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

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

District 9 May Mid-Month Announcements



Councilmember Donald Rocha



Donald Rocha

San Jose City Hall, District 9 200 E. Santa Clara St. 18th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113
P: (408) 535-4909
F: (408) 292-6471

District 9 Website


In-District Office Hours

Cambrian Branch Library Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


District 9 Staff

Shirley Goings
Executive Assistant

Peter Hamilton
Chief of Staff

Scott Hughes
Policy Aide

Andrea Hyde
Policy Aide

Jacklyn Joanino
Policy Aide


Sign-Up for City-Wide Classes: 

Community Activities and Registration 


Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eat Healthy

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy place, visit 

 Camden Community Center's Senior Nutrition Program

For lunch menus and nutrition and wellness information, visit the Camden Cafe website


Kids in Common wants every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, and successful in life!

Kids in Common advocates for policies, partnerships, and investments that improve children's lives in Santa Clara County. For more information including community events and resources, please visit


2015 - 2017


The City of San José provides dumpster service to its neighborhoods once every three years.  Click on the map for your next Neighborhood Clean-Up date. 

Dispose of unwanted or expired medication: find a medication collection location


Prevent Crime with these  Security & Self Defense Tips 

To arrange for a crime prevention specialist to conduct a neighborhood association or group meeting, contact the

San Jose Police Crime Prevention Unit:

(408) 277-4133


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 277-5305

(408) 277-8900

Anti-Graffiti 24-Hour Hotline
(866) 249-0543

Animal Care & Services
(408) 794-7297

City Hall Customer Service
(408) 535-3500

Code Enforcement
(408) 535-7770

Crime Prevention 
(408) 277-4133

Family & Domestic Violence Center
(408) 277-3700

Gang Prevention Hotline
(408) 293-4264

Homeless Services
(408) 510-7600

Police Emergency
911, (408) 277-8911 (cell phone)

Police Non-Emergency
311, (408) 277-8900 (cell phone)

 Park & Trail Concerns
(408) 793-5510
(voicemail only) 

Park Volunteer Unit
(408) 535-3588

(408) 794-1900

Streetlight Repair
(408) 794-1903 (
7 am - 4 pm) (408) 277-8956 (After Hours)

Sewer and Signal Lights
(408) 794-1900



May Mid-Month Announcements




Drought Watch

San José Sets 30 Percent Water Conservation Target to Address Severe Drought

San José City Council triggered a 30 percent emergency water declaration to comply with the State Water Resource Control Board mandate for water conservation throughout California. The City’s action also calls for further water conservation to help address the effects of the past four years of severe drought. The new rules take effect immediately through March 31, 2016.  San José’s water restrictions only apply to potable (drinking) water, not gray water (used water from baths, sinks), or recycled water.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers FREE water conservation items to residents within the district. Items include hose nozzles, shower heads,  shower timers, and faucet aerators.

View the full list of San José water use rules now in effect at Report water waste to the Santa Clara Valley Water District by calling 408-630-2000 or emailing

National River Cleanup Day

Sacramento Bus Trip

CSO Recruitment

The Police Department is seeking to fill 22 civilian Community Service Officer positions.  Under close supervision by a sworn officer or supervisor, CSOs will assist the Bureau of Field Operations in non-hazardous police functions by working in information centers and community policing centers, conducting investigations, and performing non-enforcement related work.

Visit for the job announcement and complete job description.  For questions, please contact Sgt. Andrew Harsany at (408) 537-9785.

Family Camp

Family Camp at Yosemite provides an all-inclusive camping experience where guests of all ages can fish, hike, swim, participate in organized programs, or just relax. It's an experience the whole family will enjoy, so reserve your tent today!  For questions, please contact staff at (408) 794-6208 or

Happy Hollow Summer Camp 

Go wild this summer at Happy Hollow Zoo Camp! Each topic provides interactive learning experiences, hands-on activities, zoo tours, and the opportunity to meet live animals up close! Happy Hollow Members receive a discount on camp with their membership number and coupon code SUMMER. Register online 

San José Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Participating in Summer Food Service Program

Over the summer months, all eligible children will have free meals available, thanks to the City of San José’s participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Several community centers - Roosevelt, Mayfair, Seven Trees, and Bascom - will offer lunch and afternoon snacks at no cost to participating kids. This summer will mark the 5th year that the San José Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services has been an SFSP sponsor.

