Contact Us

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

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

District 9 March Mid Month Announcements



Click on Links below to sign up for city-wide classes including the Aquatics Brochure

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 using a familiar image - a place setting for a meal. 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

Visit Camden Community Center's Senior Nutrition Website

Camden Community Center's Kirk Cafe

for lunch menus and nutrition and wellness information.


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. Please contact our office for locations. (408) 535-4909.


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 277-5305

(408) 277-8900

Anti-Graffiti 24 Hotline (866) 249-0543

Animal Care & Services
(408) 794-7297

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) 794-1900 (7am-4pm)
(408) 277-8956

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

Parks Volunteer Unit
(408) 535-3588


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 Website


District 9 Staff

Shirley Goings
Executive Assistant

Peter Hamilton
Senior Policy Aide

Ann Grabowski
Policy Aide

Marisa Melo
Policy Aide

Brady Ruebusch
Policy Aide








   City Council Salary Setting Commission Community Meetings

Public invited to take online survey to provide input

The San José Council Salary Setting Commission announced its meeting schedule to gather input regarding compensation for the Mayor and City Council. Under the City Charter, the Council Salary Setting Commission is appointed by the Civil Service Commission and meets in odd-numbered years to establish compensation for the City’s elected officials.

The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding its compensation, which the City Council must either accept or reject. The Commission will issue a report by April 30, 2013 that will set compensation levels for the Mayor and City Council beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.

As a part of its process, the Commission invites comments from current and former Mayors and members of the City Council, candidates from the 2012 City elections, other public officials, and members of the public. The meetings will be held:




Wednesday, March 20, 2013


City Hall Wing – Room W242

Office of the City Clerk

200 E. Santa Clara Street

Saturday, March 23, 2013


City Hall Wing – Room W120

Wing Public Rooms,

200 E. Santa Clara Street,

Wing Building, 1st Floor

 In addition to the public meetings, the Commission has created a brief online survey and invites San Joséresidents to share their opinions regarding compensation. The survey will run through March 31.

To take the survey, visit

For further information, please contact the Toni J. Taber, Acting City Clerk, at (408) 535-1252




Elections Commission Special Meeting

The San Jose Elections Commission Announces its meeting schedule to ather input regarding proposed changes to Title 12 of the Municipal Code. As part of this process, the Elections Commission invites commentsfrom the Mayor and Councilmembers, former candidates, lobbyists and other elections stakeholders.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Starts 5:30PM
City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street
Wing-Community Rooms 118-120
San José, CA 95113 

In addition to the public meeting, the Commission has created a brief matrix of proposed changes and invites San Jose residents and stakeholders to share their opinions regarding these changes.

   For further information, please contact Toni Taber, Acting City Clerk, at (408) 535-1270 or


South County Highway Project

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking input on the South County Highway Project. The environmental review process is underway for the US101/Monterey Street/SR 129 Improvements; the comment period is from March 14, 2013 through April 29, 2013.

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Gilroy from 5:00PM-7:30PM with presentations and public comments from 6:00PM-7:00PM

Click on link below for details including information in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog:

If you have any questions, please contact VTA Community Outreach at (408) 321-7575 or   


Electrification of Caltrain Comments

An electrified Caltrain would be faster, quieter, cheaper, and more efficient to operate. Performing an environmental review of the project is an important milestone toward making it happen.

Caltrain has already engaged in extensive outreach on the modernization and electrification program, meeting with community groups and elected officials for the past several months.

Caltrain will begin operating electrified service by 2019. The environmental impact report for Caltrain electrification and modernization does not include High Speed Rail service, which will be subject to a separate environmental review.

Caltrain will be accepting comments on the electrification scoping process until 5:00PM on March 18, 2013. Comments can be emailed to Please include "Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project" in the subject line.

For more information, please view the Electrification Notice of Preparation.    


Home Buyers Assistance Workshop

Councilmember Rocha and Supervisor Dave Cortese would like to invite you to join them at a Homebuyers Assistance Workshop!

This event will feature opportunities that are available to low and moderate income homeowners from the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County to assist in purchasing a home.

They have four homebuyer assistance loan programs to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home.

For more information on this event email Ann at ann.grabowski@sanjoseca.govor to register, please call 408-299-5030 or e-mail

Homebuyer Assistance Workshop with The Housing Trust

Wednesday,  April 10th, 2013
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Camden Community Center Multi-Purpose Room
3369 Union Avenue
San José, CA 95124


 Host Family




Safe Summer Initiative Grant Application

Since 2008, the Mayor and City Council have annually approved funding for the Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) program. The intent of the SSIG program is to provide and/or enhance recreational and/or educational opportunities not normally available to high-risk and gang-impacted youth during the summer months, thereby providing a safe environment for youth while keeping them active and engaged in pro-social activities.

Total funding availability is yet to be determined, but applications requesting from $1,000 to $8,000 will be accepted.

The Safe Summer Initiative Grant Application can be found in WebGrants.

The deadline to apply is 4:00PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 

Relay for Life of Cambrian

 Cambrian Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

To date, the Relay for Life of Cambrian has celebrated four Relays and raised over $1 million.

This years Relay for Life of Cambrian will be from 6:00PM on Friday, April 26 to 6:00PM on Saturday, April 27 at Union Middle School.

Councilmember Rocha encourages you to get involved with this amazing event by either participating or donating. To see what this event is all about and find a way to get involved, please visit:





 Egg-Citing Celebration

Girl Scouts of Northern California's 2013 Latina Leadership Conference

 Friday, March 22 - Saturday, March 23, 2013

PrincGirl Scouts is hosting a FREE 2-day Leadership Conference for Latinas, ages 12-18. Great workshops and interactive fashion show! Lunch, giveaways, and goodie bags included.

Only 50 spots available!

Day 1: Friday, March 22
4:00PM to 6:30PM
Latino College Preparatory Academy
1966 Flint Ave
San Jose, CA 95148

Day 2: Saturday, March 23
10:30AM to 3:30PM

National Hispanic University
14271 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95127

For more information, contact:
Whitney Evans, Hispanic Initiative Director at (408) 287-4170 x6002 or

Marisa Cidre, Program Director, Got Choices at (408) 287-4180 x6004 or

Click here to fill out a registration packet TODAY!

 Gun Buy Back


Greek Flag 

Spring Fling Dance


Great American Litter Pick Up

Saturday, April 20
Starts at 8:00AM
Camden Community Center, Classroom 6
3369 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124

Please save the date and remember to join the Council District 9 Office for the Great American Litter Pick Up. It's a great way to get out and meet your neighbors or fulfill community service requirements. Lunch is FREE for volunteers.

Call (408)277-3208 for more information.







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