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City Auditor

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Audit of the Office of the City Clerk

Streamlining Processes and Clarifying Roles Can Better Ensure Compliance with Statutory Responsibilities

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Audit of South Bay Water Recycling

Better Information and Renegotiation of Contractual Obligations Will Increase Transparency and Aid Program Success

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Visit Our NEW Online City Services Report Demo Page

Preview Interactive Performance Data.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

Audit of Technology Deployments

Additional Resources Needed to Shorten Deployment Timelines

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Audit of City’s Use and Coordination of Volunteers

Volunteer Programs Provide Significant Benefits to the Residents of San José

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Audit of Street Sweeping

Significant Investment and Re-Tooling Are Needed to Achieve Cleaner Streets

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City Highlights

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Looking up residential services gets easier

Residential Services Lookup

With the click of a mouse, find out when street sweeping, garbage pickup, cleanups, and more are happening in your neighborhood. Use the enhanced Residential Services Lookup tool today.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Public meeting on Municipal Code Changes to Medical Marijuana Program

The City of San José seeks public input on Municipal Code changes to the Medical Marijuana Program. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at San José City Hall in the Wing, conference rooms 118-120. Validated parking will be available in the City Hall ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

It’s easy & FREE to get rid of your junk

Large Item Collection

Do you have old items you’ve been meaning to get rid of that don’t fit in your garbage or recycling cart? San José residents in single-family homes can now schedule TWO FREE large item collections per year. Each collection includes up to three large items...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Design the New San José Public Library Card!

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The San José Public Library and the San José Office of Cultural Affairs present: Library Card Design Contest. Sign-up for a chance to have your design selected to be on the new library card.

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Water Conservation Target now 20%

Every drop counts

Thank you San José for doing a great job saving water. Water supplies have improved. Beginning July 1, 2016, the target for water conservation in San José is 20 percent.

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Dobern Bridge / Lower Silver Creek Trail - to close for alterations this summer

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The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be closing the Dobern Bridge during summer 2016 to elevate the structure as part of flood control work in the channel.

The raising of the Dobern Pedestrian Bridge and completion of the floodwalls near the bridge is scheduled to begin late June.

Work will take approximately six months and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Project work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the unlikely event of delays, work hours may include Saturdays.

According to the Water District, the Dobern Pedestrian Bridge will be closed for the summer months with the intention to re-open to the neighborhood in time for the fall school year. Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Higher fines for fireworks-related violations are now in effect

Fireworks are illegal in San Jose.

As of May 26, 2016, the fines for a fireworks-related violation are as follows: $500 for a first violation, $700 for a second violation, and $1,000 for a third violation. Code enforcement officers, park rangers, and some fire officials can issue these adm...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Volunteer in your community

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Show your civic pride by volunteering with the City of San José. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available such as making parks clean and green to helping children learn to read. Volunteer today!

Volunteer opportunities now available...
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Career opportunities for military vets with SJPD

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The San José Police Department recently announced its Military-in-Lieu of Education Recruiting Program.

Effective immediately, SJPD will allow potential recruit candidates with an honorable discharge from the United States military, including the Air Fo...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Permit Center's now open earlier

Permit Center new hours

The City of San José Permit Center is opening earlier to help accommodate our customers. As of Feb. 1, the Center now opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For Permit Center's hours of specific services.

District 8

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

San José Job Corps Enrolling Now

Job Corps is a no-cost residential program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers career technical and academic training with temporary housing to young women and men ages 16 – 24. San José Job Corps supports the mission to teaching elig...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

ESD Quarterly Newsletter

Learn what’s new in San José’s Environmental Services Department! The 12th issue, “Green Matters”, features programs, recent accomplishments, and more!

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

PRNS Summer Registration Now Open

Sign up for programs, classes, and special events at your local community center!

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is committed to being a national leader in building and cultivating healthy commun...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Free Water-Wise House Call

How efficient is your home water use? Save money, water, and energy with a free water-wise house call from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Previous participants have lowered their water usage by an average of 30 gallons per day, or 11,000 gallons p...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

NEW Teen Social Time program for Teens with Disabilities

The PRNS All Access Sports and Recreation program is offering a new Teen Social Time program for teens ages 12-16 with disabilities. Staff play games with the teens and help them with learning verbal and socialization skills, taking turns, and following d...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Red Panda Exhibit Coming to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Come on out to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo to see the newest exhibit, the Red Panda, opening in September! For questions or more information, visit www.hhpz.org or call 408-794-6400.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Join the Tree Team!

