Valley Fair Events and Housing Discussion

Valley Fair Mall is hosting a ton of fun holiday events! Check them out here or by clicking the image below:

https://www.westfield.com/valleyfair/events

City Of San José Invites Public To Join December 13 Community Meeting, “Focus On Fair Housing”

CONTACT
Jeff Scott, Housing Department 
408-975-2647; Jeff.Scott@sanjoseca.gov 

Cheryl Wessling, Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement 
408-535-6817; Cheryl.Wessling@sanjoseca.gov

 Details:
 What:Housing Element Update Virtual Community Meeting: Focus on Fair Housing  

For meeting description in English| Español |Tiếng Việt, view this trilingual flyer
 When:Monday, December 13, 20216:30-8:00 p.m. 
Please register at bit.ly/TalkFairHousingDec13 to obtain the meeting Zoom link. 
 Who:All San José residents are invited! City staff will present an overview, and there will be a breakout session where you can talk with staff and each other. Spanish and Vietnamese language interpretation will be available.
 Background:The voices of all San José community members are critical to shaping the future of housing. 

All California cities and towns are currently updating the Housing Element of their general plans, which are the blueprint for how cities develop and grow. In San José, residents are encouraged to participate in our process for the Housing Element Update. At the December 13 community meeting, our focus is on the fair housing component of the Housing Element Update. 

For the first time, the state is requiring cities to include an assessment of fair housing; a site inventory; and programs that take meaningful action to combat discrimination, overcome patterns of segregation, and address racial and economic disparities in housing. Learn more about this assessment at www.sanjoseca.gov/FairHousing

“To overcome patterns of segregation and to address the disparities in the quality of our neighborhoods, we need to listen to and learn from each other,” said Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Housing Department Director. “I’m excited to have community members join the meeting on December 13 where we’ll all learn more about what fair housing means and share our experiences and ideas.” 

“Beyond adding more housing units and addressing affordability, I’m excited to see the newly added focus on fair housing as we update our housing strategies,” said Chris Burton, Director of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department. “We look forward to hearing from community members as we undertake this important work.” 

Last day to purchase trees at discounted price!!!

Today is the last day to purchase Christmas trees at the discounted price of $30!

To purchase a tree, submit your check to 2293 Cherrystone Drive with your home address and phone number!

Trees are expected to be delivered on Saturday, December 4 around 10 to 11 am. CNA will call and/or text you at the provided number when the trees arrive.

The pickup address is 2303 Boxwood Drive.

Here is the order form:

Redistricting Impacts on Cory Neighborhood

Today, Wednesday, November 17 at 6PM the Redistricting Commissioners will vote on a recommended map. Register for the virtual meeting here. 

View the 3 maps currently under consideration here. 

View the interactive Community Plan Map that shows how the will be redrawn here.

To voice your support or concerns regarding the maps under consideration, please email all of the Redistricting Commissioners. Their contact information is as following: 

Fred Buzo, Chair: RCCW@sanjoseca.gov
Jonathan Bruns, District 1: RC1@sanjoseca.gov
Lenka Wright, District 10: RC10@sanjoseca.gov
Enedina Cardenas, Vice Chair (Acting Chair June-Nov) District 2: RC2@sanjoseca.gov
Dee Barragan, District 3: RC3@sanjoseca.gov
Gloria Collins, District 4: RC4@sanjoseca.gov
Ramon Martinez, District 5: RC5@sanjoseca.gov
Andrew Ditlevsen, District 6: RC6@sanjoseca.gov
Freddie W. Sidbury Jr., District 7: RC7@sanjoseca.gov
Sylvia Alvarez, District 8: RC8@sanjoseca.gov
B.J. Fadem, District 9: RC9@sanjoseca.gov

The Cory Neighborhood Association Board recently sent the following letter regarding our position to keep the Cory Neighborhood in District 6:

Dear San Jose Redistricting Board, City Clerk, and Councilmember Davis,

The Cory Neighborhood Association was formed in 2001 and has, through the years, built a strong relationship with the District 6 councilmember, which currently is Dev Davis. They attend our events and speak at our community meetings. That includes the current meetings we hold on Zoom.

