District 6 Newsletter 
December 2017
Dear Neighbors ,

We're nearing the end of 2017, and the year has been full of lessons and blessings. I continue to learn the job of a San Jose City Councilmember and the best ways to represent our community. It's been like the proverbial "drinking from a fire hose!" I appreciate all the kind emails of support from the residents of District 6.
 
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City News & Updates
San Jose Moves to Shut Down Churches Selling Marijuana

City Council unanimously passed an ordinance for marijuana adult-use sales and deliveries. This ordinance is in place to help crack down on illegal dispensaries and to ensure product safety, as well as to help keep cannabis away from children. This ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will apply to the 16 legal dispensaries in the City of San Jose.

Watch my interview with CBS here.
Street Sweeping FAQ

What are the goals of street sweeping?
  • Preventing pollutants from entering waterways
  • Removing sediments and debris that can harm pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists; and reducing the accumulation of sediments and debris that could clog storm drains and lead to ponding and flooding
What can I do to have an effective sweep?
  • Remove all vehicles from the street on your sweep day
  • Remove all trash, yard waste, garbage cans, cones, and dumpsters from the street on your sweep day
  • Keep your trees trimmed up 14 feet from the street
  • Remind your neighbors to follow these same guidelines
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The Great 408

November 29, 2017, marked San Jose's 240th birthday. Mayor Sam Liccardo and Mercury News Columist, Sal Pizarro, launched The Great 408: a campaign to celebrate the gems, history, and culture that have helped make San Jose the great city it is, and set the tone for our future. 

Each week, interesting and unique tidbits will be unveiled on the The Great 408 website, in hopes to fuel San Josean pride and inspire others to learn more about the city we call home.

We encourage you to submit your ideas on The Great 408 website. As the list grows, we hope you'll share all that's great in the 408 on social media, using #Great408.

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Winter Faith Collaborative

The Winter Faith Collaborative is an interfaith movement formed to serve, shelter and advocate for the houseless community in Santa Clara County. In their first two seasons, they served over 700 individuals.

The Winter Faith Collaborative helps communities work together in coordinating overnight shelters, meals, monetary & in-kind donations, safe car parks, volunteers and daytime warming shelters.

To learn more about getting involved, consider attending a Sheltering Workshop on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040 Nassau Drive to learn more about how to get involved.

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2017-2018 Holiday Collection Schedule

If your usual garbage, recycling and yard trimmings collection or street sweeping da y falls on or  after a holiday, your collection and sweep day will be one day later during the week. 

Holiday Tree Recycling

Curbside collection of holiday trees will be on your regular collection day from December 26, 2017 to February 2, 2018. Remove stands, tinsel, and decorations and cut into 5-foot pieces. Please set out by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.

Blue Christmas Toy Drive

The San Jose Police Officers' Association (SJPOA) will be kicking off its first annual 'Blue Christmas' toy drive. This toy drive will benefit children in our community who may not normally receive Christmas gifts. Please consider purchasing a $10-$20 new, unwrapped toy and place it in one of the 55-gallon drums at the following locations:

- San Jose Police Officers' Association Office,1151 N. 4th Street
- San Jose Police Department - Jane's Kitchen 2nd Floor and BOI 3rd Floor, 201 W. Mission Street
- San Jose Police Department - elevator lobby entrance and 4th Floor communications, 201 W. Mission Street
- San Jose Police Department Substation, 6087 Great Oaks Parkway
- Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, 70 W. Hedding Street
- San Jose City Hall - 17th Floor, 200 E. Santa Clara Street

If you know of a specific family that has a child or children that may benefit from this toy drive, please email the SJPOA staff with the name and home address of the family to info@sjpoa.com.
Check Before You Give

The Santa Clara County District Attorney Consumer Mediation Services wants you to check before you donate to a new charity during this holiday season.

In the wake of the natural disasters, tragedies and holiday season, many good-hearted people want to help those in need. To avoid charity scams, we suggest the following:

Check the Agency on one of these websites:
Be careful with telephone solicitation as it is difficult to identify the real source of a phone call. Know where your money will go by asking how your donation will be used and request copies of financial reports from the charity. Avoid giving cash and protect your personal information.

For questions, call the Consumer Mediation Services at 408-792-2880.
Visit Our San Jose Public Libraries

Did you know our libraries offer a variety of resources for every member of your family? Free wi-fi, computers & printers on site, academic books, plenty of study rooms, homework clubs and other activity clubs, and 24/7 access to eResources.

There are several volunteer opportunities for those needing community service hours, English Language learner workshops and more!  Visit your local library to learn more about all of the cool resources!

City Projects Information

Have you seen a City truck working on a project in your neighborhood? Find out what they're up to on our City website.

Community Events
Councilmember Coffee
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cocola Bakery, 333 Santana Row, Suite 1045

Join Councilmember Dev Davis for a cup of coffee. This is an opportunity for residents to speak with the Councilmember and share your concerns, ideas and feedback.

San José Public Library Events

Monday, December 11th, 4:00 p.m. - Fratello Marionettes: North Pole Review @ Rose Garden Library - Wednesday, December 13th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Holiday Kid Fun @ Willow Glen Library
- Monday, December 18th, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Nutrition Education @ Bascom Library
- Monday, December 18th, 3:30 p.m. - Jingle Sticks @ Willow Glen Library
- Wednesday, December 20th, 4:00 p.m. - Snow Globes For Teens @ Rose Garden Library

Holiday Cable Car Rides
Friday, December 8, 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Downtown Willow Glen

There is no better place to spend the holidays than Willow Glen! One of the best things about Willow Glen is the festive spirit of the nearby neighborhoods with the traditional yard trees and other fun decorations. Returning for the holidays again this year is the fun, old fashioned cable car that you can ride to view the holiday lights! Rides will take place starting at 5:15 p.m.

Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact Organizer for Clean Up Location

Help pick up litter off of our highways. Please contact loui@louitucker.com if you are interested in joining! 

Santa Run Silicon Valley
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2;00 p.m.
Downtown San Jose

Register for the 6th Anniversary Santa Run Silicon Valley, benefiting Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. This 5K Run/Walk is fun for the whole family and we encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition. The race course winds through downtown San Jose and concludes at Christmas in the Park, where you can enjoy the festivities with Santa's milk and cookies.

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Holiday Lights Tour 2017 for Seniors
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Meet in the Community Room of The Village at Willow Glen Senior Community,
465 Willow Glen Way

Take a tour of the holiday lights at Christmas in the Park and Vasona Lake Fantasy of Lights. 
3:30 p.m. - Pizza Party with assorted toppings and beverages
4:45 p.m. - Board the bus
5:00 p.m. - Depart for Downtown San Jose and Vasona Park
8:00 p.m. - Return

Winter Wonderland & Christmas in the Park
Now till Sunday, January 7, 2018

Winter Wonderland, together with Downtown Ice and Christmas in the Park, makes Downtown San Jose the place to be for the holidays!

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