Our City Forest AmeriCorps members build capacity in the community by engaging volunteers and residents in cultivating plants and young trees at our nursery, planting and caring for trees in neighborhoods, schools and parks, and fighting the drought throu...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Reserve your Summer Camp Spot

Choose from over 500 summer camps that the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is offering throughout San José. No matter what your interests include, there is a camp perfect for you! Try a sports, science, film, cooking, danc...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Summer Water Saving Tips

Thank you San José for doing a great job saving water. Beginning July 1, 2016, San José’s water conservation target will ease from 30 percent to 20 percent. With residents and businesses conserving water, and this past winter’s rainfall, San José’s water ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Family Camp at Yosemite Offers All-Inclusive

Leave the pots, pans and camping stove at home. Forget about your pop-up tent, too. And all the food you’d need to feed your family three meals a day? No need for that either.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Family...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

St. James Park Rolls out New Activities for the Summer Season

San José residents are welcome to come out and play this summer in St. James Park, once the center of 19th century Downtown San José, and in the heart of the St. James Square area. The San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is turni...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Air China to Begin Shanghai-Silicon Valley Service

Air China’s robust expansion in North America continues with the launch of its thrice weekly nonstop service between San José and Shanghai on Sept. 1, 2016. The new flight will be operated with A330-200 aircraft, offering business and economy class cabins...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Design San José's Next Library Card

The San José Public Library and the San José Office of Cultural Affairs invite you to enter the Library Card Design Contest for a chance to have your design selected to be on the new San José Public Library card. Create the next library card design celebr...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Music in the Park Summer Series

Music in the Park, presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San José Downtown Association, is coming back on Friday, June 24th! Advanced tickets are $10 per adult and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. At the door, admi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Senior Safari Walkabout

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Happy Hollow introduces their early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sites and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Seniors are invited to challenge their minds, get a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

VTA Summer 2016 Youth Pass

Beginning May 16th and through July 15th, youth 18 and under get unlimited rides on VTA buses and light rail, June through August for just $75. That’s the same great price as last year and a savings of $60 off the regular price of three monthly youth pass...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Viva CalleSJ Open Streets Program to Return in 2016

Last October, over 35,000 people across San José walked, biked, skated, and played during the vehicle-free Open Streets program. The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is now excited to announce that Viva C...Read on...

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Environment

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – May 2016

San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility clarifier

In May, CIP projects progressed on multiple fronts. The Headworks Critical Improvement project met the preliminary design 30 percent milestone. Design commenced on the Cogeneration Facility design-build project. Alternatives analysis began on the Filter R...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

It’s easy & FREE to get rid of your junk

Large Item Collection

Do you have old items you’ve been meaning to get rid of that don’t fit in your garbage or recycling cart? San José residents in single-family homes can now schedule TWO FREE large item collections per year. Each collection includes up to three large items...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – April 2016

Iron Salt Feed Station Project

In April, the Plant Instrument Air System Upgrade Project began the construction bid award process by advertising a construction contract. This project will install a new air compressor system to support facility operations in the event of an extended pow...Read on...

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Environment - Recycling & Garbage

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

It’s easy & FREE to get rid of your junk

Large Item Collection

Do you have old items you’ve been meaning to get rid of that don’t fit in your garbage or recycling cart? San José residents in single-family homes can now schedule TWO FREE large item collections per year. Each collection includes up to three large items...Read on...


Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – May 2016

San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility clarifier

In May, CIP projects progressed on multiple fronts. The Headworks Critical Improvement project met the preliminary design 30 percent milestone. Design commenced on the Cogeneration Facility design-build project. Alternatives analysis began on the Filter R...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – April 2016

Iron Salt Feed Station Project

In April, the Plant Instrument Air System Upgrade Project began the construction bid award process by advertising a construction contract. This project will install a new air compressor system to support facility operations in the event of an extended pow...Read on...

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Home

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


Hot Topics

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

Open Data San José (BETA)

The City's Open Data website is in the BETA phase, giving users access to a number of data sets that are now available online. Visit Open Data San José often as more features are added in the coming months.

These city data sets range from unemployment rates to average daily traffic.

