The City Of Santa Clara To Update Public Outreach Policy

The City of Santa Clara is updating its Public Outreach Policy for planning and redevelopment applications and is asking for community input.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide feedback during two upcoming community meetings. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Margie Edinger Community Room at Central Park Library at 5:30 p.m. The second meeting will be virtual and is scheduled for Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the community meetings, visit the City of Santa Clara’s website.

The Public Outreach Policy informs City practices that enhance public access to information related to land use and development activity in Santa Clara. The policy is also meant to encourage public engagement in development proposal reviews, establish outreach requirements for the City, and minimum noticing requirements under California state law.

The existing policy was adopted by the City Council in 2017 by Resolution 17-08456. Under the current policy, developers must provide both physical and digital initial public notice of development plans on project sites, host a community meeting within 90 days of filing an application, and provide adequate notification of public hearings regarding the respective development project.

Click here for more information about the current Public Outreach Policy.