City staff furlough days – closing down services a few days a year with reduction in pay – have helped the City of Santa Clara to balance its budget.
The following furloughs will result in several City offices and facilities being closed for business on December 24, 26-28 and December 31. In addition, the City will be closed on December 25 and January 1 for Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.
At this time no other furlough dates have been set for 2013 due to the ongoing negotiations with employee bargaining groups.
Fire and Police Departments continue to provide public safety services 24/7. The community is advised to continue to call 9-1-1 for emergencies, 408-615-5580 for police non-emergencies, and 408-615-4900 for fire non-emergencies.
City staff members are available on an on-call status to provide emergency maintenance services such as responding to power outages, sewer main stoppages, water emergencies, etc. On furlough days, the community is advised to call 408-615-5640 for electric, water or sewer emergencies.