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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City Council to Host Joint Meeting with Saratoga Neighborhoods at West Valley College
5/26/2016  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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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.