Cory Neighborhood News and Updates

Changes to City of San Jose Paving Plans along Stevens Creek

Beginning November 1, paving from Monroe to Winchester will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., with the final layer placed during the daytime from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the week of November 7.

Striping and utility adjustments will follow and all of the work will be completed by 11/24. Bike lanes (class II) will be installed through the corridor.

The City initially planned to do the stretch between Monroe and Stern at night, but cold temperatures mean that some of the operations will be moved to daytime hours.

Some of the project will also be pushed to 2023 so that the work will be done before the annual moratorium begins.

Voting Centers are OPEN!

Don’t forget to VOTE by ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 8.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR VOTING CENTER:
https://rovservices.sccgov.org/Home/IndexPost?selected=vc&electionId=133&distance=5&navtab=do&asm=simple

ICYMI: Cory Neighborhood General Meeting 10/24

We had a fabulous General Meeting this past Monday. Thank you to all of our speakers and A Slice of New York for providing delicious pizza, garlic knots, and cannoli!

Watch the recording here: https://www.facebook.com/kirk.vartan/videos/482704737214699

Free Dental Hygiene Clinic at Carrington College

Real Estate Fraud Prevention Workshop – 11/9 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM

TONIGHT! Cory Neighborhood General Meeting, 7 PM @ CHC School Cafeteria/Zoom

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting
Pizza Party and Drinks provided

When: Monday, October 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (food at 6:30)
Where: CHC school cafeteria, 2280 Kenwood Avenue
Masks recommended

Remote attendees: Tune in to Zoom at this link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87887029322?pwd=WXI1SHVWOGlxUkduczJKQmJ4ZHJKZz09
Meeting ID: 878 8702 9322
Passcode: 253284

AGENDA

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis
What’s happening in our district and city

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
Responding to Cory Neighborhood Questions

Valley Water – Nicholas Simard
All about the Landscape Rebate Program

Master Gardener – Pamela Trounstine
Get your gardening questions answered here!

Santana Row GM – Scot Vallee
What’s new at Santana Row

Door prizes at meeting’s end (must be there to get it)

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

Dumpster Day (10/22) and Cory Neighborhood Meeting (10/24) are almost here!

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting
Pizza Party and Drinks provided

When: Monday, October 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (food at 6:30)
Where: CHC school cafeteria, 2280 Kenwood Avenue
Masks recommended

AGENDA

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis
What’s happening in our district and city

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
Responding to Cory Neighborhood Questions

Valley Water – Nicholas Simard
All about the Landscape Rebate Program

Master Gardener – Pamela Trounstine
Get your gardening questions answered here!

Santana Row GM – Scot Vallee
What’s new at Santana Row

Door prizes at meeting’s end (must be there to get it)

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

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DUMPSTER DAY
Saturday, October 22, 2022
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
On Kenwood Avenue between Monroe and Broadleaf

Dumpsters will be along Kenwood Avenue on the GREEN LINE below:

From SJ Clean Energy: We still need your help to lower the need for rolling power outages!

Help Prevent Statewide Rolling Power Outages by Conserving Energy from 3PM to 10PM ! 

Today’s Flex Alert from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Flex Alerts ask you to use less electricity during critical hours in order to help supply meet demand. If electricity demand exceeds supply, CAISO may call for rotating power outages. 

While Tuesday was the hottest day on record for San José, today is another critical day where we need everyone to reduce the demand on the electricity grid through use of backup generators and other conservation measures. 

Reducing energy consumption at your business can help prevent rolling outages: 
Shift energy use to before 3 p.m. or after 10 p.m. Use backup generation* from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Set A/C to 78 degrees or higher from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., as health permits Ask employees to work from home and power down around 3 p.m., if possible Turn off unnecessary lighting and unplug unused appliances Sign up for the Emergency Load Reduction Program to get paid for the energy you save 

*Consistent with the Governor’s emergency proclamation, any backup generators may be used to shift demand off the grid during a Flex Alert.  The emergency proclamation suspends air district requirements. Please see this fact sheet that summarizes the actions of the emergency proclamation.

For more tips, visit www.flexalert.org/save-energy/business-tips or www.energystar.gov/buildings/save_energy_commercial_buildings   

Safety first: Make sure generators are placed outside in a well-ventilated area. Do not put it on dry grass or near any flammable materials. Read the owner’s manual and take all necessary safety precautions. 

NOTE: While no rotating outages have occurred, some San José residents and businesses have been experiencing unplanned power outages due to PG&E equipment failure. Visit PG&E’s outage center for more information on current outages. 
Thank you for your conservation efforts so far! 

Sincerely, 
San José’s Office of Economic Development and San José Clean Energy  
Office of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs| City of San José
San Jose Office of Economic Development | 200 East Santa Clara St., 17th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113

Water Conservation Resources and Landscape Rebate Information

Below are links that were mentioned in the presentation by Barbara Keegan:

Water Conservation – www.valleywater.org/watersavingsorg

Landscape Rebate Program – www.valleywater.org/saving-water/rebates-surveys/landscape-rebates

Shopping Cart for FREE Water-Saving Tools (includes free faucet aerators, shower water collection bucket, soil moisture meter, and more!) – www.valleywater.org/saving-water/shopping-cart

Drought Information – https://beheard.valleywater.org/drought-information

Anderson Dam Project – www.valleywater.org/project-updates/c1-anderson-dam-seismic-retrofit

Purification Center Tour – https://purewater4u.org/

Join us TONIGHT @ 7:00 PM Live at CHC (Cory School) – Free food and giveaways!

When: Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Where: CHC School Courtyard, 2280 Kenwood Avenue
What: Cory Neighborhood Association General Meeting

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECORDING

Masks recommended. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Food from Nick the Greek will be generously provided by Valley Fair! Come early and get in line before the meeting!
Door prizes will be given at the end of the meeting to a few lucky attendees.

AGENDA

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis
What’s happening in our district and city

Westfield Senior Manager Sue Newsom
What’s new at Valley Fair Mall

Valley Water Director Barbara Keegan
What is the Landscape Rebate Program?
Visit their table for some water-saving devices for your garden!

Other announcements:
– Our next Dumpster Day will be held on October 22 from 8 AM to 12 PM.

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting – Next Monday, January 31 at 7 pm

Join us for our quarterly meeting on Zoom. Sign in for your chance to win a prize!

When:   Monday January 31, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88381397194?pwd=TjJVMzR3dk0xZmNoR1BKV25nNmRoZz09
Meeting ID: 883 8139 7194
Passcode: 927919
Dial by your location: 669-900-9128

Agenda

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis
What is happening in our district

County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
What is happening in our county

Westfield Valley Fair Senior Manager Sue Newsom
Parking meters will activate in February

Holiday Showcase Winners
CNA gives prizes for tree and house decorations

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

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: