JULY 2019
Dear neighbors,

July means that summer is in full swing, many residents are on vacation, the City Council is observing recess, and all of us can have a positive outlook on the City’s 2019-2020 Fiscal Year! Here’s what you should know about San Jose’s 2019-2020 Budget:

I am proud that my recommendations to improve District 2 -- and beyond -- were approved:

  • $250,000 Downtown Streets Team (DST) / SJ Bridge (formerly Transitional Jobs Program): I am happy to share that we are extending our partnership with Downtown Streets Team (DST) to employ homeless residents to clean litter and trash in District 2. This partnership with DST and Goodwill helps homeless residents obtain full-time work with other organizations and obtain housing, all while cleaning our City. We have seen a visible, impactful difference with DST’s presence in District 2 this year along Monterey Road as well as at the corner of Blossom Hill Road & Snell Avenue. This year, we are expanding DST to cover Monterey Road from Branham Lane to Bailey Avenue, and other hot spots as needed. Here’s to another year of success!
  • $20,000 for 10+ murals in District 2: Beautification by Public Art is coming to District 2 with the 2020 San Jose Pow Wow festival! Murals provide placemaking, create identity, build community pride, and deter graffiti. The Pow Wow festival leverages community resources to add murals to our streetscape in South San Jose. I am excited to share more information soon.
  • $700,000 for turf repair at high-need parks: The juxtaposition of recent droughts with heavy rains has created headaches for our parks maintenance crews. $700,000 will support turf repair efforts throughout the City, using an equity screen to identify high-need parks. 
  • $30,500 for Southside Community and Senior Center: I have secured funds to upgrade the computer lab with new desktops, monitors, accessories, printers, and software for seniors.  
  • $49,000 District 2 Viva Parks Activation: Viva Parks -- coming back to District 2 for a third year in a row -- provides health and wellness resources, physical activity, and community engagement to our neighborhood parks through a series of free events. The activities connect people to people, build civic pride, increase park usage, and bring resources to residents. Here’s to another year of success!
  • $50,000+ for RLEI to improve & resolve blighted properties — Over the last decade, the Responsible Landlord Engagement Initiative (RLEI) has partnered with the City of San Jose to improve neighborhoods by resolving problem properties afflicted with blight, disrepair, pestilence, persistent code violations, gang, drug, and/or criminal activity. In FY 2018-2019, RLEI served 22 neighborhoods, 21 single residences, and 1 apartment complex, saving $1.28 in City service calls for every $1 the City invested in the project. The City Manager’s Proposed Budget already allocates $155,000 in funding to support this program, and the City will allocate an additional $50,000. 
  • $20,000 for San Jose Parks Foundation — Since its inception, the San Jose Parks Foundation has played an important role in enhancing and supporting San Jose parks. The City will allocate up to $20,000 to encourage donors and neighborhoods to financially support their own parks. 

Other budget priorities and significant investments that are important to the District 2 community include:

  • Dave Bridgen Southern Police Station activation: utilizing the Southern Police Station for its intended purpose as a fully operational substation
  • Funding for homelessness: anticipates state funding for homeless prevention, a navigation center, and other transitional housing solutions
  • Leveraging state dollars for "Missing Middle" affordable housing: enabling San Jose to build more housing for working families of modest incomes
  • Strategies that address blight and will help us achieve #D2CleanStreets: Beautify San Jose, Removing And Preventing Illegal Dumping (RAPID) Program, Transitional Jobs / Downtown Streets Team (DST), Dumpster and Beautification Days, improving freeway maintenance, & more
  • Coyote Valley: our goal is to preserve Coyote Valley from development, thereby protecting our drinking water from contamination, reducing downstream flooding, mitigating wildfire vulnerabilities, expanding recreational and trail opportunities, and securing key wildlife corridors

Additional resources and information about the City of San Jose's 2019-2020 Budget :

Mayor Liccardo's Budget Documents

Mayor Liccardo's June Budget Message

City Manager's Budget Documents 

Councilmembers' Budget Recommendations

Read the Council budget requests , where Councilmembers recommend various priorities to include in the FY 2019-2020 Budget.

Although many people are taking breaks this July, my team is still working hard to bring exciting and free Viva Parks! and Village Fest 2019 events to our District 2 neighborhood parks, planning for upcoming City Council meetings and community meetings, and responding to all resident questions and concerns. Find more details about all these events as well as our progress in the community on my website , Facebook , Twitter , and Nextdoor.

