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200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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Street Pavement Update & May Mid-Month Announcements

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A Message From Councilmember Donald Rocha

May Mid-Month Announcements

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Councilmember Donald Rocha
San José City Hall, District 9
200 E. Santa Clara St., 18th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 535-4909
Fax: (408) 292-6471 

Dear District 9 Residents,

The Department of Transportation (DOT) annually schedules streets to be surface sealed as a preventative maintenance measure to extend their useful life and reduce long-term maintenance costs to the City. The process of pavement maintenance of our streets is typically performed in two stages.

The first stage prepares a street for sealing by removing structurally failed areas (i.e. potholes, cracks, etc.) of pavement and replacing them with new asphalt concrete. Additionally, ADA ramps are installed and retrofitted in this stage. After the first stage of the work is completed, the second stage will apply the surface sealing treatment to these streets and install new markings and striping. The second stage applies a new surface seal over the entire street.

The first stage of sealing preparation work has begun, and there will be temporary lane closures and possibly some traffic congestion as part of this stage one process. The affected streets within City Council District 9 are listed below:

Curtner Avenue between Booksin Avenue & Darien Court

Jarvis Avenue  between Foxworthy Avenue & Branham Lane

Kooser Road – between Blossom Hill Drive & Camden Avenue

Leigh Avenue – between Blossom Hill Road & Branham Lane

Los Gatos Almaden Road – between Leigh Avenue & Harwood Road

Narvaez Avenue – between Hillsdale Avenue & Branham Lane

Union Avenue – between Bascom Avenue & Los Gatos-Almaden Road (city limit)

The City of San Jose and Department of Transportation appreciate your patience throughout this important process.  Should you have any questions regarding these street closures or pavement maintenance, or any other city-related concern, please feel free to reach out to my office at or 408-535-4909. 


Donald Rocha

City Councilmember, District 9

News & Announcements
10th Annual San Jose Youth Conference

The San José Youth Commission is proud to present its 10th annual Citywide Youth Conference, “Intersections," on Friday, June 9, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at San Jose City Hall.

This conference will inform and educate youth by presenting the overall message that teens should embrace the differences they bring to the City of San Jose and accept the perspectives of others. This conference will touch on themes such as acceptance of oneself and of others, opportunity, equality, diversity, and life-changing ideas. Register online at

SJ Public Library Fine Forgiveness Program

For the entire month of May, library users will have the opportunity to have ALL their late fees waived on overdue items, which include books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials. Regardless of how long the materials have been overdue, SJPL welcomes all items back - no questions asked.  

For information, visit:

iCreaTV Summer Media Camp

Announcing iCreaTV Summer Media Camp for 12-18 year olds! Students learn digital media storytelling from the experts in three sessions including: Talk Show Production (June 19—23), Documentary Production (June 26—30) and Feature Film Production (July 10—21).

For more details, including course descriptions and fees, how to register and to apply for a scholarship, visit and click on the home page link. Take one session, or all three. Space is limited, so act now! Content from all sessions will air on Classrooms Channel 28 on Comcast.

Volunteer with Our City Forest

Leave a Green Footprint in your Community and volunteer with Our City Forest!  Weekly opportunities can be found at

Volunteers are needed to plant trees, care & water plants, help with nursery tasks, and more!

Family Camp Now Accepting Reservations

Family Camp at Yosemite is now accepting reservations at

Located in the heart of the Sierras near Yosemite National Park just east of Groveland, California, Family Camp is situated on 47 acres of leased land from the U.S. Forest Service. 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 sit back, relax and take it easy. Reserve your tent today for the 2017 camping season. For questions, please contact staff at (408) 794-6208 or

Join the Adopt-A-Highway Program

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations, or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System.

