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Established in 1777 with the building of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara is also the site where Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit school, was founded in 1851. All that history aside, the Mission City is now a center of the high-tech industry and the home of the San Francisco 49ers. It was recently ranked as the eighth most livable mid-size city by SmartAsset.com.

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Elected by all voters, Santa Clara’s mayor serves a four-year term. The six councilmembers are elected by districts.

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Developer Related Santa Clara Drops IE for Mayor Lisa Gillmor

Related Santa Clara, the developer of the massive residential-commercial project near Levi’s Stadium this week contributed $100,000 to Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s reelection campaign through a newly established independent committee according to campaign documents filed Thursday.


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Most of 49er’s Endorsement Money for Cindy Chavez Is Spent

Two years ago, Jed York and the San Francisco 49ers jolted local electoral politics by spending nearly $3 million to back a slate of Santa Clara City Council candidates and a measure to replace at-large council voting with district representation. …


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Mayor Highlights Budget, City Growth

As Santa Clara faces ongoing economic struggles exacerbated by the pandemic, the city’s mayor on Saturday presented a brighter vision for the future during her first in-person State of the City address

(Sept. 11, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
Santa Clara Mayor, School District May Have Skirted State Labor Laws

Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s property management company and a local school district appear to have violated state labor laws by failing to pay prevailing wages to contractors at an affordable housing site for teachers, a San José Spotlight investigation has found.

(Aug. 15, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Audit Committee
Friday September 30 2022   3:00 PM

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Monday October 3 2022   6:00 PM

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Cultural Commission Meeting
Monday October 3 2022   7:00 PM

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Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
Tuesday October 4 2022   6:00 PM

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Historical and Landmarks Commission Meeting
Thursday October 6 2022   6:00 PM

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Civil Service Commission Meeting
Monday October 10 2022   7:00 PM

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Youth Commission Meeting
Tuesday October 11 2022   6:00 PM

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