City of Saratoga Neighborhood Watch

Tips & Trends - Public Safety Power Shutoff

As part of PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts, PG&E is expected to turn off the power on days with a high risk of wildfire as part of its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. PG&E is expected to turn off power on days with a high risk of wildfire. PG&E will aim to notify customers 48 hours in advance via phone call, text, or email. However, weather conditions can change quickly, and PG&E may unable to do so. Customers should prepare for outages that could last longer than two days. Outages can impact any PG&E customer, regardless of whether they live in a high fire-threat area. Visit to learn more about the PSPS program, ways you can prepare for outages, and how to register for PG&E’s Medical Baseline Program.


New Public Safety Task Force

Earlier this year, the Saratoga City Council formed a new Public Safety Task Force. Their mission is to review the City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan and recommend strategies to strengthen wildfire hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness efforts, particularly in parts of Saratoga at the greatest risk for wildfire. This 6-member group will serve until November 2020. The Task Force will hold their regular meetings on the first Monday of even-numbered months at 6:00 p.m. in the Linda Callon Conference Room at City Hall. For more information, visit


Neighborhood Watch Grant

Each Neighborhood Watch group apply for a $300 grant that can be used to support their group’s efforts. Examples include flyers, meeting supplies, and security cameras. Many neighborhoods choose to use the money for a block party since groups are required to hold one gathering per year to stay registered with the City. Groups must also submit an online report before the end of the year, detailing how their grant was used. Based on feedback from Neighborhood Watch leads, the grant is now operating on a calendar year cycle instead of the City's fiscal year. For more information, visit

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