MARCH 2020
Dear District 2 neighbors, 

Making our community cleaner and safer is a priority for my office , which is why I have secured more than $500,000 from the City’s budget throughout my years in office to kick off several programs that are part of my action plan to help  #beautifySJ , starting with District 2.

In 2018, my team and I launched the  #D2CleanStreets Initiative in South San José: a multi-faceted approach to combating the blight plaguing our streets.

One of the projects I have initiated and funded for District 2 since 2018 is our partnership with  Downtown Streets Team (DST) . DST is a non-profit organization that contributes to a cleaner community while engaging homeless and at-risk individuals through the SJ Bridge Program. In District 2, our SJ Bridge Program is composed of 10 team members that break up into two field crews (1 supervisor and 4 crew members on each field crew).

I am proud to share some accomplishments for SJ Bridge & the Monterey Corridor thus far in 2019-2020:

- SJ Bridge has collected approximately 6.2 tons of debris from District 2 (252 bags or 41 cubic yards of debris) *this total does not include any large item removal in District 2
- SJ Bridge has structurally pruned or removed dying trees along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. SJ Bridge has also pruned back trees and shrubs on the shoulder of Monterey Road near Metcalf Road to improve bike safety.
- Monterey Road is currently serviced quarterly by BeautifySJ Street Landscape Maintenance (contracted through Bayscape Landscape), DOT Weed Abatement, and DOT In-House staff as needed.

The main areas in District 2 targeted by the SJ Bridge Program thus far in 2019-2020 have been:

- Bernal Slopes (1.05 tons of trash cleared)
- Blossom Hill Rd (.22 tons of trash cleared)
- Edenvale Park Area - SaddleBrook Dr (1.25 tons of trash cleared)
- Palisades Dr (3.65 tons of trash cleared)

I am also proud to highlight some of DST's successes and impacts in 2018-2019:

- 100+ tons (200,471+ pounds) of debris removed
- 40+ hours of training provided to Team Members
- 3 Team Members found housing
- 2 Team Members found employment

In 2018-2019, the hot spots where DST conducted clean-ups were:

- Monterey Road from Branham Lane to Ford Road
- The 4 corners of Blossom Hill Road and Snell Avenue

If you would like to volunteer with Downtown Streets Team or participate in regular clean up days, please contact . For questions about hot spots and updates, contact .

Learn more about our City and neighborhoods in my past monthly newsletters from 2017, 2018, 2019, and this year , which include resources and information, policy and community updates, upcoming events, and a visual, in-depth recap of the work we've done together.

My goal has always been to empower the community and make City Hall accessible to you -- to give you a voice in local government. I invite you to join me as I advocate for a more equitable San José and make our home a better place to live, work, and play.

Let's connect through my website Facebook Twitter , and Nextdoor!

In community,

Sergio Jimenez
D2 News: Updates & Accomplishments
SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia shares public safety facts with residents at the Southern Police Substation

Thank you to all who joined us for our Coffee with the Chief event at District 2's Southern Police Substation, hosted by my office. Public safety has been a top priority for me as your City Council representative these past three years. My Coffee with the Chief event is just one of the initiatives I am committed to in order to educate and engage our community about safety resources and safety tips.

Our goal in hosting this event at the Substation is for our community to experience what it could look like if open and fully activated for the public, as I've been advocating for and working with City officials towards. 

If you missed Coffee with the Chief, here are some important facts shared by SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia: 

* Our Police Department is growing -- we currently have 148 recruits in training and we graduate 3 full academies each year.
* Our recruits are diverse and reflect our City’s demographics -- our most recent academy represented 21 ethnicities and spoke 16 languages!
* San José continues to be one of the safest metropolitan areas in the Country, with 31% less crime then other comparable cities like San Francisco and San Diego. 
* Officers are no longer leaving San José! The Police Department and City Council have a fantastic working relationship and have fixed the problems that were causing officers to leave the Department in the past.  
* Our hard working women and men in uniform strive to build community relationships -- the same officer who takes a gun off the street at night will be back reading a book to children or giving them high fives at a public event the next morning.

