Small towns rely heavily on the efforts of citizen volunteers to improve the quality of life experi-ence within the community. Santa Clara is no exception. The City leans on volunteers to accom-plish many of the successful events and activities within the community including the annual Swiss Days celebration, the Little League baseball & softball programs, service on the City Plan-ning Commission, Heritage and Economic Development Committees, and those who put their life on the line serving on the volunteer fire department. Every citizen of Santa Clara benefit greatly by the efforts of our volunteers. I would like to take a minute and thank everyone who volunteers their time and resources to keep this community a truly great place to live and raise families.
Speaking of Little League, congratulations to the U-14-year-old Snow Canyon Little League All-Star Baseball Team who won their State Championship Tournament held in Cedar City and now travel to San Jose for the Western Regional Tournament. The Little League Baseball and Softball programs have a long and successful history of providing competitive sports and leadership op-portunities for Santa Clara youth. These teams represent our community very well and I wish them good luck going forward. Thanks to their parents, coaches, fans and financial supporters as well.
After nearly a year of study, meetings with the BLM, a public open house and having received recommendations from a Citizen Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing beginning at 6:00 pm on August 8th to consider changes to the City General Plan for the South Hills. The public is encouraged to attend and comment on the proposed changes at the meeting. Upcoming meeting agendas for the Planning Commission and City Council can be accessed online at sccity.org.
In case you were curious, the City issued 168 new home building permits from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, primarily in the northern part of the Heights. This number is the same number of permits issued by the City in FY 2004-05 at the height of the last building boom. The City is grow-ing at a very rapid pace putting more pressure on services and infrastructure. The City staff is very busy keeping up with the demands for critical municipal services for residents. We are lucky to have the special and unique skills the City Staff brings to work, from administration to public works to fire to police to parks. They all do a great job with limited resources and I really appreciate their efforts on behalf of my family and community.
Have a great August and stay safe Santa Clara.
Mayor Rick Rosenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)