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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 December Mid-Month Announcements


Mid Month Announcements



Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule Reminder

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This year, both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Tuesday, which means that collection for Tuesday through Friday will be delayed by one day during those weeks. If your usual collection day is Tuesday, it will move to Wednesday, and so forth for the rest of that week.


Recycle Your Holiday Tree at Curbside


Between Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 and Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 you can set your holiday tree out at your curb for free recycling.
Natural and flocked trees are accepted. Be sure to remove the stand, tinsel, and decorations. The tree will not be collected with these items on it as they are not recyclable. If your tree is taller than five feet, cut it into shorter pieces and place them in a pile.


City Hall


San Jose City Hall will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1.


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.


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 535-7770

(408) 277-2758

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 Staff

Kimberly Oliver
Executive Asst/Scheduler

Peter Hamilton
Senior Policy Aide

Ann Grabowski
Policy Aide

Marisa Melo
Policy Aide

Brady Ruebusch
Policy Aide











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SJPD announces new on-line reporting

 The San Jose Police Department is pleased to announce its new integrated web-based, online reporting application, CopLogic.  The new online crime reporting application provides time-saving and cost-saving improvements to service delivery by leveraging vendor-hosted and supported software as a service. 
Crimes that San Jose Residents will be able to report utilizing CopLogic include the following:
- Harassing phone calls
- Theft
- Vandalism
- Vehicle vandalism
- Identity theft
- Lost property
- Theft from a vehicle
It is important to remember that cases involving a known suspect must still be reported in the normal fashion (e.g. calling the Police Department).

CopLogic is currently available for use by the public.




San Jose Selected to Host the Amgen Tour of California!

San Jose is the only city selected to participate in all eight editions of the Amgen Tour.  Mark your Calendars for Friday, May 17, 2013 when the Individual Time Trial will take place in San Jose!

In celebration of the Host Cities announcement, the newly designed 2013 race Leader Jersey, produced by the new, official Amgen Tour of California jersey supplier Champion System, is now available for purchase online at

For further information on the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, and to view the 2013 Amgen Tour of California map, visit




The County has a number of commissions on a variety of topics. Each commission is made up of County residents who volunteer their time. The commissions serve as advisory bodies to the Board of Supervisors and link the Board to different communities of interest.

Currently, there are a number of positions open for appointment from District Four. To learn more about County Commissions, go to If any of the openings interest you, please contact Hong Cao in my office at (408) 299-5040 or

• Advisory Council to the Council on Aging
• Animal Advisory Commission
• County of Santa Clara Moscow Sister-County Commission
• HIV Planning Council for Prevention and Care
• Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee
• Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board




Girls for a Change

Now Recruiting 40 Coaches for Spring 2013!

Girls For A Change (GFC) empowers young women in middle school and high school to create social change in their communities. We are seeking women volunteers to guide girls through the process of identifying an issue in their community and then designing a project that creates change around that issue.

Each year we reach out to community members like you to support the girls as they create social change. Our biggest need is to fill the volunteer role of our Girl Action Team Coaches. Coaching with GFC means working with girls for 14 meetings, showing them they are important and powerful, and how to create change. The commitment is approximately 20 hours per month and includes one and a half hour meeting with the girls each week. Spring session is mid January to May. We offer Coach training, staff support and coach manual to help guide you with your service. We provide the support you need to work effectively with girls in communities throughout the Silicon Valley.

We are looking for powerful volunteers with a learners' attitude who believe in girls and the power they have to change the world!

Time line for being a Coach:
1. Complete a GFC Coach application and interview
2. R
eceive orientation packet and be fingerprinted
3. Attend a mandatory Coach orientation (January 19, 9a-5p and January 20, 9a-1p) 
4. January-May - Meet once per week with your Girl Action Team (fulfill 14 meetings)
5. June - Completion and Celebration with your Girl Action Team!

