MISSION: Tabletop Games
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

MISSION: Tabletop Games

Come join members of the OQRA and play some tabletop games. Bring yourself, your friends, and your family.

We'll have some classic board games and new games as well. If you have a favorite game bring it to play!

Some of the games we'll have:
* Ticket to Ride
* Uno
* Machi Koro
* Paperback
* Azul

This program is facilitated by the Old Quad Residents Association (http://www.oldquadsantaclara.org/).

Registration appreciated, but not required.

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Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara - Happy Trails to Bob
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara - Happy Trails to Bob

The Board of the Harris-Lass Museum invites you to join us in expressing our gratitude to Bob Byrd for his 19 years of service, the last 11 as President (and Man of All Trades) of the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara.

He will be missed by all!

Please come and celebrate Bob's years of contributing to our community with a Western Themed BBQ!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:00 pm, Harris-Lass Garden (1889 Market Street)

Gathering followed by BBQ catered by Andy's Award Winning BBQ

(Beef, Spareribs, Chicken, Sausage; Garlic Bread; BBQ Beans, Potato Salad,

Cole Slaw; Soft Drinks; Dessert)

$25.00 per person, includes BBQ and gift for Bob

Western Attire Encouraged!


Please return this form and your check, made out to HPSSC, by June 12 (Seating is Limited) to:

Lou Faria, P.O. Box 331, Santa Clara, CA 95052

Questions:  Call Lou Faria at 408 406 8891 or Email at bobalou27@att.net


Name(s)_________________________________________Phone________________________

Number Attending________@ $25.00 per person       Amount Enclosed____________________

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Santa Clara's 'Californio Community'
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Santa Clara's 'Californio Community'

May is National Historic Preservation Month - please join us and meet Santa Clara's first residents, hear their stories and learn how their contributions made Santa Clara the city we have today. Hosted by Lorie Garcia, City Historian and co-sponsored by the Santa Clara Woman's Club and the Historical and Landmarks Commission.

05/18/2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Santa Clara Woman's Adobe
3260 The Alameda
Santa Clara, California 95050

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Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - Santa Clara
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - Santa Clara

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-vtas-bart-phase-ii-project-registration-58880538275

http://www.vta.org/bart/upcomingmeetings

VTA is bringing BART into the heart of Santa Clara Valley.


Curious about which future station will be the most convenient for you? What might be built near station areas? Or what are transit oriented communities? VTA is hosting a series of public meetings where you can learn about VTA’s BART Phase II project, which will extend BART service through downtown San Jose and into Santa Clara and ring the bay with rail.

VTA staff will give overviews of the project, focusing on the stations, general project and construction information, and what makes a transit-oriented community. The Phase II project has already catalyzed economic development near future station areas and when in operation, BART expects to serve 52,000 daily riders by the year 2035. We want the community to hear all about it.

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All are welcome to come learn about: 
• General project overview
• Stations and other facilities 
• Transit-oriented communities 
• Community engagement and how to stay involved

Choose your location and date:
• April 24, 6-8 pm: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library Works Room, San Jose 
• April 25, 6-8 pm: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, San Jose
• May 11, 10 am-12pm: Buchser Middle School, Santa Clara

Take transit to the meeting! Specific route information is available when you choose your location and date.

Children are welcome. Se habla espanol.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, VTA will make reasonable arrangements to ensure meaningful access to its meetings for persons who have disabilities and for persons with limited English proficiency who need translation and interpretation services. Individuals requiring language assistance should notify VTA Community Outreach at least five business days prior to the meeting, at (408) 321-7575 or e-mail: vtabart@vta.org or (408) 321-2330 (TTY only). VTA’s home page is on the web at: www.vta.org or visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/scvta. (408) 321-2300: 中文 / Español / 日本語 / 한국어 / tiếng Việt / Tagalog.

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MISSION: Fiber Guild Stitching Circle
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

MISSION: Fiber Guild Stitching Circle

Members of the Old Quad Residents Association invite you to join them in a stitching circle at the Mission Branch Library every second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your knit or crochet projects for a night of fun conversations and skill sharing. All are welcome. Hands on instructions for basic crochet will be available on a first come first served basis. OQRA members will be creating scarves, hats, and baby blankets for donation to the Bill Wilson Center. Additional donations of yarn and completed pieces from the public are welcome.

Location:
Mission Branch Library
1098 Lexington Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Zoning Code Update Community Meeting
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Code Update Community Meeting

You are invited to a community meeting hosted by the City of Santa Clara’s Planning Division. The purpose of this meeting is to share information on proposed changes to the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance regulates how properties can be built and used in the City of Santa Clara.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Removing the Zoning Code definition of ‘boarding house’

  • Adding standards requiring common open space in single-family residences

  • Adding a maximum number of individuals that can occupy a residence

  • Enforcing these new proposed regulations

    To ensure adequate facilities, please RSVP your attendance to Tiffany Vien, Assistant Planner, at TVien@SantaClaraCA.gov or 408-615-2466.