We look forward to seeing you and collaborating with you. Together, let's continue making our slice of San José a wonderful place to live, work, and play.
In community,

Sergio Jimenez
D2 News: Updates & Accomplishments
Ice cream social serves under-resourced D2 residents

I scream for ice cream! My team, Project Hope, and the San Jose Police Department were happy to take advantage of a hot day and serve Edenvale Elementary students ice cream from "Operation Frozen Treats Patrol," a SJPD branded ice cream truck. The truck is operated by SJPD's Crime Prevention Unit to create positive community engagement opportunities and strengthen community relations between police, youth, and all residents.

I am proud of our collaborative efforts to reach under-served and under-represented neighborhoods such as the Roundtable Drive area.
Celebrating and unveiling D2's first public mural at Edenvale Library

Life is better with art. Art isn’t something I get the chance to talk about every day during city council or community meetings, but I was so thankful to unveil our first public mural in District 2 at Edenvale Library! It was wonderful to stand alongside San Jose Art Commissioners, San Jose Library staff, and community members to unveil the mural, titled A, E, I, O, U, and Sometimes Why?

The community and I appreciate this mural that can be seen from blocks away down Monterey Road. Thank you to local artist Sam Rodriguez for making our slice of San Jose more colorful. Sam says this mural is meant to reflect our community -- it even features a neighborhood child (pictured above in bottom left photo). 

If you think this is awesome, it gets better: I have secured $20,000 from the City’s 2019-2020 budget to work with San Jose Pow Wow to bring more than 10 new murals to #SJD2. I can’t wait to add love and vibrancy to south San Jose! #408Creates
Fighting for prevailing wage requirements and workforce standards in San Jose

1 out of 6 workers are impacted by wage theft in California. Involuntary servitude, harassment, threats, and inhabitable conditions exist in work environments today in San Jose. 

Silvery Towers is just one example of a powerful developer allowing their contractors to threaten, intimidate, and hold workers captive to maximize profits. It is incumbent upon us as elected officials to make sure that scenarios like this do not repeat themselves, especially when public subsidies help make these projects possible. 

On Tuesday, June 25, the San Jose City Council approved additional prevailing wage requirements and workforce standards for certain private construction jobs. This is just one step we are taking to protect the men and women who build San Jose.
Updates on recent City Council Meetings and San Jose Policies

Thousands of LED lights to be installed across the City

On Tuesday, June 25, the City Council accepted a status report on the work plan and implementation schedules for disaster preparedness, street repairs, public safety projects, and LED lighting -- all of which are made possible by the voter approved Measure T funding. 

Council also authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute loan agreements with PG&E for the financing and installation of up to 27,000 LED streetlights and up to 7,500 LED outdoor lights at public facilities.

Stay engaged as we put Measure T dollars to work for you and our community! For more details and information, view this presentation .

Equipping our City to practice energy resiliency

You may have heard, starting this summer PG&E can de-energize (or shut off) power to their distribution and transmission lines to prevent their equipment from starting wildfires, also called PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).

The City of San José has formed a task force with the Office of Emergency Management, Community Energy Department, Fire, Public Works, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services to prepare for PSPS events, assess and plan City response during an event, and coordinate with PG&E, the County of Santa Clara, and other stakeholders.

One or more PSPS events  could happen in San José , and power outages could last  seven days . Public Works is coordinating with departments to determine their backup power needs and capacity.  In the meantime, here is what you need to know about preparing yourself and your family for a multi-day power outage.

Why San José could be affected

Even though much of San José is urban, parts or all of the city could be affected because transmission and distribution lines powering San José are located in areas the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has designated as extreme and elevated fire-threat. In addition, if high voltage transmission lines are de-energized, the interconnected nature of the grid could result in a cascading effect that causes other transmission lines and distribution lines – potentially far from the original fire-risk areas – to also be de-energized, potentially resulting in a  regional  power outage.

