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Board Governance Policies


The Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District has adopted the following Board Governance Policies. These policies describe the following:

  • Governance Process - How the Board conducts its business
  • Board-BAO Linkage - Board's delegation to the Board Appointed Officers (BAOs: Chief Executive Officer, District Counsel, and Clerk of the Board).
  • Ends - What the Board has directed the BAOs to accomplish
  • Executive Limitations - Constraints on the BAOs, set by the Board, establishing the prudence and ethics boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
  • BAO Interpretations - The BAO's reasonable interpretations regarding accomplishing the Board's Ends without exceeding set boundaries

Download Board Governance Policies (all files are PDF):

Board of Directors Code of Ethics and Conduct