Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel. The City is well known for its excellent schools, fine dining, unique shops, and distinctive cultural institutions. Saratoga offers a high quality of life to its residents and a chance to escape the hustle of Silicon Valley.
Blaney Plaza at Night
Report Dead Birds to Vector Control
7/28/2014  The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is requesting that the public report dead bird sightings. Saratoga residents who find a dead bird can report it by calling 877.WNV.BIRD (877.968.2473) or online here.

To learn how to properly dispose of a dead bird, watch this video by the California Department of Public Health. Contracting West Nile Virus from a dead bird or squirrel is "low to non-existent," according to the Public Health Department.

Annual Cleanup Information for Saratoga Residents
7/15/2014  Between July and September 2014, West Valley Collection & Recycling will be conducting the Annual Cleanup for single-family residential customers. On the specified cleanup day, WVC&R will collect an unlimited number of items from the curb at no additional cost.

Items should be less than 70 pounds and placed in garbage bags, cans, or sturdy boxes. Tree branches should be 3 inches in diameter or less and no more than 3 feet in length. WVC&R will not pick up items containing CFCs (such as refrigerators), e-waste or universal waste, or items weighing more than 70 pounds.

Cleanup dates vary based on neighborhood and route. Residential customers will be notified of their cleanup date by mail one month in advance of their designated cleanup date.

For more information, click here.

City Council Candidate Nomination Period Starts July 14
7/11/2014  The Nomination Period for the November 2014 Saratoga City Council Election begins July 14, 2014 and ends August 8, 2014. During this time, Candidates for Council may make an appointment with the City Clerk to be receive Nomination Papers and file Nomination Papers with the City Clerk to become a Council Candidate in the November 2014 General Municipal Election. A total of three (3) City Council terms, each a full four-year term, will be voted upon. Candidates must be registered voters within the corporate limits of the City of Saratoga.