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Mountain View Voice
Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noisehave several questions they want the FAA to answer before they can make any rec
Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noise
Mountain View Voice / Posted 14 hours ago
have several questions they want the FAA to answer before they can make any recommendations. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Select Committee chairman, said he wants the FAA to identify some of the problems the agency deemed not... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noisehave several questions they want the FAA to answer before they can make any rec
Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noise
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 16 hours ago
have several questions they want the FAA to answer before they can make any recommendations. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Select Committee chairman, said he wants the FAA to identify some of the problems the agency deemed not... Read more
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The Mercury News
Palo Alto skips on local business tax, for nowhowever, which is why city leaders considered the local tax. Figures provided
Palo Alto skips on local business tax, for now
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
however, which is why city leaders considered the local tax. Figures provided last year by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, whose district includes Palo Alto, show how the district received less than 5 percent of the money for local... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noisegroup of elected officials, four from each county, and chaired by Santa Clara C
FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise
Mountain View Voice / Posted yesterday
group of elected officials, four from each county, and chaired by Santa Clara County Supervisor and former state legislator Joe Simitian. The first meeting was held in May in Santa Cruz and the third is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday,... Read more
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The Mercury News
Palo Alto OKs plan that could save mobile home park through eminent domain purchasewill consider a financial contribution if needed to purchase the property. San
Palo Alto OKs plan that could save mobile home park through eminent domain purchase
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
will consider a financial contribution if needed to purchase the property. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian said in a news release Tuesday that the Housing Authority is key in the park's preservation. "They're the one... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noisegroup of elected officials, four from each county, and chaired by Santa Clara C
FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
group of elected officials, four from each county, and chaired by Santa Clara County Supervisor and former state legislator Joe Simitian. The first meeting was held in May in Santa Cruz and the third is scheduled to take place in Mountain View in... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto council backs plan to preserve Buena Vistaof Supervisors similarly threw its unanimous support for the preservation effor
Palo Alto council backs plan to preserve Buena Vista
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
of Supervisors similarly threw its unanimous support for the preservation effort, which is being spearheaded by Supervisor Joe Simitian. The Housing Authority's board of commissioners is set to consider the memorandum of understanding at its... Read more
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The Mercury News
Internal Affairs: County supervisors muscling in on DA's gymAttorney Jeff Rosen, "I look forward to doing the stairs with you, and I'm look
Internal Affairs: County supervisors muscling in on DA's gym
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
Attorney Jeff Rosen, "I look forward to doing the stairs with you, and I'm looking forward to the competition." Supervisor Joe Simitian, meanwhile, was less enthusiastic when ribbed by Yeager. "The only exercise I'm going to get is running my... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto scores victory in federal ruling on Buena Vistato preserve Buena Vista and its 117 units of low-income housing. Earlier this m
Palo Alto scores victory in federal ruling on Buena Vista
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
to preserve Buena Vista and its 117 units of low-income housing. Earlier this month, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced a partnership between the county, the city and Housing Authority of Santa Clara County to purchase... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Santa Clara County approves $950 million housing bond for November ballotincrementally for a long time, and I think we've come to a conclusion that (tha
Santa Clara County approves $950 million housing bond for November ballot
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
incrementally for a long time, and I think we've come to a conclusion that (that strategy) won't get it done," Supervisor Joe Simitian said. "In fact what it takes is the willingness and commitment to devote resources to solve the... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
County OKs $950 million housing bond for ballotfor a long time, and I think we've come to a conclusion that (that strategy) wo
County OKs $950 million housing bond for ballot
Mountain View Voice / Posted 7 days ago
for a long time, and I think we've come to a conclusion that (that strategy) won't get it done," said Supervisor Joe Simitian. "In fact what it takes is the willingness and commitment to devote resources to solve the problem." Discussed... Read more
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The Mercury News
Saving Buena Vista in Palo Alto still is worth doingor very low income residents there, Palo Alto voters likely would skewer it. S