Because of the many years of working together with Dev and the councilmembers before her, there is substantial institutional knowledge of our issues and where the hot spots are.  This relationship allows solutions to our issues to happen quickly and efficiently. This is an incalculable value, which makes Cory a great place to live. 

The Cory Neighborhood Association Board understands how hard the redistricting process and gathering input from the community can be. We want to thank you for removing the redistricting plans that would split Cory neighborhood into two districts. That would have been devastating.

Of the three redistricting plans under consideration, we take issue with the Unity plan as it puts the Cory neighborhood in District 1. While we have had some meetings with Vice Mayor Chappie Jones, the District 1 councilmember, we don’t have the strong relationship as we do with Dev.

Also, when studying the Unity plan, while it is a noble cause, District 6 looks heavily gerrymandered. The whole point of redistricting was to correct the problems that arose from past gerrymandering. If we gerrymander for one cause, even a noble one, we allow gerrymandering for all causes, even the not so noble ones. The Board unanimously voted to oppose the Unity plan.

Additionally, our Board, through unanimous consent, approve plans 3.0 and D4. These plans keep all of the Cory neighborhood in District 6. Because Valley Fair Mall and Santana Row have been an integral part of our neighborhood for over 25 years, there is unanimous Board support and preference for the D4 plan. With this redistricting plan, the same District 6 councilmember can address issues holistically with both of these destinations and the community.

Thank you for your time,
Art Maurice 
President, Cory Neighborhood Association

ICYMI: Cory Neighborhood General Meeting Video and Materials (10/25) (Take 2)

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Click the Image Above for the Recording of the Meeting

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Click the Image Above for the Meeting Slides

HALLOWEEN SLIDE SHOW
We’d love to feature your decorations and costumes from Halloween on our website!
Upload your Halloween Photos here: https://tinyurl.com/cna-halloween

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting – TONIGHT 10/25 at 7 pm on Zoom

When: TONIGHT, Monday Oct. 25, 2021 
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Where: Join Zoom Meeting at https://coryneighborhood.org/zoom/, or click ZOOM at the top of our Homepage

AGENDA

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis 

County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg

State Senator Bob Wieckowski 

Santana Row Sr. VP Seth Bland 

Westfield Valleyfair Director Kate Diefenderfer 

San Jose Clean Energy Sr. Representative Amanda Orozco 

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

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.

‌You’re Invited to the City of San José Redistricting Commission Meetings

From the Office of Councilmember Dev Davis:
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. 

Best, 
Dev

Office of Councilmember Davis | 408-535-4906 | district6@sanjoseca.gov | www.sjd6.org 

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting – 10/25 at 7 pm

When: Monday Oct. 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Join Zoom Meeting at https://coryneighborhood.org/zoom/ 

AGENDA

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis

County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg

State Senator Bob Wieckowski

Santana Row Sr. VP Seth Bland

Westfield Valleyfair Director Kate Diefenderfer

San Jose Clean Energy Sr. Representative Amanda Orozco 

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

OTHER NEWS:

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.

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT — October 2-3

The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon, 10k race, and 5k race will be taking place this weekend on October 2nd and 3rd.
Find more information at https://www.runrocknroll.com/san-jose-race-weekend.

CLICK HERE to view road and freeway ramp closures

The course map is below. Click the image for a detailed version of the map.

Good luck to all of our race participants from the Cory Neighborhood!!!

You’re Invited to the Agrihood Groundbreaking Celebration!

What: Agrihood Ceremonial Groundbreaking
Hosted by The Core Companies

Where: 90 North Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara
(Please park in the Westfield Valley Fair lot)

When: September 15, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Who: The Core Companies

The Agrihood groundbreaking celebration is one week away! 

Join The Core Companies as we commemorate the start of construction of Silicon Valley’s first-of-its-kind urban farm community, connecting contemporary urban living and affordable housing in the tradition of Santa Clara’s agricultural heritage, with special remarks from Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, Senator Bob Wieckowski, and more!

Our community’s health and safety are paramount and we request that all guests wear masks when they are not eating or drinking.
 
Please email nsoldano@thecorecompanies.com to RSVP, and add the event to your calendar here.