District 6 Newsletter 
February 2018
Dear Neighbors ,

Every year the Mayor hosts a State of the City Celebration where each district in the city honors outstanding citizens at a gathering of over 1,000 attendees. This year, the State of the City will happen in District 6 at the San Jose City College Main Gym on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The celebration is free and open to the public but you must register by clicking here.
 
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City News & Updates
City of San Jose Website on the Diridon Station Area and Potential Google Project

This web page provides information related to the Diridon Station Area Plan, development projects within this area, the potential Google Development, community engagement, and transit projects.

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Sonic Runway Extended to March 9th

The Sonic Runway artwork, located at San Jose City Hall, will be extended until March 9th. The  artwork was originally set to be finished in January, but due to popular demand, the bloc k-long series of 24 LED-lit arches demonstrating speed and sound through light will now stay longer.

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BeautifySJ Grants Awarded

A number of District 6 neighborhood groups were awarded BeautifySJ grants. Take a look at the list and contact my office if you are interested in participating with one of the neighborhood groups. 
Easy & Free Junk Pick Up


San Jose residents can schedule free appointments to have large items (mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up by their recycling collection company.

Call your recycling company to schedule your pickup. Use the Residential Services Lookup to find your recycling collection company.

Join the City of San Jose

New year - new you! The City of San Jose is actively recruiting for new talent! Whether you're a seasoned professional ready to apply your expertise to the next challenge or you're a new member of the workforce checking into career options.

Explore the job opportunities of working in a dynamic and diverse public service environment. Click link below for more details.

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Summer Jobs with the City of San Jose

The Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has begun hiring for Spring and Summer seasonal positions including Lifeguard/Instructor Lifeguard, Recreation Leader, and various per diem stipend positions at Family Camp at Yosemite, including Camp Counselor.

These are great part-time positions for students and community members looking for a fun and meaningful weekend or summer jobs. Apply today!

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Firecrackers Are Dangerous and Illegal


Celebrate the Lunar New Year safely! A reminder that firecrackers are dangerous and illegal with fines up to $1,000. To report illegal fireworks, call 408-535-6400 or report online.

Boards and Commissions Recruitment

Serve your community by joining a board or commission. City boards and commissions provide input, guidance, and recommendations on key decisions affecting San Jose. Current vacancies on a number of City boards and commissions provide our community members with service and leadership.

Click the link below for current vacancies and application deadlines.

Bay Area's Newest Transportation Option: Bike Share

You may have noticed the blue bikes throughout Downtown San Jose and The Alameda. Ford GoBike launched last year with thousands of bikes for public use across Bay Area cities. They are expanding further in San Jose in 2018.

Ford GoBike was designed with convenience in mind and is great for quick trips around town. Once you've purchased an annual membership or a short term pass, simply grab a bike and go! Click the link below to learn more, see where the stations are located, and sign up today.

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Santa Clara Valley Water - Youth Commission 
Applications Now Open

Do you know a high school student interested in having a say in how public policies affect their generation, and in learning about becoming a future public policy leader? If so, please encourage them to apply for an appointment to the Santa Clara Valley Water District Youth Commission, and get involved in issues and activities relating to water supply, conservation, flood protection, and stream stewardship.

Applications are open to high school youth (ages 13-18) who reside in Santa Clara County. Youth Commissioners will attend bimonthly meetings after school, for approximately five hours per month.

Application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Download an application here.

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Community Events
San José Public Library Events

- Tues. 2/6, 4:30 p.m. - Family Film Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox @ Bascom Library
- Wed. 2/7, 5:30 p.m. - Author: Oliver Chin The Discovery of Ramen @ Bascom Library
Sat. 2/10, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Friends of the Bascom Branch Library Book Sale
- Thurs. 2/15, 4:00 p.m. - Lunar New Year @ Rose Garden Library
- Sat. 2/17, 12:00 p.m. - Owl's Lunch with Science Smart Kids @ Bascom Library
- Wed. 2/28, 6:00 p.m. - Mango, Abuela and Me Story and Activity @ Bascom Library

2018 State of the City Celebration
Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
San Jose City College,
2100 Moorpark Ave.

Mayor Liccardo will outline key initiatives, budget priorities, and opportunities for residents to get engaged to make San Jose a safer, smarter city. Councilmember Davis is honored to have this city-wide event hosted in District 6.

All attendees must register using the link below.

Ladies' Night Out
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen, Lincoln Ave.

Join merchants of Downtown Willow Glen for an evening of pampering, refreshments and specials. Stroll the avenue to find something for yourself or that special Valentine.

San Jose Neighbor Nights
Second Friday of Every Month, Starting on February 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.


The City of San Jose's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is launching a new neighborhood event, Neighbor Nights, at local San Jose community centers. The event will take place every second Friday of the month.

#SJNeighborNights will offer free activities, including music, movies, crafts, dances, sports, and more. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a night of neighborly fun!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Neighborhood Beautification Project with The Trash Punx
Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Buena Vista Park,
498 Menker Ave.

Join Councilmember Dev Davis and The Trash Punx for a Neighborhood Beautification Project in the Buena Vista area of District 6. Volunteers will assist with a litter pick up. Breakfast snacks, coffee and a t-shirt will be provided to all registered volunteers.

Register to volunteer here

Intro to Sheltering Workshops 
Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1550 Meridian Ave. 

Learn about the importance of sheltering the houseless. The Winter Faith Collaborative is an interfaith movement formed to serve, shelter and advocate for the houseless community in Santa Clara County. 

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest
Thursday, February 15 - Wednesday, February 28
Various Locations in San Jose


San Jose Jazz Winter Fest is the "cool' counterpart to the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, presenting jazz's leading voices and emerging talents at various locations in San Jose.

SAVE THE DATE - State of the District Address
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Lincoln High School - Black Box Theatre
555 Dana Ave.

Join Councilmember Dev Davis as she gives the 2018 State of the District Address.City Departments including Parks, Police and the Department of Transportation will review 2017 accomplishments as well as their plans for 2018 in District 6. 

Please  register to attend. 
7th Annual San Jose 408k Race to the Row
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
Start at SAP Center in Downtown

The 7th annual San Jose 408k Race to the Row returns Sunday, March 4th. This fun point-to-point course features the famous "Mariachi Mile," and "Memorial Mile." The 408k course takes you through some of San Jose's most charming neighborhoods, including The Alameda Business District and the historic Rose Garden, before an exciting Santana Row finish and post-race party.

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