City Council Meeting
The November 1 City Council meeting agenda is available on the City website. Participation instructions are available on the meeting agenda. Written comments can be sent to the City Council before the meeting. 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. Hamlet is an independent communications platform that utilizes artificial intelligence to review and post agenda information online, making City Council meetings easier to track and understand.
Saratoga Housing Element Policy Proposals and Builder's Remedy Projects
The Planning Commission met on October 11 to consider new Housing Element policy proposals and receive information about Builder's Remedy projects. The City Council will consider recommendations from the Planning Commission on November 1. Participation information for the November 1 meeting is below.
The draft policies are being presented in response to the California Department of Housing and Community Development's most recent comment letter (PDF), which calls for actions to increase housing and affordability in existing single-family neighborhoods. Information about Builder’s Remedy projects in Saratoga will also be shared at these meetings. Under California law, Saratoga is subject to Builder's Remedy projects while awaiting State approval of the Housing Element and is required to approve qualifying housing developments even if they are inconsistent with the City's General Plan (lot sizes and housing type) or zoning regulations (height and setbacks). The City has received three Builder’s Remedy Project applications that may result in the addition of 294 new housing units.
Learn more and subscribe to the Housing Element Update Newsletter on the City's website at www.saratoga.ca.us/housing
City Council Meeting • November 1, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.
City of Saratoga Budget in Brief
Are you curious about the City of Saratoga’s budget and how your tax dollars are used locally? Visit the City's website to view the Budget in Brief and to learn more.
Bring your pirates, princesses, ghosts, and goblins to the Witchy Walk-A-Bout on Saturday, October 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Saratoga Village in the Saratoga Village. Trick-or-treat at the downtown businesses and enjoy children's activities! This event is hosted by the Saratoga Village Development Council.
Let's Work Saratoga Volunteer Day: November 4
Let's Work Saratoga! Join the Parks & Recreation Commission on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to beautify and maintain the trails at Quarry Park. Advanced registration by November 1 is required for each volunteer. Volunteers ages 15 and older are welcome to participate; a volunteering adult must accompany those between the ages of 10 and 14. Volunteer space is limited. A confirmation email with check-in details will be sent following registration.
Recruitment for Entry-Level Firefighter/Engineers
Santa Clara County Fire Department is currently recruiting entry-level Firefighter/Engineers. View the job announcement to learn more about this highly rewarding career, helping others, and joining an organization focused on a culture of courtesy and service. Applicants will be required to complete a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) with the National Testing Network (NTN) and submit an online application by November 14, 2023. Learn more about the recruitment process and sign up for the NTN Firefighter exam.
Resource for Individuals who Rely on Power for Medical Purposes
Resources are available to individuals who rely on power for medical purposes, such as additional notifications during planned outages, discounted electricity rates, and assistance during extended power outages. Visit PG&E's website to learn more about becoming a Medical Baseline Customer and available resources.
Avoiding Credit Card Skimmers
Credit card skimmers are used by criminals to obtain debit and credit card account information. The devices can be attached to ATMs or point-of-sale terminals, like card readers at a gas station. Avoid card readers that appear loose, crooked, damaged, or scratched. Use gas pumps in direct view of gas station attendants. Visit the City's Neighborhood Watch page to learn more about crime prevention.
Criminals frequently impersonate trusted people or organizations by phone or email to obtain personal information or funds. Independently validate that the request is legitimate before clicking links, sharing information, or making a payment. Visit the City's Neighborhood Watch page to learn more about crime prevention.
Preventing Identity Theft
Stolen mail is often used to gather personal information needed to commit identity theft. Install a locking mailbox, gather mail as soon as it is delivered, place a hold on mail when out of town, and sign up for Informed Delivery. Visit the City's Neighborhood Watch page to learn more about crime prevention.
Apply to Volunteer for a Commission!
Explore your passions while serving your community! Apply today to volunteer as a City of Saratoga Commissioner at www.saratoga.ca.us/comvac. The City is accepting applications for the Heritage Preservation Commission, Library & Community Engagement Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, and Public Art Commission.
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