District 6 Newsletter 
August 2017
My Next 6 Months

Dear Neighbors,

As fast as my first six months in office flew by, I'm sure my next six months serving District 6 residents will be just as quick. That's why I've made a list of tasks for the rest of 2017 that include short and long-term goals.

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City News & Updates
District 6 National Night Out Events

My team and I enjoyed attending National Night Out events throughout the District 6. Thank you to the many neighborhoods and businesses who participated!


Launch of My San Jose App

On Monday, August 31, 2017, the City of San José launched a new smartphone app and web tool that makes it extremely easy for residents to report five common neighborhood issues: 
  • potholes
  • graffiti
  • abandoned vehicles
  • streetlight outages
  • illegal dumping
My San Jose app can be downloaded via the Apple Store of Android Store.

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Easy & Free to Get Rid of Your Junk



Residents in single-family homes can have large items (such as mattresse s, s of as, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up curbside by their recycling collection company. Each pick up includes up to three large items.

Call your recycling company to get a date for your pickup. 

California Waste Solutions: 408-213-7800
GreenTeam of San Jose: 408-282-4400
 
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Levels of Service (LOS) to Vehicles Miles Traveled (VMT)

The City of San José is beginning the process of implementing SB 743 and transitioning from Level of Service (LOS) to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in our CEQA transportation analysis. 

Residents are encouraged to share their feedback.
 
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VTA & Caltrain New Fare Policies
 
VTA has not had a fare increase since 2009. Starting January 1, 2018, the Adult base fare will be raised by $0.25 and will increase by the same amount in January 2019.

Caltrain new fare changes are:
- Caltrain Adult zone fare increases by $.25 effective October 1, 2017
- Go Pass increases from $190 to $237.50 effective January 1, 2018
- Go Pass increases from $237.50 to $285 effective January 1, 2019
- Monthly pass multiplier from 13.25 to 14 days on October 1, 2017
- Increases the multiplier from 14 to 15 days on July 1, 2018

Santa Clara Pedestrian Undercrossing Now Open


The Santa Clara Pedestrian Undercrossing located at Brokaw Road and Railr o ad  Avenue is now open which allows pedestrians and cyclists to access the Caltrain/ACE/Capitol Corridor platform and El Camino Rad from Brokaw Road.

 
 
Join Our City Forest's AmeriCorps Team
 
Would you like to be a force for real, positive change in your community?
Would you like to see your efforts grow to benefit generations to come?

Help us to make Silicon Valley a greener, healthier place to live, work, and play. Service members earn a living stipend while serving and receive an education award upon completion of the term. Dare to do something extraordinary! Learn more and  apply online.

Vietnamese and Spanish speakers highly encouraged to apply.

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Village House

Village House Needs your Help!
 
Village House   will be providing year-round rotating shelter for medically-fragile women. Current Needs for Village House Network:
  • Need evening shelter partners for October.
  • Need daytime warming centers during the Fall. 
  • Need volunteers especially for our smaller religious organizations. 
  • Need funding support.
For questions, please contact  Mike Ferrero, Village House Chair, at 408-997-5111 mferrero@dsj.org . 


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 José, CA 95125.
Homeless Services: Search for Affordable Housing
  
You may search for affordable housing by visiting www.scchousingsearch.org or calling 
877-428-8844. 
 
Community Events
SAVE THE DATE - ROSES AND REELS
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Rose Garden,
Naglee Ave. and Dana Ave.

Please save the date for a movie night at the Rose Garden "Roses and Reels" presented by Councilmember Dev Davis!

A resource fair will take place before the movie begins at dusk (approximately at 8:30 p.m.).

Log into Nextdoor and take our Movie Poll! The movie poll will close on Friday, August 11th at 5:00 p.m.
Creek Clean Ups
 
Coyote Creek Clean Up - Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Meet at corner of Moorpark Ave. and Leigh Ave.

