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
Earthy Odor in Water
7/11/2016  Customers in Saratoga, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Monte Sereno may have noticed a slight and quickly dissipating earthy odor to water from the tap. This odor is the result of an algae bloom in the water supply prior to treatment by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. While the District's treatment process removes the algae and makes the water safe to drink, it is not always able to remove the odor that remains. Water has been tested and both San Jose Water and the District concluded that drinking water meets all drinking water standards and is safe to consume. The District and San Jose Water will continue to monitor the odor and customers who continue to experience this issue are encouraged to contact San Jose Water Company's Customer Service department at (408) 279-7900.

Additional information is available on the Santa Clara Valley Water District website and San Jose Water Company website.

Updated Water Conservation Information
7/6/2016  The Santa Clara Valley Water District and San Jose Water Company have reduced its water conservation target from 30% to 20%. Watering days have in turn increased from two to three days. The new target went into effect on July 1, 2016 and will end on January 31, 2017.

For more information on this decision, read San Jose Water Companies letter to its customers.

City Council Nomination Period Begins in July
5/18/2016  In November 2016, Saratoga voters will be asked to elect two members to the City Council. The nomination period for the November election begins Monday, July 18, and closes Friday, August 12. During this time, eligible candidates may obtain nomination papers from the City Clerk during regular business hours. If candidates decide to withdraw their nomination papers, they have until the end of the nomination period to do so.

Prior to the start of the nomination period, prospective candidates may form a campaign committee and raise funds. To do so, candidates must file certain forms with the Secretary of State and City Clerk, as well as disclose campaign contributions and expenditures.

For more information about the upcoming November 2016 election, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/election.