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Santa Clara declares local emergency due to coronavirus

The Santa Clara City Council ratified a local emergency Tuesday in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, following the lead of Santa Clara County, which issued a heightened shelter in place order on Monday. “There is a hollow sound in this chamber,” Mayor Lisa Gillmor said, sitting six feet from her fellow councilmembers...

Santa Clara officials will attempt to appoint Mahan replacement

Santa Clara leaders on Monday will attempt to appoint a new councilmember to represent the city’s District 5, following the early resignation of former Councilmember Patricia Mahan due to health issues. The big question since Mahan’s Feb. 1 resignation has been whether the remaining councilmembers would be able to agree in the required four-fifths vote...

Audit findings put Santa Clara council, former convention center manager at odds

When Santa Clara councilmembers asked City Manager Deanna Santana to find an auditor to look into potential mismanagement of the city’s convention center, officials already knew who would get the contract. Public documents show that Sacramento-based TAP International submitted a “project approach” for the audit in 2018, nearly a month before the council ordered the...

Santa Clara lawmakers tackle illegal street racing, pedestrian safety plan

The streets and sidewalks of Santa Clara were a top priority during a City Council meeting Tuesday. City lawmakers unanimously approved a plan to tackle illegal street racing, side shows and tire-burning doughnuts around the city. City Manager Deanna Santana will draft an ordinance to address the drivers and spectators of illegal street races and shows. The policy calls for...

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