District 6 Newsletter 
May 2019

Dear Neighbors, 

As a city of over 1 million people, the need to keep our residents safe through enforcement of building and health codes is very important. But the ability for our limited code enforcement staff to "patrol" the city for code violations is a challenge. That's why our code enforcement department depends on our residents to help monitor code compliance. Compliance to ordinances can seem daunting at times. 

District 6 Spotlight

Willow Glen 5K Run/Walk

Lincoln and Minnesota Avenue
Saturday, May 11th 9:00 a.m.

Willow Glen 5K's race starts in San Jose's Willow Glen downtown and winds through neighborhood streets, with racers cheered on by local businesses and residents.

Racers, families and neighbors are then invited to a post-race Festival, awards ceremony and Kids' Fun Zone. Festival activities include sponsor booths, pancake breakfast, music, photo booth, chiropractic and more. Kids' Fun Zone includes games, activities and slide..

Proceeds from the race go to local elementary school PTAs to fund after-school programs such as: arts, music, science, sports, technology and many others.



       Introducing Midtown Connections       

O'Connor Park
 Auzerais Ave. & Race St.
Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

A new neighborhood association has been established for the Midtown area of District 6: Midtown Connections. The area represented by this new association is bordered by Parkmoor Street, West San Carlos Street, Race Street and Meridian Avenue.

Learn about important safety topics from the San Jose Police Department, San Jose Fire Department and other agencies.  

To get involved with Midtown Connections and receive information regarding upcoming events, please send an e-mail to: midtownconnectionsna@gmail.com or write to us at: P.O. Box 59398, San Jose, CA 95159

Orchard City Chili  Cook-off

St. Lucy's Parish
 2350 South Winchester Blvd.
Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Orchard City Chili Cookoff is a community gathering centered around  food, family, and fun.  County Supervisor Dave Cortese, Campbell  Mayor Rich Waterman, and Campbell Police Chief Dave Carmichael will be among those serving as  Celebrity Judges in the ICS competition.

In addition to chili, the event will feature a live music stage, beer garden for adults, and activities for all  ages. Parking and admission are free. Chili tastings and beverages will be available for purchase, along  with other food offerings. More information can be found at here.

Fire Station NO. 37 Public Meeting

Willow Glen Community Center
Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

There will be a public meeting on the overview of the proposed design for the new fire station. For questions please contact 408-535-8407. 

Gal in the Glen

Jill is a Willow Glen local and third generation San Jose native, who loves contributing to her community. Her love of flowers began with her first high school job and she continues to gather flowers and natural elements to deliver happiness daily.

All bouquets are created with local farm fresh flowers and organic produce, with a nod and a wink to the authentic and wild found in nature.

You can learn more about Gal in the Glen here.

City News & Updates

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Join thousands of other new and seasoned bike commuters on May 9th who hit the pavement on two wheels! Bike to Work Day is the perfect day to give bike commuting a try. Swing by one of over 100 Energizer Stations in Silicon Valley to get your share of goodies and encouragement. Find more information here

San Jose Fire Department Women's Boot Camp 

San Jose Fire Training Center 
255 South Montgomery Street 
Saturday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Consistent with the Fire Department Strategic Business Plan "Vision 2023"  the San Jose Fire Department (SJFD) is holding a Women's Boot Camp on  Saturday, May 18th at the Training Center for women in the community who are interested in  exploring a career in the fire service. 

This boot camp is geared towards women in the San Jose area who  are looking to make a positive change in their career. The day will consist of a 90-minute circuit training workout, followed by SJFD's female firefighters speaking to the group about their experience in the fire service, a Q&A session with the women of SJFD, and an opportunity to get hands-on experience with firefighting tools and equipment.

This FREE event will be open to all women 18 years of age and older and is limited to 50 participants.  Register here

San Jose Public Library Annual Service Day

All San Jose libraries 
Saturday, May 18th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  

SJPL's 3rd Annual Service Day is coming up on Saturday, May 18th. Volunteer and eliminate your fines at a rate of $20 per hour.

This event is happening at ALL libraries throughout San José. Register by contacting the library branch you'd like to volunteer at with your choice from the following time slots:

Shift 1 2 - 3 p.m.
Shift 2 3 - 4 p.m.

Must be able to complete the full duration of your chosen volunteer shift.  Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Building Permits and Home Safety Open House

San José City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Thursday, May 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Come talk with permit, plan review, and inspection experts. Bring your ideas or plans. Find out if you live in a flood zone, and pick up emergency preparedness information.

6:30 PM - Permits for Granny Flats: What You Need to Know
Are you considering building a granny flat, also called an accessory dwelling unit? This presentation covers the siting and permitting requirements in San José.

7:15 PM - Energy-Saving Home Improvements
Solar systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and new systems for water heating and home battery backup are now popular home improvement projects. Come learn how to pass inspection by avoiding common mistakes.

Validated parking is offered. 

San Jose Clean Energy Bill Clinic

Do you have questions about your electricity bill and new @SJCleanEnergy charges? Attend a bill clinic at a community center or library near you! You'll also learn how to calculate your savings. San Jose Clean Energy's rates are 1% lower than PG&E's. You can find more information here

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. 

