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200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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A Message From Councilmember Donald Rocha

March 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 Neighbor,

On February 25, my office partnered with Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services and over 120 community volunteers to complete various park improvement projects at Kirk Park.  With the help of everyone who attended, we re-filled both playgrounds with wood chips, planted trees in the community center courtyard and along the street, picked up trash and cleared out weeds. It was great to see the community together, and the park looks better than ever.

On Saturday, March 25, we will be taking on another park beautification project in District 9, and would like to invite you to join us:

Lone Hill Park Beautification
Vintner Way, San Jose, CA 95124
Saturday, March 25, 9 AM - 12 PM

I hope you will join us for a fun morning to meet your neighbors and give back to our beautiful park system. We are holding this event rain or shine, and are hosting a post-cleanup celebratory lunch, free for all volunteers. Coffee and bagels will also be served in the morning. 

For more information, please go to or call 408-535-4977.  Can't make it to this event but still want to get involved? Save the date for our Great American Litter Pick Up event on Saturday, April 22 as we tacklet Butcher, Doerr and Paul Moore Parks! 

As always, feel free to contact me and my staff at 408-535-4909 with any questions or issues affecting you.

Huge thanks to all who made the Kirk Park Beautification Day a huge success!


Councilmember Donald Rocha

News & Announcements
Camden Egg Hunt

Welcome the Spring season with a morning full of fun activities and creating family memories at the Camden Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1. The event is hosted by the Camden Community Center in partnership with Cambrian Park Kiwanis and Councilmember Donald Rocha. 

Each age group participates in its own egg hunt with separate start times.  The activity fee is $7.00 for pre-registration and $10.00 for the day-of. Activities starts at 9:00 AM rain or shine. To register, visit

Park Closures Can Now Be Tracked

The latest winter storms continue to affect some City parks. To help you track if your favorite park, picnic area, playground, or athletic facility is open, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has developed a new Parks and Trails Flood Update web page. Park users can check to see the current status of affected parks. This site will be updated regularly.  Closure alerts can also be found at For more information, contact Justin Long, PRNS Deputy Director, at 408-793-5579.

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

Applications are now being accepted to fill a variety of City of San Jose Board & Commission vacancies.  The deadline to apply is April 3, and a full list of vacancies can be found here:

Boards and commissions were established to advise the Mayor and Council and provide important and ongoing input into policies that affect our city. They also enable citizens to participate in San Jose's government processes at a deeper level and provide an opportunity for the many neighborhoods within San Jose to be heard.  Serving on a board or commission is an extremely fulfilling opportunity to learn about what goes into our city’s policy-making process and to give back to our civic process.  Apply online or obtain more information at

San Jose Giants Looking for Host Families

In six weeks, approximately 25 San Francisco Giants minor leaguers will move to San Jose for the spring and summer to play for our team, the San Jose Giants. The Giants are offering families the opportunity to host players while they hone their baseball skills during the 140-game regular season. The Host Family Program remains a critical part of the players' success both on and off the field.  Uniting players with local families helps establish solid foundations upon which the young men can grow from.

If you are interested in being a host family or for more information, contact Linda Pereira at (408) 380-4519 or fill out our form online at

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

Become a Child Advocate

Are you looking for meaningful volunteer work with a child or teen? Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is recruiting volunteers to serve as friends, mentors and advocates for foster children in Santa Clara County, and hosts monthly Volunteer Informational sessions where you can learn how you make a difference to a child foster care system.  As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, you will undergo training and be empowered by the courts to provide critical emotional and educational support to a foster child and ensure that child's voice is heard in the dependency court system.  Learn more at

2017-2018 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Annual Recruitment

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2017-18 Civil Grand Jury.  The Court is seeking applicants of all backgrounds who have lived in the county for at least one year, are US citizens, are 18 years of age or older, and are willing to make the commitment of a one-year term, which will begin on June 22, 2017.

Those who are called to serve on the Grand Jury voluntarily enter this service with interest and curiosity in learning more about the administration and operation of the government in the county in which they live, in order to function as an investigatory body.  Individuals interested in applying may contact Tamara L. Davis, Deputy Manager of Jury Services, directly at 408-882-2721, or visit

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
  • Residents in apartments and most condominiums should contact their property manager or GreenTeam directly at (408) 282-4400 to arrange for free junk pickup

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

Upcoming Events
March Events at Open Space Authority

Wildflower Walks
Wednesdays, March 15 & 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve

Starry Nights
Saturday, March 18, 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Lichen these Wildflowers
Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

For a complete list of events, visit or call 408-224-7476.

Public Meeting: Community Choice Aggregation

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

San Jose is considering establishing a renewable energy utility for our community.  Come to an informational meeting and learn about the San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) Plan. For more information about San José Clean Energy, visit For live video streaming, visit  Questions from the viewing audience may be emailed to  Parking validation is provided.

City of San Jose Career Fair

Saturday, March 18, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Interested in making a difference in your community? You're invited to check out our career fair and experience the rewards of working in a dynamic and diverse public service environment. 

Avoid the line and pre-register at Visit to view open positions.

NCAA Open Practice

Wednesday, March 22, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The “Road to the Final Four” comes through San Jose as March Madness returns to SAP Center on March 22!

The NCAA will host open practice, FREE and open to the public for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball teams playing in San Jose in the West Regional. Come check out their FREE open practice encourage everyone to come to SAP Center to see the best in college basketball as we count down to the West Regional Games.

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.

Important Resources

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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