By Robert Haugh
This week Mayor Lisa Gillmor is delivering the State of the City address. She’s actually delivering four of them. Gillmor says she wants to make it easier for residents to attend. Here are the dates and times:
Thursday, June 20
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Central Park Library, Redwood Room
2635 Homestead Road
Friday, June 21
1 to 3 p.m.
Northside Branch Library, Community Room
695 Moreland Way
Saturday, June 22
1 to 3 p.m.
Mission Branch Library, Community Room
1098 Lexington Street
Thursday, June 20 *
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Senior Center — Multipurpose room 101
1303 Fremont Street
*The Senior Center State of the City event will be held during a special Senior Center luncheon.
This year, organizations, businesses and people will be honored. Here are the organizations and businesses that will receive awards. (Tomorrow, we’ll list the individuals).
Santa Clara Organizations and Businesses to be Honored:
Gillmor gave her state-of-the-city address in multiple locations last year, too. It was a big change from the past city addresses. That’s when the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. The last one was in 2017. That’s when the Chamber misspelled Gillmor’s name on the invitation. Gillmor snubbed the Chamber by sending then Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta. That may have been the beginning of the end for both the Chamber and Caserta. The Chamber couldn’t even put together an event in 2018. And Caserta left office in disgrace. (Note: we’ll be writing more soon about the Chamber recently changing its name).