District 6 Newsletter 
October 2017

Dear Neighbors,

As many of you know, the City of San Jose is working hard to find solutions to our housing crisis. In 2016, the City Council approved permitting for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as one of the solutions. This year, Council also approved both the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) and the Ellis Act, which aligns municipal policy with the State's "Just Cause" policy.
 
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City News & Updates
Community Meeting on Rent Ordinance

I hosted a community meeting regarding Rent Ordinance at the Bascom Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 14th. 

Thank you to the residents who came to hear the updates from the Housing Department and voiced their concerns and ideas.


Monthly "Councilmember Coffee"

I launched my "Councilmember Coffee" series on Saturday, Sept. 16th at Crema. The event was well attended. I appreciated the residents and business owners who provided me with their feedback and ideas on how we can improve our community together.

I'll be hosting a "Councilmember Coffee" every month out in the district with the exception of December. My next one is on October 14th at Le Boulanger on Lincoln Ave.
Roses & Reels Success at the Rose Garden

Rose & Reels at the Rose Garden on Saturday, Sept. 23rd was a great turn out! We presented Friends of the Rose Garden with a well-deserved commendation, recognizing this group of volunteers for their dedication and service to preserving the Rose Garden.

The Friends of the Rose Garden group awarded former Councilmember, Pierluigi Oliverio, with a "Golden Clippers" award for his work advocating for the Rose Garden during his tenure in office.

The event featured a family favorite, Moana. My office also partnered with Park Station Hashery who provided free popcorn with a purchase of one of their delicious meals. Thank you to the many families who attended!
2017 PRNS Website Survey

Our Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) needs your input on ways to improve their website. Please take their short survey here
Caltrain Fare Changes, New Parking Rates and 
Timetable Adjustments

Starting in October, the cost of a monthly parking pass at Caltrain will be based on 15 days a month rather than 10. All adjustments to the fares can be found here

Caltrain is also changing its weekday timetables in order to increase both operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. The updated timetables can be found here.

Realtor Assisted First-Time Home Buyer Closing Cost Program

A Housing Trust grant up to $5,000 is now available to first-time home buyers for non-recurring closing costs!

Click link below for complete eligibility and program information.

Immigration Resources

Visit immigrantinfo.org to learn about upcoming DACA clinics/workshops, immigration resources and other helpful information.

City of San José's Community Centers Fall Guide 
is Now Available

See what's happening at our District 6 community centers this Fall!

Bascom Community Center
Willow Glen Community Center 
City of San José Boards and Commission Vacancies 

Apply to serve on a City of San José Board or Commission. There are several vacancies currently accepting applications. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 2nd.

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Have You Downloaded the My San Jose App Yet?

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 or 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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Community Events
Councilmember Coffee
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Le Boulanger,
1351 Lincoln Ave.

Join Councilmember Dev Davis for a free cup of coffee. This will be an opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with the Councilmember.

San José Public Library Events

- Tuesday, October 3, 3:30 p.m. - Moon Festival Story & Craft @ Willow Glen Library
- Thursday, October 5, 3:00 p.m. - Reading to Furry Friends @ Rose Garden Library
- Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - Lion Dance Performance @ Rose Garden Library
Thursday, October 12, 4:00 p.m. - Diwali Rangoli Art @ Bascom Library
- Friday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Bascom BOO Bash @ Bascom Library
- Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. - Friends of Willow Glen Branch Library Quarterly Booksale
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 p.m. - The Not So Scary Halloween Show @ Bascom Library
- Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. - Dia de los Muertos Story and Craft @ Bascom Library
- Friday, October 27, 3:30 p.m. - Bookie Monsters for Halloween @ Willow Glen Library

Sip & Stroll the Avenue Fall Wine Walk
Saturday, October 7th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen

Join the Willow Glen Business Association for an afternoon of tasting great wine and strolling Downtown Willow Glen. The event will be held rain or shine.

Advance tickets are $40 which includes a wine glass, wristband, and a map to all of the tasting sites.Check begins at 12:00 p.m. (event begins at 2:00 p.m.) to avoid long lines. Check-in will be at Goosetown Lounge, 1072 Lincoln Ave.

Bascom BOO Bash
Friday, October 13th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween Event! Bascom Community Center  will have a pumpkin patch, haunted house, photobooth, Arts & Crafts, fangtastic movie, games, and more!

Tickets:
$5.00 per child (Ages 2-17)
Adults and Children 1 and under FREE!

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes!  Movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. featuring Hotel Transylvania.

work2future Foundation Youth Job Fair
Friday, October 20th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
San Jose City College - Main Gym, 2100 Moorpark Ave.

In support of SJWorks, work2future is partnering with San Jose City College to host 55 employers and an anticipated 500 -700 job seekers. Over 1,000 positions are available with employers interviewing and providing same day job offers. Employers from manufacturing, hospitality, retail, and non-profit sectors including Western Digital, Microsoft, Hilton of Santa Clara, FedEx Ground, Villara Building Systems and more.  

Attendees will be provided information on services  and training opportunities available through work2future.  To register for this free event please visit:  http://bit.ly/2hvGsWw For more information, contact David Mirrione, Executive Director of the work2future foundation, at
408-794-1132  or B.J. Sims, Division Manager, at  408-794-1129.
Rainbow Chamber Music Benefit Pop-Up
Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen

Join the Rainbow Chamber Silicon Valley and Chamber Music Silicon Valley for an afternoon of dynamic musical talent. An assortment of hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. A very special performance featuring renowned concertizing flutist, Ray Furuta, and the CMSV Young Artist Roster will inspire and awe!

Event is free, but RSVP required for specific event address.

Beerwalk - Willow Glen
Saturday, October 28th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen, Lincoln Ave.

Explore the unique boutique shops, art studios, and great restaurants within the community, all while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers alike!  

Early bird tickets are $30, week of event tickets are $35, and limited day-of tickets are $38.

Halloween Trick or Treat
Tuesday, October 31st
Lincoln Ave. between Minnesota and Willow

Trick or Treat in Downtown Willow Glen. The tradition continues thanks to community interest and the generosity of the businesses in Downtown Willow Glen!

Session #1 - Toddlers, preschoolers & kids in strollers: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session #2 - School-aged kids in costume: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2017 Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 23rd
Downtown San José

Register now for the 13th Annual Applied Materials "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot!" Join this Bay Area holiday tradition on Thursday, November 23rd. The Turkey Trot has donated $6.9 million to its five valued community charities.

This run/walk features 5K and 10K distances, along with a Kids Fun Run and costume contest. Register, volunteer, donate or learn more at svturkeytrot.com.
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 in the parking lot adjacent to the beautiful Lincoln Glen Park.

Parking is free and all are welcome. 


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