City of San Jose & District 7 Updates
June 3, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Office of Councilmember Tam Nguyen

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please join me this Saturday, June 4th for a community meeting on the proposed new linear plaza along Midfield Avenue. Park staff will be joining me to hear your ideas on what types of designs you want in your community. We will have interactive activities to ensure we gather
 design ideas from everyone.  The meeting will take place at 9am to 12pm at OS. Hubbard Elementary School, located at 1680 Foley Avenue. I look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas.

Last Saturday, I spent the night at R2DToo (Right To Dream Too) legal homeless encampment and visit  Dignity Village tiny home  village in Portland, Oregon.  It was a great opportunity to better understand the pressing issue of  homelessness and learn about the feasibility of building a similar shelter here in San Jose. I w ill debrief members of the media and the public on Monday, June 13th at 2:00pm, Committee Room 120 at City Hall. 

Lastly,  Copa America  2016  kicks off  this afternoon at Levi's Stadium. The United States will be facing off one of the best teams in South America, Colombia. If you're planning to watch the game make sure to not drink and drive. The San Jose Police Department will be on high alert looking for drunk drivers. Before drinking, plan to have a designated driver. Enjoy the game and go USA!! 

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
4TH CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT CITY HALL
  
  

Last Saturday, the fourth candlelight vigil was held at City Hall to support our fellow Vietnamese protesting the toxic dumping of Farmosa Factory in Vietnam that has killed millions of fish. The situation is horrific, individuals can  sail just three miles offshore and see  dead fish  all over the ocean.  I want to thank everyone that continues to join me in this effort. Together we are bringing awareness to the the environmental issue. The n ext candlelight will be this Saturday, June 4th, at City Hall from 7pm to 9pm. I hope to see you there.
COUNCILMEMBER TAM NGUYEN VISITS PORTLAND'S DIGNITY VILLAGE- TINY HOMES FOR HOMELESS 
  

During my trip to Portland, I also visited Dignity Village project which features tiny homes for the homeless.  This is a better success story where the homeless can find good shelter and have a place called home, albeit temporary, with motivation to find gainful employment and work toward permanent housing.  The tenants must pay $35/mo toward insurance cost and $10 in utility. Each person must also perform 10 hrs volunteer work.  The city is more supportive and engaging here including providing rent free and full utilities.  I talked to Jeff who was on early security duty. The location is rather isolated and too far from downtown.
COUNCILMEMBER TAM NGUYEN VISITS PORTLAND'S LEGAL HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT

  

Over the weekend, I  made it to the R2DToo (Right To Dream Too) legal homeless encampment in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was a wonderful experience.  It  also allowed me to test  the feasibility of having a  legal homeless  camp in San Jose. The R2DToo has 2 5 staff members that are on-site and help operate the center which can provide up to 120 shelters spots a day. The shelter provides 3 portable toilet but with no shower or laundry services.  In the afternoon many local charities drop off many bags of good food. I want to thank Ibrahim Mubarak, founder of R2DToo, and Robert Aguirre, homeless advocate, for inviting me in this life changing experience. 
CITY NEWS UPDATE
DOWNTOWN SPECIAL EVENTS TRAFFIC ALERT STREET CLOSURES
  

COPA Fan HQ, Thursday, June 2, Saturday, June 4 thru Sunday, June 5
  • St John (both directions) - Closed between San Pedro and Terraine 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Thursday, June 2, Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5
Convention Center Event, Thursday, June 2
  • Market (both directions) - Closed between San Carlos and Balbach, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Thursday, June 2
Sub Zero, Friday, June 3 thru Saturday, June 4
  • 1st Street (both directions) - Closed between San Carlos and Reed, 5:00 PM Friday, June 3 to 12:00 AM, Saturday, June 4
Shark Stanley Cup, Friday, June 2 thru Monday, June 6
  • Autumn Street (both directions) - Closed between St. John and Santa Clara, 3:00 PM Friday, June 3 to 11:00 PM, Monday, June 6
The City of San José, Department of Transportation is responsible for managing day-to-day traffic operations and providing convenient access to Downtown destinations for employees, residents, businesses and visitors. This notification is to inform you about upcoming Events having impact on city streets, and to notify you of potential traffic delays. For any questions pertaining to the above Events, please contact Anh Nguyen at (408) 975-3722 . If you have any projects that may have an impact on vehicular or pedestrian access, please notify DOT at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled work.

