Sports & Open Space Authority

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Telephone: 408-615-2210 Fax: (408) 241-6771

The Sports & Open Space Authority of the City of Santa Clara generally meets every Tuesday following the 7 p.m. City Council and Housing Authority meetings, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1500 Warburton Avenue.

The Sports & Open Space Authority of the City of Santa Clara was created in 1974, establishing a separate agency to deal with the problems of acquisition and preservation of open space within the City and the development of local sports activities.  The Santa Clara City Councilmembers serve as Authority Members and the City Manager serves as Contract Administrator. Authority Members and Officers are as follows:

Authority Members 
Lisa M. Gillmor, Authority Chairperson
Raj Chahal
Debi Davis
Kathy Hardy
Patricia Mahan
Teresa O'Neill 
Kathy Watanabe

Contract Administrator, Deanna J. Santana
Authority General Counsel, Brian Doyle
Acting Authority Secretary, Nora Pimentel
Director of Finance (SOSA), Angela Kraetsch

Since its creation, the Sports & Open Space Authority has been involved in a number of successful projects for and on behalf of the City including the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club. The facility was developed by the Authority on City-owned land and is operated by the Authority under a management agreement with a private company. The Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club also includes a restaurant facility and a banquet facility, both leased to a private operator.

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