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How do I get my vehicle released?
What youth classes are offered at the YAC?
What does the YAC offer during the summer?
Does the YAC offer any basketball programs?
Are there any Parks and Recreation citizen boards or commissions?
Is the YAC available for rent?
Are there any volunteer opportunities at the YAC?
What are the YAC program hours?
Where can I find copies of the City's budget or financial documents?
Do I need a license if I run a business out of my home?
I just purchased an existing business. Can I use the previous owner’s business license?
What if I move my business to a new location?
How can I get a copy of my business license?
What is the City's tax ID number?
What is the traffic management plan for large events at Levi’s® Stadium?
Can citizens drop off old or expired fire extinguishers to fire stations?
Are the advertising airplanes above Levi’s® Stadium legal?
We are not replacing the City of Santa Clara seal or our city motto of The Mission City.
The new brand will help our city communicate a cohesive and enticing message to potential businesses, developers, residents and visitors who can bring in revenue and help us improve and strengthen our great city.
We will continue to hold in-person forums where you can ask questions or make suggestions.
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Q: How do I get my vehicle released?
A:

In order to retrieve your vehicle, you will need to first obtain a vehicle release form from the Santa Clara Police Department. When you arrive at the Santa Clara Police Department, we will determine if your vehicle is eligible for release. Once the vehicle has been authorized for release, the registered owner will be asked to provide a valid driver license. If the registered owner’s driver license is not valid, we are able to release the vehicle to a third party (friend, family, etc) if the registered owner is present. However, the registered owner must be present at the time of release. A vehicle release fee is required at the time of this transaction.

It should be noted that your vehicle’s registration needs to be current in order for the vehicle to be released. Contact the California DMV if you have questions regarding your vehicle’s registration.

Santa Clara DMV
3665 Flora Vista Ave.
Santa Clara, Ca 95051
(800) 777–0133

We ask that you please remember that every case is unique in its own way. We at the SCPD will try our best to help you through this process. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (408) 615–4700.

Q: What youth classes are offered at the YAC?
A:
Classes are offered through the Parks and Recreation Department year round and for all age groups. Below are some classes that are offered at the YAC. For complete information on class times and locations, please refer to the current Recreation Activity Guide.

Infants - 1-24 months - Parent participation
Movement Exploration 10-18 months, 14-24 months; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (1 month-24 months)

Toddlers - 2-3 years - Parent participation
Partners In Play; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory; Parent & Tot Sports

Pre-School - 3-4 years - No parent participation*
Little Dunkers Basketball; Kidz Love Soccer; Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (*parent Participation required)

Pre-School - 4-5 years - No parent participation*
Little Dunkers Basketball; Kidz Love Soccer; Skateboarding (5 years); Teacher Sean’s Music Factory (*parent participation required); Teacher Sean’s Kid Sing

School Age - 6 years and up - No parent participation
Kidz Love Soccer; Gametime Basketball; Skateboarding; Futsal Indoor Soccer, Sol Jumpers
Q: What does the YAC offer during the summer?
A:

Your summer will be packed from beginning to end with outrageous fun, sports, weekly field trips, excursions to Warburton Pool, and sports-related arts & crafts projects!

Sports Camps– Co-ed, ages 5-13 years

  • Sport Adventure Camp is for participants 5 – 7 years
  • Sports Jam Camp is for participants 8 – 10 years
  • Sport Escape Camp is for participants 11- 13 years
  • Registration is by the week. You can register for all weeks of camp or just the weeks that fit your needs. Pre-registration is encouraged, as camps fill up quickly.
  • Sports Camp hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • Morning care: 7:30 am – 9 am (pre-registration required)
  • Free After Camp Care*: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Friday
  • Unless otherwise specified, campers bring their lunch each day.
  • Campers are given a newsletter at the end of the first day. The newsletter lists what the camp will be doing each day that week.
  • Weekly activities include a swim day and a field trip.
  • Registration fees include supervision, field trip admission, bus transportation, and a camp t-shirt.

*After camp program is also open for drop in for participants with Resident Youth Cards.

For more information on classes, check out the current Recreation Activity Guide.

Q: Does the YAC offer any basketball programs?
A:

The following youth basketball programs are  offered at the YAC.

Saturday Basketball Program - Co-ed, grades K - 5th
This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of basketball. Held in January and February, these 4-week programs emphasize skill acquisition, teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! Each week consists of fundamental drills and a game. Registration begins in the fall.

Gametime Basketball – Co-ed, ages 7-18 years
Gametime Basketball is dedicated to redefining the standards; to build self-confidence, perseverance, enthusiasm, teamwork, and fun. Experienced coaches are committed to the growth and development of these characteristics through the game of basketball.

For more information on classes, please check out the latest Recreation Activity Guide.

