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Calling Santa Clara Residents to Serve on the Salary Setting Commission

Salary Setting Commission in charge of setting the compensation for elected officials

Post Date:10/01/2018 4:10 PM

CONTACTS: Nora Pimentel, Assistant City Clerk, 408-615-2222 or; Lenka Wright, Director of Communications, 408-615-5515 or

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – Santa Clara residents are encouraged to apply to serve on the City of Santa Clara’s Salary Setting Commission. This commission will set the compensation for the Mayor and City Council. The elected City Clerk was recently added to the purview of the Salary Setting Commission by the adoption of Ordinance No. 1983. The City Council is also considering an ordinance to add the elected Police Chief’s compensation to this commission’s duties.

The Civil Service Commission will appoint five members to the Salary Setting Commission for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2019. It’s a four-year term. However, for the first commission, two members will be appointed for two-year terms and three members will be appointed for four-year terms. Commissioners must be Santa Clara residents.

Interested applicants may apply in person or mail in applications to the City Clerk’s Office. Applications are due to the City Clerk's Office by Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. Interviews will be conducted at the 6 p.m. Civil Service Commission meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 in the Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara.

Applications and eligibility requirements are available online at or in person at the City Clerk’s office, 1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions about the application process, email the City Clerk's Office at or call 408-615-2220.

For questions regarding the formation of the Commission or eligibility, email or call 408-615-2080.

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, go to



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