For an application and more information such as qualifications and benefits please click here

If you have questions or are interested in coaching with Girls For A Change, please contact Tanya Beat, SV Program Director, at 408-515-8147 or



Know an organization, teacher, PTA/PTO/HSC or school with an idea or program to change the lives of kids through the arts in Santa Clara County? Yapper Girl will be awarding two $500 grants before the end of the year through the simplest possible process:
  • One paragraph to describe how the funds will be used for arts education
  • If awarded, provide a written or video story sharing how the funds made a difference through the arts
Any arts discipline, including music, dance, drama and visual arts, is eligible (nonprofit/501(c)(3) status not required). 
Info and application link are at The arts are the creative link between children and knowledge in school.


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Nominate Your Silicon Valley First

CreaTV San José encourages you to nominate your “Silicon Valley First.”
First Fest is an online festival celebrating all of the innovations and discoveries of Silicon Valley.  Check out this year’s nominations and make your own! 
Winners will be announced at the 2012 CreaTiVe Awards on January 5, 2012 at the California Theatre.  Submit your nominations here.


Nextdoor Holiday Food Drive

As this year's holiday season begins, the importance of community is top of mind for the folks at Nextdoor.  Nextdoor was created to bring back a sense of community to neighborhoods, and San Jose has quickly become one of the most connected cities on Nextdoor, with over 13,000 Nextdoor members across 260 neighborhoods.

There are still many San Jose residents who don't have the resources to provide for their own families this holiday season, or even enjoy a simple holiday meal. In an effort to support the San Jose community, Nextdoor would like to help residents take care of thousands of such neighbors in need.

Through December 20th, Nextdoor will be donating a holiday meal to Second Harvest every time members in San Jose invite a friend or neighbor to join Nextdoor. The goal is to give 10,000 meals out in time for the holidays. Here is how you can make sure the friends and neighbors you invite count towards the goal:

  1. Share Nextdoor with friends neighbors by email, facebook or twitter by using the links on our invitation tool
  2. Nextdoor will automatically keep track of how many invitations are sent by San Jose Nextdoor Members, and send you weekly updates on progress.
  3. On December 20th, Nextdoor will tally all of the invitations, and make a meal donation for every invitation sent to Second Harvest Food Bank to be distributed to hungry residents in San Jose and Santa Clara County.

For more information visit 


Green Energy Match

Save Money & Energy this Holiday Season!

As we enter the winter months, we all notice our heating bills rising. Now--thanks to the City of San Jose's FREE Green Energy Match program--there's something you can do about it! 

Green Energy Match is a FREE city-sponsored program that provides customized online recommendations to help you save energy and money in your home. And you'll receive coupons to local stores just for signing up AND as you continue to save! If you sign up now, you'll receive these 50% off coupons right in time for the holidays!

Visit today!

Want to avoid that January surprise? Please find below some tips to lower your family's winter bills.
When you sign up for Green Energy Match, you'll receive tips like these--and lots more--to help achieve significant savings!
* Light up with LEDs. If you put up a string of outdoor holiday lights or light up your Christmas tree for hours, purchase a new set of LED lights. The savings are so high, the new string will pay for itself in one year. Check out for LED rebates and other incentives from PG&E. 

* Remind the kids: "Leave the room, off with the lights!" Electricity use for household lighting really zooms up in December. So many people coming and going, and the lights are just left on. A good rule of thumb: If you are coming back in
less than 10 minutes, keep the light on. Otherwise, lights off as you leave the room.

* Unplug the "always on" electronics. During the holiday season all sorts of electronic devices are plugged in. See what you can unplug. Anything with an "always on" type of light is a good candidate. They use electricity even when you sleep, and it really adds up! In most homes about 25 cents out of every electricity dollar goes to those "always on" electronics. So unplug!

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


2013 State of the City Address

Thursday, February 7, 6:30pm
San Jose Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos Street

Mayor Chuck Reed and the San Jose City Council cordially invite you to the 2013 State of the City Address. In addition to the Mayor's annual speech, the event will honor outstanding citizens from each Council District and exemplary city employees.

The event is open to the public and FREE for all guests.
Please click here for more information and to register.


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