Santa Clara's Community Summit on Firearms and Safety
Thu, Apr 26 7:27pm

Please see below for important information regarding the County of Santa Clara's Community Summit on Firearms and Safety, happening this Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose.


I am planning on attending, can any of you join me?


- Silvia Dias

Milpitas Council PTA President 2017-18


Please distribute to PTAs/PTOs/PTSAs in Santa Clara County


We all know that the best solutions to the challenges we face come from the community—especially when we work together.


Please join the County of Santa Clara at its Community Summit on Firearms and Safety from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose.


Entry and parking are free, and a continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. We will have translators for those who wish to participate in a language other than English.


This is not a townhall meeting. Participants will be expected to roll up their sleeves and begin working together in professionally facilitated roundtable discussions from beginning to end. 

The event will be hosted by the County of Santa Clara, with support from key partners from different perspectives on firearms and safety. We hope to draw a diverse array of participants, viewpoints and ideas in order to have a balanced dialogue. We’ll cover a broad spectrum of topics, from gang violence prevention to school safety, from suicide prevention to legal rights and duties of residents – wherever they stand on firearms related issues, and lots more. Participants will be asked to commit to engaging in civil discourse about difficult issues. A final report of the findings and recommendations may be shared with the Board of Supervisors at a later date, and will be shared with our community at large. We will be able to incorporate many ideas into the report, and all opinions will be shared with other communities throughout the County and beyond.


All we need for you to do is to register. If you would like to volunteer the day of the summit, please click here to sign-up. 


For more information, please contact Mario B. Lopez at 408-299-5030 or at



Mario B. Lopez

Policy Aide | Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese

Third District | County of Santa Clara

70 W. Hedding Street, 10th Floor

San Jose, CA 95110

T (408) 299-5030 | F (408) 298-6637