Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County

San Jose Assemblymember Kansen Chu pushes for Census participation

San Jose Assemblymember Kansen Chu kicked off 2020 with a topic that counts: the census. A few dozen community members gathered Saturday afternoon for a town hall at Berryessa’s Summerdale Elementary School to hear details about the upcoming 2020 Census, which is set to begin in March, from census officials. The informational event included PowerPoint presentations...

Year in review: Santa Clara County talked immigration, women’s health in 2019

It was a momentous year for Santa Clara County lawmakers as they made major decisions on a wide array of policy issues, including immigration, homelessness, women’s health and foster children’s safety. Here is a look at the top votes and policy discussions of 2019. Sanctuary and ICE notification policy Santa Clara County’s sanctuary city policy took...

Santa Clara County lawmakers put off Laura’s Law decision

The much-anticipated vote on whether or not to implement Laura’s Law in Santa Clara County is now another six weeks away. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to push the decision in order to hear a more in-depth presentation on current mental health, substance abuse and general intervention services provided by the county’s Behavioral...

Major changes planned for Santa Clara County foster care system

Santa Clara County is proposing sweeping reforms to how it treats children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. If implemented, the reforms would result in a major expansion and overhaul of the county’s foster care system and concentrate efforts to reunite children with family members. The proposed reform package,...

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