District 6 Newsletter 
June 2018

Dear Neighbors ,

We're on the homestretch of balancing the City's 2018-19 Budget. Per our city charter, the city council must approve a structurally balanced budget every year. I'm honored to work with our award-winning budget office (July 2017 winner of the Government Finance Officers Association, Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation, and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, Operating Budget Excellence Award Fiscal Year 2017-2018) to fund the highest priorities of our community and city needs.

District 6 Spotlight
D6 Bicycle Bonanza
Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 AM
Willow Glen Bramhall Park

 

Silicon Valley Shakespeare in the Park Presents 
"As you Like It" 
Willow Street Park
June 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, and 24 
For more information, call (408) 535-4957 or visit www.SVShakespeare.org 

Rose, White & Blue Parade
 Wednesday July 4th at 10:00 AM. 
The Parade and Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary along The Alameda.  For more information on how to participate or sponsor, visit  https://www .rwbsj.org/schedule.html. 






City News & Updates
VTA's 2018 Summer Youth Pass
VTA's Summer Youth Pass offers unlimited rides on VTA and light rail all summer long for a discounted price of only $60. VTA's Summer Youth Pass is the perfect way for youth to get to summer jobs, the movies, the mall, and all their favorite places.

For questions about VTA services and programs, please direct interested individuals to VTA Customer Service (408) 321-2300, Customer.Service@vta.org or www.vta.org.
To buy the pass, please visit: http://www.vta.org/Getting-Around/Fares/Summer-Youth-Pass


Treatment Plant Advisory Committee 
At the Treatment Plan Advisory Committee meeting, we discussed Improvement Projects and Operating Budgets for the Regional Wastewater Facility. If you've ever wondered what the facility does, watch this award-winning video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHY87Y0marQ
 
Become a Mentor for San Jose Promise 
 San Jose Promise is a program that provides a cost-free education for up to two academic years and academic support services for 1,000 full-time enrolled students at San Jose City College and Evergreen Community College. 

Please consider becoming a mentor to one of our San Jose Promise students.  For more information, please visit  http://sanjosepromise.org/mentoring/  
 
June Events
Rainbow and Transgender Flag Raising Ceremony
June 5th, 2018 at 5:30 PM
200 E. Santa Clara St San Jose, CA 95113




Music in the Glen 
Music in the Glen will be on Thursdays from 6:25-8:30 PM this summer! Please see the flyer for specific dates and times. 



Read, Write, Discover Tutoring
Saturday's June 9-August 11 at 1:30-5:00 PM
1000 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 808-3077

Read Write Discover (RWD) is a literacy tutoring program at the library. This free program targets students who are struggling or whose families face language barriers in their communities.The program matches high school students with youth in grades 1st-8th in an effort to help improve their reading and writing skills.The class meets every Saturday in the Family Learning Center (FLC) Classroom.  

Registration will take place on the first day of the program. 


Happy Hollow Senior Safari Walkabout 2018
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

8-Week Series Music for Minors at Bascom
Tuesdays, June 12-July 31 at 11:00 AM
1000 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 808-3077

Space is limited - sign up while you can for Music for Minors at the Bascom Branch!

Music for Minors is a highly acclaimed music cooperative that brings highly trained musicians and teachers to schools; a library offering a free MFM series is extremely rare.
Open to children from kinder to 5th grade, this series will include lessons in singing, reading, listening, movement, dancing, and playing rhythm instruments and recorders. No musical experience necessary though children with musical backgrounds may also enroll.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to have your children learn from the best!

Registration note: These classes are meant to be taken as a series, so please register for each session. To register, use the eventbrite link to enroll in all eight dates. Questions? Please call the Bascom branch or email bamail@sjlibrary.org.

Explore Tiny Houses & experience Tiny Living at Tiny Fest
 June 15 -17, 2018
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, CA

Check out the big variety of small homes, including Tiny Houses on Wheels, Shipping Container Home, Skoolies, Van Conversions and other surprising structures. Discover the joys of living simple and meet fellow members of the #tinyhousetribe.  More event details on Facebook: TinyFest California 2018 

The 23rd Annual Dancin' on the Avenue
The 23rd Annual Dancin' on the Avenue will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Lincoln Avenue between Minnesota and Willow.

Find more information and details at http://www.willowglen.org/dancin_on_the_avenue_info.


Juneteenth in the Park
Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 to 7:00 PM
Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park
194 South Market St. San Jose, CA 95113
 http://bayareajuneteenth.org/

 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
The next Elks Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up is Saturday, June 16th. For more information, please contact Carlo Pedron at cjpedron@gmail.com. 
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.

#SJNeighborNights will offers 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! 

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market 
Saturdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Lincoln High School 
555 Dana Avenue, San Jose Parking Lot 577

Make the Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market a part of your regular shopping habits, and learn about the local businesses, non-profits, and student organizations that will be a part of the Market as well.

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