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 Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - East San Jose
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - East San Jose

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-vtas-bart-phase-ii-project-registration-58880538275

http://www.vta.org/bart/upcomingmeetings

VTA is bringing BART into the heart of Santa Clara Valley.


Curious about which future station will be the most convenient for you? What might be built near station areas? Or what are transit oriented communities? VTA is hosting a series of public meetings where you can learn about VTA’s BART Phase II project, which will extend BART service through downtown San Jose and into Santa Clara and ring the bay with rail.

VTA staff will give overviews of the project, focusing on the stations, general project and construction information, and what makes a transit-oriented community. The Phase II project has already catalyzed economic development near future station areas and when in operation, BART expects to serve 52,000 daily riders by the year 2035. We want the community to hear all about it.

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All are welcome to come learn about: 
• General project overview
• Stations and other facilities 
• Transit-oriented communities 
• Community engagement and how to stay involved

Choose your location and date:
• April 24, 6-8 pm: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library Works Room, San Jose 
• April 25, 6-8 pm: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, San Jose
• May 11, 10 am-12pm: Buchser Middle School, Santa Clara

Take transit to the meeting! Specific route information is available when you choose your location and date.

Children are welcome. Se habla espanol.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, VTA will make reasonable arrangements to ensure meaningful access to its meetings for persons who have disabilities and for persons with limited English proficiency who need translation and interpretation services. Individuals requiring language assistance should notify VTA Community Outreach at least five business days prior to the meeting, at (408) 321-7575 or e-mail: vtabart@vta.org or (408) 321-2330 (TTY only). VTA’s home page is on the web at: www.vta.org or visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/scvta. (408) 321-2300: 中文 / Español / 日本語 / 한국어 / tiếng Việt / Tagalog.

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Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - Downtown San Jose
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Learn About VTA's BART Phase II Project - Downtown San Jose

  • Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library Works Room on 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-vtas-bart-phase-ii-project-registration-58880538275

http://www.vta.org/bart/upcomingmeetings

VTA is bringing BART into the heart of Santa Clara Valley.


Curious about which future station will be the most convenient for you? What might be built near station areas? Or what are transit oriented communities? VTA is hosting a series of public meetings where you can learn about VTA’s BART Phase II project, which will extend BART service through downtown San Jose and into Santa Clara and ring the bay with rail.

VTA staff will give overviews of the project, focusing on the stations, general project and construction information, and what makes a transit-oriented community. The Phase II project has already catalyzed economic development near future station areas and when in operation, BART expects to serve 52,000 daily riders by the year 2035. We want the community to hear all about it.

fullalignment.jpg

All are welcome to come learn about: 
• General project overview
• Stations and other facilities 
• Transit-oriented communities 
• Community engagement and how to stay involved

Choose your location and date:
• April 24, 6-8 pm: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library Works Room, San Jose 
• April 25, 6-8 pm: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, San Jose
• May 11, 10 am-12pm: Buchser Middle School, Santa Clara

Take transit to the meeting! Specific route information is available when you choose your location and date.

Children are welcome. Se habla espanol.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, VTA will make reasonable arrangements to ensure meaningful access to its meetings for persons who have disabilities and for persons with limited English proficiency who need translation and interpretation services. Individuals requiring language assistance should notify VTA Community Outreach at least five business days prior to the meeting, at (408) 321-7575 or e-mail: vtabart@vta.org or (408) 321-2330 (TTY only). VTA’s home page is on the web at: www.vta.org or visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/scvta. (408) 321-2300: 中文 / Español / 日本語 / 한국어 / tiếng Việt / Tagalog.

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MISSION: Tabletop Games
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

MISSION: Tabletop Games

Come join members of the OQRA and play some tabletop games. Bring yourself, your friends, and your family.

We'll have some classic board games and new games as well. If you have a favorite game bring it to play!

Some of the games we'll have:
* Ticket to Ride
* Uno
* Machi Koro
* Paperback
* Azul

This program is facilitated by the Old Quad Residents Association (http://www.oldquadsantaclara.org/).

Registration appreciated, but not required.

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VTA/BART Santa Clara Phase II Workshop
Apr
18
5:15 PM17:15

VTA/BART Santa Clara Phase II Workshop

  • Santa Clara Senior Center, Room 232 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join VTA and BART for a transit oriented development (TOD) workshop.

