City of San Jose & District 7 Updates
March 11, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Office of Councilmember Tam Nguyen

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Tuesday, City Council voted to put a ¼  cent sales tax measure on the June ballot.  This tax will only require a 50%+1 margin to be approved and will go directly to the general fund. This will allow the flexibility to allocate funding to the identified priorities. The sales tax measure will be a big benefit should it pass as the City Manager's Office budget estimates a shortfall of $35 million over the next five years.  Please look for this item on your June ballot, and expect further community outreach regarding this issue. Both City staff along with Council will be working to educate the community about why we feel this increase is needed and to develop an outline for priorities over the next several years. 

Last Saturday, Mayor Sam Liccardo delivered his second State of the City speech at Overfelt High School. The s peech se rves as a guide for the direction of his vision and goals for the year. He touched on several issues including the rebuilding of the police department, increasing the  number of firefighters and  community service officers, teen jobs programs and the minimum wage.  I look forward to working with Mayor Liccardo to accomplish these goals. Also, each year at this event, the Mayor and Council give recognition to an outstanding group in their district. This year, I got the opportunity to honor the Seven Trees Neighborhood Association for their incredible efforts in creating a safer and vibrant community. They've organized monthly clean-ups, community gathering, neighborhoods safety event and more. Thank you and congratulations to the members of the Seven Trees Neighborhood Association.

As a reminder, it is daylight savings times and for many of us, that also means losing an hour of precious sleep.  This weekend, make sure to set your clock an hour forward on Saturday night before going to bed.  Most of us feel the effect for a few days afterward.   One way to cope with Daylight Saving Time is by not sleeping too late on Saturday morning. Get up early and go for a hike. Exposing your body to the sun early in the day will help trick your internal clock into accepting the earlier mornings with less protest. Good luck. 

I 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

DISTRICT 7 HIGHLIGHTS
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS D7 HONOREES- SEVEN TREES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
       
    
Every year during the State of the City each Council District recognizes an outstanding group from their district. Last Saturday, the Mayor and I recognized the Seven Trees Neighborhood Association for their accomplishments this past year. Since their creation last year, the association has  organized numerous events including monthly clean-ups, neighborhood safety events, community gatherings, and much more in the Seven Trees area. A special thank to the Seven Trees Neighborhood Association for being a great example. 
CITY NEWS UPDATE
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME- SPRING FORWARD 
 
   
 
 
Get ready:  Daylight Saving  Time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday,  March 13th.  As a friendly reminder, turn your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY FOR THE SAFE SUMMER INITIATIVE GRANT 2016 (SSIG 2016)
 
   
 
 
Safe Summer Initiative Grant 2016 Application & Workshop
 
The City of San José Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) 2016 Program is now accepting applications for its next annual funding opportunity, which runs from June 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016.
 
The intent of the SSIG 2016 Program funding opportunity is to provide or enhance recreational and/or educational opportunities not normally available to the City of San José 's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) target population during the summer months, thereby providing youth a safe environment while keeping them active and engaged in pro-social activities. 
 
Services must be provided to youth residents of San José, ages 6-24, who are part of the MGPTF target population, which include:
 
  • Youth exhibiting at-risk or high-risk behaviors
  • Youth exhibiting high-risk behaviors related to gang lifestyles
  • Youth committing intentional acts of violence
  • Youth identified as gang members and/or arrested for gang-related incidents or acts of gang violence, in addition to families (including parents and children) and friends of youth involved with the gang lifestyle or incarcerated for gang-related crimes

 
Applicants must be a nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status; a government agency; or a legally-recognized faith-based organization. For Summer 2016, SSIG awards range from $1,000 - $10,000. Each applicant may submit up to two (2) applications.
 
City staff will host a workshop to review the grant application content and the WebGrants system for application submission. The application workshops will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. at the Bascom Community Center, located on 1000 S. Bascom Ave, San José, CA, 95128. Applicants are strongly encouraged, but are not required, to attend this workshop.
 
TO APPLY: The grant application is available today on WebGrants, the City's online Grants Management System.  All proposers must register to access the website.  Registration in WebGrants is free.  To register and access the application, please go to  http://grants.sanjoseca.gov/index.jsp .  Completed applications can only be submitted on-line via WebGrants. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016. 

GOT JUNK?? IT'S EASY & FREE TO RECYCLE YOUR JUNK  
  

It's easy & FREE to recycle your junk..

Residents in single-family homes can have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) collected curbside by their recycling collection company.  Schedule a pickup before June 30, 2016.  The first collection of up to three large items will be at  no extra charge . Additional large item collections are available for $27 (up to three items). This pilot program will end on June 30, 2016.

Visit  www.sjenvironment.org/largeitems  for more information about eligible items. Apartment and condominium residents can contact their property managers directly to arrange for large item collections, also at no additional cost. Help keep your neighborhood clean. To schedule a pick-up or to report illegal dumping call (408) 535-3500.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
COYOTE CREEK WATERSHED TOUR- SAT, 3/12
 

The Coyote Creek Spring Watershed tour will focus on the tidal zone of Coyote Creek, in particular the salt ponds at the Bay, encroachment of urban development on the creek, and impacts of industry along the waterways. We will also visit the water treatment plant to learn about water treatment processing and recycling, and discharge to Coyote Creek.
 
Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear for a long walk along the trail and levees. As a waste-free event, please bring your own water bottle and any personal snacks. Lunch will be provided.
Starting location provided to registered attendees just prior to event.
 
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Revealed just prior to the event
 
Co-sponsors: Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, City of San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Water District
 
For more information, contact Deb Kramer at deb@keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org or at
CHCI- R2L NEXTGEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 

 

R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40-50 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation- ALL EXPENSES PAID!.

The program, which will take place July 10-July 15, 2016, is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants.

Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Atlanta: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Fulton or DeKalb County.
  • Central Valley of California: In order to be eligible to apply, students must be an ACTIVE participant in Building Healthy Communities efforts and reside in Merced or Fresno County.
  • Dallas: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Dallas or Tarrant County.
  • Phoenix: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Maricopa County.
  • Puerto Rico: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Puerto Rico.
  • South Florida: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Miami Dade or Broward County.
  • Southern California: In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino County.
Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Chicago: In order to be eligible to apply, student must reside in Cook County.
  • East and South Bay, California: In order to be eligible to apply, students must live in Alameda or Santa Clara County.
To learn more, click here.
COYOTE CREEK WATERSHED TOUR- SAT, 3/12
 

Please join us for this free lecture presented by the Cultural Heritage Center and the Chinese Historical Project. Dr. Chuimei Ho is the Director of the Chinese in Northwest American Research committee and author of many books, including Coming Home in Gold Brocade: Chinese in early Northwest America. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7pm
King Library, Room 225 (2nd Floor) 
150 E. San Fernando Street

For more information click here
CITY OF SAN JOSE LOOKING FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON CHANGES TO THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM
 
The City of San Jose is seeking public input on changes to the Medical Marijuana Program. Two community meetings will be held at City Hall, Wing Room, located at  200 East Santa Clara Street.

Community Meeting 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:30pm

For more information contact Michelle McGurk in the Office of the City Manager at michelle.mcgurk@sanjoseca.gov
SPECIAL HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING- MON, 3/21
 
The Housing & Community Development Commission will hold a special meeting to review and receive public comment on the Preliminary Staff Recommendations for amendments to the Apartment Rent Ordinance. 

Housing & Community Development Commission Special Meeting
Monday March 21, 2016
5:45 p.m.
San Jose City Hall - Council Chambers
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose 95113
 
The meeting agenda will be published on March 14th.  Parking is available at City Hall's underground garage entering from 6th Street. Parking validation will be available. Once in the underground garage, please use the Chambers/Rotunda Elevators for direct access to the City Council Chambers, located on the second floor.    
   
If you have general questions regarding this process, please contact Wayne Chen at (408) 975-4442 or  wayne.chen@sanjoseca.gov . To request an accommodation for this meeting or an alternative format for any related printed materials, please contact Ann Grabowski at (408) 794-7472 or    ann.grabowski@sanjoseca.gov  or (408) 294-9337 (TTY) as soon as possible, but at least three business days before the meeting.
 
We hope you will continue to join us as we work together on this important issue.   
EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION RECRUITMENT FOR MARCH

 

The Employment Connection Center is hosting recruitments with various employers. These events are open to the public. Please advise your job seekers to come dressed to interview and bring clean copies of their resumes. 
  •          Home Depot, Thursday, March 10th, 2016 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  •          TRADEMARK, Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
  •          Orchard Supply Hardware, Tuesday, March 15th 2016 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  •          Accent Care, Wednesday, March 16th , 2016 at 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  •          Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  •          Pinnacle Workforce Logistics, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
  •          Balance Staffing, Wednesday, March 23rd,  2016 at 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  •          Acrobat Outsourcing, Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 10:00AM to 12:00PM
BELLEVUE PARK CLEAN UP- SAT, 4/2


 
On Saturday, April 2nd, please join the Councilmember Tam Nguyen, Kiwanis Pueblo De San Jose and the Alma Neighborhood Association as they host a clean-up at Bellevue Park.  Everyone is invited to help the community. Community Service Hours will be available along with lunch.  Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own filled water bottle.  All volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Service Agreement. Those under 18 years of age must have their parents signature too.  All tools and training provided.  We appreciate your time and energy.
 
 Saturday, April 2, 2016
 8:45 Registration
 9:00 Kick-Off
          12:00 noon Project Completion
Bellevue Park: Bellevue Avenue at Sanborn Avenue, 95110
 
For more information call (408) 595-3483 or email ParkVolunteer@sanjoseca.gov
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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LỊCH TRÌNH HỌP CÁC HỘI CƯ DÂN KHU VỰC 7
Muốn thành hội viên hội cư dân hàng xóm. Muốn ghi danh hội cư dân hàng xóm mới với thành phố San Jose? Quí vị thích thú muốn tổ chức hoặc làm sống lại hội cư dân hoặc bổ túc thêm thông tin cho hội của mình có thể liên lạc Johanna Rodriguez tại 
(408) 535-4907 hoặc email

Johanna.Rodr iguez@sanjoseca.gov.
District 7
408.535.4907
district7@sanjoseca.gov
 
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