Q: Are there any Parks and Recreation citizen boards or commissions?
A:
The Parks & Recreation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to parks, recreation, playgrounds and entertainment.

The Senior Advisory Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters affecting people age 50 and older in the City, including health, education, employment, housing, transportation and recreation.

The Youth Commission acts in an advisory capacity, providing City Council with valuable insight regarding youth and teen issues in our community.

For information, please visit our Board & Commissions page.



Q: Is the YAC available for rent?
A:
The City of Santa Clara Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) is available for use by the City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara Unified School District, other public/government agencies, and youth organizations.  For information on facility rentals, visit our Rentals page.
Q: Are there any volunteer opportunities at the YAC?
A:

There are volunteer opportunities to help during the After School Program (school year only, interview required), the Children's Halloween Party (October 31st), and Sports Camps (summer, LITE program).

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the YAC or to make an appointment for an interview, please call (408) 615-3760.

Q: What are the YAC program hours?
A:

Please see the YAC Monthly Calendar for detailed program  hours.

After School Program
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Open Gym
Monday through Thursday, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Skate Park
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:00 pm – ½ hour prior to dusk
Wednesday 2:00 pm – ½ hour prior to dusk
Saturday and Sunday – 1:00 pm – ½ hour prior to dusk

Q: Where can I find copies of the City's budget or financial documents?
A:
Current year and the previous four years’ budget and financial documents are located on-line at the City’s website:
http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=118
Q: Do I need a license if I run a business out of my home?
A:
Yes, a home-based business is required to obtain a Business Tax Certificate. Businesses operating out of the home are required to apply in-person at the Planning Department at City Hall.
Q: I just purchased an existing business. Can I use the previous owner’s business license?
A:
No, unless a business is a corporation and the Tax ID is not changing, a Business Tax Certificate is non-transferrable. As a new owner, you are required to submit a new Business License Application to cover the business operation under your ownership.
Q: What if I move my business to a new location?
A:
Any changes to your business (i.e., location, type of business, business entity, ownership, etc.) will require a new Business License Application to be submitted. If the business is no longer located in the City of Santa Clara, a written notification from the business owner must be submitted to close the Business Tax Certificate.
Q: How can I get a copy of my business license?
A:
A written request and a fee is required to obtain a replacement copy of your certificate.
Q: What is the City's tax ID number?
A:
Federal Tax ID #:  94-6000-426
State Tax ID #:  800-3864-9
Q: What is the traffic management plan for large events at Levi’s® Stadium?
A:

Multiple agencies and the public have contributed to a Traffic Management and Operations Plan (TMOP) to minimize the duration of traffic congestion throughout the stadium area, provide adequate parking facilities, facilitate trips by non-automobile uses, encourage transit use, prevent intrusion into neighborhoods while maintaining access to neighboring business properties, and ensure safe travel for all event patrons and local traffic. The TMOP is flexible and will evolve through experience, post event evaluations and feedback from event attendees, local businesses and residents. 

Attached is the link to the City Council agenda for the meeting of July 15, which is when the TMOP dated July 11 was considered: http://sireweb.santaclaraca.gov/sirepub/agdocs.aspx?doctype=summary&itemid=43511

Specific ingress (pre-event) and egress (post-event) plans aim to provide the safest route to and from major thoroughfares and parking lots. These plans are intended to keep stadium-goers away from residential neighborhoods.

Levi's Stadium Ingress Travel

Levi's Stadium Egress Travel

Following each event, staff will evaluate the security and traffic control measures and make adjustments as necessary.

Q: Can citizens drop off old or expired fire extinguishers to fire stations?
A:
Although the Fire Department does not accept old or expired fire extinguishers, a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event will.
Q: Are the advertising airplanes above Levi’s® Stadium legal?
A:

The Santa Clara Police Department has received noise complaints regarding the airplanes towing banners above Levi’s® Stadium. These planes are not hired by the City of Santa Clara or the San Francisco 49ers. The planes, which are called “Banner Towers”, are hired by companies to advertise products and services. A representative of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was contacted and said these flight patterns are legal as long as the pilots stay 1,000 feet above the highest populated building.

According to the San Jose Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), the Banner Towers are operating legally and the San Jose Airport is monitoring noise levels. Residents interested in learning more or filing a complaint can do so at http://www.flysanjose.com. Click on “Environment”, and choose “File a noise complaint”. Once the e-form is submitted, San Jose Airport staff will review the form, investigate the situation and take action, as appropriate. Individuals can also call the Federal Aviation Administration at (408)291-7681.

Q: We are not replacing the City of Santa Clara seal or our city motto of The Mission City.
A:
 
Q: The new brand will help our city communicate a cohesive and enticing message to potential businesses, developers, residents and visitors who can bring in revenue and help us improve and strengthen our great city.
A:
 
Q: We will continue to hold in-person forums where you can ask questions or make suggestions.
A:
 
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