Please save the date for the upcoming community meetings on the Pruneridge Avenue Complete Streets Plan project. At this meeting the draft concept plans for the corridor will be presented to the community. Please attend and provide your feedback on the draft concept plans. The meetings will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. A link to sign up for one or both meetings will be provided soon.
If you are interested in hearing what was discussed at previous meetings, both community meetings were recorded. The Thursday, February 25 meeting can be accessed here and the Saturday, February 27 meeting can be accessed here. In addition, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that was given at both meetings can be accessed here.
At both of these meetings, the City tried to answer as many questions from the attendees as possible. There were several great questions that arose multiple times from attendees at both community meetings. The City decided to put together the most Frequently Asked Questions along with City responses.
More than 1 million species globally are threatened with extinction. Art is one of the most powerful tools we have to draw attention to this crisis. That’s why we’re holding the Endangered Species Chalk Art Event!
From Friday, May 21st through Sunday, May 23rd, we’re inviting people around the world to create chalk art depicting threatened, endangered, or vanishing species. Not only is this a great way to celebrate wildlife, but you can also win prizes! More than $400 in prize money and chocolate bars will be given away in awards for the best artwork and at random to lucky participants.
This event is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, and you can create your chalk art anywhere that is safe and legal, such as an indoor blackboard, a driveway, sidewalks, or other spaces.
To enter the competition and be eligible to win a prize, all you have to do is post a photo of your chalk art on Instagram between May 21st and May 23rd. If you include #EndangeredSpeciesChalkArt and tag @endangeredspeciescoalition in your post, we’ll include your art in the contest.
We want to share the City of San José’s upcoming Community Budget meetings. These meetings are a chance for the community to voice concerns about high-priority issues, which in turn will help City leaders shape the budget and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
The first meeting will be on Thursday, May 13th 6-8pm, followed by Saturday, May 15th 10:30-12:30pm, and Wednesday, May 19th, 6pm-8pm.
Additionally, as a part of the budget engagement process, the Mayor’s Office created an online budget tool called the “Balancing Act” to gather resident feedback on their budget priorities. Click the image below to try it out!
You are invited to join Assemblymember Evan Low on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00PM – 7:00PM for a Mental Health Townhall with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists regarding general COVID mental health tips and dealing with anxiety of going back to “normal” as students and families are going back to school, work, and pre-pandemic routines.
Please register for this event in advance at bit.ly/AD28MayTownhall. Zoom link and FB details will be sent out upon RSVP.
San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata Please welcome our new Police Chief
San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis What is happening in our district
State Assemblymember Evan Low What the state is doing for you
Opportunity Housing Proposal Debate Speaking for the proposal: Mathew Reed, Policy Manager at Silicon Valley@Home Speaking against the proposal: Pierluigi Oliverio, San Jose Planning Commissioner
About the debate: There is a proposal going to San Jose City Council in May which will amend the zoning restrictions on single family housing. This proposal will allow a developer to remove a single family home and erect a duplex, quadplex or hexplex. What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing this?
Google and San Jose on Tuesday released a long-awaited proposed development agreement for a massive, mixed-use office campus that could rise around Diridon Station.
The agreement outlines the campus, called Downtown West, that Google wants to build in the 10th largest city in the country, but also the $200 million community benefits package and about $1 billion in other “features” it’s willing to offer up in exchange for the green light to construct the new campus.
The multinational tech giant aims to build about 6.5 million square feet of offices—though it is studying the impacts of building up to 7.3 million square feet of office space in its proposal.
You may or may not know but it is a project where we are aiming to develop both bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Pruneridge Ave. from Pomeroy to Winchester. It is a planning level document and at this time we have no funding yet for design or construction of the improvements we will identify in the Plan. However, outreach is very important to the City, especially for this project.
Please know there are three ways to stay involved with this project:
Santa Clara County has now moved into the Orange Tier! The following changes are effective, Wednesday, March 24: -Indoor dining at maximum 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer; -Retail stores indoors with modifications; -Gyms and fitness centers indoors at maximum 25% capacity, with indoor pools open -Movie theaters at maximum 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer -Family entertainment centers indoors at maximum 25% capacity with modifications for areas of increased risk of proximity; and -Zoos, museums, and aquariums at 50% maximum indoor capacity.
While we wait for enough people to receive their vaccines, we all need to work together to keep our risk of COVID-19 low in the meantime. Wear a mask, keep your distance, and get vaccinated when it’s your turn.