District 6 Newsletter 
September 2018
Dear Neighbors, 

On Thursday, August 30th, I held a community meeting at the Willow Glen Community Center about public safety with residents from Districts 6 and 9 in attendance. Thank you to all who attended the meeting and participated in the lively Q&A session! If you wish to view the meeting via Facebook Live, click here. You do not need a Facebook account to view the video.

District 6 Spotlight
Robbery Prevention Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 19th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community and Senior Center,
2175 Lincoln Ave.

The San Jose Police Department is holding a workshop about robbery prevention. Please see the flyer below for details.

(Click on Flyer for More Information)

BBQ In the Glen
Saturday, September 22nd
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Bank of America Parking Lot,
1245 Lincoln Ave.

The 3rd Annual Willow Glen BBQ in the Glen is a community event featuring amateur and professional BBQ teams competing for pride and prizes. The community gets the opportunity to sample the finished product, while enjoying an afternoon of music, kids' court, beer and wine. 

Taking place during the hours of 12pm - 4pm, the festival is located in the same location as last year, the Bank of America parking lot, at 1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Within the festival area is: a main stage for announcing the competition winners, approximately 20-30 enclosed food booths and cooking areas for the contestants, 2-3 drink booths serving beer, local wine, and soda/water, up to six sponsor booths, and two information/ticket sales boots.

The Rose, White and Blue Parade Board

The Rose, White and Blue Parade is accepting nominations for community members to be on the board. We are especially looking for people with experience in Non-profit organizing, parades, staging, event management, marketing, and/or knows   how to throw a really awesome party! The ideal candidates will have connections within the greater San Jose community and its organizations. We are especially looking for diverse candidates. So if you love the parade and want to be part of the excitement, or know someone who does please click here
Three Creeks Trail Ceremony

On August 25th, we celebrated the re-opening of the Three Creeks Trail. Thank you to all of the residents who attended the celebration. You can view the ceremony here.
City News & Updates
Easy & Free to Get Rid of Your Junk

Residents in single-family homes can have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up curbside by their recycling collection company. Each pickup includes up the three large items. 

Call you recycling company to get a date for your pickup. To find your recycling collection company, please use the Residential Services Lookup.

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Easy to Build a Granny Unit (ADU)

San José has eased the rules for building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also called a granny unit or secondary unit. Lots as small as 3,000 square feet with a single-family home qualify.

You can obtain a no-fee evaluation of your property and project idea from a City planner. Simply bring the ADU-Secondary Unit Review Worksheet to the Permit Center at City Hall (validated parking available). 

          Download My San Jose App

Want to get that pothole or street light fixed? Did you spot graffiti or illegal dumping that needs cleaning up? Perhaps you're wondering about how to report an abandoned vehicle or have a different City program to ask about. With the new My San Jose website or mobile app, it's now quick and easy to file and track a City service request or to reach one of our customer representatives. 

Learn more about the app here
Community Events 
Santa Clara County Public Health
Tuesday, September 11th - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Willow Glen Branch Library, 
1157 Minnesota Ave.

Santa Clara County Public Health: Building a Healthy Platediagram of a healthy plate dividing a meal into fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy

Santa Clara County Public Health is committed to reducing chronic diseases and improving the health of our community. Free resources are available to educate patrons on healthy eating on a budget. This class includes a physical activity break and an appropriate gift of cookbooks, shopping bag, or water bottle.

Leading Climate Innovation - The Silicon Valley Way
Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
San Jose City Hall, Rotunda,
200 E. Santa Clara St.

This one-day event, complementing the Global Climate Action Summit hosted in San Francisco, will highlight private sector and public-sector climate leadership in Silicon Valley to a global audience. In addition to sharing best practices and thought leadership from the region, participants will re-commit to existing climate goals, and announce ambitious new targets to advance the global climate agenda.

 Elmo & Grover In the Park
Thursday, Sept. 13th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave.

Join the Santa Clara Valley Water District's education outreach team and learn about conservation through a fun puppet show involving Elmo and Grover. Enjoy five separate acts as you learn about picking up litter, recycling, planting trees, reusing old things in a new way and saving water. Following the puppet show, learn more about water conservation, rebates for home conservation improvements, and upcoming workshops.

 San Jose Fire Museum Open House
Saturday, Sept. 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Old Fire Station One
 201 North Market St.

Visit Old Fire Station One, home of the San Jose Fire Museum. We are in the process
of restoring this historic Downtown Fire Station.

* We will share with you the first floor remodel including early display designs.
* Take a peek at the upstairs where the dorms & locker rooms are located. They are not yet
remodeled so you get a glimpse of the what the station looked like when it closed in 2001.
* We can share with you our Capital & Endowment Campaign Including exciting renderings that  provide our vision of the future of Historic Old Fire Station One.

Parking is available at Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage.  No parking available in the backyard of Old Fire Station One.

Moon Festival Story and Craft
Monday, Sept. 17th, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library,
1157 Minnesota Ave.

Join us for a Moon Festival story and craft. Learn about Moon Festival traditions and make your very own hand drums to take home in honor of the festival! For ages 4 and up.

 Viva CalleSJ
Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Viva CalleSJ's route will take participants through some of San Jose's most eclectic and historic neighborhoods. The open street events brings people and communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before!

It's not a race, so you can start anywhere and have as much as you want, in either direction!

San Jose Neighbor Nights
Second Friday of Every Month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

#SJNeighborNights will offers free activities, including music, movies, crafts, dances, sports, and more. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a night of neighborly fun!

Willow Glen Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

Urban Village Farmers' Market is now located in the Willow Glen Community Center parking lot. Neighbors can stroll the market to get delicious coffee and a bite to eat while meeting new and old friends alike! 

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market 
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln High School - Lot 577
555 Dana Ave.

Make the Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market a part of your regular shopping habits, and learn about the local businesses, non-profits, and student organizations that will be a part of the Market as well.

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