The Adopt-A-Highway program, which began in 1989, has been one of the truly successful government-public partnerships of our time. More than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of roadside.  Participation can include removing litter (work frequency varies with location), planting and establishing trees or wildflowers, removing graffiti and controlling vegetation.  To learn more, please visit:

Junk Pick-Up Program
Large Item Pick-Up

Do you have junk, such as old mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, or tires, cluttering up your home or garage? San José residents in homes with garbage cart service (single-family homes, most townhomes and mobile homes) can schedule two free junk pickup appointments per year of three large items each.

Call to schedule your pickup:

  • Homes with garbage cart service in downtown, north, east, and south San José, call California Waste Solutions at (408) 213-7800
  • Homes with garbage cart service in west San José, call GreenTeam of San Jose at (408) 282-4400
  • Not sure? Look up your recycling collection company at

Visit for more information. Help keep our neighborhood clean by reporting illegal dumping: 408-535-3500.

Upcoming Events
2017-2018 Community Budget Meetings

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berryessa Community Center Multipurpose Room

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bascom Community Center Multipurpose Room

Monday, May 22, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Eastridge Community Room

The City of San Jose will hold a series of community budget meetings where the public is invited to learn more about the City's budget process and share input on budget priorities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.  For more information about the meetings, please call Lisa Tulee at (408) 535-8119 or visit the City’s website at

Age Out Loud!

Friday, May 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

In celebration of Older Americans Month 2017, come see what seniors in your community are creating and achieving. Free workshops, dance and fitness demos, art show, resource fair, door prizes, live music and more. Maestro David Dworkin will be leading Conductorsize classes. Free and open to the public.

National River Cleanup Day at Coyote Creek

Saturday, May 20, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
880 Ridder Park Drive, Go North to I-880, San Jose, CA 95131

Join the Santa Clara Count Creek's Coalition to help beautify Coyote Creek and make it ecologically healthy for citizens to enjoy. Volunteers can register online. For more information, visit

Open Space Authority presents Starry Nights

Saturday, May 20, 9:15 PM - 10:45 PM
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Join astronomers from the San Jose Astronomical Association for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. They bring the telescopes!  For more information, visit or call 408-224-7476.

10th Annual Bowling for Badges

Thursday, May 25, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bowlero San Jose (Formerly 300), 5420 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95123

The 10th Annual Bowling for Badges event is hosted by the San Jose Police Foundation and supports the San Jose Police Department. Bowling for Badges is not only designed to raise funds to purchase the much needed safety equipment for Police Department's K9 unit, but is also a time for the community to network and engage officers and the community in an evening of friendly competition.  Join the excitement and show your support of SJPD! Visit for more information.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Select Thursdays: May 25, June 22, August 24, September 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Introducing our early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Seniors are invited to challenge their minds, get a little (or a lot) of exercise, and gain unique knowledge into the wonders of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again! Exclusively for ages 50 and over. Free admission and parking.

Sacramento Bus Trip for Education

Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Santa Clara County Board President Dave Cortese on a FREE bus trip to our State's Capitol.  Meet with State Officials & Legislators, learn about their priorities, and discuss current K-12 & Higher Education issues. Share your ideas and concerns. For more information or to register, please visit or contact Mario B. Lopez at

Camden Summer Movie Series

Fridays, July 14 - August 18 (Activities start at 6pm and movie starts when dark)
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy family films.  Movies are subject to change.  Food trucks will be available at the showings. For more information, call 408-559-8553.


Abandoned Vehicles (408) 277-5305
Anti-Graffiti (408) 277-8900
Code Enforcement (408) 535-7770
Crime Prevention  (408) 277-4133
Illegal Dumping (408) 535-3500
Librarian (408) 808-3080
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)
Permits (408) 535-3555
Streetlight Repair (408) 794-1903 (7 am - 4 pm), (408) 277-8956 (after hours)
Traffic Lights (408) 794-1900

Contact the District 9 Team

Shirley Goings Executive Assistant
Peter Hamilton Chief of Staff
Scott Hughes Policy Aide
Andrea Hyde Policy Aide
Jacklyn Joanino Policy Aide
Brianne Urban Policy Aide


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