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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 April Mid-Month Announcements



Councilmember Donald Rocha



Councilmember Rocha's
In-District Office Hours

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


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


Contact Councilmember
Donald Rocha

San José City Hall District 9

200 E Santa Clara St, 18th Floor San José, CA 95113

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

District 9 Website

District 9 Staff

Shirley Goings
Executive Assistant

Peter Hamilton
Chief of Staff

Scott Hughes
Policy Aide

Andrea Hyde
Policy Aide

Jacklyn Joanino
Policy Aide



April Mid-Month Announcements




 GALP 2015

Public Safety Forum

State-Wide Mandatory Water Reductions

For the first time in state history, the Governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent compared to 2013 (press release).  Currently, the Santa Clara County Water District Board of Directors is asking residents to reduce water usage by 30 percent.  Please visit the Drought Watch page for more information.

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

Small Business Ignite

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy in San José. There are 55,000 small businesses in San José that employ 144,000 individuals, and provide 38% of all jobs in San José.  If you are a San José business professional or a small business owner with 10+ years of experience, and preferably with language fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese or Korean, you can be a mentor! Sign up now to become a business mentor. Business owners are encouraged to sign up as menteesFor more information, please visit or contact Yan Yin Choy at (408) 326-2308.

"Justice for All" Award 2015: Human Trafficking Awareness

The District Attorney's Office invites local high school students to create a poster that raises awareness on the issue of human trafficking.  First prize will receive $500, second prize $300 and third prize $200. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.  A complete list of rules is posted on the Santa Clara County District Attorney's website

SJPL Foundation

This week, the San José Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Today's libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, use a 3D printer, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

ComedySportz Summer Camp

Calling all high school students! Learn acting and improvisational techniques from professional ComedySportz players while making friends from across the Bay Area. Choose from two sessions:

  • Session A: June 22-26, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily
  • Session B: July 13-17, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily

Score the $300 early bird rate for all registrations prior to May 15, 2015.  To book now, email

Our City Forest Americorps

Our City Forest is recruiting for a full-time AmeriCorps Urban Forestry Specialist Position. Our City Forest AmeriCorps members will build capacity in the community by engaging volunteers and residents in cultivating plants and young trees at the nursery, planting and caring for trees in neighborhoods, schools and parks, and educating residents on environmental issues.  Visit to apply.

Sacramento Bus Trip

San Jose City Hall Baby Peregrine Falcons Naming Contest

Clara and Fernando El Cohete’s eggs have hatched, and San Jose’s young falcon fans have an opportunity to help name the new chicks.  The naming contest is open to children 5-18 who live or attend school in San Jose. Artwork, essay, video, or song required for each entry.

To enter the contest, read the rules and guidelines and enter online by midnight April 24, 2015. To watch the falcons live, see our FalconCamFor more information visit

A Message from US Citizenship & Immigration Services: 

Protect yourself and your loved ones from immigration services scams. To learn how to recognize, avoid, and report scams, and how to find authorized legal assistance, go to If you believe you have been the victim of an immigration services scam, please report this scam to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at

Calendar of Events

Housing Trust Silicon Valley's 15th Annual Investor Briefing

Friday, April 17, 2015, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Networking hour at 10:30 AM

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Housing Trust Silicon Valley's 15th Annual Investor Briefing luncheon will feature a keynote by State Treasurer John Chiang and acknowledgement of the public and private partners who have invested in programs to increase affordable housing options in our region. For more information or to RSVP, please email

Paul Moore Park Clean-Up

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Hillsdale Avenue & Cherry Avenue, San Jose, CA 95118

Calling all volunteers! Please join Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services and neighbors for a park clean-up project at Paul Moore Park. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mollie Tobias at (408) 535-3588.

Our City Forest's Community Nursery: Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 25 - Earth Appreciation Day; Native Plant Gardening Workshop; "Life of an Urban Tree" Nursery Tour
  • Saturday, May 9 - Spring Plant Sale Extravaganza; Composting and Worm Bin Demo; "Life of an Urban Tree" Nursery Tour; Urban Forestry 101: Planting & Tree Care Demo

RSVP, donate, or share this information with a friend.  All events are free, however, donations allow Our City Forest to continue educational workshops year-round. Please visit the OCF calendar of events, or email Renae at for more information.

EmpowHER: Physical Safety & Awareness Workshop

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bascom Branch Library, 1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month.  Please join the National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley for a physical safety and awareness seminar.  Learn how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a violent crime and defend yourself in a dangerous situation.  Space is limited; everyone must register online.

Disaster Support Network for the Philippines: 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM

Penitencia Creek Park, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133

The Disaster Support Network for the Philippines invites you to participate in a 5K for $5K run/walk! Proceeds go toward grassroots efforts (mission trips, relief work, and rehabilitation) to support those affected by natural disasters in the Philippines. Pre-register by May 1st, 2015.  For more information, please call 408-712-1008.

"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Participate in America's great day of giving and help "Stamp Out Hunger." Leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 9th and a letter carrier will pick it up. For more information, contact Ernie Arranaga, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 193, at

District 9 Community Budget Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pearl Avenue Library, 4270 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136

Residents are encouraged to attend to discuss priorities and budget-related topics with members of the San José City Council and staff.  For more information about the meeting or the City’s budget process, please call Ernest Guzman at (408) 535-8171 or visit the City’s website at

San Jose Building Permits & Safety Open House

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

City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112

In conjunction with national Building Safety Month, the Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement invites you to learn about the permitting process and how permits work to keep your home safe.  Experts will provide presentations on when permits are needed, what they cost, and how a typical remodeling project is handled. Watch for more information at Please RSVP to






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