The City is dedicated to providing essential services to the community, but it focuses attention on certain issues of major importance. Current topics include projects with or by other agencies in Santa Clara that have an impact on residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
In collaboration with the County of Santa Clara, the City of Santa Clara is committed to a full count in the 2020 Census. And we need your help for all Santa Clara residents to be counted!
Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state. The government also uses census data to distribute an estimated $600 billion dollars in federal funding annually. Learn more about Santa Clara Counts!
Most of the buildings in the Civic Center complex were built in the 1960s when the workforce and residential population were much smaller. Now, the City's exploring how to meet growing demands for City services with restricted office space. Learn more about the proposed Civic Center Concept Plan and Utility Building Project.
On June 3, 2020, on behalf of the City of Santa Clara, Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor signed the “Commit to Action” initiative, led by former President Barack Obama, which is a call for improved police use of force policies.
The Santa Clara Police Department recently launched its Commitment to Action webpage which serves as a starting point for the community conversations on ways the Police Department can continue to ensure the department is serving the community and meeting their expectations.
Learn more at SantaClaraCA.gov/CommitmenttoAction.
On March 11, 2020, the City of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The City is in regular communications with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the County's Office of Emergency Management and other community partners in regards to this public health emergency.
For the latest local updates, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the City Council approved placing a ballot measure on the March 3, 2020 Special Election to amend the City Charter to provide for council district elections. Learn more about the ballot measure...