City of San Jose & District 7 Updates
July 22, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Office of Councilmember Tam Nguyen

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer break.

On August 2nd, National Night Out will kick-off starting at 5pm.  National Night Out is an annual event focused on safety and crime prevention. This event is great because it gives residents a chance to meet and build relationships with local law enforcement,  fire department and other organizations that work to keep District 7 healthy and safe. It also, gives folks an o pportunity to get to know their neighbors. Over 10 neighborhoods associations in District 7 will be hosting a variety of fun community events. For details of participating neighborhood associations, click here

Also, on Tuesday, July 26th, the City of San Jose invites you to a community meeting to discuss changes to the San Jose Medical Marijuana Program. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at City Hall. For more information click here

Lastly, please join me on Wednesday, August 3rd for a community meeting to discuss a proposed site development at Tropicana Shopping Center. The proposed development will allow for a three- story commercial building within the existing shopping center. The meeting will be held at Tropicana Shopping Center, 1692 Story Road, starting at 6:30pm. For more information or to track the status of this project, click here and search under the reference file number "H15-014."

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f you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can improve our community, feel free to contact me at  (408) 535-4907  or email me at  district7@sanjose.gov .

Sincerely,  
  
Tam Nguyen 
Councilmember, District 7

CITY NEWS UPDATE
TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY OF FIRE STATION 33


  
On August 1st, the Department of Public Works will initiate critical renovations of San José Fire Station 18, located at 4430 South Monterey Road. During a portion of the project, Station 18 personnel will be without adequate facilities for occupation and will need to be relocated.  During this period, Fire Station 18 personnel will temporarily occupy and respond from Fire Station 33, located at 2933 Saint Florian Way. The duration of this project is scheduled to last two months. At the end of the displacement period, Engine Company 18 will return to Fire Station 18 and Fire Station 33 will again be closed for an undetermined period of time. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the San Jose Fire Department Public Information Officer at (408) 794-6959 or email: SJFDPIO@sanjoseca.gov.
SAN JOSE WORKS SETS NEW WATER CONSERVATION TARGET 20 PERCENT 
 

Starting July 1, San José residents and businesses will have new water conservation rules due to a lowered water conservation target. At the June 21 meeting, the San José City Council approved changing San José's 30 percent water conservation target to 20 percent. The biggest change in the rules will increase the allowable days for outdoor watering with a sprinkler system from two to three days per week.

Summer Water Saving Tips

Thank you San José for doing a great job saving water. Beginning July 1, 2016, San José's water conservation target will ease from 30 percent to 20 percent. With residents and businesses conserving water, and this past winter's rainfall, San José's water supplies have improved. Let's continue to make our water conservation a lasting habit.
Follow these outdoor water use rules this summer:
  1. Water when it's coolest - Water outdoors before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. when using a hand-held hose with automatic shut-off nozzle or a drip irrigation system.
  2. If using a sprinkler system, watering hours are the same, but there are designated days:
  •        Odd numbered addresses may water on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  •        Even numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
  1. Water efficiently - Don't let water flow into gutters or streets.
  2. Sweep sidewalks and driveways instead of hosing off with water.
Learn all San José's water use rules and tips: www.sjenvironment.org/waterconservation
For more information, click here
GOT JUNK?? IT'S EASY & FREE TO RECYCLE YOUR JUNK  
  

It's easy & FREE to recycle your junk.

Do you have old items you've been meaning to get rid of that don't fit in your garbage or recycling cart? San José residents in single-family homes can now schedule TWO FREE large item collections per year. Each collection includes up to three large items, which will be picked up curbside by your recycling collection company. Eligible large items include mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, and tires but not propane tanks or construction debris. 


Call to get a date for your collection appointment, to be scheduled within two weeks:
  •          For downtown, north, east, and south San José, call California Waste Solutions at (408) 213-7800
  •          For west San José, call GreenTeam of San Jose at (408) 282-4400
  •          Not sure? Look up your recycling collection company at sjenvironment.org/lookup
Additional large item collections are $27.23 (up to three items), paid directly to your recycling collection company.
 
