OTHER NEWS: You’re invited to the second annual D4 in the Neighborhood event on October 31st (Halloween). This fun filled event will be from 11 AM – 2 PM, at Wilson High School in Santa Clara. There will be music, a puppet show, flu shots (for those 8 years and older) and much more. Costumes are encouraged. One of the most impactful opportunities is to support unhoused youth by donating new socks directly to the Bill Wilson Center.
Subject: We Need Your Input About District Boundaries!
Good morning Neighbor,
The City of San José needs your input on how to redistrict neighborhoods into the 10 City Council districts. Redistricting happens once a decade and is the process of redrawing political boundaries for elective offices. The current draft maps substantially change the boundaries for District 6 as well as many other districts.
To view map drafts or submit a draft of how you think the City districts should be drawn, click here. FYI, some of the current draft maps move part of North Willow Glen out of District 6 into District 7.
The Redistricting Commissions have virtual meetings every Thursday at 7pm where you can provide feedback on the maps.
Below are the upcoming meetings you can join via Zoom: Thursday, 10/21 @ 7pm. Thursday, 10/28 @ 7pm. Thursday, 11/04 @ 7pm.
Although it’s better to attend the meeting and comment publicly, you can also send an email to the Redistricting Commission. The District 6 Redistricting Commissioner is Andrew Ditlevsen. If you have any questions or suggestions about how the City should redistrict boundaries, you can email Andrew.
Cory Dumpster Day! Saturday, October 16 Starting at 8am (proof of residence required)
Join the Cool City Challenge! Are you interested in getting to know your neighbors better while working together on fighting climate change, getting ready for natural disasters, and strengthening your community?Kat Wilson, from Mayor Liccardo’s Office, will provide a short presentation on this program at our next meeting. By signing up to participate in the Cool Block program you’ll get support to do all that, plus you’ll be helping our city become eligible for $1 million in funding through the Cool City Challenge grant! The City of San José has teamed up with Acterra to apply for this grant, and has just been named a finalist. Come to our next meeting to learn more.