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San José-Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority (CWFA)


The San José – Santa Clara Clean Water Financing Authority (CWFA), is a joint powers authority that was created under the California Government Code (Articles 1, 2 and 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1) pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement dated as of March 1, 1981, as amended and restated, between the City of San José and the City of Santa Clara . CWFA’s purpose is to acquire and construct any additions and improvements to the existing wastewater treatment plant and related facilities jointly owned by the City of San José and the City of Santa Clara. CWFA is staffed by the City of San José.


Regular quarterly CWFA Board Meetings are scheduled for every second Thursday of February, May, August and November at 3:30 PM. Meetings are held at San José City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San José, California, in Room 1352, or such other place designated by the Board. At least one quarterly meeting needs to be held in per calendar year. Any meeting that does not fall on the regularly scheduled date is considered a “Special Board Meeting”.


The CWFA Board is comprised of five members. Two Board members are appointed by the City of Santa Clara and three Board members are appointed by the City of San José. A quorum is needed to hold a Board meeting. With 5 board members, a quorum is 3 board members.

Currently, the members are:

  • Charles "Chappie Jones" - City of San Jose
  • Sergio Jimenez - City of San Jose
  • Lan Diep - City of San Jose
  • Debra Davis - City of Santa Clara
  • Kathy Watanabe - City of Santa Clara

List of Outstanding Debt

CWFA 2009A (Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds)

  • Issued to refinance series 2005B.
  • Amount outstanding $10,585,000 as of 6/30/2019
  • Final maturity 11/15/2020

Contact Information

For further information about the Board, please email:

Agendas and Minutes

AGENDA  Time Location Minutes
May 14, 2020  CANCELLED
February 13, 2020 3:30 PM  T-1352   
June 24, 2018  9:30 AM  T-1352   
February 8, 2018  3:30 PM T-1352
June 1, 2017  4:00 PM T-1352

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