Board President and District 5 Supervisor Joe Simitian serves on two committees. Calendars with scheduled committee meetings, agendas for the meetings, as well as video are available at the links below.
Joe serves as Chair of the Finance and Government Operations Committee.
The Finance and Government Operations Committee (FGOC) provides oversight and direction to the County Executive in areas of Finance, Budget, Technology and Capital Projects. The FGOC maintains the strongest linkage to the budget process, and is tasked with reviewing the budget process and working toward the most efficient and effective process possible. The FGOC also focuses on identifying cost-saving recommendations through the use of the Board’s independent management auditor, the Harvey Rose Corporation. The Harvey Rose Corporation conducts an annual review of the Recommended Budget Document to assure its accuracy and to identify areas where savings or additional revenues can be found. Finally, the FGOC reviews the budgets of the County Executive, County Counsel, Assessor, Registrar of Voters, Information Services Department, Facilities and Fleet, Controller-Treasurer, Tax Collector, Department of Revenue, Clerk Recorder, and the Clerk of the Board.
Joe serves as Vice-Chair of the Health and Hospital Committee.
The work of the Health and Hospital Committee (HHC) is focused on the operations of a comprehensive health care system that provides prevention, education, and treatment; monitoring the ongoing health status of our County and maintaining a health care safety net for our community’s most vulnerable residents. This committee reviews the budget recommendations of the following county departments: Public Health Department, Mental Health Department, Alcohol and Drug Services, Custody Health Services, Community Health Services, Valley Health Plan, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.