City of San Jose & District 7 Updates
July 08, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Office of Councilmember Tam Nguyen

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Mark your calendars for the annual National Night Out event which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd starting at 5pm.  National Night Out is a great opportunity to bring neighbors together and strengthen police-community relations.  Neighborhoods throughout District 7 will be hosting a variety of special events, such as block parties, socials, barbeques, informal gatherings, and more. If your neighborhood is interested in participating visit SJPD. Deadline to register is on Thursday, July 21st. Check out the Community Events section for a  list of all neighborhood association in District 7 participating in the event. 

As a reminder, the CAP Cycle Training is on Monday, July 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at San Jose City Hall, Wing 120. Come to learn and get updated on the process on how to apply for a CAP grant. New associations are encouraged to come. Grants range from $300 to $1600. To RSVP or for questions  contact Ernest Guzman at  Ernest.Guzman@sanjoseca.gov.

Lastly, the San Jose Large Item Pick Up Program is now offering residents 2 FREE large item  collections each year as of July 1st. Each collection includes up to three large items. All you have to do is call (408) 282-4400 to schedule your appointment and the City will come haul the items. Please share this information with your neighbors. 

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

CITY NEWS UPDATE
SAN JOSE WORKS ESTABLISHES OFFICE OF CIVIC INNOVATION

  

The City of San José has established a new Office of Civic Innovation and has appointed Kip Harkness as Deputy City Manager to lead a new effort that will capitalize on innovation and technology opportunities to enhance the quality and efficiency of city operations. 

In addition, City Manager Norberto Dueñas has hired Steven DiNoto as Director of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategies to work with Harkness and recently appointed Chief Information Officer Rob Lloyd. 

Together they will oversee and coordinate a wide range of projects, programs, and opportunities related to the San José Smart City Vision that aim at making the city more efficient and effective, such as public safety, demonstration projects, data analytics, sustainability, and public-private collaborations. 

"Our long-term success will depend on our ability to find and use innovative solutions to meet the increasingly complex challenges facing our organization," said Dueñas. "We'll never have enough resources to do everything our community wants and deserves, so that means we must create and support an organizational culture that thrives on innovation and data that can help us find better ways to get the job done.

"Both Kip and Steven have a strong combination of public and private sector experience in the fields of innovation, technology, organizational development, and collaborative project management and program implementation. Their unique perspectives and skills will be valuable to our efforts to foster change and establish partnerships in the future."

For full news release, click here.
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.

Residents in single-family homes can have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) collected curbside by their recycling collection company. Beginning July 1, 2016, the first two large item collections are free each year. Each collection includes up to three large items. Additional large item collections are available for $27.23 (up to three items). 

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
CAP GRANT CYCLE 30 TRAINING- MON, 7/11


     
To interested City of San Jose Neighborhood Groups, the  CAP Cycle Training is scheduled for Monday, July 11th at San Jose City Hall- Wing Room 120, from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm. Parking will be validated. This is a great opportunity for new and already established neighborhood associations learn and get updated on the process on how to apply for a CAP grant. 
 
The City of San Jose is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for grant applications for the Community Action and Pride (CAP) Grants Program, Cycle 30. The online application process is located on the City of San Jose Webgrants page which can be accessed at   http://grants.sanjoseca.gov/login.do. You will then click on Go to Webgrants to look for the process under Funding Opportunities.
 
If you need help recovering your user name and password, please email  SJGrants@unscc.org.
If you do not a have a WebGrants User Name and Password, please go here to get one
 
Please note that it can take 3-5 days to get  your username and password so get it early.

The application period will end on Friday July 29 at 4 pm.
 
The new grant funding amounts will range from $300 (minimum)-$1600 (maximum) per organization.

New for CAP Grant 30
  • Maximum Grant Amount increased from $1500 to $1600.
  • Included in the menu of eligible projects for grant awards will be a new category involving Welcoming our Immigrant neighbors. The purpose of this funding will be activities that focus on projects that promote understanding between long-time residents and foreign-born community members and that connect neighbor to neighbor. The current listing of CAP eligible activities will accommodate this new category which seeks to support welcoming and connected neighborhoods. In our July CAP training we will provide examples of possible projects for this new CAP goal.
RSVP by emailing Ernest Guzman at  Ernest.Guzman@sanjoseca.gov.
ALMA'S FLEA MARKET- SAT, 7/09


