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Address:   1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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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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Gillmor Re-elected Santa Clara Mayor, Edging Becker

With solid re-election victories by Becker allies Raj Chahal and Karen Hardy, the 2022 election in the City of Santa Clara will result in no change in the 5-2 split in the city council.

Image caption: Levi's Stadium, which is owned by the city of Santa Clara and leased to the San Francisco 49ers, has become a virtual battleground.
49ers-Backed Santa Clara Councilmembers Accused of Cover-Up

The 49ers PAC spent an unprecedented $3 million on Anthony Becker, Sudhanshu “Suds” Jain, and Kevin Park's campaigns. Now they and two of their peers must respond to lack of transparency and cover-up charges from the Civil Grand Jury, and …

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New City Attorney Takes Over in Santa Clara

Jan. 5, 2023, 4 p.m.

Glen Googins, Santa Clara’s new city attorney, will be able to hit the ground running with extensive experience in municipal real estate transactions, entertainment venues and public-private partnerships.

Should Santa Clara Stop Electing Its Police Chief?

Dec. 28, 2022, 4 p.m.

A decades-old debate has resurfaced: how Santa Clara should choose its police chief. The city is unique in electing its chief by popular vote, but some Santa Clara councilmembers say the system forces the public to choose from a shallow, underqualified candidate pool.

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