Summer Movie Nights
The next free Movie Night will be held on Friday, August 18 in El Quito Park, featuring Inside Out. Activities start at 7:00 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7:55 p.m. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/events to learn more about summer fun in Saratoga!
2023 Leadership in Courage Award
Do you know a resident of Saratoga who is a silent leader or has demonstrated unexpected courage or resilience, taken a stand for something they believed in, or has led their life with dignity and perseverance through an extraordinary challenge? Submit your nomination by Sunday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. on the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/courage
The selected award recipient will be recognized at the State of the City on September 9, 2023, at Wildwood Park at 7:00 p.m. The event will include lawn games and activities, refreshments, resource tables, and free t-shirts (supplies limited) starting at 6:00 p.m. Following the presentation of community awards and updates from the Mayor, 101 Dalmatians will be shown in the park. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/SOTC for additional information about the State of the City.
State Review of Housing Element Third Draft
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) conducted its review of the third draft of Saratoga's 2023-2031 Housing Element and provided comments in its third comment letter. The City is currently reviewing the State's comment letter and will provide more information, including opportunities for the community to provide input, in the coming weeks. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/housing to view the third draft and comment letter.
Draft General Plan Elements
Saratoga is also updating the Land Use, Circulation, and Open Space & Conservation Elements of its General Plan. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/gp to review drafts of these 3 elements, and sign up to receive email notifications about the next steps in the process, including when and how to share your feedback.
Attention pickleball enthusiasts! Two new pickleball courts are now open at El Quito Park, 19855 Paseo Presada. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/pickleball to learn more and reserve your time on a court.
Wildfire Preparedness Workshops
Santa Clara County Fire Department invites you to learn about red flag warnings, creating defensible space, fire-safe landscaping, making your home more fire resistant, developing a Wildfire Action Plan, emergency alerts and notifications, and resources to build fire-resilient communities. Upcoming workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 21 in Saratoga, and September 26 in Los Altos. Visit sccfd.eventbrite.com to learn more and register.
City Council Summer Recess
Due to the City Council’s annual summer recess, no Council meetings will be held in August. Council meetings will resume in September on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/susbscribe to sign up for notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
Saratoga Retirement Community Project Updates
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Saratoga Retirement Community project application is available for review through August 21 at 5:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted in writing by email or mail. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/SRC to review the draft, submit comments, or look at key project plans and drawings.
Santa Clara County Community Wildfire Preparedness Meeting
Participate in the Santa Clara County Community Wildfire Protection Plan public outreach meeting on August 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in person at the Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Los Gatos, CA, and on Zoom. The CWPP aims to further wildfire preparedness initiatives throughout the county and provide support for residents seeking resources to be better prepared for wildfire. For Zoom link and more information, visit www.sccfiresafe.org/cwpp
Celebrating Saratoga’s Diversity
The City of Saratoga, Santa Clara County Library District, and Saratoga Library & Community Engagement Commission are celebrating Saratoga’s diversity one story at a time! Submit your Saratoga story using words, artwork, or photos by September 1 on the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/CelebrateDiversity
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