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County to Host Public Outreach Meeting on Proposed Equal Access to Baby Changing Stations Ordinance for Unincorporated County Areas



The County of Santa Clara Planning Office and the Office of Women’s Policy are hosting a public outreach meeting about a proposed Equal Access to Baby Changing Stations Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

The proposed ordinance, expected to go to the County Board of Supervisors for consideration in the Spring, would require baby changing stations be installed in all new buildings with restroom facilities in public use areas, and that the stations be available to all genders. It would also apply to new or altered bathrooms in existing buildings with restroom facilities in public use areas. 

Proposed Ordinance: Equal Access to Baby Changing Stations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Equal Access to Baby Changing Station Ordinance FAQ


Robert Salisbury, County of Santa Clara Planning Division

Michael Harrison, County of Santa Clara Building Division

Julie Ramirez, County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy

Protima Pandey, County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy

Members of the community who are interested or may be directly impacted by the Baby Changing Station ordinance


March 8, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


County Government Center, Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium

70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA


Currently, baby changing stations are not always available and, if they are, they are frequently provided in female-only restrooms or in other areas not accessible to all parents. The County is considering this ordinance to promote gender equality, as well as health and safety.


For community members who are unable to attend the meeting, send comments, questions, and/or feedback to (Planning Division) or (Office of Women’s Policy) no later than March 31, 2018.


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Media ContactLaurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa​, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Julie Ramirez, Office of Women's Policy, (408) 299-5135.

Posted: February 26, 2018​

Last updated: 2/26/2018 1:48 PM