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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Audit of Curbside Recycling

The City Can Enhance Its Single-Family Residential Recycling Program to Improve Waste Diversion

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Audit of PRNS Fee Activity Program

The Department Can Better Reflect the City’s Goals for Tracking and Recovering Costs, Setting Fees, and Promoting Affordable Access

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Audit of Employee Hiring

The City Should Streamline Hiring and Develop a Workforce Plan to Fill Vacancies

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Audit of Fund Balance and Reserves

San José Should Aim to Have Higher Safety Net Reserves Within the General Fund

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Semi-Annual Recommendation Follow-up Report

On All Outstanding Audit Recommendations for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2014

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Audit of Street Pavement Maintenance

Road Condition Is Deteriorating Due to Insufficient Funding. City Auditor Sharon Erickson has issued a new audit report on street pavement maintenance. San José’s street show significant distresses; pavement condition is... Read on...

Audit Report and Online Maps
Posted on: February 12, 2015

Performance Measure Review

Documenting Methodologies Can Ensure More Consistent and Accurate Reporting

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Posted on: September 12, 2012

Recently Issued Work

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City Highlights

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Celebrate National Night Out

San José is participating in National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 4. It's when participating neighborhoods spend the evening outside with neighbors and police as part of a crime and drug prevention event.

... Read on...

Get involved...
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Downtown Parking Board recruitment through Thursday, August 6, 2015

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the following City of San José board: Downtown Parking Board (1 Seat).

The Downtown Parking Board serves as a public forum for the... For more details...

For more information and how to apply...
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Important Things to Know About the City's Utility Billing Changes

Update 7:00 p.m. 6/30/15: Many residents and property owners have reached out to the City’s Customer Contact Center regarding a garbage and recycling letter they recently received. The letter was mailed as part of a... Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Grant applications by neighborhood groups now being accepted

The City of San José is pleased to announce grant applications are now being accepted for the Community Action and Pride (CAP) Grants Program, Cycle 29. Neighborhood groups, located in San José, can apply for consideration... Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Enjoy the simple life at Family Camp at Yosemite this summer

Family Camp at Yosemite

Making summer plans? Consider an all-inclusive camping experience where guests of all ages can enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, participating in organized programs, or just sitting back, relaxing and taking it easy at Family... Read on...

Learn more about Family Camp...
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Drought & San José Parks

With California facing the most severe drought in history and residents being asked to reduce usage by 30%, the City of San José takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. The Department of Parks, Recreation and... Read on...

View the PRNS Drought Outreach Information Sheet.
Posted on: May 5, 2015

San José Names Norberto Dueñas as City Manager

Norberto Duenas

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the San José City Council unanimously appointed Norberto Dueñas as the next city manager for the City of San José. A city employee for 30 years serving in multiple capacities, Dueñas has served as... Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

2015 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

The votes are in and the three peregrine falcon chicks born atop San José City Hall have been given names:

Hunter (Silver band, 00/Z) – nominated by Arianna, Marisa, and Vyvy, Grade 4, Holly Oak Elementary
Buzo (Red... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Finalists selected for 2015 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have three girls. Our judges have selected nine names as our finalists for our three eyasses.

Posted on: April 22, 2015

San José sets 30 percent water conservation target to address severe drought

A 30 percent water conservation target for San José is now in effect to address the severe drought. On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the San José City Council triggered a 30 percent emergency water declaration to comply with the... Read on...

View full list of San José water use rules
Posted on: April 1, 2015

City Hall Falcon Naming Contest

Falcon Naming Contest

We have three healthy chicks in the nest at San José City Hall and we need your help naming them.

Children ages 5 to 18 who live or attend school in San Jose can submit names (together with essays, poems, artwork, videos,... Read on...

City Hall Falcons Webpage
Posted on: March 3, 2015

San José restricted watering hours change this Sunday

Despite a few impressive rain storms this winter, California’s multi-year drought is still far from over and the need to save water remains critically important. New hours for outdoor watering restrictions will take effect... Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2014

San José participates in Google Map Gallery

With just a few clicks, the Google Map Gallery can be used to answer the common question: “What is the zoning of my property?” Other mapping information includes General Plan designation, permits issued and code complaints.... Read on...

