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Councilmember Rishi Kumar's June 2015 newsletter

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Here is the June 2015 Newsletter
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Rishi Kumar
City Councilmember, Saratoga
My monthly City Council update http://www.rishikumar.com/newsletter.html
Direct all city/council related emails to rkumar@saratoga.ca.us
Connect with Rishi —> Facebook.com/Rishi || linkedin.com/in/rickkumar
PHONE 408 805 5993 || Facebook.com/VoteRishi || @rishikumar1
Office hours: 1st Saturday every month, Bell Tower Bistro (10AM to 11AM)
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Councilmember Rishi Kumar's June 2015 newsletter

  1. 1. J U N E 2 0 1 5 N E W S L E T T E R Dear friends, How can our city provider cheaper, faster better, services to our citizens? That was an oft discussed topic during the campaign run and continues to be our quest on the city council. Some of you may know, we have a team of interns that have been working behind the scenes researching and helping out with city council issues and agenda items. Some of our interns will also have a chance to shadow an elected leader in Sacramento in July, an opportunity for them to expand their understanding of the governance process. This team is learning, collaborating and feeling the empowerment. They are currently working on various summer projects, one of which is “How can the city of Saratoga innovate”? I must say, our interns are bright and have some very interesting ideas. Earlier this month at the council meeting we discussed rolling out a customer survey. With every interaction that our city staff has with citizens, how about if we gathered feedback via a short survey, so that we can improve, optimize and enhance our services to our citizen. A plan is being conceived… What else can we do to innovate and provide services to our citizens cheaper, faster, better? Your ideas and perspectives on this topic will help too. Take this short survey here http://tinyurl.com/SaratogaSurvey Wish you all a very happy July 4th. Join us on July 4th at 9:30AM at Kevin Moran Park for our annual July 4th celebration. Enjoy the festivities, and given the drought, and how dry everything around us is, fireworks will be more of a hazard than a celebration. Stay safe and have a fabulous July 4th weekend. As always, let me know how I can help. Email is the best way to reach me. Thanks Rishi (rkumar@saratoga.ca.us) WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR<at>SARATOGA.CA.US
  2. 2. Lorem Ipsum WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR<at>SARATOGA.CA.US The FY 2015-2016 was formally adopted by the city after weeks of deliberation, study session and discussion of city capital improvement projects. The PDF doc can be reviewed at www.facebook.com/VoteRishi The Saratoga Union School District Board of Trustees invites you (parents, staff, students, and community members) to provide input as we seek to hire a new Superintendent. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so we can create a list of desired characteristics that our new Superintendent should exemplify. Your voice matters. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. All responses are anonymous and confidential. The survey will close on July 13, 2015. www.ecrasurvey.com/susd Ordinance Establishing Tobacco Retailer License The Saratoga City Council has voted to introduce and waive the first reading of an ordinance to create a tobacco retailer license, which regulates e-cigarettes. This means that retailers would have to get a license to sell tobacco products, paraphernalia and electronic smoking devices. If the ordinance is adopted, it would likely go into effect in October. Neighborhood Watch & Crime Prevention At a joint City Council and Neighborhood meeting, Captain Rick Sung, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and his team presented on the benefits of neighborhood watch programs and to form a neighborhood watch. Many neighborhood groups participated and it was an engaging dialogue. The presentations from that evening meeting are posted at Facebook.com/groups/SafeSarat oga. If you are interested in forming a neighborhood safety watch, please contact Rishi. He has enabled such a safety watch for many neighborhoods and will be happy to walk your neighborhood through the process. SUBMIT THE SUSD SURVEY HOW CAN SARATOGA INNOVATE Councilmember Rishi Kumar is interested to hear from you. What can our city do to to innovate? Take this short survey here. http://tinyurl.com/SaratogaSurvey Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2015/16 Operating & Capital Budget L A T E S T H A P P E N I N G S
  3. 3. 3 WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR<at>SARATOGA.CA.US Celebrate JULY 4th in Saratoga Saratoga’s Classic Car Show on July 19th Our 6th Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show, Sunday, 07/19/2015 10am to 5pm Date: July 19, 2015 Be part of the Flash Mob http://tinyurl.com/SaratogaFlas hMob. Event details at http://coolcarclub.com/ In addition to the display of classic cars, this year's event will feature craft vendors, live radio broadcasts, live music and beer and wine tasting. All the screenings are on the third Fridays of June, July and August at El Quito Park - July 17th screening of "Wreck- It Ralph." - August 21st - Big Hero 6 The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8:30 p.m. Ticket? This event is free. But, do not forget to bring blanket, lawn chairs and snacks. The Summer Movie Nights series at El QUITO PARK 7:30pm YOUNG CODERS CLUB For middle and high schoolers - run by Saratoga students. www.SiliconValleyCoders.org WHEN: Every Sunday at 3pm WHERE: Joan Pisani Community Center: 19655 Allendale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 Get the fast track to learning about Software and Apps. Collaborative learning by middle school and high school kids, to code, create mobile apps, design/create video games. Every Sunday, a local resident Software executive is invited and presents to the club Prior speakers include: NetApp Vice President of Engineering, Citrix Sr. Director of Engineering, Google Sr. Engineering Manager Seating is limited - RSVP at http://www.tinyurl.com/Saratog aClass This class is available for no charge Celebrate JULY 4th in Saratoga www.saratoga4July.com Patriotic music, singing, and a parade all add up to an old fashioned Independence Day celebration in Saratoga. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 4 from 9:30 to 11 AM at the Kevin Moran Park at 12415 Scully Avenue in Saratoga. Highlights include Voices of Freedom musical; ringing of the Liberty Bell by costumed historical figures; group singing; McCartysville band; and free popsicles and US flags, anchored by Mayor Howard Miller.group singing; McCartysville band; and free popsicles and US flags, anchored by Mayor Howard Miller. U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
  4. 4. Lorem Ipsum G L I M P S E S F R O M J U N E Employee Appreciation Day at the City of Saratoga A Discussion with senator Jim beall in HIS sacramento OFFICE WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR<at>SARATOGA.CA.US
  5. 5. 5 WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR@SARATOGA.CA.US ANNUAL SARATOGA EATS MOVIE NIGHT IN SARATOGA 3rD FRIDAY of JUNE, JULY and AUGUST GOODBYE TO tHE 100+ YEAR OLD SIGNATURE STONE PINE AT BLANEY PLAZA
  6. 6. Saratoga Celebrating International Yoga Day June 21, 2015 WWW.RISHIKUMAR.COM || WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VOTERISHI || RKUMAR<at>SARATOGA.CA.US KICKOFF SARATOGA YOUNG CODERS CLUB JUNE 7th 3rd ANNUAL SARATOGA LEGO ROBOTICS TEAM FORMATION DAY June 28th
  7. 7. At the United States Service Academy reception of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo At the California state capitol Fireworks Safety & Enforcement Community Event- JUNE 25th

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