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Consumer & Environmental Protection Agency

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Who We Are:

The mission of the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) is to:

  • Promote and protect the agricultural industry of the County and its environment;
  • Ensure the health and safety of the County’s citizens and foster confidence and equity in the marketplace;
  • Prevent, preserve and improve the environmental factors affecting the community’s health and safety; and
  • Protect public health and safety by detecting and minimizing vector-borne disease, abating mosquitoes, and assisting the public in resolving problems with rodent, wildlife, and insects of medical significance.

The mission is accomplished through education and the fair and uniform enforcement of laws, regulations, and ordinances enacted by the people of the State of California and the County of Santa Clara.

The Agency includes the following major programs:

  • Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management
  • Department of Environmental Health
  • Vector Control District

Jo Zientek
Director​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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