District 6 Newsletter 
April 2018
Dear Neighbors ,

One of our biggest challenges in the Bay Area is housing availability. The market supply of housing and the constraints that we are experiencing is prevalent in all nine counties of the Bay Area. Historically, the City of San Jose has led the Bay Area in providing housing for the local workforce. We continue to do our part in supplying housing, but we need the rest of the Bay Area cities to join our efforts.
 
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District 6 Spotlight
Conversations with Dev
Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bascom Library, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.

Have a conversation with Councilmember Davis to discuss your ideas, concerns a nd feedback relating to the community and policy. 

13th Annual Senior Walk
Friday, April 13th, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Westfield Valley Fair Mall,
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Join Councilmember Chappie Jones, Councilmember Dev Davis, and Westfield Valley Fair for the 13th Annual West Valley Senior Walk! 

This fun-filled event will include a resource fair, a walk around the mall, warm-up exercises, a raffle, breakfast, and more!

Please register using the link below to be a participant, resource fair vendor, or volunteer.

VOLUNTEER - Great American Litter Pick Up
Saturday, April 21st, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

Join Councilmember Dev Davis at the Great American Litter Pick Up this Earth D ay! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Litter sticks, gloves, bags, and visibility bests will be provided for volunteers.

If you are interested in planning a litter pick-up/beautification project in your neighb orho od, please contact the District 6 Office at 408-535-4906.

Bascom Complete Streets Study Community Forum
Wednesday, April 18th, 6:00 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave. 

VTA will be hosting a community forum to discuss preliminary design alternatives and gather public feedback for the Bascom Complete Streets Study. 

City News & Updates
Do you know about FOGWASTE?

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FOGWASTE is any food residue that contains fat, oil, and grease and can cause sewer back-ups in your home. This includes dairy products.

FOGWASTE should always go in the trash, never a drain; all sinks drain to the Bay!

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EITC and FREE Tax Preparation Services

See if you're eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and FREE tax preparation services. To get started, text TAX to (408) 669-4830.

Last month, the Mayor's Office joined United Way in a campaign to help more low-income residents take full advantage of tax breaks available to them, including the Earned Income tax credit: an underused and poorly-known credit available to those who meet low-income qualifications.

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Teen Center at Willow Glen and Bascom 
Community Centers

Join today! For youth ages 11-18; annual membership is $10. The Teen Center provides homework assistance, pool & ping pong tables, video games, arts and crafts, sports, team building and more! The Teen Center is open Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please call:
Willow Glen Teen Center: 408-448-6400
Bascom Teen Center: 408-794-6289
Parcel Tax Exemption

If you are a homeowner over the age of 65 OR a homeowner that receives Social Security disability benefits, you may qualify for an exemption from the $85 Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) parcel tax. This parcel tax was renewed in 2013 by Measure E. The tax funds are used to restore and maintain current school programs, reduce class sizes, enhance campus safety, and recruit and retain qualified teachers.

Please see link below to see if you qualify for this tax exemption.

SJPL Bound

Stop by one of our local library branches ad pick up a copy of the new Spring 2018 official service and events guide, SJPL Bound. It's free!

Online Version
Tax-Aide Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to-moderate-income taypayers - especially those 50 and older. This program is available at the following locations until April 15th:
  • Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave.
  • Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.
SR 87 Corridor Study and Survey

Highway 87 is one of San Jose's most vital corridors, bringing travelers to destintations downtown, as well as to the airport, and serving as an important connector between US 101 and State Route (SR) 85. It also experiences some of the worst congestion in Santa Clara County. VTA is currently conducting a study of SR 87, with an aim to identify innovative solutions for improving traff flow during peak hours.

Please consider taking VTA's short survey to share your travel habits, thoughts, and opinions as they pertain to Highway 87. Your input can help shape future transportation improvements.