The purpose of the TOD/Access Study, which focuses on the three future BART stations (Alum Rock/28th Street, Downtown San Jose, and Santa Clara), is to identify strategies to overcome barriers and constraints in existing plans, policies, and funding that inhibit TOD in Santa Clara County.

The TOD/Access Study builds upon existing community plans, transportation and land use strategies, and provides analysis to inform future TOD policy adoption and implementation, including land use, development, and transportation mobility. The TOD/Access Study also complements the Diridon Station Area Plan update and the Diridon Integrated Station Concept Plan process being done in parallel.

On April 16th through April 18th, VTA will be holding TOD/ Access Study Workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to share with the community the draft strategies that have been developed for each station area and to receive community input on these strategies. We invite you to join us for these workshops!

Please share this information to anyone who might be interested in transit-oriented development in your station area and encourage them to attend the workshops, which take place immediately following the Community Working Group meetings.

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MISSION: Fiber Guild Stitching Circle
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

MISSION: Fiber Guild Stitching Circle

Members of the Old Quad Residents Association invite you to join them in a stitching circle at the Mission Branch Library every second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your knit or crochet projects for a night of fun conversations and skill sharing. All are welcome. Hands on instructions for basic crochet will be available on a first come first served basis. OQRA members will be creating scarves, hats, and baby blankets for donation to the Bill Wilson Center. Additional donations of yarn and completed pieces from the public are welcome.

Location:

Mission Branch Library

1098 Lexington Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050

More information at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-fiber-guild-stitching-circle-tickets-59421831297

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Community Outreach Meeting - Gateway Crossings Development

  • SCU Locatelli Student Activities Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please save this time and date! More information to come in the next few of days.

Let us know if you will be attending here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1083731775121948/

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Invitation text:

Community Outreach Meeting

The development team at Hunter/Storm would like to invite all residents of the Old Quad to the Locatelli Student Activity Center (Building 710) on the Santa Clara University campus (500 El Camino Real) to discuss our mixed-use project, Gateway Crossings. City staff will be present and available.

HUNTER/STORM
10121 Miller Ave, Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014
www.hunterproperties.com
Please RSVP to josh@hunterproperties.com

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Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Boarding Houses

  • Date: 12/3/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
     
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
     
  • ContactReena Brilliot
  • Phone Number (408) 615-2452
  • Email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov
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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion on future of El Camino Real

EVENT DETAILS
Date: November 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Santa Clara Senior Center 1303 Fremont St. Santa Clara, CA 95050
RSVP Tell us you’re coming by RSVP’ing online today: http://bit.ly/ecrevent

A PANEL DISCUSSION THE FUTURE OF SANTA CLARA’S EL CAMINO REAL Do you want to help SHAPE the City of Santa Clara’s VISION for the EL CAMINO REAL? Join the Santa Clara Community Advocates for an EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION of the El Camino Real Specific Plan in Santa Clara. We will share ideas of how Santa Clara residents can GET INVOLVED in TRANSFORMING and REVITALIZING this important corridor. Hear local experts speak about TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, and DESIGN, and discuss YOUR IDEAL VISION for the FUTURE of Santa Clara. 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. Welcome, Introduces Councilmember Teresa O'Neil (Vikas)
6:35 p.m. - 6: 40 p.m. Teresa O'Neil Welcome,, introduce Steve Le
6:45 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Overview/Update on ECR Plan (Steve Le)
6:55 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nathan Ho (moderator) introduces panel, explains Q&A proces 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Panel Presentation (~ 5-6 min/panelist)
David Pape (GBI)
David Meyer (SV@Home)
Jason Su (SJDA)
Vikas Gupta (Santa Clara Community Advocates)
7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Breakout Session, Results of Straw Poll (Suds)

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion of Parking Solutions at Planning Commission

There will be a study session at the Planning Commission meeting on Wed Nov 28th to educate planning commissioners, planning staff and the public on issues and solutions to our parking problems in Santa Clara. The PC meetings are in the City Council Chambers.

We will have two very distinguished speakers:

C.J. Gabbe -- Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University
Adina Levin -- Project Director at Friends of Caltrain

C.J. Gabbe is an urban planner and assistant professor in ESS. C.J.’s research focuses on issues connected to climate change mitigation and housing affordability. He is particularly interested in the political economy of urban land use regulations, and the effects of planning interventions on housing markets. Most of C.J.’s research is focused on the metropolitan areas of the western United States. He teaches courses related to sustainable urban planning, environmental policy, and geographic information systems (GIS). C.J. has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA (2016), a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon (2001).

