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Address:   1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050


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

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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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Silicon Alleys: A Look Back at the South Bay’s 1st World Cup

Last week we learned the Super Bowl will come back to Levi’s Stadium in 2026, serving as a perfect practice event for when the FIFA World Cup unfolds later that year, bringing at least five games to that same venue. …

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Santa Clara Councilmember Anthony Becker Indicted on Perjury Charge, Accused of Lying to Civil Grand Jury

The grand jury report, titled "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Santa Clara City Council," alleged unethical relationships between multiple members of the City Council and the 49ers. Becker allegedly leaked a draft of the report at least three days ahead of its planned …

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Charter Review Committee Opts for Appointed Chief, Clerk: Qualifications, Ugly Election Politics Cited


The 2023 Charter Review Committee voted 6-1 to recommend that Santa Clara appoint its city clerk and police chief and that both positions be appointed by the city manager. The committee also made a preliminary recommendation to put the change, which requires a charter change, on the March 2024 ballot.

Anthony Becker Trial Setting Delayed Again


Councilmember Anthony Becker appeared in court on Sept. 13, where his lawyer, Chris Montoya, asked the judge to postpone setting a date for the trial. Montoya said that his office received “another discovery dump” from the District Attorney’s office.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Cultural Commission Meeting
Monday October 2 2023   7:00 PM

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Historical and Landmarks Commission Meeting
Thursday October 5 2023   6:00 PM

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Youth Commission Meeting
Tuesday October 10 2023   6:00 PM

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Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
Tuesday October 10 2023   6:00 PM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday October 11 2023   6:00 PM

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2023 Charter Review Committee Meeting
Wednesday October 11 2023   7:00 PM

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