City Council/Neighborhood Watch Joint Session
The annual City Council and Saratoga Neighborhood Watch Joint Session is coming up on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Saratoga Senior Center at 19655 Allendale Avenue. The annual meeting will include the opportunity to meet with the City Council, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, and fellow Neighborhood Watch leaders. Dinner will be provided. No registration is required.
City Council Meeting
The May 17 City Council meeting agenda is available online at www.saratoga.ca.us/agenda. Members of the public can participate in person or via Zoom. Participation instructions are available on the meeting agenda. Written comments can be sent to the City Council before the meeting online at www.saratoga.ca.us/comment
Draft Responses to 2nd Housing Element Comment Letter
During the May 17 Meeting, the City Council will review and provide direction on responses to comments received from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on the second draft of Saratoga's 2023-2031 Housing Element. View the agenda to see draft responses to the second HCD comment letter.
Share your feedback during the May 17 City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. by:
- Attending in person: Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue
- Using Zoom Webinar URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81627041223
- Calling In: 1.669.900.6833 or 1.408.638.0968 (Webinar ID: 816 2704 1223)
You can also submit written comments to the Council before the meeting.
The City Council approved responses to the HCD comments will be used to prepare a third draft of the Housing Element, which will be available for public review and comment. Details about how to view and share input will be provided when the third draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element is available. Learn more and subscribe to the Housing Element Newsletter at www.saratoga.ca.us/housing
Free Community Band Concert
The Saratoga Community Band will play a free concert on Monday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the MacAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga Highschool. Come enjoy marches and other toe-tapping tunes representing Belgium, Colombia, England, Ireland, Spain, and the USA. For more information, visit saratogaband.com or facebook.com/saratogacommunityband
Youth in Government
High school students who live in Saratoga are invited to learn about local government during the Youth in Government Program, a 1-week summer internship that provides students with the chance to learn about local government, gain hands-on experience, and earn 34 hours of service credits (including 12 hours spent outside of class on assignments). The program cost is $75 per student. Spaces are very limited. Register by July 9 at www.saratoga.ca.us/yig
Free Movie Nights
Join the City for these free, family-friendly events on the third Friday of June, July, and August in El Quito Park! Movies begin at sundown, but come early to enjoy pre-movie activities and set up your spot.
- June 16: DC League of Super-Pets (7:30 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 8:30 p.m. Movie)
- July 21: Wall-E (7:30 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 8:30 p.m. Movie)
- August 18: Inside Out (7:00 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 7:55 p.m. Movie)
Saratoga Safety Fair
Meet with representatives of Saratoga's public safety organizations during the Saratoga Safety Fair on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Saratoga Senior Center at 19655 Allendale Avenue. Attendees will have the chance to discuss important topics with safety experts, like crime prevention and wildfire preparedness. No registration is required.
Community Emergency Response Team Academy
In the event of an area-wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications, and provide support to first responders. Santa Clara County Fire will be hosting a hybrid CERT Academy that runs from June 8 through August 5.
Sign up today to learn disaster preparedness skills that may help you, your family, and your neighbors get through a disaster.
Submit a Concern to the City
Saratoga neighbors, have you used the City of Saratoga's Fix It Form yet? This form is available on the City's website and allows residents to report non-emergency issues, such as potholes or broken street lights, to the City for repair. It's an easy and efficient way to help maintain and improve our community. So if you see something that needs fixing, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/fixit and submit a Fix It Form today!
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