District 6 Newsletter 
June 2019
Dear Neighbor,

Every year the city must produce a balanced budget to fund such critical services as police, fire, emergency management, garbage collection, pavement, and traffic infrastructure maintenance, as well as other neighborhood services. This year's budget total is $4.3 billion dollars. Our focus this year is on saving for the future, public safety, confronting the high cost of housing and living, homelessness, combating blight and a healthier environment. To view the Budget in Brief (the synopsis or Cliff Notes to for the 2019-2020 Budget) go here.

Read more here.

District 6 Spotlight

San Jose Champions 2019

The elementary school presidents of PTA/ PTC/PTOs have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children and spearhead positive policy changes across District 6. 

I was proud to recognize Rachel Wilner, Lorraine Cho, Katie Colon, Audrianna Correa-Jimenez, and Jennifer Maddox and their important work at this year's San Jose Champions event. 

Their work included fundraising for STEM education, Visual and Performing Arts, instruments, and art and music classes for their diverse student body.  The chapter presidents I recognized  exemplify leadership and community building to ensure that high standards of education are met.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park begins June 7th with "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Bring a blanket or folding chair and enjoy the FREE performance. Details here.  

Trash Talk 

2240 Almaden Expressway 
Friday, June 14th at 9:00 a.m. 

Let's pick up trash while we talk about community issues. Our next session of "Trash Talk" will take place on Friday, June 14th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., starting out at 2440 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95125. 

Residents of District 6 are invited to join me and my District 6 Office team to pick up trash in District 6. This will be a great opportunity for District 6 residents to talk to me and my staff about issues you are concerned with in our district and clean up our neighborhoods all at the same time. All trash-collecting equipment will be provided. Kids are welcome. 

Music in the Glen 

Music in the Glen is on Thursdays from 6:25-8:30 p.m. this summer. Please see the flyer for specific dates and times. Bring a lawn chair or blankets to Willow Glen Elementary and enjoy food and music. 

St. Leo the Great Parish Summer Festival 

St. Leo Parish 
Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

St. Leo's Summer Festival is Saturday, June 22nd! Enjoy games, vendor booths, entertainment, and bingo. There will also be a pancake breakfast, food trucks, and a beer and wine sale. If you have questions, please call (408) 293-4846. 

Cahill Park Movie Night

Cahill Park 
Saturday, June 29th at 8:15 p.m. 

Summer movie nights are back! Join your friends and family for a movie night at Cahill Park. We will be showing How To Train Your Dragon at 8:15 p.m. 

Parking in the area is extremely limited. We encourage you to take public transportation, walk, or bike. 

Rose, White & Blue Parade

Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 a.m.

The Parade and Festival celebrates its 12th Anniversary along The Alameda. For more information on how to participate or sponsor, click here.

National Night Out 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6th. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 24th. 

Benefits of registering for National Night Out (NNO): 

- Representative(s) from SJPD and SJFD may visit you and your neighbors at your event.
- Representative from the Council Office will attend your NNO event. Special giveaways will be handed out.

This is a fun way to get to know and celebrate with your neighbors. It's also a great opportunity to discuss neighborhood safety and disaster readiness.  

For more information and to register, click here

City News & Updates

Ending Homelessness 

These are ways you can help end homelessness in San José and make a real difference in your community:

1. Support a local homeless service agency. Our Homeless Resource Guide has a list of local agencies to contact if you would like to get involved.

2. Educate yourself and your community on the issue of homelessness.

3. Volunteer for creek clean up events such as Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful or South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition.

Sunday Series Volunteer Events

Join the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services' Volunteer Management Unit each week for their Sunday Series of park cleanup events. Volunteers visit a different park each Sunday, alternating through the council districts every 10 weeks. No registration is necessary, just come join the fun! Find the current schedule

VTA's Youth Summer Pass 2019 

No child wants to be stuck at home for the summer. And no parent or guardian wants to be stuck driving the kids around for three months.  Get a Summer Youth Pass for $70.

Youth 18 and under enjoy unlimited rides on VTA bus and light rail with the Summer Youth Pass from June through August. That's three months of travel for the price of two Youth Monthly passes. Click here for details. 

Fed up with Fireworks? 

With over 18,500 fires started by fireworks each year in the U.S., 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. 

1. Snap: Safely take a photo of video of the person participating in illegal activity. 
2. Click: Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/fireworks
3. Report: Complete the online form with accurate information regarding the illegal firework activity.  Include as much information as possible.

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. 

Code Enforcement Interactive Map

Have questions about Code Enforcement cases? Check out the new interactive map. The search results will show the current status of the case, the name of the assigned Code Enforcement Inspector and the Service Area Manager (the Inspector's Supervisor), the case status, the Council District, and Case Number for future reference. The description of the alleged violation contains information provided by the reporting party

If you have any questions regarding the case, you may contact the Service Area Manager by clicking on the listed name. In the event no name is listed, your inquiry will be forwarded to the Code Enforcement Administrator. To view further details on the case such as the alleged violation, click on the Case Number.