Apartment and condominium residents can contact their property manager or GreenTeam directly at (408) 282-4400 to arrange for free large item collections.

Visit www.sjenvironment.org/largeitems for more information, Frequently Asked Questions, and a list of eligible items.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
PUBLIC MEETING ON CHANGES TO SAN JOSE'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM- TUES,7/26

   

Please join us on Tuesday, July 26th to provide your input on Municipal Code changes to the Medical Marijuana Program.  The meeting will take place at  San José City Hall, Wing Rooms 118-120  at 6:30pm. V alidated parking will be available in the City Hall garage.
 
Discussion Topics:
  •          San José registered collectives transaction business with other cultivators and                        manufacturers throughout California
  •          San José's registered collectives cultivating and manufacturing from multiple locations            in San José and/or throughout California
  •          San José's registered collectives delivering to qualified patients
  •          San José's registered collectives sharing their San José cultivation sites with each                other
  •          Elimination of the 50-foot buffer currently required to be kept between San José's                    registered collective's cultivation sites
  •          San José's registered collectives cultivating marijuana in greenhouses in San José
  •          Other possible changes to the program.
 
For information, contact Michelle McGurk in the Office of the City Manager at michelle.mcgurk@sanjoseca.gov or (408) 535-8254. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this publication can be made available upon request in alternative formats, such as Braille, large print, audio tape or computer disk. Requests can be made by calling (408) 535-8100 (voice) or (408) 294-9337 (TTY).  
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS IN DISTRICT 7- TUES, 8/02
 
   
 
On Tuesday, August 2nd, make sure to join us at one of our National Night Out events held throughout our district. Food and entertainment will be provided. National Night out is an annual event co-sponsored by the San Jose Police Department and the City of San Jose. The event gives residents the opportunity to get to know and build a relationship with their local San Jose Police Officers and their neighbors. For more information on the event, click here or contact the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit at (408) 277-4133. To add you to the District 7's list, email Johanna Rodriguez at Johanna.Rodriguez@sanjoseca.gov.
LUNA'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT- TUES, 8/02

   

Save-the-date for LUNA's National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2nd at Tropicana Shopping Center, starting at 5pm. Food, music, and entertainment will be available. VIP Guests include: Councilmember Tam Nguyen, SJPD Captain Mata, SJFD, and Crime Prevention Specialist Sandra Avila.  National Night out is an annual event co-sponsored by the San Jose Police Department. For more information email Omar Vasquez at ramales1@yahoo.com.
GUADALUPE WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT- TUES, 8/02

   

Please join the Guadalupe Washington Neighborhood Association's National Night Out event on August 3nd The event will take place at Brenda Lopez Plaza, located at the corner of 1st Street and Oak Street, beginning at 6pm. The event ill feature live music, food, goodies, and more. 
SITE DEVELOPMENT AT TROPICANA SHOPPING CENTER- COMMUNITY MEETING- WED, 8/03

     
 
There is a proposed development to allow construction of a new three-story commercial/office building at Tropicana Shopping Center. The building is  approximately 31,744 square feet of retail and office space within an existing shopping center on an approximately 3.39-gross acre site, located on the southwest corner of Story Road and King Road (1664 Story Road). The  meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd at Tropicana Shopping Center, 1692 Story Road. The meeting will be at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  You can track the status of this project at www.sjpermits.org/permits/, by searching under the reference file number "H15-014."

For more information contact Rebecca Bustos, Project Manager at  (408) 770-3250 or via email at   rebecca.bustos@sanjoseca.gov .
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S KICK-OFF PARTY- WED, 8/03

   

Join Vice Mayor Rose Herrera and the Alzheimer's Association for hors d'oeuvres, live music and a brief presentation on how you can participate in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease at the San José Walk to End Alzheimer's. The kick-off party is scheduled on Wednesday,October 8th

To  RSVP online to attend the kick-off.
SAN JOSE HOSTING MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IMPACT FEE & INCLUSIONARY HOUSING ORDINANCE- 8/16, 9/13, AND 10/12


The City of San José has demonstrated commitment to ensure that affordable housing is available to moderate, low, and very-low income households by adopting an Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) Resolution, and Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO).
 
