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A Message From Councilmember Donald Rocha

June 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 Resident,

As we enter the summer season and wrap up the fiscal year here at City Hall, I want to take this time to share that the City of San Jose is hiring to fill a variety of vacancies within its many departments. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time, seasonal, or internship work, the City of San Jose offers many ways to get involved in the dynamic world of public service. You can view a list of current employment opportunities available in many departments, such as Transportation, Parks & Rec, Information Technology, and more. 

As always, please reach out to my office should you have any city-related issues, concerns or ideas at 408-535-4909.


Donald Rocha
Councilmember, City of San Jose

News & Announcements
Register Now for National Night Out

National Night Out, held on August 1, is a crime and drug prevention event sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San José Police Department.

Neighborhoods can now register to host their own NNO events online at until July 21.  NNO events are an opportunity to heighten crime and drug awareness, support local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods and police/community spirit, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

San Jose Public Library Needs Volunteers

San Jose Public Library is currently recruiting for volunteers:

PAR Adult Literacy Tutors: Help adult learners improve their reading. For more information, visit

Summer Volunteers: Register and assist in summer programs at the library.  For more information, visit

Public Notice: Temporary Closure of Paul Moore Basketball Courts

Due to temporary resurfacing of the basketball courts at Paul Moore Park, the courts will be closed with a temporary chain link fence during June 9-July 8.  The temporary construction will not impact any sports play just informative awareness.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Citywide Sports Facility Office at 408-794-6527.

Public Notice: Street Sealing Project

On May 2, 2017 City Council approved the construction contract 8381 – 2017 Street Sealing Project to Graham Contractors, Inc.:

Los Gatos Almaden Rd between Leigh Ave to Harwood Rd Construction will start on 06/25/2017 and end on 07/24/2017

7 days prior to construction the Contractor will place message signs informing motorists of the future project and to expect delays. The contractor will provide residents, business, and schools two written notifications. The first notification will be mailed at least 7 days prior to the start of work. The second notification will be hand delivered by the contractor 48 hours before constructions. For questions or more information, call 408-794-1961.

Volunteer with Our City Forest

Would you like to be a force for real, positive change in your community? Would you like to see your efforts grow to benefit generations to come? Join Our City Forest’s AmeriCorps team. Help make Silicon Valley a greener, healthier place to live, work, and play. Service members earn a living stipend while serving and receive an education award upon completion of the term. Learn more and apply online:

Volunteer opportunities are also available. Visit

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
Bascom Avenue Complete Streets Study & Community Forum

Thursday, June 15, 6:00 PM
Farnham Elementary School, 15711 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124

You are invited to provide input that will help guide the future development of the Bascom Avenue streetscape. Planning staff from VTA, the Cities of San Jose and Campbell and the County of Santa Clara will all provide assistance as local residents, tenants and business owners are asked to develop a future vision of how Bascom Avenue can best serve pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others while also preserving local neighborhood aesthetics. 

Coffee with a Cop

Saturday, June 17, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evergreen Coffee Company, 4075 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on Saturday, June 17. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the men and women who protect and serve you every day.  For questions or more information, contact Sgt. Steve Donohue at

Juneteenth in the Park Festival

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Join the African American Community Service Agency at its 37th annual event, and enjoy music, performances, food and community resources. Visit for more information.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Select Thursdays: 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.

World Refugee Day

Friday, June 23, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Campbell Community Center Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

The 25th Annual World Refugee Day Celebration acknowledges the value and contributions of Refugees and Immigrants in our community. There will be presentations, country displays, cultural entertainment, children's activities, and food from around the world.  For more information, please call (408) 357-7452

Coyote Creek Clean-Up

Saturday, June 24, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Just west of 1407 Mabury Road - Meet at Mabury Road Flea Market Parking Lot 

Join the Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition for an upcoming trash clean-up along Coyote Creek. Register Online.

Walk with a Coyote Ranger

Friday, July 7, August 4, and Saturday, September 9, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Just west of 1407 Mabury Road - Meet at Mabury Road Flea Market Parking Lot

Take a tour on the Coyote Creek waterway and see local wildlife up-close and personal with the Kelley Park rangers. The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, and the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority are proud to support these events. For more information, please contact Park Ranger Roger Abe at 408-277-5254.

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.

Christmas in July Fundraiser

Saturday, July 15, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 9112

Christmas in July features live music, dinner, a silent auction as well as a few fun activities, like the new Zip-Line Adventure.   This is a fun evening that helps raise important funds needed for Christmas in the Park, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Tickets can be purchased online. For more information, visit

Fiesta with a Purpose

Saturday, August 26, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Scottish Rite Temple, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

Join more than 400 business, public safety and community leaders and show your support for police officers & families at the 10th Annual Shop With A Cop Anniversary Fundraiser, "Fiesta with a Purpose." The event showcases dancing and music, a live and silent auction and raffle, and premium tequila and mezcal tastings. For more information, visit or call 669-226-2663. All proceeds benefit SWACSV Youth Programs.

Save the Date! Celebrate Cambrian Festival 2017

Sunday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

A free, family festival and open to the public, hosted by Councilmember Rocha! To host a resource table or find out more information, call 408-535-4977 or email

Cambrian Rocks! Benefit Concert

Saturday, September 16
Location & Time TBD

Save the date for Cambrian Rocks!, a benefit concert for Cambrian School District music programs.  For more information, please contact Cambrian Rocks! Producer Suzanne St. John-Crane at


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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