State of the City
You're invited to the Saratoga State of the City on Saturday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. in beautiful Wildwood Park. This won't be your ordinary State of the City, so you don’t want to miss it! Free commemorative t-shirts will be available while supplies last. After enjoying lawn games and refreshments, hear important updates about our wonderful City. Then, as the sun sets, watch the classic movie, "101 Dalmatians." Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to get comfortable while you watch this timeless tale of adventure and friendship. Watch this video and visit www.saratoga.ca.us/SOTC to learn more.
City Council Meeting
The September 6 City Council meeting agenda is available on the City website. 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. You can also view and subscribe to receive a preview of upcoming City Council meetings and summaries of past meetings by visiting the City of Saratoga’s Hamlet GovCenter. Previews are published within two business days of agenda posting on the City website.
House Family Vineyards Public Hearing: September 6, 2023
On September 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., the City Council is scheduled to consider a request from House Family Vineyards to extend the Temporary Compliance Plan. The City Council approved the Temporary Compliance Plan in October 2022, allowing limited operations through September 30, 2023. The agenda, including the staff report and other item materials, is available on the City website. View and participate in the meeting using the following information. For more information on this project application, please visit www.saratoga.ca.us/HFV
- Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga CA 95070
Options to Watch:
- Watch the meeting without participating on Saratoga Community Access Television Channel 15 (Comcast Channel 15, AT&T UVerse Channel 99) or watch online.
- Comments can be submitted in writing at www.saratoga.ca.us/comment. Written communications will be provided to the members of the City Council and included in the agenda packet and/or supplemental meeting materials.
Saratoga Loves Poetry
Students in grades kindergarten through 12 who live or attend school in Saratoga are invited to participate in the Saratoga Loves Poetry contest! Winners in each age category will be selected to receive prizes and have their poems showcased by the City in November. Submissions are due October 1. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/poetry to learn more and submit your poem.
Community Emergency Response Team Academy
Learn how to prepare for emergencies and assist your community during disasters. Register for the September Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy at www.sccfd.org. The Santa Clara County Fire Department will teach students disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, fire suppression, light search and rescue, and terrorism awareness.
Pierce Road Evacuation Route Hardening Project
The Santa Clara County Fire Vasona Fuels Crew started an evacuation route hardening project on Pierce Road between Mt. Eden Road and Highway 9 on August 15. Work will include the removal of shrubs and ground fuels as well as lower-hanging tree branches. Work will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday until September 7.
Free Home Ignition Zone Inspection
Under the City's agreement with the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, property owners in the Wildland Urban Interface can receive a free Home Ignition Zone Inspection. A trained representative will review conditions on your property and share recommendations for defensible space and home hardening. Learn more at www.saratoga.ca.us/fire
City of Saratoga Dead Tree Removal Rebates
Properties in the City's Wildland Urban Interface are eligible to receive a rebate of up to $1,000 per residence to cover costs associated with the removal of a dead tree. Learn more at www.saratoga.ca.us/fire
Work with your neighbors to reduce wildfire risk for the entire community by becoming a Firewise Community. Some insurance providers offer special discounts to Firewise Communities. The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council offers free coaching to neighborhoods interested in earning the Firewise Community designation. Learn more at www.saratoga.ca.us/fire
Roof & Window Replacement Rebates
Roofs and windows are two of the most vulnerable parts of a structure during a wildfire. Saratoga Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) property owners that install a Class A roof and multi-pane, tempered glass windows are eligible for rebates of up to $10,000. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/WUIrebate to apply and learn more.
Work with your neighbors to reduce wildfire risk for the entire community by becoming a Firewise Community. Some insurance providers offer special discounts to Firewise Communities. Free coaching from the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council is available to neighborhoods interested in earning the Firewise Community designation. Learn more at www.saratoga.ca.us/fire
Fall Recreation Programs Available
The LGS Recreation Fall 2023 Activity Guide is here! View the Fall Activity Guide or visit www.lgsrecreation.org or call 408.354.8700 for more information.
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