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2020 State of the City 

State of the City 2020-Flyer

The 2020 State of the City went virtual this year. Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor held three virtual townhall meetings about the State of the City on June 17, 18 and 19, 2020.

Two districts were represented during each session. City Manager Deanna J. Santana provided an overview of the City budget, and City Clerk Hosam Haggag served as the moderator during the question & answer session in which the public asked questions and provided comments about City-related issues.

  • 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.

Note: A synopsis of the Questions and Answers will be provided as soon as available on this webpage.

Community Letter
In advance of the State of the City, City Manager Deanna J. Santana released a Community Letter about 2020 Mid-Year Update.

COVID-19 Community Hero Awards 

During the 2020 State of the City events, the Mayor and City Council honored COVID-19 Community Heroes. Awards were given for all six Council districts and one citywide COVID-19 Pandemic Hero of the Year for providing aid and services to the Santa Clara community during this public health emergency. Below are our COVID-19 Community Heroes.

COVID-19 Pandemic Hero of the Year

Steve Silva

Steve Silva COVID19 Pandemic Hero of the Year

Steve Silva recognized for his consistent and tireless work behind the scenes in caring for the City’s senior residents and his role with the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation in the home delivery of meals to seniors.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 1

California's Great America

D1 CA Great America

CA Great America provided tremendous support to the Healthy Meals Santa Clara program, providing free meals to youth during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 2

Patricia Hernandez

District 2 Patricia Hernandez

Patricia Hernandez provided support to her neighbors in shopping, getting face masks, and connecting the community to resources for food, financial support and emotional support.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 3

Nob Hill Foods

D3 Nob Hill foods (3)

Nob Hill Foods recognized for providing Senior Bags delivered curbside for a minimal cost and for always taking care of their customers in a spirit of neighborliness.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 4

Nancy Uyeda

D4 Nancy Uyeda

Nancy volunteers at St. Justin’s Parish, providing over 2000 Santa Clarans per month with groceries or to go meals.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 5

Mission City Grill

D5 Mission City Grill (4)

Mission City Grill recognized for exceptional community service, including personally delivering meals to seniors, the Bill Wilson Center, several women’s shelters, local hospitals, and providing free and reduced price meals to our first responders, public safety and nurses.

COVID-19 Community Hero District 6

Tony and Alba's Pizza and Pasta (owners Al and Diana Vallorz)

D6 Tony and Albas

Tony & Albas Pizza and Pasta for providing free pizza, salad, and cookies delivered to homebound seniors and for serving the community’s front line workers.

Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor and City Manager Deanna J. Santana Invite the Community to State of the City  


June 17, 2020 State of the City 


June 18, 2020 State of the City



June 19, 2020  State of the City 



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).
  • Watch online and on Santa Clara City Television
    The City will also livestream all three State of the City events on the City’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. All events will also be broadcast on Santa Clara City Television on Comcast cable channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 99

For more information, view the news release. If you have questions, please email or contact the City Manager's Office at 408-615-2210.

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