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Address:   70 N First St, Campbell, CA 95008


Even though its fertile valley land is covered in homes, schools and retail shops, the Orchard City got its start as an agricultural center. Its founder, Benjamin Campbell, bought 160 acres to cultivate hay and grain—land that now is the site of the city’s historical downtown and its iconic water tower. After Campbell sold his land to Southern Pacific Railroad for $5 an acre, the area became a center for shipping fruit. After Campbell was incorporated in 1952, the shift from farmland to suburban tracts accelerated, and now almost 40,000 people call the city home.

City Council

The five-member Campbell City Council meets at 70 N First St, Campbell, on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are live-streamed on Zoom; the public is welcome to attend, and past meetings are archived on the city’s website.

Planning Commission

Seven Campbell citizens serve on the Planning Commission, which works with the City Council to review developments in the city. The commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month; meetings are streamed on Zoom and the public is welcome to attend.

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Lawler Leading Rennie in Early Assembly Results

Liz Lawler jumped out to an early lead over Rob Rennie in the 28th Assembly District race, according to election results released at 9pm June 7. Lawler, a Monte Sereno city councilmember who is the lone Republican in the race …

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Campbell Ballot Features Mix of Contenders


The roster of candidates for civic offices in Campbell include longtime high-tech employees, NGO volunteers, a small-business owner, and a former Army colonel.

West Valley Seniors Get Ticket to RYDE


Senior residents in five Santa Clara County municipalities will soon benefit from an expansion of Reach Your Destination Easily (RYDE), which provides transportation to people over 65.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Campbell City Council Meeting
Tuesday April 4 2023   7:30 PM

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