Over the past year, the Housing Department hosted 22 community meetings that focused primarily on the pipeline and grace period exemptions of the AHIF and IHO programs.
 
Now that the AHIF pipeline exemption deadlines have passed, the Housing Department is conducting outreach meetings to provide stakeholders with the most current and relevant information on these programs, including:
  • Background on AHIF and IHO;
  • Requirements of each program;
  • Alternatives to satisfying the IHO requirements;
  • How to apply and qualify for any exemptions; and
  • Information on the application process.
You are invited and encouraged to attend one of the upcoming meetings as listed below. 

         DATE                                          TIME                                                LOCATION

Tuesday, August 16, 2016                  10am to 11am                            San Jose City Hall Wing 118
                                                                                                         200 E. Santa Clara Street

Tuesday, September 13, 2016            10am to 11am                            San Jose City Hall Wing 118
                                                                                                        200 E. Santa Clara Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2016            2pm to 3pm                               San Jose City Hall Wing 118
                                                                                                        200 E. Santa Clara Street
  
There is limited space. Please RSVP by contacting Karen Goodman by email at  Karen.goodman@sanjoseca.gov  or by calling ( 408) 975-4416. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Patrick Heisinger at patrick.heisinger@sanjoseca.gov .
CREATV SAN JOSE- INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY'S VOICE 

    

Join CreaTV.  Become a new member by September 30th and be entered to win cool prizes. Membership supports our community outreach programs and services that help grow a diverse community of digital storytellers. CreaTV San Jose, the membership-based, non-profit community media center that manages the public access TV and Internet channels for the City of San Jose, is having a Membership Drive. Some of the prizes include iPad or a GoPro, plus other cool prizes. There are many benefits of CreaTV membership . . . free airtime, access to state-of-the-art gear, facilities, computers and software, invitations to special events and much more.

For more information visit:  http://www.creatvsj.org/membership-drive/
RFQ AVAILABLE FOR INVESTORS AND BUSINESS OPERATORS INTERESTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS- DEADLINE 8/23


 
Last week, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara approved the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) inviting business operators and investors to submit qualifications and expressions of interest for development of the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds no later than Aug. 23, 2016, 9 a.m. The County will hold a public meeting at 6:30 PM on Aug. 30, 2016 where potential business operators and investors will present their qualifications and concepts for the 150-acre fairgrounds land.
   
The goal is to transform the Fairgrounds land into a vibrant regional community gathering place with recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. It is expected that most community events currently taking place at the Fairgrounds will continue being hosted onsite in the future, including the annual County Fair.
   
Responses to the RFQ are due no later than 9 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2016, at which time they will be opened at the County Executive's Office, 70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110.
 
This RFQ represents the first stage in a competitive process that will be followed by a Request for Proposals (RFP) from which one or more business operators/investors will be selected to enter into negotiations for the development and use of some or all of the Fairgrounds. While the County is strongly encouraging interested parties to participate in this RFQ process, the County may also consider a proposal during the RFP process from an entity that did not participate in the RFQ.
 
For more information, click here.
DISTRICT 7 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS SCHEDULE 

     
Become  a member of your neighborhood association. Want to register a new Neighborhood Association with the City of San José?  Anyone interested in organizing or reviving their neighborhood association or updating their groups' information can contact Johanna Rodriguez at (408) 535-4907  or via email at  Johanna.Rodriguez@sanjoseca.gov .
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DISTRITO 7: HORARIO DE LAS ASOCIACIONES DE VECINOS
Conviértase en un miembro de su asociación de vecinos. Quiere registrarse a una nueva Asociación de Vecinos? Cualquier persona interesada en organizar o la reactivación de su asociación de vecinos o actualización de la información de sus grupos pueden ponerse en contacto con Johanna Rodríguez al (408) 535-4907 o por correo electrónico a Johanna.Rodriguez@sanjoseca.gov.
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