You may view the full recording of our Coffee with the Chief event on my Facebook page as well as the Los Paseos N.A. Facebook page .
Our City's first Bridge Housing Community in northeast San José gives houseless individuals new opportunities

I have been consistent in advocating for more interim housing solutions that provide places for houseless individuals to reside and receive services. I voted along with my Council colleagues to approve Bridge Housing Communities in December 2018.
I was proud to join Mayor Liccardo and my colleagues on the City Council in hosting Governor Newsom on Thursday, February 7, 2020 at the grand opening of San José’s first Bridge Housing Community (BHC).
We discussed implementation of this innovative approach to addressing Silicon Valley’s homelessness crisis. The BHC is located on Mabury Road and includes 40 individual "tiny homes" as well as a shared kitchen and bathrooms and space for pets. It was built w ith the help of Habitat for Humanity and 1,827 volunteers.
The facility provides interim housing and supportive services for adults who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness as they stabilize their lives, transition into permanent housing, and strive to become self-sufficient. These individuals have a qualifying vulnerability index score, are in a rapid rehousing program, and have a job or are job-ready. 
For more information, contact Jeff Scott, Public Information Manager, at 408-975-2647. You may also read this article by San José Spotlight .
We must protect Coyote Valley so that it can protect us (as a provider of drinking water, natural flood control, wildlife habitat & more)

Growing up in East San José , the outdoor space I knew was a concrete patio. On February 26th, I got to continue to advocate for protecting thousands of acres of open space in San José that will benefit not just one childhood, but a whole society.

Coyote Valley fun facts:

- provides drinking water to 1.8 million people and provides natural flood control
- essential to a resilient climate
- critical habitat to very rare and endangered wildlife
- an investment in natural infrastructure
- protection of Coyote Valley gives opportunities for recreational trails open to the public
- and it's all in our own backyard in South San José !

I am happy that the  City of San José  and  County of Santa Clara are aligned about the future of Coyote Valley: protecting it from development and preserving it for generations to come. Thank you  Green Foothills  for hosting the  evening of celebration and conversation for more than 200 community members. You can watch the whole event here !

Click here to learn more about our historic victory for Coyote Valley , our natural resources, and our community: When the City, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST),   and  Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) acquired 937 acres of land in North Coyote Valley in 2019!
Free WiFi and brand new Computer Lab at Southside Community Center for public use

We are ecstatic to unveil our new Computer Lab at Southside Community Center! We celebrated with residents at our Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 27, 2020. There were snacks, refreshments, and a tour of the new computers in the Computer Lab.

I am proud to have supported this project from the beginning by securing $30,000 from the City's budget for this much-needed upgrade that provides digital connection for our residents. I am excited to see this revitalization of Southside Community Center, our core District 2 community hub for resources and information.

At Southside Community Center, the public can make use of the upgraded Computer Lab which includes 16 new computers and monitors. The lab will offer opportunities for residents to improve their digital literacy skills and enjoy the benefits of intergenerational (Gen2Gen) activities. Southside’s Computer Lab will be one of several City facilities promoting participation in the upcoming 2020 Census. And if you’re in a different part of town -- the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services offers free Wi-Fi at all its community centers.
February City Council Invocations brought to you by D2 community members

Each month, a different Councilmember is granted the opportunity to invite community members and/or groups to perform invocations at the beginning of San José City Council Meetings. February is District 2’s month to shine, and over the years we have witnessed a wonderful variety of faith leaders and entertainers perform and reflect the diversity of San José. This year, it has been my privilege to welcome:

1. February 4, 2020: The Abbott and leaders from Chua Bao Phuoc, an influential Vietnamese Temple in the District 2 community
2. February 11, 2020: Gabriela Sepulveda, District 2 resident and talented, bilingual singer/songwriter
3. February 25, 2020: the South Bay Trombone Choir, which includes active District 2 community leaders and consists of trombone players of various ages.
You can watch their invocations on my Facebook page.
Senior Winter Walk brings music, dancing, resources & more to South San José

Aloha! We had a blast getting active, attempting choreographed exercises & dances, sharing important health & wellness resources, and engaging in conversations with community members at the Annual Senior Winter Walk & Resource Fair. I am happy to co-host this event, which provides a safe and welcoming space for senior citizens to walk and socialize at Westfield Oakridge Mall, with Councilmember Johnny Khamis & Councilmember Pam Foley. We are thankful that our jobs allow us to reach diverse populations of residents.
How private property owners can help us tackle homelessness by opening up lots in places of assembly for Safe Parking
Last year, more than 6,000 people were counted as experiencing homelessness in San José on any given night, and more than 1,000 of them sleep in their vehicles. The City of San José developed a Safe Parking Ordinance that allows private property owners to designate their parking areas in places of assembly for safe parking.