For construction related street closures visit  http://cpms.sanjoseca.gov/pub/cpcs/index.cfm 
To subscribe or unsubscribe to this notification, please e-mail a request to anh.h.nguyen@sanjoseca.gov.
DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE INTERACTIVE MAP GUIDES VISITORS AND COPA AMERICA AND SJ SHARKS FANS 

         
  

To help sports fans and visitors, the City of San José has developed an interactive, mobile-friendly Downtown San Jose map that provides information on the COPA Fan HQ, Downtown attractions and transit options for those attending matches at Levi's Stadium. The map, part of the City's downtown wayfinding initiative, is available at: www.sanjoseca.gov/downtownmap.

Information about San José sports-related events including the Stanley Cup Final is available at www.sanjoseca.gov/sports.

Kickoff for the first COPA América match, between USA and Columbia, is 6:30 pm, Friday, June 3, at Levi's Stadium. The full schedule and background on the tournament can be found at the COPA América website: http://www.ca2016.com/matches.

In San José, a special COPA Fan HQ with viewing opportunities and fun for all is set up at San Pedro Market on West St. John Street between Almaden Avenue and Terraine Street. The Fan HQ will be operational at the following times: 

Saturday, June 4 - 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. 
Sunday, June 5 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

The rest of the matches being played at Levi's Stadium are June 6, Argentina vs. Chile; June 13, Jamaica vs. Uruguay; and June 18, Quarter Final teams to be determined. Kickoff for these games is 7:00 p.m.

For full news release, click here.
OZOMATLI RETURNS TO MUSIC IN THE PARK PRESENTED BY METRO
         
  

San Jose favorite Ozomatli returns to Music in the Park presented by Metro for an encore performance this Aug. 4.
 
Ozomatli is touring with its eighth album since the band burst on to the scene with its multi-genre sound.  There's also been multiple Grammys along the way for this Latin, hip-hop, rock, salsa, jazz, funk, reggae band.  Last time Ozo, as fans call them, came to Music in the Park, the park was full ... and rocking.
 
The show begins at 5:30 p.m. with Sonido Clash, a San Jose collective exploring traditional, modern and emerging sounds of the Latino diaspora. 
 
All Music in the Park shows are at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, located in downtown San Jose along Market Street and surrounded by the Fairmont San Jose, Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Museum of Art and other downtown landmarks.
 
Tickets are now available at www.musicintheparksj.com.
 
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 a grant from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs.
 
The 2016 Music in the Park series opens June 24 with Los Lobos.  AC/DShe, The Killer Queens and The Drought promise an evening of strong women-led rock on July 14.
 
Save the date!  One more Music in the Park concert is scheduled for Aug. 25 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez will be announced in June.
 
For more about the Aug. 4 artists, visit http://ozomatli.com or http://sonidoclash.com
 
Visit www.sjdowntown.com for information about downtown San Jose and the San Jose Downtown Association.

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. Up to 3 items large items.  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). 

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
MIDFIELD AVENUE LINEAR PLAZA COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP MEETING- SAT, 6/4
   
      
Councilmember Tam Nguyen invites you to join him in a community design workshop on the proposed new linear plaza along Midfield Avenue, north of Havana Drive. Come share your ideas on how to design the new linear plaza. The meeting will be held on  Saturday, June 4th at OS Hubbard Elementary School, located at 1680 Foley Avenue, from 9am to 12pm.   For more information contact Council District 7 at ( 408) 535-4959 .