Community Events
San José Public Library Events

- Wed. 4/4, 4:00 p.m. - Activated Story Theatre! @ Rose Garden Library
- Thurs. 4/5, 10:30 a.m. - Fiesta Dance Party @ Willow Glen Library
- Sat. 4/7, 3:30 p.m. - Party Time! Zumba and Family Games @ Willow Glen Library
- Thurs. 4/12, 10:30 a.m. - Fiesta Dance Party @ Bascom Library
- Fri. 4/20, 3:30 p.m. - Earth Day: BINGO @ Rose Garden Library
- Sat. 4/21, 10:00 a.m. - Friends of Willow Glen Library Booksale @ Willow Glen Library
- Sat. 4/21, 11:00 a.m. - Earth Day: BINGO @ Bascom Library
- Thurs. 4/26, 10:30 a.m. - Cinco de Mayo: Book &Craft @ Willow Glen Library
- Sat. 4/28, 11:00 a.m. - Party Time! Zumba and Family Games @ Rose Garden Library

San Jose Lawn Bowls Club Grand Re-Opening
Friday, April 6th, 11:00 a.m.
Bramhall Park, 1173 Camino Ramon 

Please join the celebration of the Grand Re-Opening of San Jose Lawn Bowls Club and experience the sport of bowls!

RSVP to Mario Giorgianni, M.D., President, San Jose Lawn Bowls Club

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Silicon Valley Comic Con
Friday, April 6th - Sunday, April 8th
San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos

Steve (Woz) Wozniak and Friends present Silicon Valley Comic Con! Celebrate all things geeky! From technology, science, and entertainment all under one roof! Meet and greet an awesome line-up of celebrities attending the event throughout the weekend.


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Going Native Garden Tour 2018
Saturday, April 7th - Sunday, April 8th
Various Garden Locations 

Visit any of over 50 beautiful home gardens featuring: California native plants, water-wise landscape and low maintenance habitat-rich environments.Garden information, maps and directions will be available the week of March 19th. Registration will be accepted until noon on April 8th.

Free Admission to all gardens.

Spring Wine Walk
Saturday, April 14th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen

Take a walk in Downtown Willow Glen on April 14th for the Spring Wine Walk! Confirmed wineries include Bargetto Winery, Guglielmo Winery, Gianelli Vineyards, Fortino Winery, Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery, Creek View Vineyards, Martin Ranch Winery, Roudon-Smith Winery and more!

Advance tickets are $35 and day of the event tickets are $45. Event will be held rain or shine. 

9th Annual International Children's Festival
Saturday, April 21st, 10:00 a.m.
Discovery Meadow Park, 180 Woz Way

The International Children's Festival brings families together from different cultures and communities in the Bay Area. The festival will include traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children's activities and food.

Admission is free and perfect for the whole family!

Willow Glen Community Center Spring Boutique
Saturday, April 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

The Willow Glen Community Center Spring Boutique features 33 vendors who offer unique accessories, jewelry, kitchen items, art, plants, clothes, florals, prizes and more!

Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Our City Forest Community Nursery, 1000 Spring St.

Stop by Our City Forest's Spring Plant Sale! 50% off select shrub species and 30% off all trees. A variety of CA native plants and drought-tolerant trees will be available for purchase. You can also take home a succulent! 

Free workshops, arts & crafts, music and snacks will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE - 2018 Willow Glen 5K
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave.

Run for education and register for the WG5K! The course starts in Downtown Willow Glen and winds through neighborhood streets, with racers cheered on by local businesses and residents.

Racers, families and neighbors are then invited to a post-race Festival, awards ceremony and Kids' Fun Zone. Festival activities include sponsor booths, pancake breakfast, music, photo booth, chiropractic and more. Kids' Fun Zone includes games, activities and slides. 

San Jose Neighbor Nights
Second Friday of Every Month, 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!

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

Urban Village Farmers' Market is now located in the Willow Glen Community Center parking lot. Neighbors can stroll the market to get delicious coffee and a bite to eat while meeting new and old friends alike! 

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