Come support the Alma Flea Market this Saturday, July 9th at the Alma Senior Center (136 W. Alma Ave. San Jose, CA 95111) from 8 am to 2:30 pm. The flea market is aimed to raise funds for the Alma Senior Program. The event provides an avenue for neighbors to show their craft as well as to shop for bargains. If your interested in a space to sell your goods, please contact the Alma Senior Center at (408) 275-1315 .
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. To register your neighborhood 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.
WORK2FUTURE'S JOB FAIR  AT KELLY PARK- THURS, 7/14

 
     
As part of the City of San José year-round youth employment program, SJ Works 2.0 and work2future are holding a massive job fair on Thursday, July 14, at the Leininger Community Center at Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Road in San José. The Job Fair will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Nearly 40 employers are expected to participate, looking to fill jobs open to those 16 years old and above. All job seekers are welcome, and positions are available for all ages. Among the participating employers are Macy's, Safeway, Chipotle, SunPower, Volt Workforce Solutions (hiring for Tesla), Specialty's and California's Great America.

San José residents between the ages of 18 and 29 will also have the opportunity to enroll in the SJ Works 2.0 program, which provides job search help, including résumé-writing and interviewing skills, job talks, assistance in direct job placement, and other supportive services. No reservation is required for participants.

For more inforation click here
OUR CITY FOREST- RECRUITING 54 AMERICORPS SERVICE MEMBERS

Earn money for school while serving and beautifying your community!

*Environmental Services Job Experience
*Living Stipend & Education Award
*11-month, full-time position
*Start date: September 6

Our City Forest AmeriCorps members build capacity in the community by engaging volunteers and residents in cultivating plants and young trees at our nursery, planting and caring for trees in neighborhoods, schools and parks, and fighting the drought through water conservation efforts. AmeriCorps members educate the community on Our City Forest's best practices and help to train environmental stewards.
COYOTE CREEK CLEAN UP- SAT, 7/16

 
     
Friends of Coyote Creek Watershed are "back in business" after a many month gap.  Please join us for our first cleanup to create a Trash Free Coyote Creek in north San Jose on Saturday, July 16th at 1505 Schallenberger Road.  Wear long sleeves to protect against poison oak and bring a water bottle to keep cool.  To register or for more information click here
EVANS LANE COMMUNITY MEETING- WED, 7/20


  
Since March 2016, the Housing Department and Abode Services have been meeting with the community to discuss plans for an Interim Housing Community on the City-owned property located at Evans Lane.  This community would utilize manufactured homes for the purposes of housing formerly homeless individuals with supportive services provided onsite.

On June 28, 2016, the City Council approved the General Plan change allowing the property to be used for residential development.  The City Council also directed the Housing Department to explore a second option of increasing the density for the development of permanent housing on the Evans Lane property.

Abode Services and the Housing Department will host a community meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 6:00 PM to 1) provide an update on the City Council actions, 2) share more information on Abode's development proposal, and 3) obtain community feedback.

What         Evans Lane Community Meeting   
When        Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where      The Scottish Rite Center
                 2455 Masonic Drive
                 San José, CA 95125

Spanish and Vietnamese translation services will be available.

For planning purposes, the Housing Department asks that you RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting. Please RSVP by emailing Karen Goodman at karen.goodman@sanjoseca.gov.

MOBILE HOME PARK OPT-IN/STAY-IN-BUSINESS UPDATE


  
The Housing Department is moving forward with a workplan that will develop an Opt-In/Stay in Business proposal per the San José City Council's direction. The Housing Department will begin the process by selecting an Advisory Committee consisting of seven mobilehome residents and seven mobilehome park owners.  The Advisory Committee will not make any decisions but will help to develop the proposal.  The public, including mobilehome residents and mobilehome park owners, will have an opportunity to provide feedback and to recommend changes before the Opt-In/Stay in Business proposal is brought to the City Council for consideration. An application process for a seat on the Advisory Committee is anticipated to open in mid to late July. The Housing Department will publish further details on its webpage in mid-July.  Background information and an initial workplan on the Opt-In/Stay in Business proposal can be found on the June 9, 2016 Housing & Community Development Commission Agenda. Updates on the workplan will be posted in mid-July once the recruitment for the Advisory Committee begins. 

Please contact Adam Marcus at 408-975-4451, or email adam.marcus@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
FREE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM TUTORING PROGRAM AT THE TULLY LIBRARY

 
Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success: June 13 - August 12

San José Public Library will host free summer food programs at six branches from June 13 to August 12, 2016. The Library has partnered with  several organizations to fuel San José children's futures through healthy meals, fun activities, and new friends.

Who Can Participate?

