Contact Us

District 9
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph. (408) 535-4909
Fax (408) 292-6471

District 9 October Mid-Month Announcements


Neighborhood Association Meetings

Willow Glen
Wed., October 17, 7:00pm
Willow Glen High School Library

Mon., October 22, 7:00pm Pearl Library, Community Room

Wed., October 24, 7:00pm Kids Copia @ Erikson School


Cast Your Vote!

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Election Day is right around the corner and you can now register to vote online. Every vote counts so make sure your voice is heard November 6th!


Clean-Up Map


The City of San José provides dumpster service on neighborhood cleanup days once every three years for neighborhoods across the City. Click on the map above to view your next clean-up day.



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New Dialing Procedure


Beginning October 20, a 669 area code will be added to the area currently served only by 408.  Callers must dial a 1 + area code + telephone number in order to dial out.

If you have any questions about this new procedure call 1-800-922-0204.


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 277-5305

(408) 277-2758

Animal Care & Services
(408) 578-7297

City Hall Customer Service
(408) 535-3500

Code Enforcement
(408) 535-7770

Gang Hotline
(408) 293-4264

Police Emergency
(408) 277-8911

Police Non-Emergency
(408) 277-8900

(408) 794-1903


Donald Rocha

San José City Hall, District 9 200 E Santa Clara Street, Floor 18
San José, CA 95113

P: (408) 535-4909
F: (408) 292-6471


District 9 Staff

Kimberly Oliver
Executive Asst/Scheduler

Peter Hamilton
Senior Policy Aide

Ann Grabowski
Policy Aide

Marisa Melo
Policy Aide

Brady Ruebusch
Policy Aide













    Appeals Hearing Board Recruitment

The Office of the City Clerk is currently recruiting for two vacancies on the Appeals Hearing Board until Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. for terms ending December 31, 2016.  Applicants to this Commission must have been both citizens of the United States and residents of the City of San José for one year preceding appointment, and additionally must be registered voters in the City of San José at the time of appointment.

For additional information contact the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1265, or on the City’s website:


Youth Science Institute


Registration is Now Open for the 2012-13 School Year

Bring your kids, students, and troops to explore the world of science!  YSI offers various programs for Pre-K through 8th grade students.  
Learn more about all YSI has to offer by clicking here.

Interested in bringing a classroom or group to YSI's Science and Nature Center for a hands-on, nature based science program? Call (408) 356-4945 x12 now to reserve a spot!


Tax Volunteers Needed! 

Tax Help

Catholic Charities is recruiting Tax Volunteers for the 2013 tax filing season.
Tax Volunteers will be trained with Tax Law and TaxWise (a software used to prepare tax returns) this coming November-December 2012 at 2625 Zanker Rd, 95134.

There will be two volunteer orientation sessions on October 29 and 31, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, you only need to attend one.  
If you are interested please contact Tax EZ Program by email at or call Olga Schneider at (408) 325-5220 or To Lam (408) 325-5106. 


Be a Part of Comcast's Digital Connectors Program


If you are between the age of 14 and 18 you qualify!

Learn to use computers, applications and the internet through classes, teach your community about digital literacy, engage in community service projects, have the opportunity to become Cisco certified.

For more information contact the Center for Training & Careers at (408) 213-0961 ext. 23 or 27 


Civil Service Commission Accepting Applications

The San José Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for appointments to the City Council Salary Setting Commission until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012. 

The Council Salary Setting Commission recommends to the City Council the amount of monthly salary which it deems appropriate for members of the City Council, including the Mayor, as provided in the City Charter.  The City Council adopts the salaries as recommended by the Commission, or adopts a lesser amount.  The Salary Setting Commission makes salary recommendations in odd-numbered years.  The Commission will develop its recommendations at twice-monthly meetings to be held from January through April, 2013.

Currently, there is one vacancy on the Commission for a term beginning January 1, 2013 and expiring December 31, 2016.  Applicants must be a registered voter in the City of San José and if appointed, must remain so throughout the term of office.

Copies of all applications received will be submitted to the Civil Service Commission for review and appointment.  Applicants may be interviewed by the Civil Service Commission at a public meeting.

Applications may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, 200 E. Santa Clara St., 95113.
For more information please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260 or go to


Green Energy Match

Save Money. Save Energy. Shop Local.

Join Green Energy Match (GEM), a City-sponsored program that helps you save energy! Our FREE, online software provides personalized energy-saving recommendations and shows how your usage compares to similar homes! 

* Join Your Neighbors — hundreds of San José residents are already participating

* Save on PG&E Bills — most participants are saving over $200/year from simple changes

*Receive 50% Off Coupons — get BIG discounts at local stores and restaurants for signing up and saving energy

Sign up at 

Text Energy to 68398 to receive weekly energy-saving tips, and enter GEM’s weekly contests for your chance to win additional rewards. (Para Español, text ENERGIA to 68398)

This program is sponsored by the City of San José, Silicon Valley Energy Watch, WattzOn and Acterra.


Moms Support Group
Tuesdays, October 16 through November 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
375 South 3rd Street

Becoming a mother can be exciting as well as challenging.  New moms can be caught by surprise by the demands and stresses of motherhood.  If you are looking for a comfortable place to find support and help bring balance into your life, this group is for you. The cost is free if your annual household income is less than 40k; sliding scale and scholarships are available.

For more information and to sign-up please contact Jeannine DeAguinaga at (408) 295-4011 x259.


 Ribbon Cutting
Santa Clara County Re-Entry Resource Center

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Open House
Thursday, October 18, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
151 West Mission Street

The Re-Entry Resource Center is a centralized location for individuals released from custody or on probation to receive transitional wraparound services and linkage to on-going resources.

For more information contact Buu Thai at (408) 535-4236 or

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Foreclosure Help



Saturday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bagby Elementary School- 1840 Harris Avenue


There will be lots of games, prizes, music, face painting, inflatables, Chili Cook off, Pumpkin cake walk, silent auction, haunted halls, yummy food & dessert, and … admission is FREE! Dress up in your
favorite costume & enjoy family fun!

$0.50 per Ticket

$15.00/$20.00 unlimited wristband (games, inflatables, cake walk, haunted halls only)

For more information contact Husam Aburabi at or Kirk Knudsen at 


Harvest Festival

Get your Ticket's Early for
Sartorette Elementary School's
Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sartorette Elementary School- 3850 Woodford Drive

Rain or Shine! There will be games, prizes, face painting, inflatables, BBQ Tri-Tip dinner, carnival fun food, cake walk, silent auction, haunted house, homemade crafts for sale, dessert & coffee table, and admission is FREE! Dress up in your favorite costume & enjoy family fun! 

5 tickets for $1.00 Pre-Sale per Game/Food Ticket
(4 tickets for $1 day of event)
$10.00 Pre-Sale Price for BBQ Dinner
($13.00 day of event with limited quantity; served only from 5:00pm-7:00pm)
$1.00 per Raffle Ticket

For more information contact Theresa Higdon at (408) 472-4458 or or Jacqui Argyres at


Childrens Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum, FREE Admission to Seniors
Thursday, October 25,  3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

Grab your grandkids and stop by the Children's Discover Museum for a FREE visit on October 25 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Explore exciting exhibitions, Inspire creativity & Ignite curiosity!
Admission sponsored by Scholarshare.

Go to for  daily programming.



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