The ordinance approved by City Council in February 2019 included amendments to Title 20 of the San José Municipal Code (Zoning Code). The property owner does not need to obtain a permit and may design operations such as hours, type of vehicles, and target population.
If you are a property owner interested in partnering with the City of San José on this important endeavor and would like to provide a safe place for houseless individuals to park overnight, please contact Lorena Diez with the City of San José’s Homelessness Response Team at (408) 975-4456 or for more information .
After listening to neighbors, our Traffic Calming Policy will be updated in San José's 2020 Priority Setting

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 the City Council prioritized my recommendation to update Council Policy 5-6, Traffic Calming Policy For Residential Neighborhoods.

I first nominated this policy proposal last year after receiving many concerns from neighborhoods throughout District 2 about traffic safety. While the nomination did not receive sufficient support from the Council last year, I am proud that we were successful during this most recent session. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Council and with the Department of Transportation to update the policy and make it easier for neighborhoods to reduce speeding, improve safety, and work towards eliminating traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in neighborhoods as well as around schools, libraries, parks, and community centers.

February Policy Updates: Wage Theft Prevention, Transportation Safety & Homeless Services Plans

Our Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Council Meeting went late into the evening, but was very productive. For those of you who missed it, here is a recap of some of the important policies passed by my Council colleagues and I.  
Wage Theft Prevention
Wage theft is a pervasive problem affecting San José workers, families, and businesses. On February 11, a strong majority of Council approved my memorandum for stronger wage theft prevention measures on public works projects. This new policy will prevent unscrupulous businesses that prey on workers from obtaining contracts with the City of San José. It will also bar egregious and chronic violators from doing business with the City.  
Transportation Safety Vision Zero Action Plan
Council approved several recommendations to achieve our Vision Zero goals and dramatically reduce fatalities and serious injuries resulting from traffic collisions. Prioritizing the most dangerous roadways in the City, the Council authorized nearly $7 million to fund “quick build” projects that will improve safety and other related actions to collect data and provide outreach and education. Additionally, we directed staff to evaluate Traffic Enforcement Unit staffing options and report back with a strategy to enhance enforcement.
Proposed Expenditure Plan for the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program
The City of San José will receive nearly $24 million from the State of California to address homelessness. On February 11,  Council unanimously approved an expenditure plan that includes: developing and operating a navigation center, rental assistance to prevent homelessness, motel vouchers, enhanced overnight warming locations, incidental safe parking, and other innovative solutions to address our houseless crisis. 

In addition, we approved direction to fund enhanced City services to ensure that neighborhoods have sufficient, proactive City resources to address illegal dumping, parking compliance, and encampments in the defined service areas where we are promoting alternative housing solutions. These funds are not sufficient to house our City’s growing houseless population, and we definitely have more to do to tackle this crisis. I am supportive of this spending plan because it implements a navigation center, which I called for over a year ago as we discussed the City’s land sale to Google. Additionally, the navigation center will include onsite storage lockers which I have been advocating for since 2018.     
Similar to last year, the City has developed the Budget Balancing Act simulation for this upcoming budget cycle. The Balancing Act is an online exercise to balance the budget that allows us to gather insights into resident priorities and interests. Please let us know how you would balance the City's budget:

Neighborhood activities in February 2020

Neighborhood Associations (N.A.’s) are groups of community members who meet and collaborate to work towards common goals such as: informing fellow neighbors about City updates, beautification/clean-up efforts, safety enhancements, and social events. N.A.'s serve as a connection between the community and City Hall -- my staff and I enjoy joining as many N.A. meetings and events as we can to interact face-to-face with neighbors! Here is a recap of some lively Neighborhood Association gatherings in February:

The District 2 Neighborhood Leadership Council Meeting, the Los Paseos N.A. Meeting, the Cottle to Lean Neighborhood Association volunteer appreciation party, the Oak Grove N.A. Litter Clean Up, and the Basking Ridge Crime Prevention Meeting.

Want to get involved in YOUR neighborhood? Find your District 2 Neighborhood Association here !
COVID-19: The latest official information from the City & County

Please visit the links below for the latest, most thorough information regarding COVID-19 and related public resources from the City & County.

The City of San José will be issuing flash reports twice-daily with Emergency public information notifications and updates including the status of City Services and/or Operations:

You can sign up for email notifications from the City of San José here:

City of San José Facebook:
City of San José Twitter:

The County of Santa Clara ​Public Health Department continues to work closely with healthcare providers, hospitals, and its partners to address novel coronavirus. The department is taking action to protect the public and keep the community informed on its website:

This website includes "What You Should Know," Guidance and Information, statistics, recent press releases, and additional resources.

County of Santa Clara ​Public Health Department Facebook:
County of Santa Clara ​Public Health Department Twitter:
Office Hours POSTPONED until further notice

In accordance with guidance from Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department, my District 2 Office Hours will be POSTPONED until further notice.

