Contact Us

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

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

District 9 July 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.



Visit the SJPD website for Crime Prevention Tips


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


San Jose Police Crime Prevention Unit at: (408) 277-4133. 



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

Scott Hughes
Policy Aide

Vanessa Compean
Policy Aide








Celebrate Cambrian


The 8th Annual Celebrate Cambrian Festival 

Date: Sunday, August 25

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

  Location: Camden Community Center 3369 Union Ave.

Come and join a day filled with fun featuring local live entertainment, organized children activities, a resource fair, local District 9 restaurants selling food, and inflatable bounce houses, obstacle course, and water slides! If anyone is interested in participating in this year’s festival please contact Vanessa Compean at (408) 535-4909 or We can’t wait to see you there!




PRNS community centers are bursting with programs, activities and special events for everyone. There are a wide variety of classes, sports programs, fitness classes, therapeutic programs, and special events for individuals of all ages.

The Camden Community Center, home to Councilmember Rocha’s Annual Celebrate Cambrian Event is conveniently located in the heart of Council District 9, just off Highways 85 and 17/880!

For more information on the summer offerings at Camden, please visit the following link:

Camden Community Center Summer Brochure



United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County

San Jose Neighborhood Grants

CAP Grant Cycle 27

Applications are Available NOW on WebGrants

The application period will end on Wednesday July 31 at 4 pm. Please look at all instructions carefully as there have been some  changes for this cycle.


The new grant funding amounts will range from

$300 (minimum)-$1500 (maximum) per organization.

Information on CAP Grant Cycle 27 can be downloaded directy from WebGrants or can be found at:

 For questions, please contact the UNSCC Executive Director, Ken Podgorsek, or 408-981-3833.


Free Recycling Services to Businesses

San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School offers free recycling services to businesses in San Jose and nearby cities. They are sponsored by a grant from the Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling. Their crew collects recyclables from many of your neighborhood businesses on a regular basis. The generous donations of recyclables to our non-profit organizations directly benefit the young men and women who collect them. The revenue gained from your recyclables helps their trainees to earn their high school diploma and gain valuable job skills.

If you are interested please contact the Recycling Marketing Director, Bud LoMonaco at (408) 595-3517 or email him at For more information please visit







Happy Hollow 



Poodles on Parade 




 The San Jose Downtown Association presents free summer outdoor movie classics. Take advantage of San Jose’s gorgeous weather by grabbing a lawn chair or blanket and enjoying free films under the stars in four of downtown’s central neighborhoods: San Pedro Square Market, the Historic District/Post St., St. James Park and SoFA District/South First St. Pre-screening entertainment changes with the season, starting at 7 p.m.  See for more details.



 Green Cadre


Summer Leadership 



 YSI Summer Camps



 Family Camp at Yosemite 

Please visit the City website for further information  

Family Camp  


Benefit concert 


National Night Out

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San Jose Police Department. Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013.

National Night Out is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.

Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts.

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.

Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Register your neighborhood for this year’s event today. Registration is free and gives police and other city representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. You do NOT have to be a current Neighborhood Watch neighborhood to participate. National Night Out is for everyone! Register now and begin planning your event as soon as possible.

The City of San Jose is a nationally registered participant in this year’s event. To register locally contact the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit (408) 277-4133 or mail your registration to:

SAN JOSE POLICE CRIME PREVENTION UNIT 201 W Mission Street SAN JOSE,CA 95110 (408) 277- 4133


Registration due on or before July 26, 2013

Join us today by registering your neighborhood and help us GIVE CRIME AND DRUGS A GOING AWAY PARTY!

For additional ideas or questions, contact the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit (408) 277-4133 and online at SJPD.ORG.

Any National Night Out events taking place at parks in San Jose can use the San Jose Parks Foundation's non-profit status to collect donations and sponsorships if the group does not have its own.

 For specifics contact Jim at or (408) 893-7275. 



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