To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. For more information, please email


A Message from Our City Forest: Trees & the Drought

The best time to plant a tree is NOW! Because of their extreme value, the City supports the planting of drought-tolerant trees year-round.  Did you know...

  • Trees in cities provide valuable and extensive environmental, health and economic benefits.
  • Our urban forest needs new trees to replenish it - especially during a drought.
  • Mature trees also need an occasional deep watering with this extended drought in order to resist pests and continue benefiting our health and the environment. Give yours a boost if they look sad!
  • Newly planted trees don't need much water to become established - about 3 toilet flushes weekly!

For more tree information and help, visit

Ash Kickers Quit Smoking Program

This year, take the first step towards living healthier and breathing easier - quit smoking! Breathe California is proud to host Ash Kickers Quit-Smoking Classes to help you kick the habit. Led by a trained facilitator, the class offers smokers the resources and strategies to quit and stay quit.  Classes will be held at two locations:

Good Samaritan Hospital, Radiation Oncology

  • Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: June 17 - July 15
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 PM  -7:30 PM: September 16 - October 14 

Breathe California Bay Area Office

  • Wednesdays, 6:30 PM -  8:00 PM: August 5 - September 2
  • Mondays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: October 12 - November 9
  • Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: January 12 - February 9

For more information on these or other upcoming classes in Santa Clara County, visit  or contact Janet Ghanem at (408) 998-5865, 

Calendar of Events

Shop with a Cop Foundation Fundraiser

"Salsa Sunday Brunch Buffet"

Sunday, May 17, 2015, Live Auction and Raffle 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Loft Bar & Bistro, 90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The Salsa Sunday Brunch benefits the Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree and the Readers are Leaders Reading Campaign.  Featuring San Jose's Latin band Cafecito. A special presentation and donation will be made to Officer Michael Johnson's Judo studio so that a child may attend classes in his memory.  Tickets are $25 by May 1st, and $30 after. Register online.

We and Our Neighbors Women's Club Open House

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

15480 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Join We and Our Neighbors to celebrate 123 years of service to the Cambrian community.  Learn about the history of the Valley of Heart's Desire and specifically about the Cambrian area.  Parking is available at the Union School District Office.

Building Permits & Home Safety

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Permits and inspections help protect your loved ones and your home investment. The City invites you to learn more about the permitting process and how you can practice home safety year round at this special, free event. If you’re considering a remodeling project, don’t miss these short presentations: Development Services, The Permit Process, and Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels.

You can also find out if you’re in a flood zone, learn if your smoke detectors are in the right place, and get our handy permit checklist. For more information on this event, contact Sarah Shull at

8th Annual Bowling for Badges Tournament

Thursday, May 21, 2015

(Registration 5:00 PM, Buffet 5:45 PM, Games Begin 6:15 PM)

5420 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95123

The 2015 Bowling for Badges is a night of fun, food and prizes! This event is not only designed to raise funds to purchase the much needed safety equipment for the San Jose Police Department & K9 unit, but is also a time for the community to network and engage officers in an evening of friendly competition.  Please join in the excitement and show your support for SJPD!  Register online.

Leigh Longhorn Stampede 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9:00 AM

Leigh High School, 5210 Leigh Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Sign up for the 3rd Annual Longhorn Stampede 5K Run/Walk at Leigh High School. The race is professionally timed the course is certified by US Track & Field. The event supports Leigh High School's Home & School Club, their Performing Arts, Sports, & Spirit programs, as well as some local elementary and middle schools. Register online or email for more information.

San Jose Youth Symphony "Season Finale Concert"

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 PM

California Theatre, 345 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The San Jose Youth Symphony's Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its Season Finale Concert.  The program will open with Chabrier's España, and will conclude with the most popular of all symphonies, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. This concert will also feature internationally renowned violin soloist, Max Zorin, who will perform Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole for Violin and Orchestra.  Tickets can be purchased online.






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