Coyote Creek Clean Up - Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 481 Murphy Ranch Rd, Milpitas

Los Gatos Creek Clean Up - Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Meet at Campbell Park between Campbell & Gilman Ave.
Library Events

Happy Hollow Go Wild - Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Willow Glen Branch Library

Friends of the Bascom Library Book Sale - Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Bascom Branch Library

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Workshop  - Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Bascom Branch Library

Juan Sanchez - Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Bascom Branch Library
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
Friday, August 11, 2017 - Sunday, August 13, 2017
Various locations throughout Downtown San Jose


10 stages of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Salsa, R&B, and more! There's more than just music -- the Fest is the perfect summer experience, with fantastic weather, great food, wine and microbrews; music-themed film screenings and jazz mass; a family fun zone with great activities for the kids and eveneing activities for the grown-ups like a free club crawl!
Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick Up on Highway 280
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet at corner of Moorpark Ave. and Leigh Ave. 
(across from San Jose City College)

Sign up for the next Trash-A-Thon, a program of the California Adopt-A-Highway. Interested volunteers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers under 18 must have a signed Consent to Participate by a parent or guardian.

Movie Night at Lincoln Park
Select Fridays till September 1, 2017
Lincoln Glen Park,
Curtner Ave. & Radio Ave.

Join Willow Glen Community Center for Movie Nights at Lincoln Park on select Fridays until September 1st! This family fun event is free and open to the community! Movie will begin after sunset and popcorn and sodas are $1! The following movies will be showed:
 
August 18th - Lego Movie
September 1st - Little Rascals
Coyote Creek BioBlitz
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society for a BioBlitz in Coyote Valley! Coyote Creek is home to an abundance of plants, reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs. This free, fun, family oriented event where people come together to explore the Valley, and document observations of all living things in a short period of time with the help of experts. Everyone over the age of 4 is welcome, and no experience is needed.

Assyrian Food Festival
Saturday, August 19, 2017 & Sunday, August 20, 2017
Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Yosip Parish,
680 Minnesota Ave.

Bring the whole family for the 25th Assyrian Food Festival: The Celebration Continues! The festival will feature tradition Assyrian food (real kabobs!); live music, dancing, and entertainment; a wine bar; the original Samovar Alley featuring exotic teas, coffee, and pastries; arts, crafts, and exhibits; vendors from all over the world; and a Kids' Zone, as well as raffle prizes! Free admission!

Senior Scam Stopper
Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rose Garden Branch Library - Community Room,
1580 Naglee Ave.

Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assembly-member Evan Low, Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Jose City Councilmember Dev Davis, and the Contractors State License Board invite you to attend a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar. Join us and learn how to protect yourself. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this free seminar.
 
Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 510-794-3900.

Willow Glen Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center
2175 Lincoln Ave


Willow Glen Farmers' Market is now located at the Willow Glen Community Center! It will be located i the parking lot adjacent to beautiful Lincoln Glen Park.

Parking is free and all are welcome. In local, we trust!


Fiesta with a Purpose
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Scotish Rite Temple,
2455 Masonic Dr.

Attend Shop with a Cop of Silicon Valley's 10th Anniversary Fundraiser "Fiesta with a Purpose". All proceeds directly benefit youth in their programs. Tickets are sold online and will not be available for purchase at the door. This event is sure to sell out, buy your tickets now!

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Silicon Valley Pride Night Festival and Parade 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017 & Sunday, August 27, 2017
Cesar Chavez Park,
1 Paseo De San Antonio


SV Pride presents the 2017 Silicon Valley Pride and Festival! Join the celebration for  the 42nd anniversary. The festival kicks off on Saturday night and the celebrations rev up again on Sunday morning with the return of the parade down Market Street. After the Parade, enjoy headliner acts and entertainment.

All tickets are sold at the door.

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More community events can be found on our District 6 website
Office of Councilmember Davis | 408-535-4906 |  district6@sanjoseca.gov | www. sjd6.org