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
America in Bloom Judges to Visit Saratoga from May 3rd to 4th
4/29/2016  Last year, the City of Saratoga received two awards from America in Bloom (AIB), a nonprofit organization that promotes civic pride and the beautification of cities.

The City of Saratoga was named the winner in its population category (30,000 – 40,000) and given a special award for “Most Beautiful Canopy of Trees” at the 2015 America in Bloom Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Holland, Michigan.

The City once again entered the AIB program and is proud to host the two judges on May 3 and 4. The judging team members are Karin Rindal and Pam Turrell. This year, Saratoga is joined by St. Charles, IL; Henderson County, NC; and Midland, MI in the 30,000 to 50,000 population category.

City Council to Host Joint Meeting with Saratoga Neighborhoods at West Valley College
4/28/2016  Residents are invited to attend the Saratoga City Council's annual joint meeting with Saratoga neighborhoods in June. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center at West Valley College, located at 14000 Fruitvale Avenue. There will be free parking in Lot 5 and dinner will be served.

Representatives are encouraged to share news and updates about their neighborhoods. The meeting will also include: a presentation on deterring crime by the Sheriff’s Office, a progress report on the Village Specific Plan Update, and a summary from West Valley College President Brad Davis.

Please RSVP by contacting Debbie Bretschneider at debbieb@saratoga.ca.us or (408) 868-1216.
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Tree and Bench Dedication Program
8/24/2011  The City of Saratoga's Tree & Bench Dedication Program allows members of the public to purchase trees or benches for dedication purposes. Trees and benches dedicated through this program are placed on City property, usually in City parks or along Saratoga trails.

While the cost of a tree purchased through the dedication program is $500, the Saratoga City Council reduced the cost of dedicated trees by 50 percent to encourage participation in the program. Thanks to a donation from the Saratoga Monte Sereno Community Foundation, the cost of dedication trees has been further reduced to $125.

For more information, contact Joan Smith with the City of Saratoga.