Our community's health is our priority, and we have made the decision to take preventative measures within our control to protect our diverse residents.

As always, if you would like to talk to us anytime, I welcome you to ask questions, share concerns, or simply have a conversation with my team and I. Feel free to contact us at or (408) 535-4902. Don't forget to provide your name and contact information (email address and/or phone number) so that we may be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Please continue to engage with us!
D2 and You: Upcoming Events
Click on flyers for more information.
Next WEBINAR meeting for California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Community Working Group (CWG) - San Jose Project Sections

In accordance with guidance from Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department, San Mateo County Health, and San Francisco Department of Public Health regarding large community events, all of High-Speed Rail Authority’s Community Working Group Meetings in March will now be webinars. They will no longer be meeting in-person for this round of meetings.

The meeting dates and times will not change. The phone line and webinar information for the San José CWG meeting can be found below.

San José CWG
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
Dial-in: (773) 231-9226
Meeting ID: 148 355 8804#

This round of meetings will focus on the Draft 2020 Business Plan as well as preparing members for the upcoming release of the Draft EIR/EIS. Meeting materials will be posted to the Authority website. While these meetings are geared toward the working group members, they are open to the public and public comment will be heard at the end of the meeting. Public open houses and public hearings associated with the circulation of the Draft EIR/EISs will be announced in the coming weeks.
Blossom Valley PONY Baseball Registration Now Open - affordable options for kids & families!

All Santa Clara County youth are invited to register for spring baseball and learn about our nation’s favorite pastime while building lasting friendships through friendly competition and skill development.

Registration is currently open for the 2020 Spring Season. Blossom Valley PONY Baseball (BVPB) is proudly open to all youth living in Santa Clara County. Scholarships are available to ensure that all youth have access to play.

Become a part of the BVPB community. Learn more about the league and Spring registration at:
Pulgas Ridge Wildflowers
Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Pickup in San Jose

Join us for a walk led by a naturalist in a park known for its showy spring wildflowers such as Indian warrior, hound's tongue, mule's ears, milkmaids, fetid adder's tongue, giant trillium, mission bells and more. Pulgas Ridge is home to 90 native species of trees, shrubs, ferns, and flowers. On this trek, we will have one gradual 300-foot climb with hillside views. Everyone will get a wildflower guide to help them identify the colorful specimens we see along the way. We end the day with an included social picnic lunch. Bus transportation from San José to Redwood City. To register, please email with your name or call us at 408-774-0593 or visit 
Please join the City of San José Housing Department for a series of community meetings to help develop the City's Five-year Consolidated Plan 2020-25, and the FY 2020-21 Annual Action Plan, which will identify projects and services funded through the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG); HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME); and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
We invite you to participate in our upcoming community meetings to provide input on draft funding priority areas for the next five years. The process of selecting projects and services to fund with the federal programs is based on funding availability, project eligibility, and the community needs and priorities that are identified in the City's development of this 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2020-21 Annual Action Plan.
How Can You Participate? Attend any of our upcoming Community Meetings on the 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and the FY 2020-21 Annual Action Plan:
What: FY 2020-25 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020-21 Funding Strategies
Who: Neighborhood Services and Education Committee of the City Council

March 12, 2020, 1:30 PM
San José City Hall
Wing Rooms 118-120
200 E Santa Clara St
San José, CA 95113
For Your Information
Did you construct an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or convert a garage, basement, or room into a separate living unit also called an ADU without obtaining a building permit? Or, did you buy a property with an unpermitted ADU?

Insurance companies will NOT cover a fire, damages, or injuries relating to an unpermitted unit. Protect both occupants and yourself by legalizing your unit. The City’s new ADU Amnesty Program waives penalties and may help you save more than $10,000 in fees while you take the steps to legalize your unit, improve the unit’s safety for occupants, and reduce your liability. The program allows for using the building codes from the year the unit was built, and provides 5 years to complete items not relating to immediate health and safety issues. You can explore the program without disclosing your name and address by reviewing the Self-Assessment Checklist, and then calling the ADU Amnesty Coordinator with your questions.

Information:  Amnesty webpage at .
ADU Amnesty Coordinator:  408-535-7770 or
Nosotros hablamos español.   Chúng tôi nói tiếng việt.
Take Advantage of Extra Savings on Electric Vehicles (EVs) at San José Dealerships

This spring going electric is about to get easier! The City of San José has partnered with Capitol Chevy, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Kia, Premier Nissan of Stevens Creek, and Stevens Creek Kia to offer extra discounts up to $3,200 on seven electric vehicle models from April 1 through June 30, 2020:

·        Chevy Bolt
·        Hyundai Ionic
·        Hyundai Kona
·        Kia Niro All Electric
·        Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
·        Nissan Leaf Plus
·        Nissan Leaf 40-kWh

Customers can stack these dealership discounts on top of local, state, and federal rebates for up to $13,500 in savings!

