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  Beall, Jr., James T.
NameJames T. Beall, Jr.
Address2105 Bascom Ave
Campbell, California , United States
Born December 07, 1952 (68 years)
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 02, 2016 03:32pm
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InfoSupervisor James T. Beall Jr. (pronounced "Bell") was elected to the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors in June 1994. He was re-elected without opposition to his third term in 2002. As the representative of District Four, Supervisor Beall serves residents in the cities of Campbell, Santa Clara, and west San Jose. The District also includes Burbank and the Cambrian neighborhoods where Jim grew up and lives today. Many residents are familiar with Jim's fourteen years of service on the San Jose City Council, where he was first elected in November 1980, and reelected without opposition in 1982, 1986, and 1990.

Supervisor Beall is Chair of the Children Seniors and Families Committee, Chair of the Legislative Committee and Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.

As a Supervisor, Jim has made a commitment to promoting affordable housing, providing high quality transportation, superior health and human services, an efficient and maintained infrastructure, a clean and healthy environment, and safe neighborhoods for the residents of Santa Clara County. Supervisor Beall is committed to addressing the issues of affordability and its impact on the health, social and economic opportunities for the community. Supervisor Beall serves on the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and has sought to reduce youth violence and promote accountability to victims through Restorative Justice. He serves as the Chairperson of the Santa Clara County Health Authority responsible for implementing the Children’s Health Initiative. As of July, 2004 over 82,618 uninsured children have completed applications to receive comprehensive health benefits.

As Supervisor, he has sought over the past several years to redefine the County’s role in housing issues. He served as the driving force behind the County’s commitment of $2.5 million to the Housing Trust. He also created the Santa Clara Housing Task Force, an intensive, community planning effort that has identified solutions to the housing crisis that established the first County Office of Affordable Housing. As of April 2004, over $8 million dollars have been allocated to housing programs and projects throughout the County.

Supervisor Beall is a nationally recognized expert in the field of transportation planning and has served on local, state, regional, and national transportation committees. In this capacity, Jim has served on the Traffic Authority Board, Paratransit Coordinating Council, and Californians for Better Transportation Board, the Valley Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. He served as Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission from 1998-2000. Supervisor Beall was appointed to the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Policy Advisory Board in January 2002. This body is responsible for bringing BART to San Jose.

Supervisor Beall serves on the Executive Committee of the California State Association of Counties. From 2002 to 2004, Supervisor Beall served as a county representative to the State Seismic Safety Commission. Supervisor Beall attended San Jose State University, where he focused on Urban Planning and Public finance and received a BA in Political Science.


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