Find the interactive map 

Health Mobile 

Health Mobile delivers professional, quality health care to uninsured children from low-income families. Our services have been successful in reaching youth, previously neglected, by utilizing a health unit on wheels. We travel throughout California to schools, community centers, rural and urban areas, migrant camps and health fairs to respond to these children's health needs

For questions about the Health Mobile, and their location, click here . Some of their tentative locations and dates are below. 

June 12th at Seven Trees Senior
June 20th at Evergreen Senior Center
June 24th at Willow Glen Senior
July 1st at Seven Trees Senior
July 15th at Alma Center Senior
July 29th at Gardner Senior Center
August 5th at Alma Senior Center
August 15th at Ever Green Senior Center
August 26th at Gardner Senior Center

Community Events

San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
Friday, June 7th at 2:00 p,m, 
Immigrant Heritage Month

Willow Glen
Monday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. 
Cyber Safety For Seniors
Rose Garden
Saturday, June 11th at 4:00 p.m.  Teen Tuesdays 
Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m.  LEGO Fun
Tuesday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m. 
Volunteer Away Your Fines As A Branch Buddy
Willow Glen
Tuesday, June 18th at 6:15 p.m.  Family Story-time
Rose Garden
Wednesday, June 19th at 4:15 p.m.  Salsa For Seniors
Thursday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m.  One-On-One Computer Help
Willow Glen
Friday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m.  Dungeons & Dragons in the Library
Rose Garden

Cities for All Ages 

Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00-8:00 p.m

Don Weden, retired County planner, will share his insights on how aging and urbanization are rapidly changing Santa Clara County. Details here

Trash Punx Free E-Waste Recycling Event

1180 Murphy Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131
Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Bring your E-Waste to the event & drop off in the designated recycling bins. For the list of acceptable items and to RSVP, click  here

World Refugee Day

Campbell Community Center
Friday, June 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The 27th Annual World Refugee Day event is on June 14th at the Campbell Community Center. Celebrate this event and our diverse community, and enjoy cultural performances, taste international foods, visit country displays and much more. 

San José Neighbor Nights

City of San Jose Community Centers
Friday, June 14th  

Every Second Friday Night of the Month The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites neighbors to come together for free family-friendly activities, including arts & crafts, games, sports, movies and more.

Check with your local community center for details. 


Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
Saturday, June 15 from 12:00-7:00 p.m. 

This is the African American Community Service Agency's 38th year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose. For over 38 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley has averaged over 6,000 attendees. Enjoy entertainment, a wide variety of food, artwork, retailers, community services, and local businesses. 

Make Music San Jose 

City of San Jose
June 21st 

Make Music San Jose is open to anyone who wants to take part. The spirit of the day is that of a holiday: people getting together in their neighborhoods, creating their own musical events in a do-it-yourself fashion.

Every kind of musician, young and old, amateur, and professional, are encouraged to take part by filling the city with music and share the joy of music making with friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Make Music San Jose is also a great opportunity to have fun and learn a new instrument at one of the facilitated play-a-longs. More information here

Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Happy Hollow
June 18th All Day

Save 50% on admission and get discounted parking during Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Enjoy a day full of rides, entertainment, animal meet-and-greets, and more for half the price. For more information, click here

Music in the Park

Plaza de Cesar Chavez 
Friday June 21st & Friday July 19th 

Since 1989 Music in the Park summer concert series has rocked downtown San Jose parks and plazas in the summer. It's a community happy hour with great live music from big names as well as up-and-coming acts. Details and tickets here .

Composting Basics Workshop

Environmental Innovation Center 
1068 Las Plumas Ave. 
Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Turn your leaves, yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment. Both green waste and worm composting will be covered.  Need some compost to get you started? Free compost available to workshop attendees.

Workshops are brought to you by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County and the City of San José. Funded by the cities and the County of Santa Clara.

The City Loop Trail Bike Outing 

Five Wounds Portuguese Church
Saturday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. 

Come out for a bike ride on The City Loop Trail, southern section. The bike ride will start at Five Wounds Church and head south towards Kelley Park along the Five Wounds Trail and through Coyote Meadows. 

Total tour is estimated to be about 11 miles and 2.5 hrs to complete.

Must provide own bike and helmet. Details here. 

Flicks and 

History Park in Kelley Park
635 Phelan Avenue

History San José invites you to enjoy great movies and music under the stars
during the Flicks & Grooves outdoor cinema and concert series in History Park.The Flicks & Grooves series features an outdoor cinema on the second Friday of each
month and a concert on

Details and Dates here

Willow Glen Farmers' Market 

Willow Glen Elementary 
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The grand opening of the Willow Glen Farmers' Market is June 8th at Willow Glen
Elementary  School.

Bascom Flea Market 

Bascom Community  Center 
June 8th from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The market will open from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Admission is free. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Bascom Community Center (408) 794-6289 or email esther.aguirre@sanjoseca.gov.

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market

Lincoln High School Parking Lot
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. beneath the Lincoln High School parking lot solar panels. Support local vendors and spend time with your neighbors!

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