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Data for the year 2010

11. Natural Gas

Name of supplier: Pacific Gas & Electric Company. For rates applicable to the City of Santa Clara, contact the suppliers office at 111 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, (800) 743-5000.

12. Electric Power

Name of supplier: City of Santa Clara Municipal Electric Utility (dba Silicon Valley Power). Capacity of the City's receiving stations: 1,000 MVA.
Maximum demand: 460 Megawatts.
Interconnection voltage: 115 kV and 230 kV.
Sub-transmission voltage: 60 kV.
Distribution feeder voltage: 12 kV.
Customer delivery voltages: Various.
Power Reliability: Average System Availability Index: 99.99% (Top 3% nationally).
Business Rates: 20-35% below other Silicon Valley locations served by PG&E. For published rates, rate comparisons, efficiency incentives, 100% Green Power, or other Santa Clara electric utility information, go to or call the Silicon Valley Power office at (408) 261-5292. For information on development and connection fees, contact the Permit Center at (408) 615-2420.

13. Telephone

Name of analog phone services supplier: AT&T. 

14. Governmental Facilities - Tax and Insurance Rates

A) Santa Clara has the Council - Manager form of government. Assessed valuation in 2008-09: City: Real Cash Value $24,479,723,000 County: Real Cash Value $300,703,413,000.
B) Local property tax in FY 09-10 received by the City per $100 collected: $10.20
C) Retail sales tax: State 6%, County 0.5%, City 1%, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)1%, County-wide Transportation and Roads 0.25%, Public Safety (Prop 172) 0.5%. TOTAL 9.25%.
D) Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) 9.5%
E) Police Department: Police Department: Comprised of 147 sworn officers, 49 civilians, 23 reserves, 41 crossing guards, and 27 employees providing 9-1-1 service for police, fire and Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), public safety, and administrative communications support. The Police Administration Building is located at 601 El Camino Real.
F) Fire Department: Comprised of 180 employees and 50 volunteer/reserves in ten stations located throughout the City.
G) Fire Insurance Classification: City rating - Class 2. Adjacent unincorporated areas: Class 3-9.
H) Major projects authorized for improvement of City services:

- Construction of sidewalks in the industrial areas;   - 2 new potable water wells;
- Traffic signal controller replacements - various locations; - Seismic retrofit for water storage tanks;
- Centralized computer traffic signal control system upgrades;   - New Northside Branch Library;
- Expansion of City's recycled water project for public and private landscape irrigation and industrial process water; - San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail expansion;
- Annual street resurfacing project; - Parking structure near Convention Center;
- Traffic signals at various locations; - 230 kV transmission line;
- Sanitary sewer improvements - Removal of Barriers to the physically disabled FY 09-10

15. Santa Clara County Labor Market Area, Nov 2008 Annual Average

Estimated Jobs Employment

Total Wage and Salary 845,600     Goods Producing 182,100
Total Nonfarm 841,100 Professional and Business Services   158,500
Total Private 742,700 Manufacturing 153,000
Service Providing 659,000 Durable Goods 142,500
Residual-Private Services Providing   560,600 Trade, Transportation and Utilities 124,100

Source: CA Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division

Last updated: 1/13/2012 3:55:15 PM