Saratoga City Councilmember
Director - CA League of Cities API Caucus
National League of Cities, Energy and Env. Resources Committee
League of CA Cities Taxation and Revenue Committee
League of CA Cities Community Services Policy Committee
Ours is a community that truly cares about issues and how they affect us. Serving this active, engaged community is a joy.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve and to continue doing important and satisfying work in Saratoga's interest. It is truly an honor to serve Saratoga, the city that I love. My top priorities are to enhance Saratoga's quality of life and nurture a thriving family oriented community. I aspire to be an involved, committed, dedicated and vigilant advocate of every resident of Saratoga, offering services to our citizens that are cheaper, faster and better.
As your representative on the City Council, I will be the voice for all, and an advocate for our city with local and Santa Clara County agencies to help improve our quality of life. I will do my best to protect and serve the interest of our families, our children, and our seniors. I cannot promise we will always be of the same mind, but I promise I will always have an open mind.
Saratoga is a unique community; we have done well based upon prudent choices from the past. We will continue to do so, but also innovate to make it better. My vision is to actively engage the neighborhoods and community on any plans that impact our lives and gather your perspectives. My goal is to communicate with residents early and often.
Subscribe to my newsletter for my monthly email update. I also update my Facebook page here with pertinent and relevant updates.
I also recommend you check out my events page here. I am the host of many community events, many of which are free and always inclusive usually addressing a need or a cause. They fall under 5 core categories conducted via non-profit groups:
1. Youth Technology and Leadership
2. Helping a social cause/need, give-back
3. Citizen and neighborhood engagement/ building awareness
5. Cultural Celebrations, intermingling opportunities
Thank you for the privilege of representing you. Notwithstanding the challenges of this 'voluntary' role, and the imperfections of the system, I am perpetually excited about the possibilities and the ability to make a difference. Never was an elected official more blessed with supporters like you. I am grateful! And through my service over the years, I will express my thanks in impactful ways.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any issues, questions, or concerns. Email is the best way to reach me, and I would love to hear from you.
I am here to serve you!
Email me - rkumar<at>saratoga.ca.us
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Office hours: 1st Saturday every month, Big Basin Cafe (9AM to 10AM) - check facebook.com/VoteRishi for any changes to the regular schedule
- Rishi Kumar, Saratoga Councilmember
Term: Dec. 2014 to Nov. 2018
Email: rkumar<at>saratoga.ca.us (NOTE: emails are responded faster than other means)
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