How you can prepare and stay safe

  1. Sign up to receive power shutoff notifications from PG&E or make sure your contact info is up-to-date by visiting www.pge.com/psps or calling PG&E at 1-866-743-6589.
  2. Prepare an emergency kit that will last at least 5 days with the following items:
  • Water – water treatment and/or pumping may not work in a power outage, so have adequate water supplies on hand. Store at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/creating-storing-emergency-water-supply.html.
  • Food – have enough non-perishable food on hand and be aware of PG&E and USDA food safety tips regarding refrigerated and frozen food:
  • Fully stocked freezers usually keep food frozen for two days after losing power (if not repeatedly opened).
  • Half-full freezers usually keep food frozen for about one day (if not repeatedly opened).
  • Refrigerators usually keep food cold for up to four hours if the door remains unopened.
  • Keep an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer. If the food still contains ice crystals or is at 40oF or below, the food is safe.
  • When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Radio – during a power outage, cell phone service is not guaranteed. Having a radio (battery-powered, solar-powered, or hand crank) will ensure you can access notifications and safety information
  • First aid and medication – account for all first aid and medication needs, including medication that has to be refrigerated
  • Sanitary wipes or hand sanitizer – tap water may not be safe during an outage
  • Batteries – multiple types to power flashlights, radios, and other emergency equipment
  • Flashlight and fans – get solar or battery powered flashlights or lanterns.
  • Phone charger – solar-powered phone chargers or portable batteries
  • Method for food preparation – get a manual can-opener, or if you have a barbeque, prepare extra charcoal or propane for cooking
  • N95 masks – during an outage, generator usage will increase, resulting in increased local air pollution
3. Consider backup power sources:
  1. If you have a generator, please keep your family safe by following safety tips. Do not operate it inside or near dry fuel, such as on top of grass. Prior to an outage, check to make sure it’s functioning on a regular basis. Have fuel on hand as gas stations may not work.
  2. Solar panels will not work during an outage unless you have a special inverter or battery storage.
4. Prepare and practice an  emergency plan  that accounts for all family members and pets and considers the following:
  • Cash on hand – ATMs may not work during an outage
  • Full tank of gas in your car – gas stations may not work during an outage
  • Phone numbers – write down key phone numbers in case your cell phone runs out of power. California law requires landlines to have at least a few hours of backup power.
  • 911 – call 911 only for emergencies, not to get information
  • Garage door – know how to open it manually
  • If you live in an apartment or condo: talk with your building manager if you live or work in a building that has elevators or electronic key card access to understand how they will deal with a possible multi-day outage.
  • Family reunification – establish a meet up point in case of no cell reception
  • Shelter in place – officials will likely ask you to shelter in place if you can. Note that traffic signals will not work, resulting in congested traffic
5. During an outage
  1. Unplug or turn off appliances, equipment and electronics to avoid damage caused by surges when the power is restored
  2. Leave a single lamp on to alert you when the power returns. Then, turn your appliances on, one at a time
  3. Do not use a gas stove for heat
  4. Check the status of the outage at https://m.pge.com/#outages or by listening to the radio. PG&E has said it will send customers updates. Follow @CityofSanJose on Twitter, Facebook, or Nextdoor for secondary notifications.

For more information, read more about PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs at  Sanjoseca.gov  or  San José Clean Energy . For questions, please contact Jay McAmis, Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director, at 408-794-7043 or jay.mcamis@sanjoseca.gov .

On Tuesday, June 11, I, along with my colleagues Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones and Councilmembers Raul Peralez and Pam Foley asked city officials to study how San Jose can notify residents quickly and mitigate the impact of blackouts. As California’s wildfire season begins once again, the state’s Public Utilities Commission updated its guidelines for allowing companies like PG&E to conduct Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

We have asked city officials to schedule a study session this fall where they will explore:

  • Quickly notifying residents, especially those using energy-dependent medical devices, senior citizens and non-English speakers, as soon as officials learn that PG&E is turning the power off.
  • Making investments in energy storage, fuel cells and backup generators that could provide power to hospitals, emergency responders or the airport.
  • Making investments in micro-grids for longer term power solutions.
  • Identifying other alternatives to PG&E, such as forming a publicly-owned utility district or purchasing PG&E distribution assets.
  • Coordinating with the county and other relevant agencies to protect vulnerable populations, such as dialysis patients and senior citizens who may need air conditioning on hot days.
  • Assessing next steps, like ballot measures, state grants and bond issuances, that will help San Jose become more energy resilient.

Transforming our parks by bringing free games & activities to the community all summer long

We know many of you look forward to the weekend and getting a chance to head outdoors. Good news: My office is extending the fun into the weekdays this summer as we transform our local City parks! 
Join us for FREE movies (select dates), games, and other events focused on health and wellness resources, physical activity, and community engagement as we unite our neighbors. Our activities include: resource fairs, inflatable obstacle courses, jumpers, soccer zorbs, climbing walls, giant lawn games, arts and crafts, and more.
Grab your friends and family -- meet us for one of our Viva Parks events (dates and parks listed in our flyer)!
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming our newest Neighborhood Association in District 2!

