Santa Clara County Engineers & Architects Association

The Santa Clara County Engineers & Architects Association is a group of Engineers, Architects, Project Managers, Engineering Geologist, Environmental, Health, and Safety Professionals. We provide services to all County-owned and operated facilities.

Chapter News and Events

Elect Matt Loesch for San Jose Federated Retirement Board


Matt Loesch, previous San Jose Association of Engineers and Architects chapter President, is running for a second term on the San Jose Federated Retirement Board. Matt has served as Board Chairman since 2010, and has worked tirelessly on the employees’ behalf to ensure that funding and pension and retiree healthcare is secure. He was at the forefront of Board's decisions to update investment strategies since the market bottomed out in 2009.

Local 21 Presents Solid Numbers and Problem-Solving Solutions on Pensions at Special San Jose City Council Meeting


The San Jose City Council held a special meeting Monday, October 17, to get more detail on pension reform proposals from Local 21 (AEA, AMSP and CAMP) and Police and Fire Bargaining Units. 

Mayor Chuck Reed only allowed each proposal 5 minutes of public testimony in front of the City Council. Deputy City Manager Alex Gurza was given in excess of an hour for his presentation. This goes to show you that the City is not interested in a fair and level playing field.

San Jose City Retirement Director Calls City Employees Useless - Unions Fire Back


A coalition of San Jose city workers gathered Monday, October 24, to call for the immediate dismissal of San Jose Director of Retirement Services Russell Crosby for his remarks contained in an email to City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, where he calls City workers “totally useless.”

In the same email, Mr. Crosby advocates for getting rid of older workers and retaining younger ones.

San Jose Unions Propose $467 Million in Pension Savings to City


Five San Jose Unions Propose $467 Million in Pension Savings to City

On September 28, 2011, five San Jose unions representing San Jose police officers, firefighters, architects and engineers, middle managers, and maintenance supervisors unveiled a pension reform plan that provides the city with nearly a half billion doallars in reduced pension costs over the next five years.
Download the full press release.

IFPTE Secretary/Treasurer Paul Shearon Visits Local 21, Tours South Bay


Our International Union’s Secretary/Treasurer Paul Shearon traveled from Washington D.C. to meet with Local 21 Leaders in Oakland and the South Bay last month.