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
Annual Independence Day Celebration to be held at Kevin Moran Park - July 4, 2016
6/6/2016  The annual Saratoga Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Kevin Moran Park, located at 12415 Scully Avenue. The event will feature patriotic music from the McCartysville Volunteer Band and a youth chorus, presenting of the flag, a family parade, and free popsicles and flags for children.

For more information, visit www.saratogajuly4.com.

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.

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.