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Press Release: Levi’s® Stadium Community Engagement Effort Launched

Noise Monitoring Program Marks First of Multi-Phased Effort to Analyze Community Concerns

Post Date:12/22/2017 3:26 PM
  • ContactJennifer Yamaguma
  • Phone Number(408) 615-2210
  • Emailjyamaguma@santaclaraca.gov

Santa Clara, California - The City of Santa Clara has begun a multi-phased effort to assess the impacts of events at Levi’s® Stadium in the surrounding neighborhood. The Study Session on noise impacts held at the December 19 concurrent City Council and Stadium Authority meeting marked the first step to engage the community in evaluating several policy areas that the community has surfaced. City staff and the City’s noise consultant presented an overview of the noise monitoring program, and the full presentation may be found by visiting www.santaclaraca.gov/scsa

“I am happy that we have now launched a robust qualitative and quantitative community engagement effort to evaluate quality of life issues related to the Stadium,” said Mayor, Lisa M. Gillmor. “At this time, it would be premature to make any conclusions. This multi-phased process will include input from hundreds of residents and stakeholders and we will engage the public on a number of issues, including traffic, loitering, parking, etc.” 

More information on the community outreach/engagement and public opinion polling may be found by visiting www.santaclaraca.gov/outreach

BACKGROUND
In February 2017, the Council/Authority authorized a contract with Wilson, Ihrig Associates, Noise & Vibration, as a consultant to conduct an acoustic monitoring program to monitor noise levels registered at Levi’s® Stadium. Four noise monitor locations were identified and installed in July 2017 to establish automated data gathering. In early 2018, staff will begin publishing real-time noise monitoring data on the City’s website.

In October 2017, the Stadium Authority Board voted to unanimously undertake a robust community outreach and engagement process related to identifying the community’s perspective on issues such as noise, public safety, nuisance, parking, etc. Following a competitive bidding process, the Lew Edwards Group, in coordination with EMC Research, and Public Dialogue Consortium were selected and work will begin in January.

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About the City of Santa Clara:

Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with a population of 120,000. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50. For more information, visit www.SantaClaraCA.gov
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