Empower Homebuyers Program

Please take a minute to learn about the new program through Santa Clara County’s Measure A funds

This new program is one step toward utilizing the Measure A funds in a way that brings sustainable and attainable affordability in pursuit of the MOST stabilizing form of housing: Homeownership. Click here to learn more about the Empower Homebuyer Program.

What is the REALTOR® Party?

The REALTOR® Party protects and promotes homeownership and private property rights with resources contributed through the REALTOR® Action Fund. We advocate REALTOR® Party values in the halls of government which makes critical decisions that impact your business. Your leadership team on REALTOR® Party Issues includes the Association Board of Directors, Local Government Relations Committee, Local Candidate Recommendation Committee, and Government Affairs Director.

What is the REALTOR® Action Fund?

RAF collects funds to protect private property rights, homeownership, and YOUR business. We helped save tax deductions that help homeowners save money. In the tax reform bill recently passed by Congress deductions for property taxes and mortgage interest were preserved. We have also successfully fought back against taxes on your commission and unnecessary fees on home buyers because of the efforts of our members. We need your continued support and contributions. Please contribute online now or on your annual dues.

City Commissions

Staff Contact and Application Info

Gilroy

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Community Development Director, Kristi Abrams 408-846-0451 Kristi.Abrams@cityofgilroy.org
Commission Application: https://www.cityofgilroy.org/FormCenter/City-Clerk-4/City-of-Gilroy-Application-for-Board-Com-85

Housing Advisory Committee

Staff Contact: Community Development Director, Kristi Abrams 408-846-0451 Kristi.Abrams@cityofgilroy.org
Commission Application: https://www.cityofgilroy.org/FormCenter/City-Clerk-4/City-of-Gilroy-Application-for-Board-Com-85

Community and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

Staff Contact: Community Development Director, Kristi Abrams 408-846-0451 Kristi.Abrams@cityofgilroy.org
Commission Application: https://www.cityofgilroy.org/FormCenter/City-Clerk-4/City-of-Gilroy-Application-for-Board-Com-85

General Plan Advisory Committee

***No formal application process, contact Chair Council Member Cat Tucker if interested : 408-500-2523, cat.tucker@cityofgilroy.org

Morgan Hill

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Terry Linder, 408-778-6480 terry.linder@morganhill.ca.gov
Commission Application: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/FormCenter/City-Clerk-9/Commission-Application-148

Parks and Rec Committee

Staff Contact: Chris Ghione, 408-782-9154 chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov
Commission Application: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/FormCenter/City-Clerk-9/Commission-Application-148

Santa Clara

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Development Review Officer, Gloria Sciara, 408-615-2450 gsciara@santaclaraca.gov
Commission Application: http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/71842_8907765/334283/page1.html?cachebust=4042

Parks and Rec Commission

Staff Contact: Parks and Rec Director James F. Texeira, 408-615-2261 prcustomerservice@santaclaraca.gov
Commission Application: http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/71842_8907765/334283/page1.html?cachebust=4042

Housing Rehab Loan Committee

Staff Contact: Analyst Kathy Flood, 408-615-2498 kflood@santaclaraca.gov
Commission Application: http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/71842_8907765/334283/page1.html?cachebust=4042

San Jose

Housing Community Development

Staff Contact: Viviane Nguyen, Housing Analyst 408-975-4462 viviane.nguyen@sanjoseca.gov
Commission Application: https://sanjose.granicus.com/boards/forms/76/apply/1258894?code=5b5be8f5-1732-4672-8726-97879ba3f38a&referral_page=test1

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Jennifer Provedor Senior Supervisor, 408-535-7894 jennifer.provedor@sanjoseca.gov
Commission Application: https://sanjose.granicus.com/boards/forms/76/apply/1258894?code=5b5be8f5-1732-4672-8726-97879ba3f38a&referral_page=test1

Neighborhood Commission

Staff Contact: City Managers Office, 408-535-8100 webmaster.manager@sanjoseca.gov
***Members elected through a Caucus process held on election years, next in 2020***

Parks and Recreation Commission

Staff Contact: Analyst Teresa Meyer-Calvert, 408-793-4186 teresa.meyer-calvert@sanjoseca.gov
Commission Application: https://sanjose.granicus.com/boards/forms/76/apply/1258894?code=5b5be8f5-1732-4672-8726-97879ba3f38a&referral_page=test1

Milpitas

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Planning Director, Ned Thomas, 408-586-3273 nthomas@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
Commission Application: https://forms.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/forms/view.php?id=75812

Economic Development Commission

Staff Contact: Economic Development Specialist, Daniel Degu, 408-586-3032 ddegu@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
Commission Application: https://forms.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/forms/view.php?id=75812

Community Advisory Commission

Staff Contact: Assistant Planner, Avery Stark 408-586-3288 astark@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
Commission Application: https://forms.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/forms/view.php?id=75812

Cupertino

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Planning Department Main Line, 408-777-3308, planning@cupertino.org
Commission Application: https://forms4.cupertino.org/aa/entry.aspx

Housing Commission

Staff Contact: Senior Housing Planner Kerri Heusler, 408-777-3333, kerrih@cupertino.org
Commission Application: http://forms4.cupertino.org/aa/entry.aspx

Parks and Recreation Commission

Staff Contact: Jeff Milkes Director of Recreation and Community Services, 408-777-3120, parks@cupertino.org
Commission Application: https://forms4.cupertino.org/aa/entry.aspx

Campbell

Planning Commission

Staff Contact: Paul Kermoyan, Community Development Director, 408-866-2140 paulk@cityofcampbell.com
Commission Application: https://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/7003/Planning-Commission-Application

Civic Improvement Commission

Staff Contact: Al Bito, Deputy City Manager, 408-866-2125 alb@cityofcampbell.com
Commission Application: https://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/7001/Advisory-Boards-and-Commission-Application

General Plan Advisory Committee

Staff Contact: Brian Loventhal, City Manager 408-866-2125 cmoffice@cityofcampbell.com
Commission Application: Contact City Manager for application information

Disclosures and Government Information Center

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LOCAL DISCLOSURES

View local disclosures required during the sale of real property within Santa Clara County.

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS AND HOUSING AGENCIES

View contact information for specific cities in Santa Clara County

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LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARCEL TAX EXEMPTIONS

23 school districts have parcel tax exemption policies in Santa Clara County. Find out if you or your clients are eligible.

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LOW FLOW DISCLOSURES

Many REALTORS® have asked about the state law requiring that Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures be installed in homes by 2017.

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FIREPLACE REPLACEMENT AND WOOD SMOKE REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program was developed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to improve local air quality and reduce wintertime particulate matter pollution by helping Bay Area homeowners and landlords replace their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner options.

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LOCAL BUSINESS LICENSE TAXES AND FEES IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY

In Santa Clara County, all 15 cities require that a business register and pay a tax or a fee for engaging in business activity within that city. Learn what your regulatory and tax obligations are by reading this article.

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Want to make your voice heard on a local issues? This list has direct contact information to your elected officials

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY SIGN ORDINANCE REFERENCE GUIDE

This is a reference guide on local sign ordinances and how they impact your ability to market real property.

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SAN JOSE 2017 BUSINESS LICENSE TAX CHANGES

Important changes have been made to the San Jose business tax, which was approved by San Jose voters on November 8, 2016 (Measure G). The approved changes took effect on July 1, 2017 and impact REALTORS®, brokers, and rental property owners of single family homes and duplexes.