Saratoga Safety Fair this Saturday
Meet with Saratoga's public safety organizations during the Safety Fair this Saturday, June 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Saratoga Senior Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue. Attendees can discuss important topics with safety experts, like crime prevention and wildfire preparedness. No registration is required.
State Route 9 Closure
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has fully closed State Route 9 (SR-9)/Big Basin Way at San Sanborn Road through Monday, June 26, at 7:00 a.m. to begin the installation of a temporary bridge for the Saratoga Creek Bridge Rehabilitation project.
The closure is needed to safely install a temporary bridge adjacent to the existing Saratoga Creek Bridge. The temporary bridge will allow SR-9 to remain open during the rehabilitation. This road closure is taking place now to keep pace with an accelerated schedule to complete the overall project by the end of the year and reduce the duration of impact on traffic and the community.
Free Tree Removal Permits
Permits to remove blue gum eucalyptus trees are free for all property owners in Saratoga through June 30, 2023, and may be submitted to the City Arborist by email. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/trees to learn more on the City website. This temporary waiver of fees was adopted by the City Council after community concerns were expressed during the late winter and early spring storms. Property owners in the Wildland Urban Interface can submit a free permit to remove Monterey pine or blue gym eucalyptus trees at any time.
Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Kevin Moran Park,12415 Scully Avenue. Highlights include the McCartysville band, group singing, a parade, ringing of the Liberty Bell, costumed historical figures, and free popsicles and American flags. Visit www.saratogaJuly4.com for more information.
Summer Movie Nights
The City's free, family-friendly Movie Nights in El Quito Park will continue on the third Fridays of July and August. Movies begin at sundown, but come early to enjoy pre-movie activities and set up your spot! On July 21, Wall-E will be shown, and on August 18, we'll watch Inside Out. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/events for more information.
Santa Clara County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The FireSafe Council is seeking public comment on Santa Clara County's draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan. This is a countywide document that wildfire agencies use as a guide to protect residents throughout the County. Public comments will be accepted through July 2. For more information, and to submit comments, visit www.sccfiresafe.org/cwpp
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