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March 6, 2018 > Proposed equal access to diaper stations

Proposed equal access to diaper stations

Submitted By Laurel Anderson and Marina Hinestrosa

The County of Santa Clara Planning Office and the Office of Women?s Policy are hosting a public outreach meeting about a proposed Equal Access to Baby Changing Stations Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

The proposed ordinance, expected to go to the County Board of Supervisors for consideration in the Spring, would require baby changing stations be installed in all new buildings with restroom facilities in public use areas, and that the stations be available to all genders. It would also apply to new or altered bathrooms in existing buildings with restroom facilities in public use areas. Currently, baby changing stations are not always available and, if they are, they are frequently provided in female-only restrooms or in other areas not accessible to all parents. The County is considering this ordinance to promote gender equality, as well as health and safety.

For community members who are unable to attend the meeting, send comments, questions, or feedback to (Planning Division) or (Office of Women?s Policy) no later than March 31, 2018.

Baby Changing Station community meeting
Thursday, Mar 8
5:30 p.m. ? 6:30 p.m.
County Government Center
Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium
70 W. Hedding St., San Jose
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