City News and Updates
Saratoga Source
8/17/2017  The City of Saratoga is publishing a new monthly newsletter, the Saratoga Source. Read this month's newsletter, or sign up to receive an email when new issues are published.

You're Invited to the Prospect Road Improvements Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
8/8/2017  Join the City of Saratoga to celebrate the start of the highly-anticipated Prospect Road Improvements Project on Thursday, August 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Prospect Center, 19848 Prospect Road. The transformations on Prospect Road will include, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, accessibility enhancements, and new landscaped medians and beautification.

Don't miss the final Movie Night of summer!
8/8/2017  The Saratoga Parks & Recreation Commission will host the final Movie Night of the summer on Friday, August 18. Finding Dory will be shown at El Quito Park (12855 Paseo Presada) at sundown. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun, free event!

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.

Biking Through Saratoga's Past
3/29/2010  Learn more about Saratoga's history by riding your bike to 36 historic sites in Saratoga. The 11 mile ride is generally flat, starting at the Saratoga Historical Park and Museum, past Saratoga Library, to Saratoga High School and back to Historical Park. The route and information was prepared by the Saratoga Historical Foundation.