Action Alert: Vote for your preferred bikeway alternatives

Next stop: Central Bikeway! VTA is moving ahead with the Central Bikeway Study — the Bay Area’s first “bicycle superhighway” — a safe, stress-free bicycle route that connects you to where you want to go. The study will produce conceptual design documents that VTA will use as a starting point to identify funding opportunities to move into a more detailed project design. The project area features alternatives in three areas moving from west to east: Santa Clara, around the Airport, and San José.

In the first round of outreach, SVBC worked with community partners at META, LLC and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to gather public input on features they wish to see in a bicycle superhighway. Now in Round 2, it’s time to narrow down the bikeway alternatives. VTA is currently looking for your feedback! Please tell us where the Central Bikeway makes the most sense. 

Here are two things you can do to ensure your voice is heard:

1. Vote for your ideal bikeway



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2. Attend the upcoming community meeting

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12 noon

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

It’s super exciting to be working with VTA and many partners across multiple jurisdictions in building a bicycle superhighway! See how your input is helping us make it a reality — we look forward to seeing you on March 16th or March 17th!

Duplexes, Triplexes & Quadplexes, Oh My!

Brought to you by Catalyze SV:

Local government officials from across the U.S. discuss how they’re changing zoning to make it easier to build homes like duplexes.


About this Event: Mon, March 22, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

In recent years, cities across the country have begun passing reforms to zoning, changing policies that have been in place for decades.

San Jose, where 94% of residential land is zoned exclusively for single-family homes, is now considering a similar change through a concept called Opportunity Housing. The results could have a big impact – the New York Times cites research that if 10% of San Jose’s 5,000 square foot lots added a second unit, our community would have 15,000 new places for people to live. 

Catalyze SV & Excite Credit Union invite you to join us for a dynamic panel bringing together government officials from across the U.S. who have evaluated & passed similar zoning changes.

We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to engage with these experts as they share their insights and answer questions from you. Our confirmed panelists include:

  • Lisa Bender, Minneapolis City Council President from Minneapolis, MN
  • Love Jonson, Transportation Demand Specialist, Portland Department of Transportation from Portland, OR
  • Greg Sandlund, Acting Planning Director of the City of Sacramento from Sacramento, CA


  • Mon, March 22, 2021 at 5:00 – 5:05 pm: Panelists & participants call into Zoom; as participants enter the meeting, music plays
  • 5:05 – 5:15 pm: Catalyze SV’s Executive Director offers welcome, requests questions in the “Chat” function & shares ground rules for discussion, introduces moderator
  • 5:15 – 6:25 pm: Moderator asks panelists questions, including a couple from participants
  • 6:25 – 6:30 pm: Wrap up & next steps

Do you have questions you’d like to ask the panel? Email them ahead of time to The sooner you send in your questions, the more likely they will be answered!

COVID Vaccine Appts for 65+ Residents

From City of San José:

Residents age 65 and older are encouraged to make their vaccine appointments TODAY at Eligibility expands to food and agricultural workers, education and childcare personnel, and emergency services workers on February 28.

Residentes de 65 años o más deberían hacer su cita para la vacuna contra COVID-19 HOY. Visite La elegibilidad se amplía a trabajadores agrícolas y de alimentos, personal de educación y cuidado de niños y trabajadores de servicios de emergencia el 28 de Febrero.

Những cư dân từ 65 tuổi trở lên nên lấy hẹn để được chích ngừa NGAY HÔM NAY qua trang mạng [] Vào ngày 28 tháng Hai, điều kiện hội đủ tiêu chuẩn sẽ được nới rộng để bao gồm những nhân viên làm trong các ngành liên quan đến thực phẩm và nông nghiệp, những nhà giáo dục và các người giữ trẻ, và các nhân viên làm trong dịch vụ khẩn cấp.

COVID-19 Update

City of Santa Clara Chief Emergency Services Officer Lisa Schoenthal provides the latest updates on COVID-19 Update for the week of Feb. 15, 2021. 

View the video message.

Video transcript:

Hi, I’m Lisa Schoenthal, in the City of Santa Clara’s Emergency Operations Center. Here’s the COVID-19 update for the week of February 15. We are seeing favorable trends with COVID cases and hospitalizations, but Santa Clara County continues to be in the most restrictive Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy indicating we still have widespread transmission of COVID-19 in our community. COVID test positivity rates, case rates and hospitalizations are declining with a test positivity rate of 3.2% this week. Along with this good news, we are cautioned by public health experts to not let up with our public health measures as the publicized UK and South African variants have been identified in California. The first two cases of the South African variant were identified last week in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. The more infectious UK variant is expected to become the more dominant variant in the country by the end of March according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. This past weekend, British scientists indicated the UK variant is “likely” linked to more deaths and hospitalizations but the reasons for this are not clear. More research is needed, but for now, this reinforces the need to continue with safety measures. The currently approved vaccines are effective against this variant. To stay up to date on vaccines, visit COVID testing returns to the Central Park Library on February 24. Appointments may be made up to seven days in advance on That’s it for this week. Be well. And stay covered Santa Clara.

Visit for the latest updates. Click here for more information

Cory Neighborhood Meeting Tonight 7 pm on Zoom

Time: Monday, Jan 25, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

“Door” prizes available to lucky attendees!!!

Send your questions before the meeting to

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 5867 3003
Passcode: 946525

Dial by your location
669 900 9128 US (San Jose)


Mayor Sam Liccardo: What’s new with the city

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis: What is happening in our district

Erin Schulhofer – Our City Forest: Looking to plant a new tree?

Winners of the Holiday Showcase

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ

SJ Police Chief Candidate Survey

The City of San José is seeking your assistance in promoting and participating in the Police Chief Candidate Forum Survey. This live Forum will air on January 30, 10 a.m. on the City’s YouTube channel, City website, and Channel 26.  

·         The two-minute survey is available in EnglishSpanish, and Vietnamese.  

·         City staff will review and compile all the survey replies and pick a series of questions that will address the major themes and issues. 

·         Police Chief Recruitment Process Update Memo.  

The Forum will be facilitated by our Executive Recruiter asking each candidate a series of questions sourced directly from this survey. The survey will close on January 27.

Please feel free to reach back out with any questions or comments you may have. 

Thank you and appreciate your support!

Cory Neighborhood General Meeting 01/25 @ 7PM

Time: Monday, Jan 25, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 5867 3003
Passcode: 946525

Dial by your location:
669 900 9128 US (San Jose)


Mayor Sam Liccardo: What’s new with the city

San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis: What is happening in our district

Erin Schulhofer – Our City Forest: Looking to plant a new tree?

Winners of the Holiday Showcase

(Send your questions, before the meeting, to

Sponsored by a grant from Beautify SJ