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File #: 20-1352    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/13/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: Recognition of Holiday Decoration Contest Winners
Attachments: 1. POST MEETING MATERIAL
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SUBJECT
Title
Recognition of Holiday Decoration Contest Winners

Report
BACKGROUND
Since the early 2000's, the City of Santa Clara has hosted a Holiday Decoration Contest. The contest inspires residents and businesses to decorate their home or business with entertaining displays to create a sense of place and community holiday cheer. This year, the Cultural Commission hosted the contest. Residents and businesses were encouraged to upload their entries onto the City's website in four categories. The contest submission period closed on December 16, 2019 with nine (9) entries across the categories. The People's Choice award was determined through a social media campaign. The other three categories were judged by a Cultural Commission sub-committee. The contest winners were announced on City communication channels on December 23, 2019, and the contest winners were given a coveted lawn sign for display.

DISCUSSION
The winners of the citywide Holiday Decoration Contest are being recognized by Special Order of Business on January 28, 2020.

Awardees for 2019 are:
1. Best Residential Display - Berner Family
2. Best Business Display - (no entries)
3. Best Neighborhood Display - Burdick Lane
4. The "People's Choice" Award - Cocker Family
The City thanks our many residents for participating in the annual citywide Holiday Decoration Contest by exhibiting their creativity in fun and entertaining displays. The City also appreciates the over 120 residents who visited and voted through social media on their neighbors' entries for the People's Choice Award. This participation demonstrates the best of Santa Clara's placemaking and community building.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) in that it is a governmental organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or i...

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