Contact Us

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

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

District 9 September Mid Month Announcements




Click on the Link below to 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 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





 August Mid Month Announcements




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!



Declutter Mailboxes to Save Tress and Time 

Experience freedom from mailbox flooding while reducing your household waste and preserving trees. As you receive unwanted catalogs and mailers, enter them in the online system and they will be automatically terminated. Get started today!

The City of San José and Bay Area Air Quality Management District launch the Stop Junk Mail San José campaign.

Stop Junk Mail San José Frequently Asked Questions.



Loaves and Fishes Mural


Camden fall classes

PRNS community centers have a wide variety of programs, activities and special events for everyone. From classes, sports programs, fitness classes, therapeutic programs and special events, there is something for individuals of all ages. The Camden Community Center is conveniently located just off Highways 85 and 17/880 near the intersection of Camden and Union Avenue.
For more information on the fall offerings at Camden, please visit the following link:

Camden Community Center Fall Brochure.


 Girls for Change

Recruiting 8 More Volunteer Coaches for Fall 2013!


Be a Girl Action Team Coach in Santa Clara or San Mateo County!

Girls For A Change (GFC) empowers young women in middle school and high school to create social change in their communities. We are seeking 8 more 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. We only need to fill a few more positions! I have one school in East San Jose available and two sites in Redwood City that need coaches! Coaching with GFC means working with girls for 12 meetings, showing them they are important and powerful, and how to create change. The commitment is approximately 15-20 hours per month and includes one and a half hour meeting with the girls each week.  Fall session is September to December. We offer Coach training, staff support and a 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:

•  Complete a GFC Coach application, Coach interview, receive orientation packet and be fingerprinted.

•  August 24th from 9AM-5PM – Attend Coach orientation (mandatory for all volunteers).

•  September-December – Meet once per week with your Girl Action Team (fulfill 12 meetings)

•  December - Completion and Celebration with your Girl Action Team!  

For an application and more information such as qualifications and benefits please go to or visit our website at and click on the Get Involved->Volunteer tab on the home page.

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

 SJ Storefronts Initiative

SJ Storefronts Initiative is a $250,000 Office of Economic Development grant opportunity to help small businesses lease vacant spaces by offsetting the cost of City permits, fees and taxes. The goal of this Initiative is to strengthen the economic vitality of Downtown San Jose and the City’s Neighborhood Business Districts. The City of San Jose’s Office of Economic Development invites proposals from applicants in the following categories:

• Individuals: entrepreneurs or sole proprietors • Small business owners • Nonprofit organizations • Landlords or property owners working with prospective businesses/tenants; and • Contractors working with businesses and/or property owners

To apply for a grant under the San Jose Storefronts Initiative please log into and apply through the Web Grants portal.

For questions, please contact: Tina Kapoor Executive Analyst Office of Economic Development 


Phone Survey for Behavioral Risk Factors 

Santa Clara County Public Health Department is currently conducting the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) between the months of August and October, 2013. This telephone survey will be conducted in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. The survey collects data on health behaviors and related risk factors among adults 18 and over in our county. The data gathered is used by community leaders and planners to determine the health priorities in our community and develop solutions to address them.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the Santa Clara County Public Health Department at
(408) 792-5040. 




 San Jose Earthquakes Challenge

10k Run, 5k Fun Run, 1k Kids Run  

Presented by the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund and benefitting The Health Trust Silicon Valley the event includes a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Fun Run (ages 2-12). The first 300 participants will receive a voucher for the Quakes game that evening against Sporting Kansas City. Remaining participants will receive a voucher to attend one of the Earthquakes Champions League home games following the race.

 Date: Sunday, August 18

Time: 8:00AM

Location: Buck Shaw Stadium 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA  95050

Contact: For more information, contact Alison High at

Register at threshold racing



 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.



San Jose Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the

March on Washington

People from every corner of Santa Clara County united for one momentous day, rallying to a shared message of civil liberty, civil rights, and economic freedom and opportunity for all, it is empowering and encompasses the ideals of the pioneers of the 1963 March, in that we have to stand up for our future and the future of this nation by empowering ourselves and our neighbors. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  WE BELIEVE everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American Dream - We will be addressing today's civil rights issues, including but not limited to: racial, social and economic injustice; workers' and LGBT rights as well as Common sense Immigration Reform, a secure job, a safe home, and a quality education. We seek to transcend our superficial differences and bring us together in a common quest for equal opportunity and justice for all. For more information, visit our site at

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Time: 9:30AM

 Location: Rally Point St. James Park - St. James Street & Second Street San Jose

Recommend Parking at 70 W Hedding Street and riding Light Rail Service to Rally Point at St. James Park - St. James Street & Second Street and March with us to County offices. (Free Parking at Hedding Street)


Los Gatos Creek Clean Up

 Be part of the solution to pollution! Join Senator Jim Beall for the Los Gatos Creek Cleanup Day! This event is free and everyone is welcome -- join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, meet friendly people, do something good for the environment. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear and clothing. Trash bags, gloves and trash sticks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Time: Registration: 8:45AM    Clean Up: 9:00AM—11:00AM     

Location: Meet at Campbell Park between Campbell Ave & Gilman Ave. 

For more information contact: Frances Herbert at (408) 558-1295 or     







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