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Governance and Ethics Committee

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The Governance and Ethics Committee was established by Council action on February 5, 2019, to consolidate the Governance Committee, Ethics Committee, and the Facilities Naming and Honorary Recognition Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee focuses on the refinement or establishment of policies and procedures regarding City Council operations and general good government practices, as well as the further implementation of the City’s Code of Ethics & Values program. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing requests for facility naming and honorary recognitions.

Meeting Information

Governance and Ethics Committee meetings are generally held quarterly on the first Monday of March, June, September, and December. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of Santa Clara City Hall (1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, 95050), and are open to the public. Meeting agendas are posted online, at the City Clerk's Office, and on the City’s official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall Council Chambers.

Committee Members

Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor
Councilmember Teresa O’Neill (Chair)
Councilmember Debi Davis
Councilmember Kathy Watanabe (Alternate)


Meeting minutes, audio recordings, and any post-meeting materials are posted online here.

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