District 6 Newsletter 
March 2018
Dear Neighbors ,

Thank you to all of you who came out to the State of the District event this past Saturday. I am happy to report that the State of the District is strong! We are experiencing one of the longest economic expansions in the history of our country. We have worked to restore services in our city and our district and we're rebuilding our police department. We're moving forward with big plans.
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District 6 Spotlight
Mendocino Farms - Santana Row

Welcoming Mendocino Farms to District 6 in Santana Row! Mendocino Farms  opened their doors on Thursday, February 15th. They have a great variety of fresh and hearty meals! Check out their menu and don't forget to stop by to try their delicious foods yourself.
City News & Updates
Be A Part of the Budget Process

To kick off the City's annual budget process, residents are asked to define their budgetary priorities with the City's new budget application - Balancing Act. The website allows residents to view and test-edit different portions of the 2019 General Fund, all while trying to balance the budget.

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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.
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Accepting Applications for 9-1-1 Dispatcher

The San Jose Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee. This is the entry-level 9-1-1 Dispatcher position for the City of San Jose.

No prior dispatch experience or training is required to apply, provided that the minimum qualifications for the position are met.

Starting salary rate is $66,830.40 annually.

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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.

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 opportunities.

Click the link below for current vacancies and application deadlines.

Community Events
SAVE THE DATE - 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, 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 Day! 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 neighborhood, please contact the District 6 Office at 408-535-4906.

San José Public Library Events

- Tues. 3/6, 4:30 p.m. - Family Film Night: Moana @ Bascom Library
- Tues. 3/6, 3:00 p.m. - Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt @ Bascom Library
- Wed. 3/7, 4:00 p.m. - Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt @ Willow Glen Library
- Fri. 3/9, 4:00 p.m. - Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt @ Rose Garden Library
- Thurs. 3/15, 2:00 p.m. - Leprechaun Trap @ Willow Glen Library
Tues, 3/20, 11:00 a.m. - Celebrate Norouz @ Bascom Library

Power Soccer Therapeutic Winter Tournaments 2018
Saturday, March 10th and Sunday
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.

The Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services' Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) will host various therapeutic sporting tournaments at Bascom Community Center on March 10th and 11th. TRS offers recreational opportunities, education and community services to persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Sonic Runway Closing Ceremony and Fashion Show
Friday, March 9th, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St.

Join us for the closing ceremony of the Sonic Runway with a fashion show, a trunk show and market place featuring the fashion of Bay Area designers in the Rotunda and music of DJ Nikita! The event is free and open to the public.

2nd Annual Service Day - Beautify Your Branch
Saturday, March 10th
All 24 San Jose Public Library Branches

You're invited to participate in San Jose Public Library's 2nd Annual Service Day. By volunteering on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at any of the 24 locations, people will have the opportunity to reduce, or even eliminate, their library fines at a rate of $20 per hour, while helping to beautify their branch library. Participants are invited to help clean books, dust shelves, and organize library materials.

Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Now until March 11th
California Theatre, 345 S. 1st St.

Cinequest is back! See the line up, big events and Hollywood Stars who will be making an appearance in San Jose!

Accessory Dwelling Units Community Meeting
Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

The City of San Jose's Planning Department, together with Councilmember Davis, will host a community meeting on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).

More details will be provided soon.
The Alameda and Rose Garden Neighborhood Night
Earthquakes Game
Saturday, March 31st, 4:45 p.m.
Avaya Stadium, 1123 Coleman Ave.

Come join The Alameda and Rose Garden communities and its surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday, March 31st at Avaya Stadium as the San Jose Earthquakes take on New York City FC. The package includes a special The Alameda and Rose Garden Neighborhood Night Quakes shirt with each ticket purchased.

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!

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.

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