The Open Data website is broken down into eight sections: Explore San José, Living in the City, Neighborhood Services, Getting Around, Public Safety, Make It Work/Utilities & Infrastructure, Permits and Development Services, and Transparency and Accountability. There are other sections available that are called Open Budget, Open GIS, and For DevelopersRead on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Employee Compensation for 2015

In line with our commitment to open and transparent government, the City of San José is providing the latest compensation information available for all employees on the City website. The salary and benefit information is from 2015, the latest year availab...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Financial Transparency Portal

In an effort to enhance transparency in financial reporting, the City of San José is offering an interactive reporting tool that allows the public to explore the City's financial data online.

The Financial Transparency Portal provides two reports with different data. The first report compares actual performance to the budget, while the second report allows users to drill down actual financial data at a more detailed level. At this time, the site provides only raw financial data for users to explore.

Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing BudgetOffice@sanjoseca.govRead on...

Explore City's financial data.
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

On June 16, 2015, the San José City Council accepted staff 's report on potential modifications to the Rental Rights and Referrals Program and the Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Ordinance and referred the item to the June 23, 2015 Ordinance Prio...Read on...

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Housing - Mobilehome & Park Owners

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Mobilehome Opt-In/Stay-In-Business Update

The Housing Department is moving forward with a workplan that will develop an Opt-In/Stay in Business proposal per the San José City Council's direction. An update was posted on July 6, 2016 on the Housing Department's website.Read on...

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Mayor's Office

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

June City Council Recap

Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council advanced several community priorities this June to close out the fiscal year. Taken together, they represent a strong step forward in our efforts to improve safety, services and the quality of life for our residents...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

City Moving Forward with Seven-Field Community Soccer Field Project at Guadalupe Gardens

Late Friday, the City of San Jose reached agreements with San Jose Earthquakes, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and other stakeholders which will allow the partners to formally pursue a seven-field community soccer field project at the Guadalupe Gardens....Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

City of San Jose Exploring Partnership with San Jose Earthquakes & Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

At it's meeting on Tuesday, the San Jose City Council decided to explore a partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to bring seven new soccer fields to the city. While specific details of the project are still being w...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Standing with our Muslim Brothers & Sisters

I join leaders throughout our city, state and country in condemning the recent acts of intimidation and the fear-mongering rhetoric targeted against Muslims in our community.

Our rich diversity is the source of one of San Jose’s, and America’s, greate...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

“All the Way Home” Campaign to End Veteran Homelessness Launches on Veterans Day 2015

On Veterans Day, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Supervisor Dave Cortese announced they will honor the service of more than 700 veterans currently living on the streets and in shelters in San José and Santa Clara County by launching “All the Way Home,” a campaign ...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Envision 2040 Task Force Meetings Are Underway

The Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan establishes a four year review cycle, providing opportunity to evaluate the City’s achievement of key goals and mid-course adjustments to the General Plan. This work will be done through open, public meetings of the...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Mayor Appoints General Plan Review Task Force

Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced that the Envision 2040 General Plan Task Force will be reconvened next month to undertake a four year major review of the General Plan to evaluate the achievement of key goals.

“San José’s General Plan 2040, adopted ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Mayor and Councilmember Launch Participatory Budgeting in San José

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Raul Peralez launched the City of San Jose’s first Participatory Budgeting project, a democratic process through which residents will decide how to spend part of the City’s budget.

Last June, Mayor Liccardo’s budge...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Mayor Celebrates the Opening of Silicon Valley Patent Trademark Office at San José City Hall

Mayor Sam Liccardo today celebrated the opening of the Silicon Valley Patent Trademark Office (Silicon Valley USPTO) located on the first and second floors of the Wing at San José’s City Hall. Today’s celebration concludes a process that started in Septem...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Mayor and Councilmember Release Recommendations to Assist Small Businesses During BRT Construction

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco released a set of recommendations to the Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Administration and Finance Committee that would double the cap on VTA recommended assistance to small businesses impac...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

A Message from Sam: Lifting All Boats

Dear Friends,

San José's economy has given us much to celebrate in recent months: major job-boosting expansions by companies ranging from tech giants Samsung and Apple to fast-risers like SuperMicro, Splunk, and Barracuda Networks; new flights to Beiji...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

South Bay Mayors Launch Minimum Wage Effort

Mayor Sam Liccardo was joined by the Mayors of Campbell, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Monte Sereno, and a representative from the City of Santa Clara today to announce the first steps towards potentially raising the minimum wage across San...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

British Airways Announces Service at San Jose Airport

Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced British Airways will begin nonstop daily service from San José International Airport to London Heathrow beginning May 4, 2016. Joined by Simon Brooks, Sr. Vice President of Operations for British Airways and Carl Guardin...Read on...