Any child 18 and under can participate in the program to get their fill of food and fun, receiving nutritious meals and snacks, while also enjoying recreational and learning activities to keep their bodies and minds active.
  • Lunch will be served on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
Lunch:  Monday-Friday 12:00PM- 1:00PM
Snack:  Monday-Friday 3:00PM
Breakfast:  Saturdays 10:30AM-11:30AM

SUMMER MATH AND READING TUTORING PROGRAM FOR K-3 AT THE TULLY LIBRARY

 
Need help in minimizing Summer Learning Loss and getting ready for next grade level?  Join our Summer Math and Reading Tutoring program for children grades K-3. Volunteering tutors will be available to help using library Educational Resource Center (ERC) materials. First come first served basis until the maximum capacity is reached. Tutoring program is available now through August 11th. For more information click here
 
Chúng tôi có nhân viên dạy kèm thiện nguyện có thể giúp các em lớp Mẫu Giáo đến lớp 3 môn toán và đọc cho mùa hè.  Cần ghi danh trước.
 
Tutores estan disponibles para ayudar a los estudiantes de K-3 con sus matemáticas y lectura. Es gratís y se necesita registrarse. 
PARTNERS IN READING- LEARN TO READ AND WRITE BETTER

Join Partners in Reading (PAR) learn to read and write better. This FREE tutoring services for adults will take place at Joyce Ellington Branch Library, 491 Empire Street.  Come improve your reading and writing, work at your own speed, flexible hours.

What Does Partners in Reading Do?
  • Helps adult learners improve their reading: Free one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults. Adults must have reading or writing skills that are below the ninth grade level. To qualify, an adult Learner needs to speak and understand English at a conversational level.
  • Connects tutors with learners: Trained volunteers provide tutoring at the King Library, a San José Public Library branch, or another public site in San José. Tutors and learners must commit to meet three hours per week for six months.
  • Promotes family learning: Through Together We Read, adult learners and their families learn the joy and value of reading and learning together.
  • Provides technology coaching: Adult learners build essential technology skills in the computer lab. Technology coaches instruct in sending emails, applying for jobs, as well asusing smart devices.

For more information call (408) 808-2361 or to reserve your seat. 

DIGNITY ON WHEELS- FREE SHOWERS AND LAUNDRY SERVICE IN DISTRICT 7

Dignity on Wheels is now offering FREE showers and laundry service for people to use in District 7. This portable hygiene program will be available every Tuesday at the Social Service Agency, located at 1919 Senter Road, from 9am to 1pm. This is a great program that helps instill a sense of pride for many folks that are homeless. For more information, click here.  
US OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS- WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS 7/8-7/10


The team that won gold in London is stopping by the SAP Center to gear up for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. See Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman live and in person, as they show off their amazing skills before going to Brazil to defend the gold.  For more information click here .  
MUSIC IN THE PARK IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE


Catch some rays and sonic waves at the longest running outdoor concert series in San Jose. Music in the Park San Jose is open-to-the-public aural treat features everything from the hottest original and cover local artists to bigname national touring acts. 
 
 
Advanced tickets are $10 per adult and free for 12-under when accompanied by an adult. At the door, admission will cost $15 per adult.Music in the Park is presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San Jose Downtown Association. The events are supported by the City of San José.  For more information,click here
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 .
SUMMER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS RECRUITMENT DEADLINE -THURS, 7/14



Boards and Commissions are important in that they enable citizens to participate in San Jose's government processes.  Their activities help shape and influence public policy, because they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider. Applications are now being accepted. 
 
Recruitment Closing Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016.   To apply or for more information click here .
DEADLINE EXTENSION - HOUSING TRUST SILICON VALLEY ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR SAFETY NET CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM- THURS, 7/14



The  Housing Trust Silicon Valley has extended its deadline until July 14, 2016 to receive applications for the  Safety Net Capital Improvement Program (SNCIP).  The  NOFA will remain open until all funds have been committed. 
 
The SNCIP is designed to provide forgivable loans and grants to qualifying community-based organizations and faith-based organizations to cover costs associated with the modification or repairing of emergency shelters, transitional housing, or drop-in centers with the goal to increase the number of person service days or beds, and increase the geographic distribution of shelters and drop-in centers for homeless persons providing them with access to basic needs such as food, mail, showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. These funds could also be used to bring additional mobile hygiene facilities to Santa Clara County.
  
For additional information on the Program, please see the  Guidelines and Application .  Applications will be accepted until July 14, 2016 by 3:00pm.  For questions, please contact Julie Quinn, Senior Loan Officer, with the Housing Trust at 408-436-3450 x223 or email at Julie@housingtrustsv.org.
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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(408) 535-4907 hoặc email

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