Saratoga council signs off on new city manager

The Saratoga city council unanimously voted to approve the contract for a new city manager at their June 5 meeting.

Matt Morley, previously the assistant city manager for Cupertino, began his first day with the city on June 10, and will officially assume the responsibilities of city manager at midnight on Aug. 5. Morley will be taking over for current city manager James Lindsay, who is departing on June 29 after 10 years on the job.

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Morley oversaw five of seven departments with the city of Cupertino, and helped address the city’s budget challenges during his time with Saratoga’s neighbor to the west. He previously served as the parks and public works director for Los Gatos, and before that held a similar position with the city of San Jose, according to the Saratoga Source.

Lindsay welcomed Morley to the city during his remarks at the June 5 meeting, saying the city is looking forward to working with him.

Jill Hunter, a former mayor of Saratoga and head of the Saratoga Village Development Council, thanked Lindsay for his work with the city.

“I am proud to say that I was on the council when James was selected and I never regretted my decision to select him with the other council members,” she said in an email.

Community Harvest

Community members can register for to pick fruit from the Saratoga Heritage Orchard this summer. The 2024 Community Harvest is set to take place on several dates from mid-June through August.

To sign up for the interest list, visit will be randomly selected from the list and notified of their harvest date.

Saratoga’s community harvest started in 2021 as an opportunity for Saratoga residents to pick fruit from the heritage orchard free of charge.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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