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.
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Workshop on State Route 85 Express Lanes Project - April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
4/14/2014  On April 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joan Pisani Community Center, the City will be hosting a workshop to receive input from Saratoga residents on the State Route 85 Express Lanes Project. The project would convert approximately 27 miles of existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes to Express Lanes and add a second Express Lane on State Route 85 between Interstate 280 and State Route 87.

The meeting will be facilitated with a heavy focus on participant interaction. Attendees will work on identifying issues associated with the project as well as brainstorm potential solutions. The City Council will use the ideas generated from this workshop to help inform future actions and positions on the project.

The City submitted a letter to VTA and Caltrans commenting on the environmental impact analysis of the project and identified that more in depth analysis is required to fully understand the potential impacts of the project to Saratoga residents.
( Meeting Flyer )

Recruitment for City Manager Now Open
4/10/2014  In January, City Manager Dave Anderson announced that he would retire in July 2014. The recruitment to find a new City Manager officially opened on March 13, 2014 and the final filing date for the position is May 2, 2014.

The recruitment is being conducted by Avery & Associates. Please visit www.averyassoc.net or call 408.399.4424 for more information.

The public is invited to provide input on the ideal City Manager candidate by providing input via an online survey. The survey provides the public with the opportunity to rate aspects of the ideal candidate profile created by the City Council and share general comments on the recruitment of the next City Manager. The information obtained through the survey will assist the City Council in selecting the best person for the City Manager position. A summary of responses will be posted on the City website.
( Recruitment Brochure )

Come celebrate trees during Saratoga's Arbor Day celebration on April 22
4/9/2014  Celebrate Saratoga's trees this Arbor Day! The event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Saratoga City Hall, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue.

Enjoy refreshments, help plant a tree, learn more about the trees in your City, and take home a bag of compost and other giveaways! Speak with representatives from Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, West Valley Clean Water Program, West Valley Collection and Recycling, and PG&E. City of Saratoga Arborist Kate Bear will also be on-hand to answer questions about Saratoga's trees.

Winners of the student Arbor Day poster contest will also be announced.