Santa Clara County Open Space Authoritylast updated: June 2014

The purpose of the Open Space Authority is to preserve key portions of the natural environment in order to balance continuing urban growth. Buying land, acquiring easements, contributing funds to joint conservation efforts, and careful land management are OSA’s major preservation tools.

The Authority was created by the state legislature at the urging of community leaders who saw the importance of maintaining the ecological integrity of the region. A Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) continues to serve as a community liaison.

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority is an independent special district – rather than a part of county government – and is governed by an elected board of directors.  The Authority is funded primarily through a special benefit assessment. Grants and gifts are another source of revenue.

Contact Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Contact Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Patrick Congdon
General Manager
6830 Via del Oro
Ste 200
San Jose, California  95119
Phone: (408) 224-7476
Fax: (408) 224-7548


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  • Santa Clara County, California

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