After a year of engagement and activation, the residents of the Roundtable Neighborhood and Project Hope area have elected and voted on their newest Board Members. Like many of you, our office looks forward to working and engaging with our newest community leaders.

To learn more about starting your own Neighborhood Association, please reach out to our office at District2@sanjoseca.gov or 408-535-4902.
Neighborhood Dumpster Days help keep our streets clean

One of my #D2CleanStreets Initiative  events that consistently sees high community engagement is neighborhood Dumpster Day!

My office has the capacity to fund a Dumpster Day for each District 2 neighborhood once every other year. In June, we had the pleasure of working with the Blossom Valley Neighborhood, Riverview Skyway Neighborhood, and City staff to make this event a hit! I am happy to plan and sponsor this service for residents to get rid of their large junk items and to further deter people from illegally dumping on our streets.

Need to get rid of junk or large items?  San José residents can  schedule FREE appointments  to have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and  more ) picked up by their recycling collection company. Visit the  San José Free Junk Pick Up website  to schedule your free appointment today. Learn how to  report and prevent illegal dumping Let's work together to stop trash that is illegally dumped in public spaces, sidewalks, streets, etc.!
Information and FAQ's on the City's website about Broadband Strategy and Small Cell Deployment: sanjoseca.gov/smallcell

Contact the City for more information: broadband@sanjoseca.gov

Contact AT&T for information about small cell projects:
1-800-678-1169 Ext. 2084

For your information: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) preempts cities from denying any small cell permit based on the environmental effects of radio frequencies under Section 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act. To learn more, please see the FAQ's on the City website: sanjoseca.gov/smallcell
A Look at More Community Stories
Volunteers were hard at work sprucing up their “community’s backyard.” Thank you Miner Park Improvement Committee for organizing and San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services for your support.
Thank you for inviting us to your community BBQ, Los Paseos Neighborhood Association ! We look forward to many more years and events of connecting and strengthening our neighbors with you.
D2 and You: Upcoming Events
Would you like to be a host family for Okayama junior high students in San Jose?

Dates: July 30, 5 p.m. to August 5, 9 a.m. 

In Japan, even young elementary school students are expected to be able to take care of themselves. However, they will need your help as the cultural differences between the USA and Japan are rather huge! In Japan, everyone takes care of the children. Childcare is not readily available to working families, so the community tends to be aware of the needs of the children. Please and Thank you are always important and should be supported and encouraged.

It will be necessary to be understanding, kind and gentle with them. But do not be fooled, many of these students may have had experience traveling to other places in the world already!

Many good connections have happened over the years – some lasting almost as long as the sister city relationship itself!

Email sjokayama1957@gmail.com for questions or more information. 
The San José Public Library is gearing up to kick-off some exciting summer programs. Learn more below!

Summer Learning
You’re invited to win prizes by simply reading, this summer, during the San José Public Library ’s (SJPL) “ Summer Reading Program ” from June 1 – July 31 .
By participating, you’ll also get to be a part of San José’s goal of registering at least 500,000 hours of reading throughout the city. There are educational programs, fun events, and so much more for all ages to enjoy, completely FREE! Register today by visiting your nearest SJPL location or www.sjpl.org/summer

SJPL Bound
The San José Public Library is celebrating the 5 th anniversary of their official magazine, SJPL Bound ! The new summer issue covers June – August, 2019 and features the Library’s Summer Learning program, Graphic Novel Making Contest, fun events for people of all ages to enjoy, a list of their most popular and new titles, and so much more! Download the digital copy at www.sjpl.org/bound , or pick up a copy at any San José Public Library location.

Graphic Novel Making Contest
If you have a talent for creating comic/Manga-style illustrated short stories, you are invited to enter San José Public Library ’s Graphic Novel Making Contest for a chance to win a prize! The contest is open to people of all ages! For details, including guidelines for the contest, please visit: www.sjpl.org/graphicnovelcontest

Free Summer Food Program at the Library
To help fuel San José's children and teens' (ages 2-18) futures through healthy meals and fun activities, the San José Public Library will offer FREE lunch at seven San José Public Library locations from June 10 – August 9, 2019. For a complete list of participating library branches and schedules, please visit:  www.sjpl.org/summerfood
For Your Information
Click on the flyers below for more information.
The San José Fire Department emphasizes that fireworks are illegal, dangerous, and can result in fires and injuries that are easily preventable. 