Adina Levin is an experienced for-profit and civic entrepreneur. She is executive director and co-founder of Friends of Caltrain, a nonprofit with over 5,000 participants supporting sustainable transportation and land use in the Peninsula Corridor from San Francisco through San Jose. She serves on the Caltrain Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the San Mateo County Congestion Management Advisory Committee, the Menlo Park Transportation Commission, and the Menlo Park General Plan Citizens Advisory Committee. In the private sector, she co-founded and served as VP Products at Socialtext, a pioneering enterprise social software suite which was acquired by Peoplefluent.

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Historic Criteria

  • Date: 10/15/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
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Franklin Street Festival
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Franklin Street Festival

Santa Clara University (SCU) and the Old Quad Residents Association (OQRA) are sponsoring the Franklin Street Festival on September 29, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the newly renovated Franklin Street on the SCU campus.  

This event celebrates the renewal of Franklin Street between Alviso Street and The Alameda.  Rich with history, Franklin Street is a landmark to the Santa Clara community and all residents are invited to join in an afternoon of celebration. The day includes entertainment, displays of student and faculty artwork at the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, an opportunity to explore the historic Larder house, and an exposition of the historic and significant connections of Franklin Street.  Food and refreshments will be available. Student and local community groups will be present to showcase their activities and offerings.

Volunteer to help us at the Franklin Street Festival.  We are in need of several volunteers to help us with visitors for the displays of student and faculty artwork at the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building with visitors to explore the historic Larder house   Volunteer shifts are 3 hours: Noon to 3:00 and 3:00 to 6:00.  Complete this form to let us know you are available to help.  Thank you!
 

Join us!

Franklin Street Festival

September 29, 2018

1:00pm to 5:00 pm

https://goo.gl/forms/EU1Gf8aPNK2sVC4f1

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OQRA Sponsored Candidate Forum Mayor&Clerk Sept 20, 7PM
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

OQRA Sponsored Candidate Forum Mayor&Clerk Sept 20, 7PM

The Old Quad Residents Association, with support from the Mission City Credit Union, will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the Mayor and City Clerk positions ahead of the November 6th, 2018 election.

We invite the public to submit questions to the candidates. The Old Quad Residents Association will include a selection of questions submitted at the Forum.

Date: Thursday, September 20th 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: American Legion Post 419
958 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

The forum will be moderated by OQRA president, Adam Thompson.

Please submit your questions via this form ahead of the Forum https://goo.gl/forms/xw4We0TZLqJebxkd2

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Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Zoning Ordinance Update -- Parking

  • Date: 09/17/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Clara Senior Center
    1303 Fremont Street
    Santa Clara, California 95050
  • Introduction: The City of Santa Clara is holding a series of meetings for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on the development of a potential Old Quad Overlay within the City's Zoning Code.
     
  • 8/20/2018 -- Design Criteria
  • 9/17/2018 -- Parking Requirements
  • 10/15/2018 -- Historic Criteria
  • 12/3/2018 -- Overall Review, Group Living (Boarding Houses)
     
  • ContactReena Brilliot
  • Phone Number (408) 615-2452
  • Email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov
  •  
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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Franklin Street Option Agreement and The "Viso Project" at City Council This Tuesday 7/17 @ 6 pm

The City Council will decide on The Franklin Street Option Agreement and The Viso Project together this Tueday July 17th at 6 pm.  The two projects are now linked together and will only pass if both are approved at the same time.  

Thanks to all who attended the previous meetings and voiced their opinions on the projects.  The meeting this Tuesday will be the culmination of the many months of work we have all put into this opportunity.   

Please attend this meeting and voice your opinion one more time and let the City Council know what this opportunity of regaining the right of way to Franklin Street means to you.  

If you are unable to attend, please log in your opinions in the eComment section of the online agenda.  You can also send us a copy of your opinion and we can try to read it to the Council on your behalf. 

Where: Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara
When: Tuesday July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

 

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Old Quad Area Zoning Code Community Meeting
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Old Quad Area Zoning Code Community Meeting

  • Santa Clara University - Charney Hall Law Building Room 106 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Santa Clara is holding a meeting for the Old Quad neighborhood to seek input on any potential improvements that could be made to the Zoning code which may be considered as part of the City's Update of its Zoning Code.

The Zoning Code is Chapter 18 of the Santa Clara Municipal Code and specifies regulations on land uses and development.

Meeting Date, Time and Location:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University
Charney Hall Law Building, Room 106


A campus map depicting the Charney Law Building can be found here:

https://www.scu.edu/map

For those driving, enter through the University’s Palm Drive entrance off El Camino Real, check in with the Visitor Station, and park in the parking structure. Refer to the campus map for the location of Charney Law Building, which is relatively close to the parking structure.

For more information please contact: Reena Brilliot, Planning Manager at (408) 615-2452 or email RBrilliot@santaclaraca.gov

 

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