Dear Neighbors,
 
There is an urgent need for five families to find new, affordable housing in San Jose.These families are fellow D6 residents and need our help! There was an emergency situation in their rental building and they need to find new places to live within the next few days. I have visited the property myself and have verified that it is indeed an emergency situation. The families are looking for units that are between $500-$800 for one bedroom and no more than $1100 for two bedrooms. If you have a rental unit that you are willing to offer at these rates on either a temporary or permanent basis, please contact my office at (408) 535-4906.
 
Best,
 
 
 
 
Councilmember Dev Davis
2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con Week!

You can also buy tickets here for the Silicon Valley Comic Con from April 21-23 at the San Jose Convention Center.
 
Save the Date:12th Annual West Valley Senior Walk on Friday, April 14th
  
Save the date and sign-up for the 12th Annual West Valley Senior Walk. Attendees will have access to a health fair filled with resources and volunteer opportunities. There will also be free registration, free breakfast, raffle prizes, and more. Participants are welcome to fill out the  participant registration form/waiver prior to the event and bring the signed copy to the Senior Walk. This is not mandatory. Registration forms will be available to fill out at the event. If you're interested in being a vendor at the event, please apply hereFor more information contact Christina Mauro at (408) 535-4957 or email christina.mauro@sanjoseca.gov


Join our Great American Litter Pick Up on April 22!
                                Register here.

Join me on  Nextdoor.com!
 
The District 6 Office and I are actively using Nextdoor to connect with you and keep you updated on the latest news in our neighborhood and all across the city. Sign up on Nextdoor so we can keep in touch!

More about Nextdoor:
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.
Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
People are using Nextdoor to:
  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
Nextdoor's mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

# BeautifySJ Grassroots Kickoff

You're invited to join Mayor Sam Liccardo, local community leaders and your neighbors at the upcoming #BeautifySJ Grassroots Kickoff meeting, taking place on April 5, 2017 at the Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose.  The meeting will be held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  During the meeting there will be many breakout sessions and networking opportunities available for you to participate in, where we will be asking for your feedback about "How we can create a more engaged city". You can  register here.

Following that meeting, the next #BeautifySJ event will be the City-wide Great American Litter Pick Up Day, to be held on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

2017 Community Budget Meeting in your District!

When?
Thursday, May 18
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where?
Bascom Community Center
Multipurpose Room
1000 S Bascom Avenue
San José 95128

Can't make this meeting? Click HERE  to view the full 2017-2018 Community Budget  Meeting Schedule.
 
For more information about the meetings and the City's budget process, please call Stephanie Jayne at (408) 535-4858 or visit the Mayor's Budget Office online.

Greenprint Update 2016: 
Online Interactive Mapping Survey

The Greenprint is a long-term strategic plan that guides the future expansion of San José's parks, recreation facilities and community services. The City is undertaking a major update of its existing Greenprint. The process will involve extensive public engagement and is expected to be complete in early 2018. 
 
Leave your imprint on the Greenprint by taking the online interactive mapping survey.
             
By taking this survey you will be helping to shape San José for generations to come.
This is not your typical online survey. You will not only get to tell us what you think, but also specify where your comments and ideas apply. Your responses will help the Greenprint team know more about how the system works for you, where you would like to see improvements and how we can build a stronger, more connected community.

City of San Jose Board & Commission Vacancies
 
Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancies:
 
AIRPORT COMMISSION
Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
APPEALS HEARING BOARD
One (1) Attorney-at-Law Seat with a Term Ending December 31, 2018
 
ARTS COMMISSION
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2020
 
COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending December 31, 2018
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending December 31, 2020
 
DOWNTOWN PARKING BOARD
One (1) Downtown Parking Representative with a Term Ending June 30, 2020
One (1) Downtown Resident Representative with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
One (1) Downtown Events Representative with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
One (1) San Jose State University Representative with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2018
Two (2) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2019
Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending December 31, 2020
 
LIBRARY AND EARLY EDUCATION COMMISSION
Four (4) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2019
Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
One (1) Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2020
 
NEIGHBORHOODS COMMISSION
District 1, District 3, and District 9 Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2018
Appointments to Neighborhoods Commission will be made at a later date.
For additional information please click here: http://bit.ly/2o2dSdm
 
 
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
Three (3) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2019
Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION
Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021
 
YOUTH COMMISSION
District 6 Seat with a Term Ending May 31, 2018
District 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and Citywide Seats with a Term Ending May 31, 2019

District 6 Youth Commissioner Job Opening
   
A new D6 Youth Commissioner will be appointed in June 2017. Please see below for some information on the job position and its duties:
 
Purpose:
To foster greater involvement of youth in municipal government, specifically to
study youth related issues, activities and concerns relating to municipal policies,
programs, and/or projects of the City of San José.
 
