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September meeting

 Monday, September 21, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Harry's Hofbrau

390 Saratoga Ave.

San José


Come for a no-host buffet dinner with us at  6:00 p.m.

The topic of the September meeting will be:

Ending homelessness:
A year of opportunity


with speaker

County Supervisor
Dave Cortese!


Dave will speak on homelessness in the County as well as budget and labor issues.

Dave is a lifelong resident of San Jose, California USA. He is currently President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and represents District 3, which includes San Jose, Milpitas and Sunnyvale. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors, he served as a Councilman and Vice Mayor for the City of San Jose. He served for eight years as a trustee for the East Side Union High School District in San Jose.

Cortese attended Bellarmine College Preparatory high school (1970–1974). He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Davis and his Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School (1991–1995)

In his current term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, his accomplishments include securing funding for more school crossing guards and an evaluation of "hot spots" of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and fatalities in order to improve conditions. He helped form an anti-Human Trafficking task force by sponsoring an $850,000 budget item. The money is evenly divided between the Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's office, which make up the task force with multiple other local agencies. As of October 1, 2014 the task force showed measurable results according to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith.

In his first term, his accomplishments included: securing funding for transportation projects, including the BART to San Jose extension, upgrades to the County's expressway system, extending VTA Light Rail to Eastridge Mall, and improvements to HWY 101 and the Tully Road, Capitol Expressway, and Yerba Buena interchanges; approving a new ambulance service and protecting farmland and open space, as well as introducing new Sunshine Laws.

Monday, September 21, 7 PM


No host dinner at 6 PM


Harry's Hofbrau

Banquet Room

390 Saratoga Avenue

San Jose






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7:00 p.m. meeting begins

Harry's Hofbrau
390 Saratoga Ave.
San José

(Cross street is Kiely Blvd., between Stevens Creek and Hwy 280.) in San José

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7:00 p.m. for Meeting & Dessert

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