San José residents can “Snap, Click, Report” violators online: sanjoseca.gov/fireworks

1. Snap: Safely take a photo of video of the person participating in illegal activity. 
2. Click: Visit sanjoseca.gov/fireworks
3. Report: Complete the online form with accurate information regarding the illegal firework activity. Include as much information as possible. The more information reported, the more likely action will be taken. Reporting parties can upload up to five separate photos or videos as evidence of illegal activity. 

The City also offers a 24 hour hotline, (408) 535-5600, to assist residents that do not have internet access and wish to report violators. All reports will be reviewed for sufficient evidence during this reporting period. If the report includes sufficient information and evidence, the City’s Code Enforcement Division will issue citations.

The online reporting tool will be activated on June 1, 2019 and will remain available through the duration of the reporting period which ends July 8, 2019.
City offers scholarships to increase access to Summer Camp programs that keep children engaged

The City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is a premier summer camp provider. Hosted at community centers and parks, summer camps offer an exciting mix of recreational and educational fun to meet the needs of all ages, abilities, and interests. 

The City offers multiple scholarships for select programs. Its goal is to ensure that qualifying San Jose residents have affordable access to these programs, classes, and activities.

For more information about recreation scholarships and how to apply, visit bit.ly/CSJPRNSPA or contact your local park or community center.
Safe Parking Pilot Program provides a safe place to sleep for people living in their vehicles

People deserve a safe environment to sleep in. On May 15, 2019, the City of San Jose opened a Safe & Supportive Parking program at Southside Community Center to provide a space where homeless families living in their vehicles can park and sleep overnight. The program is overseen by the nonprofit  Life Moves, which is responsible for providing services, security, trash disposal, and more at the designated Safe Parking sites. The organization will also help families find jobs and housing.

Through this program, we are taking steps to ensure a sense of stability for families and individuals living in their cars as we address our city’s homeless crisis.

If you know anyone who could benefit from the Safe & Supportive Parking program, please email safeparking@lifemoves.org or call 669-238-6193 for more information about resources and program eligibility.
VTA's 2019 New Transit Service Plan

The VTA Board of Directors unanimously approved, at its May 2 Board meeting, the final recommendations outlined in the  2019 New Transit Service Plan .

One of the key changes – and victories for District 2 – is the modified bus Route 42 . A brief description and map are available here .

Route 42 Routing Change

The Final Plan proposes to reroute Route 42 to the northern/eastern side of US 101 along Silver Creek Valley Road, Hellyer Avenue, Silicon Valley Boulevard, Bernal Road and San Ignacio Avenue to serve community-oriented destinations.

Route 42 will serve the VA Clinic and the Mexican Consulate, both of which had been seeking transit service for a long time. Residents are encouraged to use this route, or else it will likely be reduced or eliminated in the future.

The approved changes will be implemented when BART service to Santa Clara County begins late this year. 

Test Drive the Redesigned VTA.org Launching in June

A message from VTA: We’re nearly ready to launch the new VTA.org by mid-June. Thank you to everyone who has provided input and feedback on the design.

Please visit  beta.vta.org  to familiarize yourself with the beta version of the new site, and  use the short survey  that pops up to tell us what you think.

We’re making improvements based on feedback from users like you as we add more content every day.
How you can help keep our community safe and clean

See blight or homelessness in your neighborhood or around San José? Report it to the appropriate agency. All reporting is tracked at each agency and forwarded to the appropriate response team for action.

Union Pacific (usually the property around the railroad tracks)
Submit complaints regarding the Union Pacific Railroad to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Complaints regarding train noise or encampments can be submitted to their office directly by constituents either by sending an email to r7_gx@dot.gov or by phone to 916-414-2315.

Caltrans (usually property surrounding / adjacent to freeways and highways)
Fill out a Maintenance Service Request (MSR): https://csr.dot.ca.gov/ 

Homeless Concerns (on City of San Jose property)

MySanJose App - request services on City property
Download the app to your smartphone!