Saving Buena Vista in Palo Alto still is worth doing
The Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
or very low income residents there, Palo Alto voters likely would skewer it. So we're glad Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian hasn't given up on saving and improving the shabby enclave on El Camino Real, that the Palo Alto City Council is... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
County supervisors back plan to preserve Buena VistaAuthority would also invest at last $10 million in needed infrastructure improv
County supervisors back plan to preserve Buena Vista
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
Authority would also invest at last $10 million in needed infrastructure improvements at the mobile home park. Supervisor Joe Simitian, who has been spearheading the preservation effort, advocated for the agreement, noting that it both caps the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park partnership on tap for county supervisorsVista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, using eminent domain to take possession of
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park partnership on tap for county supervisors
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto, using eminent domain to take possession of the property if necessary. Supervisor Joe Simitian, who represents the North County area, called the partnership between the county, Palo Alto and the Santa Clara... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
County cracks down on police surveillance technologyCounty Supervisor Joe Simitian, who has championed the ordinance for the last 1
County cracks down on police surveillance technology
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who has championed the ordinance for the last 18 months, said the county spends millions of dollars on surveillance technology each year, and that residents ought to know basic information about what technology is... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
At Buena Vista, new hope cheers stressed familiessaid at a press conference on Wednesday morning. By early afternoon, the annou
At Buena Vista, new hope cheers stressed families
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
said at a press conference on Wednesday morning. By early afternoon, the announcement by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt and Housing Authority Executive Director Katherine Haraszs was slowly making its way... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health centerwill support "youth-led marketing" efforts "to combat stigma and reach youth in
Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center
Mountain View Voice / Posted 14 days ago
will support "youth-led marketing" efforts "to combat stigma and reach youth in need," reads a report from Supervisor Joe Simitian, who brought the funding recommendation. The youth support specialist will work with a youth advisory board to... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health centerwill support "youth-led marketing" efforts "to combat stigma and reach youth in
Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
will support "youth-led marketing" efforts "to combat stigma and reach youth in need," reads a report from Supervisor Joe Simitian, who brought the funding recommendation. The youth support specialist will work with a youth advisory board to... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
County cracks down on police surveillance technologyCounty Supervisor Joe Simitian, who has championed the ordinance for the last 1
County cracks down on police surveillance technology
Mountain View Voice / Posted 14 days ago
County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who has championed the ordinance for the last 18 months, said the county spends millions of dollars on surveillance technology each year, and that residents ought to know basic information about what technology is... Read more
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The Mercury News
Buena Vista mobile home battle: A new weapon for preservationistsAfter Supervisor Joe Simitian announced Wednesday that the county's Housing Aut
Buena Vista mobile home battle: A new weapon for preservationists
The Mercury News / Posted 15 days ago
After Supervisor Joe Simitian announced Wednesday that the county's Housing Authority would join the fight to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park as a refuge for the working class in Palo Alto, a reporter asked him what it meant. Enough big... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
County may use eminent domain to prevent Buena Vista's closureare preparing to try again and they now have a new partner and a new set of too
County may use eminent domain to prevent Buena Vista's closure
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
are preparing to try again and they now have a new partner and a new set of tools at their disposal. Santa Clara Supervisor Joe Simitian said Wednesday morning that all three partners believe that they now have "a path forward, which will allow us... Read more
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The Mercury News
County could use eminent domain to retain mobile home parkmake an offer using the $29 million in affordable housing funds set aside by Pa
County could use eminent domain to retain mobile home park
The Mercury News / Posted 15 days ago
make an offer using the $29 million in affordable housing funds set aside by Palo Alto and the county. County Supervisor Joe Simitian called Wednesday's announcement a "game changer." "I'm more optimistic today than in the last 18 months,"... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Consultant confirms increased airplane noise, flight pathsto a surge of complaints, the FAA agreed to form the Select Committee, which is
Consultant confirms increased airplane noise, flight paths
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
