese’s proposal to step up efforts to end human trafficking in the County.
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Supervisors Approve Funding for On-Site Cooking at Senior Centers
June 17, 2014

Seniors across San Jose are a step closer to receiving freshly cooked meals at community centers that now serve meals delivered from regional kitchens.
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Cortese Calls for Analysis on Unreported Late Emergency Calls
11, 2014

While a new tracking process indicates there may be areas of improvement in San Jose Fire Department’s response to medical emergencies, Supervisor Dave Cortese is questioning the accuracy of a report that doesn’t include all late calls.
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County to Launch Public Awareness Campaign to Keep July 4 Safe
June 10, 2014

The news conference will call attention to the dangers of illegal fireworks in causing injuries and igniting fires. At Supervisor Cortese’s request, the Board of Supervisors approved a $70,000 contribution to the Rotary Club of San Jose’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display in Downtown San Jose, with $20,000 going to the County Fire Department to launch an education campaign about the dangers of illegal fireworks.
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Cortese to Cut Ribbon on Final Highway 101 Expansion Project

May 28, 2014

With the Valley Transportation Authority and community members, Supervisor Dave Cortese will celebrate the completion of Highway 101 improvements, including the expansion of Capitol and Yerba Buena more

County requests 20% voluntary reduction in water use from residents and businesses
May 20, 2014

At the request of Supervisor Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County has been investigating water conservation methods since the Governor declared a drought State of Emergency in California.
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Board of Supervisors approve study of living wage ordinance

May 21, 2014

Supervisor Dave Cortese announced that on May 20, 2014, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor approved a proposal to analyze, gather stakeholder input, and report on the feasibility and fiscal implications for the County of a County living wage ordinance. This proposal, which was put forward by Supervisor Cortese and Supervisor Yeager, also calls for the creation of a Family Friendly Employer Certification Program.

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Cortese Re-opening Senior On-Site Facilities for Cooking Seniors' Meals at Centers

May 21, 2014

In an effort to improve meals served at senior nutrition centers, Supervisor Dave Cortese is asking that the County invest additional budget dollars so that food can be cooked on-site at the centers that have kitchens. The proposal will be heard at the Children, Seniors, and Families Committee meeting on May 29, 2014 and then again during the Santa Clara County Budget Hearings in June. read more

County of Santa Clara Releases Request for Proposals for Groundbreaking "Pay for Success" Project to Address Chronic Homelessness

April 30, 2014

On April 21, 2014, the County of Santa Clara released a Request for Proposals ("RFP") to identify the organization that will lead a pioneering effort to provide housing and supportive services to some of the neediest homeless individuals in the County.  read more

Rotary to Announce Return of Fireworks in Downtown SJ

March 11, 2014

The Rotary Club of San Jose will announce the return of July 4 Celebration and Fireworks Display in Downtown San Jose as it marks its 100th Anniversary. read more

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is urging the City to make adding firefighters a priority in the 2014-2015 budget

March 11, 2014

In light of the San Jose Fire Department's inability to meet emergency response time standards, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is urging the city to make adding firefighters a priority in the 2014-2015 budget. read more