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Renewed Safe, Clean Water & Natural Flood Protection: Independent Monitoring Committee

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Voters overwhelmingly approve the renewal of the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program

In November 2020, Santa Clara County voters overwhelmingly renewed the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program (Safe, Clean Water Program). The measure needed 66.67% to pass and garnered more than 75% of votes in the November 2020 election. The renewed Safe, Clean Water Program replaced the program that voters approved in 2012 (2012 Program).

To ensure transparency and accountability to the voters, the ballot measure also created an Independent Monitoring Committee, appointed by the Valley Water Board of Directors. The renewed Independent Monitoring Committee (IMC) will annually review the program’s progress and report its findings and make recommendations to the Board. The IMC will also review each proposed five-year implementation plan before its submittal for Board approval. Furthermore, every 15 years, the IMC will review and recommend to the Board and the general public whether the special tax should be reduced or repealed or maintained to build additional projects to accomplish the community-identified Safe, Clean Water Program priorities.

The IMC for the just-concluded 2012 Program will meet in late 2021 and early 2022 to review the final report of the 2012 Program. For more information, see 2012 Program IMC.

Board Representatives:
Director Gary Kremen, Chairperson, District 7
Director John Varela, District 1

Committee Liaison:
Melanie Richardson, Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Office of Integrated Water Management
408-630-2035
 

Committee Members:

Jurisdiction Member Name Term
District 1 Marc Rauser 3 year
District 2 Kathleen (Kathy) Sutherland
Jeffrey Hare
2 year
3 year
District 3 Will Ector
Jean Marlowe
2  year
3 year
District 4 Hon. Barbara Spector
Hon. Jason Baker
2  year
3  year
District 5 Bill Hoeft
George Fohner
2 year
3 year
District 6 Andres Quintero
Hon. Patrick S. Kwok
2 year
3 year
District 7 Cari Templeton
Forest Peterson, Ph.D.
2 year
3 year

Interested parties may apply to serve on the committee by submitting a complete Committee Application to the Office of the Clerk of the Board.

Meeting Information:
The Committee meets at a date and time determined by the Committee Chair.  All meetings are open to the public.  Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Please refer to the published agenda for date, time and location of next meeting.

Date Agenda Minutes Handouts
May 5, 2021, via Zoom Agenda Minutes Handout

For technical information and copies of reports, please contact Meenakshi Ganjoo at (408) 630-2295. 

For application and other additional information, please contact Glenna Brambill in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408) 630-2408.