to a surge of complaints, the FAA agreed to form the Select Committee, which is chaired by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. It also released last month its preliminary "feasibility study," which considers flight procedures and... Read more
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The Hill
Homeland Security cyber bill advancestechnologies have been, complaints and internal audits not subject to privilege
Homeland Security cyber bill advances
The Hill / Posted 22 days ago
technologies have been, complaints and internal audits not subject to privilege. "Simply put," said County Supervisor Joe Simitian in a press release, "we'll be asking these important civil liberties questions before, rather than after, we... Read more
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The Hill
California county becomes first to restrict surveillance technologytechnologies have been, complaints and internal audits not subject to privilege
California county becomes first to restrict surveillance technology
The Hill / Posted 22 days ago
technologies have been, complaints and internal audits not subject to privilege. “Simply put,” said County Supervisor Joe Simitian in a press release, “we’ll be asking these important civil liberties questions before, rather than after, we... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Pioneering spy-tech law adopted by Santa Clara Countyof use before the acquisition and then we'll check in later to make sure we're
Pioneering spy-tech law adopted by Santa Clara County
Silicon Valley / Posted 23 days ago
of use before the acquisition and then we'll check in later to make sure we're following our own rules," said Supervisor Joe Simitian, who started the effort to create such a law. "But there is no outright prohibition of technology anywhere in... Read more
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The Mercury News
Pioneering spy-tech law adopted by Santa Clara Countyof use before the acquisition and then we'll check in later to make sure we're
Pioneering spy-tech law adopted by Santa Clara County
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
of use before the acquisition and then we'll check in later to make sure we're following our own rules," said Supervisor Joe Simitian, who started the effort to create such a law. "But there is no outright prohibition of technology anywhere in... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Surveillance fears fuel cottage industry: computer camera coversactions without threat modelling are just performative,” said Pascal, who now a
Surveillance fears fuel cottage industry: computer camera covers
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 25 days ago
actions without threat modelling are just performative,” said Pascal, who now advises the Santa Clarita County supervisor, Joe Simitian, a Silicon Valley politician who focuses on surveillance issues. Others just haven’t gotten around to it... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Valley Transportation Authority board approves new sales-tax measureleaders for more than a year, and it generated a fair share of controversy. Nor
Valley Transportation Authority board approves new sales-tax measure
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 27 days ago
leaders for more than a year, and it generated a fair share of controversy. North County officials, including Supervisor Joe Simitian, publicly warned VTA board members that they would not support the tax measure if it primarily was used to fund... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
VTA board OK new sales tax measureleaders for more than a year, and it generated a fair share of controversy. Nor
VTA board OK new sales tax measure
Mountain View Voice / Posted 27 days ago
leaders for more than a year, and it generated a fair share of controversy. North County officials, including Supervisor Joe Simitian, publicly warned VTA board members that they would not support the tax measure if it primarily was used to fund... Read more
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The Mercury News
Sales tax that would bring BART to San Jose up for vote tonightthat wages have not kept up with housing costs, exacerbating the need for effic
Sales tax that would bring BART to San Jose up for vote tonight
The Mercury News / Posted 28 days ago
that wages have not kept up with housing costs, exacerbating the need for efficient and cheap transit. County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who had expressed concerns that previous transportation taxes saw the lion's share of resultant funds go toward... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schoolsSchool in Los Altos; and Foothill and St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elemen
Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools
Mountain View Voice / Posted 30 days ago
School in Los Altos; and Foothill and St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos. Supervisor Joe Simitian said in a statement that the goal of the effort is to "make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school across... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schoolsSchool in Los Altos; and Foothill and St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elemen
Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 30 days ago
School in Los Altos; and Foothill and St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos. Supervisor Joe Simitian said in a statement that the goal of the effort is to "make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school across... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Residents comment on FAA study addressing noise concernsto members of Congress. "I think there is a delicate balance between charming
Residents comment on FAA study addressing noise concerns
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 1 months ago
to members of Congress. "I think there is a delicate balance between charming the FAA and pushing the FAA," said Joe Simitian, chair of the Select Committee and Santa Clara County Supervisor, "so I hope in the weeks and months to come we... Read more

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