For more information see the press release.
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Mayor Announces “Built in San Jose”

The Mayor’s Manufacturing Initiative was launched at the Jabil Blue Sky Center in South San
José. Through the initiative the City of San José will provide several incentives to strengthen itsmanufacturing industry, including:

  • Providing permit fee waiv...
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Posted on: August 18, 2015

San José Partners with WaterSmart Software

As apart of his continued effort to address the severe drought, Mayor Liccardo announced a new partnership with WaterSmart to use their software to improve water-use efficiency and save rate payers money.

“The adoption of new technological solutions to...Read on...

See the press release for more information.

Medical Marijuana

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Public meeting on Municipal Code Changes to Medical Marijuana Program

The City of San José seeks public input on Municipal Code changes to the Medical Marijuana Program. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at San José City Hall in the Wing, Rooms 118-120. Validated parking will be available in the City Hall garage.

Proposed changes include:

- San José's registered collectives transacting business with othercultivators and manufacturers throughout California

- San José's registered collectives cultivating and manufacturing frommultiple locations in San José and/or throughout California

- San José's registered collectives delivering to qualified patients

- San José's registered collectives sharing their San José cultivationsites with each other

- Elimination of the 50-foot buffer currently required to be kept betweenSan José's registered collective's cultivation sites

- San José's registered collectives cultivating marijuana in greenhouses in San José

- Other possible changes to the program.

For more information about the Medical Marijuana Program, visit www.sanjoseca.gov/medicalmarijuanaRead on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

In response to questions from interested members of the public asking for clarification regarding Enterprise Zones, under subsection 20.80.775.I of Title 20 (the Zoning Code), 2055 South 7th Street (APN 477-25-023) is the only parcel which is located in a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

On June 10, 2014, the City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program defining and regulating the legal operation of medical marijuana establishments in the City of San José. That program is set forth in two City ordinances found at the foll...Read on...


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

The 2015 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released.

The 2015 IPA Year End Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) and staff during the 2015 calendar year. Report highlights include:
- Information about IPA audits of SJPD investigations of police misconduct complaints by the public...Read on...

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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

San José Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Participating in Summer Food Service Program

Over the summer months, all eligible children will have free meals available while enrolled in Camp San Jose, thanks to the City of San José’s participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Several community centers - Roosevelt, Mayfair, Seven Trees, a...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

The Park and Recreation System in San José, California Provides Millions in Economic Benefits

San José, California, the preeminent city of Silicon Valley, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to residents, workers, and tourists alike. In...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Agnews Development Update

A 21.6-acre portion of the 81-acre Former Agnews Developmental Property has been purchased by the City San Jose for use as a future park site. Work is underway to prepare construction documents to demolish existing buildings and make the Agnews Property ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

2016 Family Camp Promotions

Promotion 1: REFER A FRIEND

Let's grow more family traditions! If you are a current Family Camp camper, for every new family you refer to register for the 2016 summer camp season, you can receive $50 off your 2016 summer reservation, up to the value of...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Branham Park Enhancements Update

Branham Park - The long awaited enhancements to Branham Park will be happening later than expected. The contractor awarded the contract based on the lowest responsible bid is not able to do the work according to the contract. The City’s Department of Pu...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

Now Hiring: Part Time Maintenance Assistant

Another opportunity to join the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services team.

Please visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs to apply.

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, Kelley Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the Parking Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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Planning

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

PDC14-068 Santana West - Draft EIR available for public review and comment

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF
A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR)AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Santana West Development Project and I-280 -Winchester/Moorpark Transportation Development Policy is av...Read on...

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Rental Property Owner

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Code Connection Newsletter June Issue

See the June issue of Code Connection which includes articles about reducing fire risks from barbecues and checking pool enclosure gates and fences to project children from accidents. Also see the list of July 4 events happening in San José and Santa Clar...Read on...

Code Connection Newsletter

Trail Updates

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Dobern Bridge / Lower Silver Creek Trail - to close this summer for alterations

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SCVWD will be closing the Dobern Bridge during summer 2016 to elevate the structure as part of flood control work in the channel.

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Autumn Parkway - Guadalupe River Trail (West Bank) - Closure from 9/21/15 to 12/29/16

Autumn Street/Parkway to be extended between Coleman Avenue to Julian Street. Project includes reconstruction of west bank trail. Use east bank trail during closure.

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