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REUNION DE DISENO COMUNITARIO PARA LA NUEVA PLAZAA LO LARGO DE MIDFIELD AVE

El Concejal Tam Nguyen los invita a una reunión de diseño comunitario para el nuevo propuesto de la nueva plaza a lo largo de Midfield Avenue, norte de Havana Drive. Venga y comparta sus ideas sobre cómo diseñar la nueva plaza. La junta se llevara acabo el proximo sabado, 4 de enero en la escuela de O S Hubbard Elementary School, ubicada en 1680 Foley Avenue, de 9am a 12pm.  Para mas informacion llame a Johanna Rodriguez al (408) 535-4959
JANE'S WALK: MEET THE BIRDS, PLANTS, AND ANIMALS OF COYOTE CREEK - SUN 6/5

     
Ever wondered about the birds, plants and critters around Coyote Creek? Join us for a terrific outing on Sunday, June 5th from 8:30 to 11 AM at Hellyer County Park - Cottonwood Lake, 985 Hellyer Avenue. Join   Alie and Bruce Victorine as they share their love of birds on a short walk along Coyote Creek trail. California Native Plant Society's Joe Cernac will provide identification of the plants we encounter along the way. 

Registration required at KeepCoyoteCreekBeautiful.org.
OPT-IN/STAY-IN BUSINESS PUBLIC MEETING- THURS, 6/09
    
The "Opt-In/Stay-In-Business" framework was developed by a group of San José mobilehome park owners. The framework proposes that park owners could agree to keep their parks open for a period of time in exchange for financial incentives.  Such incentives would include the ability to pass through capital infrastructure costs to park residents, limited vacancy decontrol, and other provisions.  You can review the most recent version of the proposal  dated February 5, 2016.
 
The City of San José's Housing Department hosted four "Opt-In/Stay-In-Business" stakeholder meetings in late 2015 and early 2016.  On February 23, 2016, the City Council accepted a staff report on the "Opt-In/Stay-In-Business" and directed Housing Department staff to continue the dialogue in hopes of finding a compromise solution between park owners and residents. The City Council was careful to note that the dialogue must respond to specific concerns that were raised in earlier stakeholder meetings.
 
The Housing Department is seeking public comment on the "Opt-In/Stay-In-Business" workplan at the following meeting:
 
Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 5:45 PM
San José City Hall - Wing Rooms
200 East Santa Clara Street, San José
Validated parking available - (Park under City Hall)
 
The input at this meeting will help the Housing Department finalize the workplan which will be implemented in summer and fall of 2016.  Staff plans to return to the City Council in early 2017 with a report on the progress made by a committee of stakeholders.
 
If you would like to submit comments in writing or have questions, please contact Adam Marcus, Department of Housing, at  adam.marcus@sanjoseca.gov  or 408-975-4451.  Please check www.sanJoseca.gov/mobilehomes  for meeting notes, updates, and announcements. 
KEEP COYOTE CREEK BEAUTIFUL: COYOTE CREEK CLEAN UP AT GALVESTON 

     
To commemorate World Environment Day, your invited to come out to the Coyote Creek and help beautify our creek for all and for healthy fish and wildlife. The clean up will kick-off on Saturday, June 11th, at Galveston, located at 2114 Galveston Ave, from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Improve your Trash Karma by participating! All ages welcome. To pre-register click here
DINE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK- 6/10-6/19

     
Downtown diners can experience a new hot spot every night over 10 days this June, when restaurants offer specially priced, three-course meals for Dine Downtown.

From June 10 to June 19, downtown restaurants create special menus for Dine Downtown. Options include new up-and-coming restaurants and recognized, award-winning downtown icons. There's a meal to meet every want - from Hawaiian to Asian-inspired comfort food to steakhouses, Italian food and beyond. See all of the restaurants and menus at http://dinedowntownsj.com.

Since food is also about community, the dining experience isn't just for the joy of a great meal. Dine Downtown sponsor Sysco will donate $1 to Martha's Kitchen for every meal purchased. Martha's Kitchen has provided hot meals to the hungry for 35 years.