April 15th at Willow Glen Senior
April 29th at Gardner Senior Center
May 8th at Evergreen Senior
May 20th at Seven Trees Senior
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

Green Storm-water Infrastructure Draft Plan

The Green Storm-water Infrastructure (GSI) Draft Plan, once completed, will guide the City's implementation of GSI projects, which use vegetation, soils and natural systems to manage storm-water and create healthier urban environments. The Draft Plan is posted here. The public has until May 15th to provide input. 

GSI employs natural processes to slow and filter storm-water runoff, protecting our waterways. Other community benefits of GSI can include improved water and air quality, reduced flooding, increased water supply, enhanced wildlife habitat and traffic safety improvements.  GSI also supports the goals of Climate Smart San José, the City's community-wide initiative to reduce air pollution, save water and improve quality of life.

2020 Census Management Team 

Duty Station will be at the Sunnyvale or San Jose Area Census Office. Applicants must reside in Santa Clara County and within commuting distance to the Sunnyvale ACO (located in the 94086 zip code) or San Jose ACO (located in the 95112 zip code) to be considered for a position. This is a bilingual position.  Applicants will be required to self-certify proficiency in Chinese and English as a condition of employment. 

Apply here

Community Events

San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
Friday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. 
Mother's Day Story-time & Craft
Willow Glen
Saturday, May 11th at 9:00 a.m. 
Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle
Rose Garden
Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. 
Lego Fun
Friday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m.  Professionals in Job Transition: Job Search/Networking 
Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. 
One-On-One Computer Help
Willow Glen
Saturday, May 18th at 4:00 p.m.  History & Non-Fiction Book Club
Rose Garden
Saturday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m.  Citizenship Interview Prep Class
Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 p.m.  Homework Club
Willow Glen
Friday, May 31st at 4:00 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons in the Library
Rose Garden

OnBoard Match Event

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoor Avenue San Jose, CA, 95126
Thursday, May 9th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

Are you interested in joining a nonprofit board? Attend OnBoard Match on May 9 for your chance to meet over 30 nonprofit organizations, large and small, representing various social causes from arts and education to health and wellness. Talk with them about their work and challenges, and discover those that inspire you to join their board. Use the code OnBoard2019 at checkout to get a $10 ticket. 

Register here

Kelley Park Sunset Walks 

Kelley Park 
Friday's from  6:30-8:30 p.m. 

World Bee Day is Friday, May 10th! Enjoy a sunset walk at Kelley Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Throughout the summer, sunset walks will be held on various Friday's. Check out the flyer below for the dates and times. 

Community Garden Open House 

Saturday, May 11th from  10:00-2:00 p.m.  

Come visit and learn about healthy gardening, effective weed management and how community gardens create a 'growing' community! Learn what fruits and vegetables are easy to grow in garden plots! No registration is needed for this Open House.

Locations: Visit one or more of these City of San Jose Community Gardens. 

Cornucopia Community Garden
Coyote Creek Community Garden
Discovery Community Garden
El Jardin Community Garden
Guadalupe Community Garden
Hamline Community Garden
Jesse Frey Community Garden
La Colina Community Garden
Laguna Seca Community Garden
Mayfair Community Garden
Nuestra Tierra Community Garden
Pueblo de Dios Community Garden
Rainbow Community Garden
Wallenberg Community Garden
Community Garden
Bestor Community Garden
Calabazas Community Garden

Friends of the Bascom Branch Library Book Sale

Bascom Branch 
Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Come browse Friends of the Bascom Branch Library's Book Sale. Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support the programs at the Bascom Branch Library, 

National River Clean-up Day

1001 E Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA 95121
Saturday, May 18th from 9:00-12:00 p.m. 

The winter rains have invigorated our creek, but also brought a lot of trash to the banks. Please come out to help us remove it for National River Clean-Up Day! Enjoy being outdoors while making a big difference!

Free event. Group registration available. Community service hours available.

RSVP here.

Know A Vet? 

San Jose Municipal Stadium
588 E. Alma Ave., San Jose, CA
Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m.

Know A Vet? invites ALL U.S. Vets, Active Service Members, their families and extended families to get FREE "Veterans Appreciation Day" tickets to the San Jose Giants baseball game on Sunday May 19, 2019 1:00 p.m-.4 p.m.

Free Tickets are ONLY available online here.

Make Music San Jose 2019

Want to participate in Make Music San Jose 2019? Submit your song to mysanjosesong@gmail.com. The deadline to submit is June 1st. 

Stamp Out Hunger 

The 27th annual Letter Carriers'  Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive   is on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations.These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need. There are many in San Jose and Santa Clara County that need our help. 

Last year, 71.6 million pounds of food were collected nationally, feeding approximately 64 million people.  

All donations to the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive are tax-deductible because all of the food collected on Food Drive Day is given directly to non-profit charity food agencies in the community the food was collected. To learn how you can get involved, click 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

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools)

TEALS helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs through pairing trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. They are looking for passionate industry volunteers to harness their computer science skills and to empower the next generation of innovators in the South Bay region! To learn more, sign up for an info session here

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