District 6 Newsletter 
March 2019

March Newsletter Video Message 2019
(March Newsletter Video Message 2019)

District 6 Spotlight

Hope Village Relocation Community Meeting

Gardner Community Center 
520 W Virginia St, San Jose
Monday, March 18th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the  possible relocation of Hope Village, a tent
village for homeless residents in San José.  The proposed site is Santa Clara Valley
Water District property near Lelong Street  and Willow Street.  Space is limited so please RSVP to be  guaranteed participation in the meeting.  Walk-in seating is subject to availability.
Please RSVP through Eventbrite here

The Alameda and Rose Garden Neighborhood Night

Avaya Stadium, San Jose Earthquakes vs Minnesota United 
1123 Coleman Avenue San Jose, California 95110 
Saturday, March 9th, 4:45 p.m.

Join The Alameda and Rose Garden communities at the Quakes "The Alameda and Rose Garden Neighborhood Night" to enjoy special experiences exclusive this community. Purchasers through this link will receive a rose themed Quakes Quakes Pennant with each ticket purchased. You will also join other The Alameda and Rose Garden community members on the field during the National Anthem (ages 10+) and kids will get to high five the Quakes players as they exit the field for warm-ups as part of the High Five Tunnel (ages 5-9)!

Purchase tickets  here

State of the City Coyote Creek Creek Clean-Up

Tully Ballfields
800 Tully Road, San Jose, California 95111  
Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mayor Sam Liccardo invites you to join him and Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful for a creek cleanup along Coyote Creek. Join the Mayor, myself, and my team to help keep our community clean! 

At this event, the Mayor will speak briefly about the importance of keeping our City clean and then join the volunteers in the litter cleanup. Tools will be provided.

Heavy rain cancels this event. We will host it with light rain.  Come out, enjoy the freshness of spring, and have fun beautifying the creek one piece of trash at a time.

Hike with me!

Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
Wednesday,  April 3 rd, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Parking at 300 Metcalf Road, San Jose

The Open Space Authority work to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture, and connect people to nature through exciting outdoor programs, like this one! 

Meet in the Metcalf Motorcycle Park parking area at 300 Metcalf Road in San Jose. A staff member will be there to show you where to park and introduce you to me and the Open Space docents who will help you identify and learn about the plants and animals you're seeing.  

We will walk approximately 1 mile on a dirt trail from the parking lot to a scenic and beautiful location within this special-access area. Please wear closed-toe shoes and a hat that ties down, bring water, a light snack or lunch, and don't forget your sunscreen! Feel free to bring a walking stick. This educational experience led by our enthusiastic docents and staff is about 2  miles round-trip and climbs in elevation of about 200 feet.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Open Space Authority at 408-224-7476 and ask for Gavin or Teri.

Registration is required. Register here.


Patricia Gardner Commendation 

On February 12th during Council, we recognized Patricia Gardner and her accomplishments as a leader and advocate of nonprofits for the past two decades.

Patricia has served as the CEO of Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits since 2001. She has been critical to building SCVN's community impact and growth, and we are thankful for her leadership.

Grateful Gardens 

Recently I toured the lovely Grateful Gardens at 900 Meridian Avenue with Executive Director, Karen Marshall. Karen and her fellow volunteers have created a space to promote peace through sustainable systems. It's a half acre urban farm with boxes for gardening, chickens, and bees for the community. They currently have space for 40 community boxes for rent or for sponsoring. Check out their website for more information here.

Great American Litter Pick Up 

Bascom Community Center
Saturday, April 13th,  8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Help us clean up litter in San Jose. To participate and sign up please call 408-535-4906. On the day of the event, register at your meeting location and receive litter cleanup supplies. At noon, join your Council District Office for a celebration lunch at your Council District's Event Kickoff Location. Lunch is free for volunteers. 

City News & Updates

2019 Safe Summer Initiative Grant
The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) is now accepting applications for its next annual funding cycle, which runs from June 1, 2019 through August 31st, 2019. Services must be provided to youth residents of San José, ages 6-24, who are part of the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Target Population. Applicants must be a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status, a government agency, or a legally-recognized faith-based organization.

Interested agencies are invited a workshop to review critical information about the grant program and how to apply on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Hank Lopez Community Center, located at 1694 Adrian Way, San José, CA,
95122. Applicants are strongly encouraged, but are not required, to attend this workshop.

To register and access the application, please go to http://grants.sanjoseca.gov/index.jsp. Completed proposals can only be submitted on-line via WebGrants. Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. 

PAL Programming and Stadium

The City of San José's Police Department and Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invite you to provide input on ways to enhance youth sports opportunities through the Police Activities League (PAL) and plan for the future of PAL Stadium. Please take this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019PALsurvey
and let us know your vision for PAL Stadium and programs.

