Santa Clara's 'Californio Community'
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Santa Clara's 'Californio Community'

May is National Historic Preservation Month - please join us and meet Santa Clara's first residents, hear their stories and learn how their contributions made Santa Clara the city we have today. Hosted by Lorie Garcia, City Historian and co-sponsored by the Santa Clara Woman's Club and the Historical and Landmarks Commission.

05/18/2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Santa Clara Woman's Adobe
3260 The Alameda
Santa Clara, California 95050

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Community Engagement for Issues Related to Levi's Stadium - Central Park Library
6:00 PM18:00

Community Engagement for Issues Related to Levi's Stadium - Central Park Library

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Give Your Input on Levi's Stadium. Space Available in Two Special Focus Groups!

The City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority recently initiated a transparent, independent and comprehensive engagement process to hear the community's views on a variety of issues related to Levi's Stadium. The Public Dialogue Consortium (PDC) has been hired to coordinate community engagement efforts to ensure impartiality as we gather input from the community.

Good News! There is space available in two focus groups that the PDC is conducting. Please consider participating in one of them. The purpose of these focus groups is to hear the full range of perspectives on Levi's Stadium. Any and all views on the Stadium are encouraged and welcomed, including yours! Input from the focus groups and other engagement activities will be included in a comprehensive report that will be presented to the Stadium Authority Board to assist them in making policy decisions related to the Stadium.

Here are the focus group days and times. Additional information about the focus groups is included on the RSVP links.

Group 1: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to:

Group 2: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to:

Both focus groups will be held at Santa Clara City Hall in the City Hall Cafeteria, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

Upcoming Community Engagement Meetings 

• April 26, 6:00 p.m. Central Park Library, Redwood Rom, 2635 Homestead Ave

Please RSVP to attend:

• April 28, 10:00 a.m. Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Boulevard

Please RSVP to attend:

• May 9, 6:00 p.m. Northside Library Community Room, 695 Moreland Way

Please RSVP to attend:

Provide your input on the Open City Hall Survey

To take the short survey, please visit



On October 17, 2017 the Santa Clara Stadium Authority voted unanimously to undertake a robust community outreach and engagement process related to identifying the community’s perspectives on issues such as noise, public safety, nuisances, parking, flyovers, crowd control, cleanliness, loitering, lighting, pyrotechnics/fireworks, performance curfew, and other items.

We greatly appreciate the community’s interest in these issues and encourage the public to continue to visit this link for information about this project, the process, and how you can offer your input if desired.

Project Objectives

This Project’s objective is to implement a transparent, independent and comprehensive process to gather statistically valid public views on a variety of policy issues related to Levi’s Stadium, and to facilitate meaningful, robust qualitative input from stakeholders and the public on these issues.

To gather as much meaningful input as possible, both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be utilized, including (quantitative) broad-based public opinion research polling and scientific focus groups, and (qualitative) one-on-one leadership and community interviews and organizational focus groups.

These processes will touch hundreds of residents and stakeholders. The Authority is looking forward to further engaging the public on these issues, keeping the community informed, and collecting information that can form the basis for potential policy decisions moving forward if desired by the Board.

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District Elections Community Meeting - Central Park Library
6:00 PM18:00

District Elections Community Meeting - Central Park Library

  • Central Park Library - Redwood Room (map)
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April 12, 6:00 p.m.
Central Park Library, Redwood Room
2635 Homestead Ave., Santa Clara

District Elections


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What you need to know

The City of Santa Clara is looking to place a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 Special Election, changing the way City Council members are elected, from by-seat elections to by-district elections. Here are some important things to know about this change.

Community Input - Get Involved!

1) Which District would you designate as District 1 and District 2? Take the survey:

To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

2) Which Draft Council District Map do you Prefer? Take the community survey here at Open City Hall.

To view public comments to date, please view the Survey Results

3) To provide public input in writing, you may also email you comments directly to:

It is expected that the Council will consider the recommendations of the Ad-hoc committee at a public hearing during the Council meeting of May 8, 2018.  

Measure A on the June 2018 Ballot

On March 6, 2018 the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to place the Santa Clara District Election and Voting Method Measure, known as Measure A, on the June 5, 2018 ballot. The Santa Clara City Council placed Measure A on the ballot following its review of the Charter Review Committee’s unanimous recommendations on how to update the manner in which local elections are conducted, and approval of the City Attorney’s proposed ballot language.

If approved by voters, Measure A would update the way Santa Clara voters elect local officeholders as follows: 

Establishes two voting districts, with registered voters electing three Council Members per district

  • A district boundary map will be recommended in the coming weeks following public hearings held by the Ad-hoc Advisory Districting Committee.
  • Candidates seeking election to the Santa Clara City Council are required to reside within the district they are running in and only voters residing in the district can vote on Candidates from the district.
  • The Mayor, City Clerk and Police Chief would remain elected Citywide

Establishes a voting process known as “ranked choice voting” for all city candidates for office. 

  • The single transferable method of ranked choice voting would be implemented by ordinance.
  • The election by the most votes cast would continue to be used to determine the winner until the Registrar of Voters can implement the new voting method.

Please continue to visit the Measure A website for updates and additional information.

Questions / More Information

For additional information or any questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (408) 615-2210 or email



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