Visit OnLine Permits...
Posted on: March 7, 2014

Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake Regional Parks chosen as “Heart Your Park” recipients

San José’s Lake Cunningham Regional Park and Almaden Lake Regional Park will soon see park improvements coming their way, thanks to the “Heart Your Park” program. The two parks have been selected as part of Macy’s “Secret... Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

San José under consideration for Google Fiber expansion

Google recently announced San José is among the 34 cities in nine metro areas that are under consideration for its fiber-optic network expansion.

Read more in Connecting Community blog...

District 3

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

DOWNTOWN PARKING BOARD VACANCY

Downtown Parking Board

Applications are now being accepted to fill vacancies on the Downtown Parking Board for Terms Ending June 30, 2016.

About the Commission: The Downtown Parking Board serves as a public forum for the
discussion of... Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Community Action & Pride (CAP) Grants deadline soon!

Community Action and Pride Grants

Community Action & Pride Grants are designed to support residents to create community based solutions to meet the long-term physical, social, and economic challenges of the neighborhood. These grants range from a minimum of... Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

E. Santa Clara St. Farmers' Market Now Open!

E Santa Clara St Farmers Market

The E. Santa Clara St. Farmers' Market is the neighborhood's best source for locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. Along with the freshest produce around, the farmers' market offers local baked goods,... Read on...

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District 8

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Walk [San José]

Walk [San José] is a collaboration with Walk [Your City], a civic startup focused on making cities more livable. Walk [San José] signs direct pedestrians to parks, venues, services and nightlife that might be closer than... Read on...

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Environment

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report - May 2015

Regional Wastewater Facility Aerial

In the month of May, the program team made significant progress. We continued to move studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process (see figure, inside of front cover). In particular,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

San José Sets 30 Percent Water Conservation Target

Hand and water spigot

The City of San José joins the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San José water service providers in asking all residents and businesses to do their part to preserve the drinking water supply during this drought. Please... Read on...

View Water Use Rules

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report - May 2015

Regional Wastewater Facility Aerial

In the month of May, the program team made significant progress. We continued to move studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process (see figure, inside of front cover). In particular,... Read on...

View All CIP Monthly Status Reports

Home

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Stay connected!

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

Keep in Touch

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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... Read on...


Hot Topics

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

San José Water Use Rules

The City of San José joins the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San José water service providers in asking all residents and businesses to do their part to preserve the drinking water supply during this drought. Please... Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Immigration Reform Resource Information

The City of San José is working collaboratively with the County of Santa Clara and community-based organizations to ensure that our immigrant community can receive accurate and timely information about President Obama's... Read on...

Visit Immigrant Resources
Posted on: February 12, 2015

Register your security camera and help fight crime

The San José Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Camera Registry Program (CRP). The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems... Read on...

Register your security camera today!
Posted on: May 31, 2015

2015 Homeless Census & Survey Results

The City of San José and the County of Santa Clara released the 2015 Homeless Census & Survey results on Monday, June 22. During the two day effort, census workers found 4,063 homeless individuals in San José and 6,556... Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2015

Latest Employee Compensation Information

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... Read on...

View 2014 salary and benefit data.

Housing - Mobilehome & Park Owners

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Public Meetings to Explore Policies and Provisions to Protect Mobilehome Parks

City staff is hosting three public meetings to explore new City policies and Zoning Code provisions to protect an adequate supply of mobilehome parks in San José. Your input is valuable to the process. Please join us at... Read on...

Additional Info and Meeting Dates/Location

Mayor's Office

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

San José Mayor Releases June Budget Message

Update: On June 9, City Council unanimously approved Mayor Sam Liccardo's June Budget Message.

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Mayor Sam Liccardo released his June Budget Message on May 29. The Mayor will present it to the... Read on...

See the June Budget Message

Medical Marijuana

3 Stories
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... 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... Read on...


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

3 Stories
Posted on: April 9, 2015

The 2014 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released.

The Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) Judge Cordell (Ret.) and her staff during the 2014 calendar year. These are some of the highlights of the Report:
- Overview of the IPA complaint process in... Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

NBC featuring Judge Cordell on news Bay Area Proud (Inspiring Stories of People Making a Difference)

Judge Cordell's calendar features cartoons that are visual puns, depicting common legal/police terms.

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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Viva Parks: Free Public Events!

Viva Parks

Start your weekend off right by joining us tonight at Mayfair Park and Community Center as we kick-off the Viva Parks! summer series.

Aimed to engage neighborhood residents with health and wellness activities, food... Read on...