Dine Downtown is a great week to explore all the area has to offer - from great food to arts. Be sure to check out these great events downtown at the same time:
  • You and I: Play-goers "take the leap into an unexpected friendship" with a poignant and insightful story about two teenagers. City Lights Theater. www.cltc.org
  • The Art of Fashion: A special preview of a collection that will be shown at Anne & Mark's Art Party. http://pivot-artfashion.com 
  • Third Thursday: After-hours with live music, food, drinks and, of course, art at the San Jose Museum of Art. http://sjmusart.org/calendar
  • Wild Party: A musical and whodunit set in the Roaring 20s. The Stage Theater Company. http://www.thestage.org
For a full list of downtown events, visit www.sjdowntown.com/events .

Arts, giving and great food: That's what great community and Dine Downtown are about.
 
Reservations taken through Open Table:  http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=365&m=4
SJPD PRESENTS WOMEN'S CAREER DAY- SAT, 6/11


The San Jose Police Department presents a women in law enforcement seminar. This is a free law enforcement career open to the general public. The seminar will be take place on Saturday, June 11th at the San Jose Police Substation, 6087 Great Oaks Pkwy, starting at 8am. For more information or for questions contact the Recruiting Unit at sjpdrecruiting@sanjoseca.gov.
SENIOR SAFARI- 5/28, 6/25, 8/27, 9/24

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Happy Hollow introduces their early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sites and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Seniors are invited to challenge their minds, get a little (or a lot) of exercise, and gain unique knowledge into the wonders of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again. FREE admission and parking to seniors and free parking on the dates of
5/28, 6/23, 8/27, 9/24.

Animal Meet & Greets, highlighted routes for the 10,000 Step Program, and see the Zoo wake-up. Healthy breakfasts will be available for purchase.

For more information please call (408) 794-6400 or visit hhpz.org
DIGITAL ARTS CAMP 2016-SEVEN TREES AND ROOSEVELT COMMUNITY CENTERS

     
Are your children looking for something fun and creative to do this summer?  If so, the SJ Digital Arts Program is offering some great camps this summer!

SJ Digital Arts provides hands on-opportunities for youth ages 13-24, to learn and explore their creativity. Youth engage in activities such as songwriting, beat production, music recording and editing, audio engineering, design, photography, film production and more. The program has a variety of partnerships to help enhance students' learning, including a partnership with a professional recording studio, Suspect Studios in San Jose.  

Currently, SJ Digital Arts has 2 program sites at Seven Trees and Roosevelt Community Centers.  During the summer the program offers Digital Arts Camps at both sites in the areas of Music, Film, Photography, Beat making, Dj-ing and Art.  You can view the SJ Digital Arts website at www.sjdigitalarts.org
CITY FOREST- RECRUITING NOW FOR SUMMER AND FALL START POSITIONS 

     
Our City Forest (OCF) Service team members are sponsored in part by the National Service organization, AmeriCorps. OCF Service Team Members will be part of one of the following teams: Community Planting, Nursery or Lawn Busters. All members will: 
  • be trained on best practices of maintaining a green and healthy urban forest in the Silicon Valley, 
  • strive to maximize volunteer participation in their individual programs, acting as trainers, coaches, & coordinators
  • conduct outreach efforts to residents and businesses to garner investment and stewardship pertaining to our mission,
  • provide friendly, professional customer service,
  • actively seek opportunities for greening projects,
  • organize and implement projects,
  • Serve the Silicon Valley for 2 or 3 months this summer
  • Full-time commitment: 40 hours per week (Tues. - Sat., shifts may vary)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident, with a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum age: 18
  • Interest in affecting change through community organizing
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Must be available to work full time, 8:30am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday (shifts may start earlier, depending on team's needs)
  • Must be able to commit through end of service term
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • College degree is highly desirable
  • Local, South Bay Residents are preferred due to short term (Note: we do not provide housing)
  • Valid CA driver's license. Proficient in driving manual transmission and towing small trailers
  • Current Commercial driver's license (to drive Tree Mobile for community events) 
  • Bilingual (multilingual) in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, or other
  • Familiar with ornamental and native tree species ID
  • Knowledge or experience working with irrigation
  • Experience with landscape design and/or landscaping
  • FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Arc GIS, Adobe CS, and/or Sketch Up software knowledge
For more information or to apply, 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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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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