Housing Element Third Draft
At the May 17 City Council Meeting, the Council approved responses to comments received from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on the second draft of Saratoga's 2023-2031 Housing Element. The responses were used to prepared a third draft of the Housing Element, which is now available for a 7-day public review and comment period through Friday, May 26. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/housing to view the third draft and submit comments.
Youth in Government Program
High school students who live in Saratoga are invited to learn about local government during the Youth in Government Program, a 1-week summer internship that provides students with the chance to learn about local government, gain hands-on experience, and earn 34 hours of service credits (including 12 hours spent outside of class on assignments). The program cost is $75 per student. Spaces are very limited. Register by July 9 at www.saratoga.ca.us/yig
2023 Community Harvest
Interested in collecting fruit in the Saratoga Heritage Orchard? Saratoga residents can learn about harvest opportunities by completing the Community Harvest Interest Form on the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/orchard. Saratoga residents will be notified by email at least 24 hours in advance of Community Harvest opportunities. This email will include registration information. Advanced registration is required, and fruit in the orchard may only be collected as part of City-sanctioned harvest events or activities.
Residents can also become a Village Harvest volunteer to pick fruit from local orchards that will be donated to local food banks at www.villageharvest.org
Free Movie Nights
Join the City for these free, family-friendly events on the third Friday of June, July, and August in El Quito Park! Movies begin at sundown, but come early to enjoy pre-movie activities and set up your spot.
- June 16: DC League of Super-Pets (7:30 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 8:30 p.m. Movie)
- July 21: Wall-E (7:30 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 8:30 p.m. Movie)
- August 18: Inside Out (7:00 p.m. Pre-Movie Activities, 7:55 p.m. Movie)
Saratoga Safety Fair
Meet with representatives of Saratoga's public safety organizations during the Saratoga Safety Fair on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Saratoga Senior Center at 19655 Allendale Avenue. Attendees will have the chance to discuss important topics with safety experts, like crime prevention and wildfire preparedness. No registration is required.
Community Emergency Response Team Academy
In the event of an area-wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications, and provide support to first responders. Santa Clara County Fire will be hosting a hybrid CERT Academy that runs from June 8 through August 5.
Sign up today to learn disaster preparedness skills that may help you, your family, and your neighbors get through a disaster.
Submit a Concern to the City
Saratoga neighbors, have you used the City of Saratoga's Fix It Form yet? This form is available on the City's website and allows residents to report non-emergency issues, such as potholes or broken street lights, to the City for repair. It's an easy and efficient way to help maintain and improve our community. So if you see something that needs fixing, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/fixit and submit a Fix It Form today!
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