New D6 Website now LIVE!

The new District 6 website is now live at www.sjd6.org!
Check out our interactive calendar for District 6 events, our parks, gardens, and community centers, and much more. Make this your one-stop resource for all information about District 6 and the City of San Jose. 
Information on Possible Tax Exemptions for Seniors
  
Dear  Neighbors,

Later this year, when we receive our new property tax bills, we will all see a significant increase from several new tax and bond measures that were approved by the voters last year. If you're a senior, or meet other criteria, you may be eligible for an exemption from some of these new taxes. Two tax measures that were approved contained exemption language.

2017 Tax Measure
District
Type of Tax
Cost
Length
Y
San Jose Unified
Parcel Tax
$72/parcel
8 years
CC
Campbell Union
Ad-Valorem Tax

$17.05/

$100,000

of assessed property value 

Up to 30 years

Each exemption has different qualifications and must be applied for separately. Neither the Santa Clara County Assessor nor the Santa Clara County Tax Collector administers the application process for exemptions. This is done by the respective school district. 

Several people have asked us how one goes about obtaining the exemption, so we are providing the following helpful information:

 
Measure Y
  • People who are qualified to receive an exemption: 
  • Individuals who will be 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year, own a beneficial interest in the parcel, and occupy that parcel as his or her principal place of residence 
  • Individuals receiving supplemental security income for a disability, regardless of age, and occupying said parcel as a principal residence 
  • Individuals receiving social security disability insurance benefits, regardless of age, whose yearly income does not exceed 250 percent of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United State Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Exemption Procedure: 
  • To request an exemption form call (408) 535-6444 or email your name, mailing address, and phone number to pio@sjusd.org. They'll send you a form that you will need to return to qualify for the exemption. 

Measure CC
  • No exemption is listed in the documentation for the Campbell Union School District's Measure CC from 2017 (this is a correction to the information provided previously). There is however, an exemption available for seniors and other qualified individuals from the 2015 Measure B parcel tax. 
  • People who are qualified to receive an exemption: 
  • Property-owners age 65 and older, or those who receive Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.) benefits 
  • Exemption Procedure: 
  • Obtain exemption forms at local library branches (Campbell, Saratoga, Bascom, Willow Glen, Los Gatos), request by phone 408-341-7043, or at the District Office 155 N. 3rd St., Campbell, or obtain forms online: https://www.campbellusd.org/files/seniorexempt.pdf
  • Mail or deliver the signed, completed form with copies of the three (3) proof of eligibility documents noted above (age, residence and ownership) to: Campbell Union School District - Parcel Tax Exemption 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008. 

Best,
Councilmember Dev Davis

2017 Community Budget Meeting 
in your District!

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

Bascom Community Center
Multipurpose Room
100 S Bascom Avenue
San Jose 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
Rose, White & Blue Parade:
Join our 1st Annual Taste of the Alameda on June 4th!

 
The Rose, White and Blue Parade on July 4th is now in its 10th year, and we are set to have the best parade ever! Come help us kick off our 10th anniversary celebration, raise the money needed to produce the parade and festival, and start a new tradition at the Taste of the Alameda on June 4th!  

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit https://tasteofthealameda.eventbrite.com

The Rose White and Blue Parade website is also now live with all forms and a donation button through Pay Pal at www.rwbsj.org
 
Take Advantage of our FIRST- EVER "2- Step Fine Forgiveness Program" May 1-31, 2017  
 
During the month of May, San José Public Library will waive/remove all late fees on overdue items, which include: books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Whether items are overdue for a couple days, weeks, months, or years, it doesn't matter, San Jose Public Libraries welcome all items back - no questions asked.

For more information visit:
Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition: Volunteer Trash Cleanup Events

Join the Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition's May Cleanups and help make Coyote Creek beautiful again! Be prepared for a little mud.

1) Coyote Creek Cleanup, May 13, 2017: coyotecreekcleanupmay13.eventbrite.com

2) National River Cleanup Day Coyote Creek, May 20, 2017: coyotecreekcleanupmay20.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Holly Rodriguez
Immediate Opening: Part-time School Crossing Guard

Work involves providing for the safe passage of elementary and junior high school children across heavily traveled streets and reporting problems requiring possible police action. School Crossing Guards work outside, regardless of weather conditions, and work requires a split shift: 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon, based on the school schedule, for a total work-week of 10 hours.
 
