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2020 State of the City Goes Virtual

Public invited to participate in townhall-style meetings online and via phone

Post Date:06/08/2020 8:30 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 8, 2020

CONTACT: Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor and the City Council invite the public to attend the 2020 State of the City events virtually this month. Due to the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which bans large public gatherings, three virtual townhall events with two Council districts represented during each one will be held on June 17, 18 and 19.

During each session, Mayor Gillmor will deliver the State of the City address in which she will detail how Santa Clara is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Members of the Council will join her as well. City Manager Deanna J. Santana will provide an overview of the City of Santa Clara budget and fiscal impacts from COVID-19. City Clerk Hosam Haggag will serve as the moderator during the question & answer session in which the public can ask questions and make comments about City-related issues.

New for this year’s State of the City is recognition of community members and businesses as COVID-19 heroes for their efforts during the pandemic. The Mayor and City Council will hand out a total of seven Hero Awards for providing aid and services to the Santa Clara community during this public health emergency.

Schedule of Virtual Townhalls

Districts 1 & 2 - Wednesday, June 17, 4 to 5 p.m.

Districts 3 & 4 - Thursday, June 18, 4 to 5 p.m.

Districts 5 & 6 - Friday, June 19, 4 to 5 p.m.

How to Participate

The public can participate in the virtual townhall without leaving home:

  • By phone
  • Join the conversation after the event has started
    • Call this toll-free number to join live: 877-353-4701 (please note that this number is only active during the time of the State of the City events).

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For questions or comments about the 2020 State of the City, contact the City Manager’s Office at 408-615-2210 or email

About the City of Santa Clara

Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with an estimated population of 129,498. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and SB50. For more information, go to


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