District 6 Newsletter 
September 2017
Proud to Be an Inclusive Community

Dear Neighbors,

On Sunday, August 27th I joined members of the Billy DeFrank Center in the Silicon Valley Pride Parade to celebrate health, strength, diversity, and inclusiveness. I was joined by my colleagues and many members of our community in this celebration. Thank you to the Billy DeFrank Center and their tremendous staff under the leadership of President, Gabrielle Antolovich, for their continued efforts in creating a safe place for our large and diverse LGBTQ community. Creating an inclusive community is key to actively engaging all residents to address important issues throughout our City. I am proud of our efforts and look forward to further building our inclusive community.

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TONIGHT - Minnesota Avenue Project Community Meeting
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Willow Glen Elementary School,
1425 Lincoln Ave.

Attend a community meeting to discuss Minnesota Avenue project. For more information, please attend the community meeting on Sept. 5th or contact John Brazil at john.brazil@sanjoseca.gov or 408-975-3206.
City News & Updates
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 
BeautifySJ Grant Applications Now Available

BeautifySJ, formerly known as CAP Grants,is now accepting  accepting applications for its next annual funding opportunity, which runs from October 14, 2017, through September 30, 2018. 

Visit the web link below to read more about the grant criteria.

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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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Completed Mural at Leigh Ave.

Thank you to all who participated in the completion of the mural at Leigh Ave, especially South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition and Friends of Los Gatos Creek. If you haven't seen the completed mural yet, stop by the b ike trail under Leigh Ave at Blackford Elementary School.

Stop. Think. And Verify!

Thank you Scam Stoppers for hosting a Senior Scam Stoppers workshop at the Rose Garden Branch Library on Monday, August 21st. I joined Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assemblymember Evan Low, and Supervisor Ken Yeager to inform our senior community about current scam trends, how to identify the signs and how to correctly report these crimes.

In case you missed the workshop, here are helpful resources:

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Willow Glen Children's Theater Wins Award in
 Bay Area Parent Magazine

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services hosts the Willow Glen Children's Theater at the Willow Glen Community Center. The Willow Glen Children's Theater was awarded silver in The Best Theater class in Silicon Valley. Gavin Coffin, creative playwright, has been with PRNS for 30 years creating original plays. This program has been instilling confidence & public speaking skills in Silicon Valley's youth for decades. The Fall season is open for enrollment. For more information contact Rebekah Hill, Recreation Supervisor at Willow Glen Community Center (408) 448-6400.
Private Tree Removal Process and Improvements

The City of San José is reviewing  private tree removal permit requirements  to identify streamlining opportunities. Currently, ordinance-sized trees (56 inches or more in circumference) and City Council designated heritage trees typically require a staff-level Planning Director hearing before any tree removal permit is granted.

This process does not include street trees. Information on the public street tree removal process can be found here

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Dispose of Unwanted Medicine Safely for 
Pollution Prevention Week

Pollution Prevention Week, September 18-24, highlights the ways residents can prevent pollution before it begins. Do your part by  safely disposing of your unused or expired medicines for free at a drop-off bin location.

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The Gift of Hospitality Documentary -
Calling All Faith Organizations

A Documentary Film told by the Guests, Volunteers, and Faith Leaders of an Interfaith Movement to create a Healing Community in Santa Clara County.

A 26 minute documentary from the Winter Faith Collaborative.

The Winter Faith Collaborative is searching for additional faith organizations to be a part of the Village House program. See how you can get involved.

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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 of 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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VTA & Caltrain New Fare Policies
VTA has not had a fare increase since 2009. Starting January 1, 2018, the Adult base fare will be raised by $0.25 and will increase by the same amount in January 2019.

Caltrain new fare changes are:
- Caltrain Adult zone fare increases by $.25 effective October 1, 2017
- Go Pass increases from $190 to $237.50 effective January 1, 2018
- Go Pass increases from $237.50 to $285 effective January 1, 2019
- Monthly pass multiplier from 13.25 to 14 days on October 1, 2017
- Increases the multiplier from 14 to 15 days on July 1, 2018

Join Our City Forest's AmeriCorps Team
Would you like to be a force for real, positive change in your community?
Would you like to see your efforts grow to benefit generations to come?

Help us to make Silicon Valley a greener, healthier place to live, work, and play. Service members earn a living stipend while serving and receive an education award upon completion of the term. Dare to do something extraordinary! Learn more and  apply online.

Vietnamese and Spanish speakers highly encouraged to apply.

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Community Events
Councilmember Coffee
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
950 The Alameda

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

Roses & Reels Movie Night 
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Municipal Rose Garden,
Naglee Ave. and Dana Ave.

Join Councilmember Davis for a Movie Night at the 
Municipal Rose Garden. 

The winner of our Nextdoor poll is Moana!

6:00 p.m. Lady Bug Release 
6:30 p.m. Resource Fair 
7:45 p.m. Friends of the Rose Garden Commendation 
8:00 p.m. Movie Begins

For dinner options, visit Park Station Hashery before the movie begins. Free popcorn with the purchase of a meal!

Creek Clean Up's 

September 16th - Coastal Cleanup Day at Coyote Creek
September 23rd - Coyote Creek Cleanup
UNSCC Neighborhood Development 
Mini Training Conference
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Seven Trees Community Center,
3590 Cas Dr.

Attend this free event to learn about essential tools for neighborhood leaders. There will be different trainings and development workshops to chose from. No registration required.

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San Jose Public Library Events

Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - Elmo & Grover in the Park @ Willow Glen Library
- Wednesday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Professionals in Job Transition - Job Search/Networking Speical Interest Group @ Bascom Library
7th Annual Stroll the Alameda
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Preschool,
1080 The Alameda

The Seventh Annual 'Stroll The Alameda' Wine and Beer Walk will take place on Sunday, September 17th in The Alameda Business District from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Shasta/Hanchett-Park Neighborhood Association and features wine, beer and cider tastings at 22 different local business locations. In addition to the tastings for adults 21 years or older, the event also features musical entertainment at several locations and children's activities including a bounce house, magician and face painter at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. For more information or to order tasting tickets, please visit the Stroll website.

Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Events

San Jose Unified Town Hall Meeting
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Willow Glen High School Cafeteria, 2001 Cottle Ave.

Join San Jose Unified to hear what's new at San José Unified and their focus for the year ahead. 

This town hall meeting is the first of three district-wide community conversations this year.

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 beautiful Lincoln Glen Park.

Parking is free and all are welcome. In local, we trust!

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