Schedule a FREE Large Item pick up , right in front of your home
Visit the San Jose Free Junk Pick Up website to learn more and schedule your free appointment: sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=3649

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office for support in contacting these agencies and departments: (408) 535-4902 | District2@sanjoseca.gov
Styrofoam & pizza boxes go in the garbage! More garbage/recycling tips:

For your information: Pizza boxes should go into garbage cart, not the recycling bin. They are cardboard materials; however, most of the time the pizza boxes are greasy which contaminates the recycling process. Example of other nonrecyclable items that residents often place in recycling cart are soiled napkins, tissue paper, to-go containers, etc. 

Need to report abandoned vehicles, street light outages, and more? Use MySanJose: Our quick & easy tool to request City services

Want to get that pothole or street light fixed? Need to report graffiti, illegal dumping or an abandoned vehicle? Have a different question for the City? With the new state-of-the-art MySanJose  app  and  website , it is now a breeze to file and track a City service request or reach one of our customer representatives. It is super easy to use – see our zippy  tutorial

Download the MySanJose app today:  www.sanjoseca.gov/mysanjose
Please don't leave your large items on the side of the road. It's easy & FREE to get rid of your junk!

San José residents can schedule FREE appointments to have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and  more ) picked up by their recycling collection company. 

Visit the San José Free Junk Pick Up website to schedule your free appointment today!

Thank you for keeping our City clean and combating illegal dumping!

Learn how to   report and prevent illegal dumping . Let's work together to stop trash that is illegally dumped in public spaces, sidewalks, streets, etc.!
Students, get involved! My District 2 Team is looking for interns!

Join our team and make a difference in the community! The Office of Councilmember Sergio Jimenez welcomes college or graduate school students interested community engagement, public service, policy research, and local government to apply for our District 2 Internship. 

This unpaid internship provides students with an immersive experience in day-to-day operations of a City Council office that serves about 100,000 residents. 

Student interns are expected to:
Communicate effectively with others
Adapt and work in a fast-paced environment
Have a willingness to learn and apply academic training to required job assignments
Commit a minimum of 15 hours per week

How to apply:
To be considered for the District 2 Internship, please:
1. Complete the District 2 Internship Form 
2. Upload your District 2 Internship Form, along with your Resume and Cover Letter, to the District 2 Internship Application
Community Resources
Have a D2 question or concern? Contact my team!

You may have met them at City Hall, Neighborhood Meetings, or just out and about in our community! In addition to supporting me at meetings and events -- or attending on my behalf -- my team members follow specific policy areas and have other responsibilities. They are happy to speak or meet with you regarding your questions or concerns!

Get involved: District 2 Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood Associations (N.A.s) are groups of community members who meet and collaborate to work towards common goals such as: beautification/clean-up efforts, safety enhancements, and social events. N.A.s serve as a connection between the community and City Hall. We are here to support N.A.'s by providing direction, resources, grants, help with outreach, models for success, and more.

View the interactive map of D2 N.A's on my website to find your N.A. or work with my office to start a N.A. in your area!

Reserving meeting space as an N.A.

As an established Neighborhood Association, you may reserve space for community use directly with Libraries and Community Centers in our District. As long as the meeting takes place during regular hours of operation, there is no charge to to your N.A.

If your event goes beyond the hours of operation, there is a charge for staffing. Our office is happy to accommodate 2 uses per N.A. per year for N.A.’s by paying for the staff time. Any additional uses outside of this would require your N.A. to cover the cost. 

Please contact the District 2 Office for more information!
Beyond San Jose: Get the latest news from your other elected officials

Read your Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman's Newsletter

Read your Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese's Newsletter

Read your California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra's News/Updates

Read your California State Assemblymember Mark Stone's News/Updates

Sergio's Office Hours 

Office Hours are a time to come ask questions, share concerns, or simply have a conversation. Meetings are first come first serve , and time may be limited to 15 minutes per person depending on the number of attendees.

Please visit my website for more information.

*NOTE: There will be NO OFFICE HOURS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY due to Council recess.*
City Resources

Report on MySanJose :

Graffiti (866) 249-0543
Illegal Dumping (408) 794-1900
Potholes (408) 794-1900
Streetlight Outages (408) 794-1903
Speak with a live Customer Service Representative (408) 535-3500

Additional Resources:

(408) 975-1440 

(408) 535-7770

(408) 534-2900

(408) 793-5510 

Vanessa Sandoval – Chief of Staff
Helen Chapman – Policy & Legislative Advisor
Maribel Villarreal  – Policy & Legislative Analyst
Lucas Ramirez  – Policy & Legislative Analyst
Laura Nguyen – Community Relations & Web Coordinator
Kimberly Hernandez  – Executive Assistant