La Ciudad de San José está considerando maneras de mejorar las oportunidades deportivas de los jóvenes a través de la Liga de Actividades Policiales (Police Activities League o PAL) y planificar el futuro del Estadio PAL Stadium, un complejo deportivo de propiedad de la Ciudad ubicado a lo largo de King Road al norte de la Carretera 280. Esta encuesta es una oportunidad para que la comunidad dé su opinión sobre cómo la Ciudad puede lograr estas metas. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019PALencuesta

Thành Phố San José hiện đang xem xét các cách để tăng cường các cơ hội thể thao cho thanh thiếu niên thông qua Liên đoàn Hoạt động Cảnh sát (Police Activities League-PAL) và lên kế hoạch cho tương lai của Sân vận động PAL, một khu liên hợp thể thao thuộc sở hữu của Thành phố nằm dọc theo King Road phía Bắc Highway 280. Khảo sát này là cơ hội để cộng đồng đóng góp ý kiến về cách Thành phố có thể đạt được những mục tiêu này như thế nào. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019PALkhaosat

Safe Overnight Parking Program 

Franklin-McKinley School District has partnered with Amigos de Guadalupe to provide families and/or individuals who have been displaced and are temporarily homeless, living in their vehicles, and need a safe place to park overnight. Restrooms are made available to participants. 

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring - Working as a census worker can be a great way to make extra money while helping your community. The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census Count. In Santa Clara County alone, the Bureau is looking to hire over 1000 census workers for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers (also referred to as enumerators), recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisors. Positions offer excellent pay ($24-$33 hourly rate), flexible hours, and paid training. Find more information here

 Civil Grand Jury Recruitment 

Are you interested in applying  for the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury? The application will be open until March 29, 2019. You can find information and the application here

Mineta San Jose International Airport 

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) reached a new passenger record in 2018 by serving 14.3 million departing and arriving passengers, a 14.7 percent increase and a new record of 1.8 million more customers choosing SJC for their travel plans over 2017. SJC also marked six consecutive years of solid passenger growth.

Read about new routes and services here, including Southwest flights to Hawaii! 

"Snap, Click, Report"

Illegal fireworks are a neighborhood nuisance AND highly dangerous - so don't put up with them! Snap a photo and file a report online at sanjoseca.gov/fireworks . Fines can be as high as $1,000.

The fines for using fireworks are:
  • $500 for a first violation
  • $700 for a second violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • $1,000 for a third violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • The sale of fireworks may result in a fine up to $50,000 plus jail time, depending on quantity

Get Involved! Apply to a Board or Commission
Apply today to be a part of the City of San Jose Board or Commission. Several positions are available. 

Community Events

San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
March 8th, 3:00 p.m.
"Alma and How She Got Her Name" Story and Activity
Willow Glen
March 9th, 10:00 a.m.
One-On-One Computer Help Willow Glen
March 9th, 10:30 a.m. 
Girls Empowered STEAM Workshop
March 9th, 2:00 p.m. 
Silicon Valley Reads: Film Screening: Little White Lie
Rose Garden
March 15th, 4:00 p.m. Back to Bach
March 18th, 5:00 p.m.
Self-Advocacy & Rights Training For Adults With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Rose Garden
March 23rd, 10:00 p.m. One-On-One Computer Help Willow Glen 
March 23rd, 3:00 p.m.
Low Water Ornamental Plants for the Home Garden
Willow Glen
March 27th, 7:30 p.m. 
DNA Trail: A Staged Reading
Rose Garden

SJ Neighbor Night

Willow Glen Community Center
Friday, March 8th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.. 

San Jose Neighbor Night is March 8th! Stop by for FREE activities at your community center. Different community centers will be announced each month.

Women of Color Changing the Narrative Entrepreneur Conference

Mexican Heritage Center
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116
 Saturday, March 16th,10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The 2019 first annual ODOS Women of Color (WOC) conference is to highlight and focus on the need for Economic Development for African American Women and other Women of Color who are Solopreneurs or Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

The conference provides info to the following attendees: those seeking to create and work in their passion job, new and existing small businesses, baby boomers, corporate drop-outs, retirees, women experiencing corporate lay-off, and college students, or millenials seeking a side gig or options to the corporate life.

You can purchase tickets here

First Annual San Jose Shamrock Run

San Pedro Square, Downtown San Jose
 Sunday, March 17th, 8:00 a.m.

Come run or walk and enjoy the awesome post-race party with live entertainment, beer garden and more. All participants receive a running shirt and finisher medal. All participants 21 and older will get one free Guinness. Starts and finishes in San Pedro Square. You can register  here. Save 10% with code SJDUBLIN 

Summer 2019 Camp Registration 

Registration for Happy Hollow summer camps began Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.  Each uniquely themed camp provides interactive learning experiences, hands-on science-based activities, zoo tours, and the opportunity to have up close live animal encounters. 

NEW in 2019! Puppetry and theater camps: Children ages 6 to 10 can discover the art of puppetry and acting at the Happy Hollow Puppet Castle Theater. Children will experience the magical art of storytelling inside one the oldest puppet theaters in California.

Spartan Soccer Youth Camp

Register for the Spartan Soccer Youth Camp  here. Save with early registration by April 1st! 

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market

Lincoln High School Parking Lot,
577 Dana Ave
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