THE CURRENT RATE OF PAY PER HOUR IS $21.39, BASED ON LIVING WAGE.

To learn more about the position and its duties or to apply - Click here.
 
For more information about the Police Department School Safety Unit, visit: http://www.sjpd.org/BFO/Community/SchoolSafety/
City of San Jose Board and Commissions Vacancies

San Jose Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) Vacancies: For more information about the Commission or the application process, please reach out to Anh Tran at the City Clerk's office via email at commissions@sanjoseca.gov or at (408) 535-1260. 

 

Youth Commissioner Vacancy: 

A new D6 Youth Commissioner will be appointed in June 2017. For more information or to apply for this position, please click here http://sjd6.org/youth-commission/
 

San Jose  PACE: Green Your Property While Putting Some Green in Your Pocket

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an easy way to finance cost saving energy and water efficiency upgrades for your home or business. Property owners across San Jose are using PACE to install more efficient heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, solar panels, water efficient landscaping and much more. 

to find financing providers and more.


Village House Needs your Help!

V illage House will be providing 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 warming centers during the Summer and Fall. 
  • Need volunteers especially for our smaller religious organizations. 
  • Need funding support.

Contact:
Mike Ferrero
Village House Chair
408-997-5111
Village House Website:  https://www.villagehousesccca.com/
Ford GoBike Program to Launch this Spring:
Job Opportunities Available!

Click here to view their  current job announcements.
  
This  job announcement page will be updated frequently, and more opportunities will become available as the program's launch nears.
Fundraising for Kids 5¢ at a Time
L ocal Whole Foods stores announce an initiative to enhance education results of Silicon Valley Latino students. With Whole Foods' "Nickels for Nonprofits" initiative, customers can support these students when they say "Donate Please" when they bring their recyclable bags for grocery shopping at Whole Foods.
  
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) is delighted to be part of the Whole Foods partnership at five local Whole Foods stores (Campbell, Stevens Creek, Santa Clara, The Alameda, & Blossom Hill) April 9 - July 2, 2017. 

PAR Adult Learner Orientation:
Improve Basic Reading and Writing Skills
Wednesday May 3, 2017 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

PAR Tutor Orientation:
Help Adults Improve Basic Reading and Writing Skills
Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

For more information visit: https://www.sjpl.org/par 
Sixth Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Friday May 5th, 2017
 
The summit will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall Rotunda. Hosted by the City of San Jose's BusinessOwnerSpace.com (BOS), this year's theme will again focus on the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners in our local economy. Key partners for the event include The U.S. Small Business Administration, Kiva, SBDC, and eBay. Seven different workshops will be offered in such areas as: access to capital, doing business in San Jose, and social media and branding. 
 
Below are links to the event's flyers:
For further information, please contact BJ Sims at 408-794-1129. 
Aging Services Collaborative's 7th Annual Caregivers Count Conference Saturday May 6th, 2017

The Aging Services Collaborative of Santa Clara County invites you to the 7th Annual Caregivers Count Conference - tailored specifically for family or informal caregivers who are caring for older adults. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from informative speakers as well as visit resource tables to learn about supportive services in the County. Cost is $15.00; limited scholarships are available. For more information and online registration, visit   http://7thannualcaregiverscount.eventbrite.com
Happy Hollow Senior Safari Walkabout 2017
 
Exclusively for ages 50 and over
Select Thursdays from 9:00-10:00am, free admission and parking.
 
Animal Meet & Greets, highlighted routes for the 10,000 Step Program and see the Zoo wake up. Healthy breakfasts are available for purchase.   
For more information, please call 408 794-6400  or visit HHPZ.org
iCreaTV Summer Media Camp

Announcing iCreaTV Summer Media Camp for 12-18 year olds! Students learn digital media storytelling from the experts in three sessions including: Talk Show Production (June 19-23), Documentary Production (June 26-30) and Feature Film Production (July 10-21).
  
For more details, including course descriptions and fees, how to register and to apply for a scholarship, visit  creatvsj.org and click on the home page link. Take one session, or all three. Space is limited, so act now!
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.  
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