Electricity costs less than $2 for the equivalent gallon of gasoline, and maintenance over the lifetime of an EV is 40-70% lower than a conventional vehicle, resulting in even more savings. Plus, you’ll be reducing carbon emissions and air pollution by driving on clean, renewable energy from San José Clean Energy.

Low-income residents may qualify for additional incentives. Clean Cars for All offers up to $9,500 towards the purchase or lease of an EV or plug-in hybrid or $7,500 for public transportation (Clipper card) if you trade in a car from 2004 or older. Additionally, the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program offers a $5,000 rebate. Learn more .

Learn more about each model, discounts, incentives, and FAQs . These extra limited-time discounts are offered exclusively by the auto dealerships listed above, with no funding provided by the City of San José.

Visit San José Clean Energy’s EV webpage to discover the benefits of EVs; local, state, and federal rebates & incentives; special electricity rates; a shop & compare tool; and more information on EV charging.
Tax services provided by AARP at Southside Community Center

Appointments for tax services provided by AARP at Southside Community Center, located at 5585 Cottle Rd, San José, CA 95123, will take place in the computer room on Mondays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The first date for appointments will be Monday, February 3, 2020 and the final date is Monday, April 13, 2020 . Appointments usually last for 1 hour long and there are 4 appointments each hour. Spaces are filling up quickly.

The sign up sheet for taxes will be located at the Southside Community Center front office desk. The best number to call is the Southside Community Center number at  408-629-3336 to make an appointment.

You will need to bring these items to your appointment:
  1. Photo ID
  2. Social Security Card if a new client
  3. Last Year's Tax Return
  4. All 2019 Tax Documents
Click on the flyers below for more information.
A message from the TechEquity Collaborative

Last October, Governor Newsom signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 into law, extending anti-gouging rent caps and just cause for eviction protections to 8 million California tenants. We (along with our fellow coalition members) celebrated this historic achievement, but we knew simply passing the bill wasn’t enough.

That’s why we partnered with ACCE, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and the Code for San Francisco brigade to build the Tenant Protections Tool . Renters across California can understand their coverage, learn what new protections are in place, and learn their rights in the face of massive rent hikes and unjust evictions.

Our ask to you is to share this tool widely, especially with people who may not be aware of their new protections, because the law only works when people know about it.  
San José Clean Energy (SJCE) rang in the new year with cleaner electricity! Their default electricity generation service GreenSource is now 86% carbon-free, including 45% renewable from wind and solar. Despite a 6% increase in carbon-free energy compared to 2019, SJCE will maintain its 1% rate discount relative to PG&E standard service, inclusive of PG&E added fees. GreenSource also support the City’s Climate Smart San José goals creating a cleaner and more sustainable future.

We also approved the enrollment of residential and small rooftop solar (Net Energy Metering, or NEM) customers into SJCE’s GreenSource service and NEM program, which is similar to PG&E’s but with a few extra benefits. Enrollment will occur in four phases beginning in April 2020 and ending in January 2021. Customers will receive a letter in mid-January and four postcard notifications before and after service begins. SJCE still will also hold informational meetings to answer questions and assist customers.

I encourage you to learn more about the about the City’s San José Clean Energy program by visiting , emailing , or calling 833-432-2454.
City boards and commissions were established for the purpose of advising the City Council and providing ongoing input into policies and issues affecting the future of the San José community.

The Senior Citizens Commission studies, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the City Council on any matters affecting elderly people in the City, including health, education, employment, housing, transportation and recreation.

City Resources

Making City Hall more accessible to you, the residents, is of prime importance to the District 2 team. In addition to our staff, visit my website for some important contacts for city services that will be able to help with your questions and concerns

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 or by phone to 916-414-2315.

Caltrans (usually property surrounding / adjacent to freeways and highways)
Fill out a Maintenance Service Request (MSR):

Homeless Concerns (on City of San José 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 José Free Junk Pick Up website to learn more and schedule your free appointment.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office for support in contacting these agencies and departments: (408) 535-4902 |
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:
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 on the Free Junk Pick Up website to have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and  more ) picked up by their recycling collection company. 

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

Community Resources
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!

Sign up for N.A. Newsletters:

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

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