Duties:
Make recommendations to San José City Council and Parks, Recreation and
Neighborhood (Community) Services on youth related issues. Conduct forums to
involve youth in the governmental decision-making process, and co-sponsors
the Annual City of San José Youth Conference.
 
Relationships:
Youth Commissioners are encouraged to develop working relationships with their
civic partners, (Municipal constituency) and their peers.
Qualifications:
Must be between the ages of 14 - 20, reside in the district he/she is
representing, have the drive to bring awareness of youth issues and represent
approximately 185,000 + youth within the City of San José.
 
Attendance:
Commissioners are expected to attend all Commission meetings. Unexcused
absences from any three consecutive regular meetings are deemed to have
resigned from the Commission.
 
Terms:
Two-year terms with a possibility of a one-term reappointment.
 
Meetings:
Youth Commission meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30pm at City
Hall. Meetings are open to the public and follow Robert's Rules of Order. In
addition to regular monthly meetings, Commissioners may spend an additional five
hours per month attending subcommittee meetings and/or their own District Youth
Advisory Council (YAC) meetings.
 
Benefits:
There is no compensation for serving on the Youth Commission. However, the
active leadership role, relationships built and experience obtained are intangible benefits for their future.
 
You may apply here or call (408) 793-5559 for more information.

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is recruiting applicants for its 2016 Measure B Citizens' Oversight Committee
 
VTA is actively seeking individuals who bring important relevant experience to the 8-member committee by using an online application, with hard copies available upon request. The applicant submission deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017.
 
 
For more info, call 408-321-5680 or email board.secretary@vta.org


Village House: An Interfaith Shelter of Hope Needs Volunteers!


Village House will be providing a year-round rotating shelter for medically-fragile women.

Current Needs for Village House Network:
Need evening shelter partners for months of May, August, and October.
Need daytime warning centers during the Summer and Fall.
Need volunteers especially for our smaller religious organizations.
Need funding support.

Contact: Village House Chair, Mike Ferrero 408-997-5111 mferrero@dsj.org
Village House Website:  https://www.villagehousesccca.com/

2017 USA Disabled Hockey Festival
Coming to San Jose
  
More Than 60 Teams Will Play April 6-9 at Solar4America Facilities
in San Jose and Fremont

SAN JOSE -  On April 6-9, Sharks Sports & Entertainment's Solar4America Ice at San Jose and Fremont are hosting the 13 th annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival. The festival is the largest disabled hockey event of its kind, bringing together all of the disabled hockey disciplines in one location with athletes from across the country- including teams from Alaska, Massachusetts and Texas.
 
For more information on Solar4America Ice, please visit
http://www.solar4americaice.com . F or further information on the USA Disabled Hockey Festival, please visit http://www.usahockey.com/2017disabledhockeyfestival

 Our City Forest: Spring Plant Sale on April 29th!

San Jose Flood Victims: Donation Guidelines

Donation Guidelines
The City of San Jose appreciates the generosity of those that would like to donate to the survivors of the Coyote Creek flood. While the City itself is not accepting donations, below are guidelines for those interested in helping.
 
The San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund
Donation dollars help the most because they can be used where the need is the greatest. A special fund has been set up for this disaster, through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Please donate at:
 
Donations of Material Goods and Furniture
There are many organizations that are collecting donations for the flood survivors. Please donate to your favorite charity or one of the following:
Salvation Army
359 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 282-1165
 
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Goodwill offers many different donation locations throughout Santa Clara County. Please see the website for exact hours and contact information.
 
Sacred Heart Community Services
1381 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 278-2160
 
  If your organization is interested in doing a Donation Drive, these groups would also be happy to accept those donations.
Donation of Service
Volunteer Service Opportunities can be found at:

**Note: When donating to these organizations, please make sure to specify that you would like your donation to go to San Jose Flood Victims.**
HomeFirst: Essential Services Program
 
HomeFirst's Outreach Team provides assistance to homeless individuals who are looking for support services. Their team can help find emergency shelter, showers, laundry, meals, medical services, case management, employment training, and more. You may call them at 408-510-7600 or email them at outreach@homefirstscc.org.  

Address: Boccardo Reception Center, 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125 
Homeless Services: Search for Affordable Housing
   
You may search for affordable housing b y visiting www.scchousingsearch.org or calling
877-428-8844.  
City of San Jose | Office of Councilmember Dev Davis | 408-535-4906 
| dev.davis@sanjoseca.gov,  district6@sanjoseca.gov |