City News and Updates
Do you love Saratoga's parks?
6/23/2017  July is Parks Make Life Better Month! In celebration, the City will share photos of residents enjoying Saratoga’s many parks and their amenities on its social media channels throughout the month of July. For your chance to be featured, email a photo of you, your family, or friends in one of Saratoga’s parks to Lauren Pettipiece at

Don't miss Saratoga’s July 4th Celebration!
6/17/2017  Celebrate the Fourth of July at Kevin Moran Park from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a parade, patriotic tunes, historical characters, activities, and free popsicles and flags! For more information, visit

How does heritage preservation impact the community?
6/1/2017  The Saratoga City Council proclaimed May 2017 as National Preservation Month and celebrated the Heritage Preservation Commission's 35th year of serving the community. After spending the month recognizing the role of heritage preservation in Saratoga, we want to hear what it means to you. Please take a moment to take this brief, four-question survey.

City Hall Has Gone Green!
5/5/2017  Silicon Valley Clean Energy's (SVCE) first enrollment phase was completed in April. The Saratoga City Council chose to upgrade to SVCE's GreenPrime service, meaning all of the City’s electricity usage is now generated from 100% renewable and carbon-free sources. SVCE will begin serving the remaining Saratoga residents and businesses during the second enrollment phase in July. For more information on SVCE and a list of FAQs, visit

City Accepting Applications for Parks & Recreation Commission and Library Commission
4/28/2017  The City of Saratoga is now accepting applications for the following Commissions:

- Parks & Recreation Commission: City accepting applications for 2 vacancies. Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017.
- Library Commission: City accepting applications for 1 vacancy. Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017.

For more information and to download the applications, visit the commission vacancies page.

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.

Sign-Up for AlertSCC Today!
9/20/2010  Every city in Santa Clara County is encouraging residents to sign up for AlertSCC, the County's emergency notification system, to receive free emergency messages during a disaster. This is a county-wide effort aimed at protecting county residents during and after a disaster such as an earthquake, flood or fire.

Signing up at is one of the easiest steps people can take to help prepare themselves and their loved ones for a disaster. AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations, which may include:

  • Flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, and subsequent evacuations
  • Public safety incidents, including crimes, that immediately affect your neighborhood
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
It only takes a minute. Sign up today and tell someone you care about!

Mandatory Water Conservation
2/1/2010  In response to the Santa Clara Valley Water District's call for 15% mandatory conservation through June 2010, the San Jose Water Company has adopted a number of rules to reduce water consumption. Customer allocations or penalities have not been adopted. Instead, the San Jose Water Company hopes the new rules will help customers use water more wisely. Additional information is available on the City website.