On June 8, 2010, the voters of the City of Santa Clara approved Measure J, which authorized the City to move forward with the development of a stadium suitable for professional football and other events. The Santa Clara Stadium Authority (the "Stadium Authority" or SCSA) was formed to facilitate the development and operation of the Stadium Project and to fulfill the mandates of Measure J. Members of the Stadium Authority are the City of Santa Clara. The seven elected members of the City Council serve as the governing board for the Stadium Authority (Board). The Mayor serves as chair of the Authority, with the City Manager as the Executive Director and the City Attorney as the Authority’s General Counsel.
The Santa Clara Stadium Authority Board directed to develop a Board Policy Manual to reflect the Board’s values and standards, administer its duties, and provide predictability and accountability to the financing agencies, community members, and stakeholders.