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!
In November 2018, the City of Santa Clara held its first district-based elections as required by a ruling of the Santa Clara Superior Court. The Court ruling implemented district-based elections with six Council districts, but did not amend the City Charter.
Currently, the City’s Charter Review Committee is meeting to get community input and will recommend a City Charter amendment about district elections to the City Council by November 2019 for potential placement on the March 2020 ballot. Learn more...