Viva Parks Summer Schedule
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Drought & San Jose Parks

Doing Our Part to Conserve
With California facing the most severe drought in history, and residents being asked to reduce usage by 30%, the City of San José takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. PRNS is... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Got it? Regret it? Remove it!

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Are gang-related tattoos preventing you or someone you know from getting a
job or moving ahead in life? The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Clean Slate... Read on...

Read the full News Release here
Posted on: March 11, 2015

San Jose Family Camp at Yosemite

The Neighborhood Services and Education Committee meeting will be held on Thursday at March 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm in the City Hall Wing meeting rooms W 118-119.

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Alum Rock Park Patrons

Alum Rock Park Patrons

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has received numerous concerns regarding vehicles parking along the residential streets at the Penitencia Creek Entrance of Alum Rock... Read on...

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... Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

PRNS Fall Leisure Class Registration Now Open

Make the most of Fall with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) and register for a leisure class at your favorite community center. PRNS offers over 800 hundred classes and programs, like... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Faith-Based Volunteers Assist in City Parks

Volunteering is becoming a regular event with many faith-based congregations. The opportunity to help out, right in the neighborhood, is a great asset for the Parks Department. On Saturday, August 2, members of The Church of... Read on...


Planning

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

PDC14-040: Draft EIR for The Reserve Apartments Available for Review

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

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for The Reserve Winchester Apartments, a Planned Development Zoning to rezone... Read on...

Active EIRs page...
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Public Review of Initial Study/MND for the 1191-1195 De Anza Blvd Retail Project

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSÉ, CALIFORNIA

File Nos. and Project Name; Description: C15-006 and H15-006, 1191 – 1195 De Anza Boulevard Retail: The project site is... Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

PDC13-050: Santana Row Expansion Project - Response to Public Comments on Draft EIR

The First Amendment to the Draft EIR for the Santana Row Expansion Project (File No. PDC13-050), which includes City responses to public comments on the Draft EIR and text edits to the Draft EIR, has been posted to the City's "Active EIRs" website.

Active EIRs page...
Posted on: July 10, 2015

H14-037: North San Pedro Tower 3 - Addendum to Brandenburg EIR and Downtown Strategy EIR

Pursuant to Section 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City of San Jose has prepared an Addendum to the Brandenburg Mixed Use Project/North San Pedro Housing Sites EIR (Brandenburg EIR) and the San Jose Downtown Strategy 2000... Read on...

Active EIRs page...
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Draft Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit Tentative Order Released for Public Comment

Draft Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit Tentative Order Released for Public Comment

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) released a draft tentative order for the City's Municipal... Read on...

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San José Falcons

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

2015 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

The votes are in and the three peregrine falcon chicks born atop San José City Hall have been given names:

Hunter (Silver band, 00/Z) – nominated by Arianna, Marisa, and Vyvy, Grade 4, Holly Oak Elementary
Buzo (Red... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Finalists Have Been Selected for the 2015 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have three girls. Our judges have selected nine names as our finalists for our three eyasses.

Posted on: April 22, 2015

We have three female City Hall falcon chicks, help us name them!

Falcon Naming Contest

Today Glenn Stewart rappelled down to the City Hall Falcon's nest box and banded the three young chicks.

We’ve got three healthy girls in the nest at San Jose City Hall and we need your help naming them.

Children... Read on...

City Hall Falcons Webpage
Posted on: April 1, 2015

We have three City Hall falcon chicks, help us name them!

Falcon Naming Contest

We’ve got three healthy chicks in the nest at San Jose City Hall and we need your help naming them.

Children ages 5 to 18 who live or attend school in San Jose can submit names (together with essays, poems, artwork,... Read on...

City Hall Falcons Webpage
Posted on: February 23, 2015

Egg #2 Arrived Early Morning Sunday, February 22

Clara and Fernando El Cohete's second egg of 2015 has arrived! Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:13 a.m.

See the video of Egg #2's arrival... Read on...

Learn more about the City Hall Falcons
Posted on: February 20, 2015

First Egg of 2015 Has Arrived

Clara and Fernando El Cohete's first egg of 2015 has arrived! Thursday, Feb. 19 at 9:59 p.m. See the video of Egg #1's arrival.

Learn more about the City Hall Falcons

Trail Updates

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Lower Guadalupe River Trail Closure (Tasman Dr-Gold St): Starts August 7.

Detour Map.jpg

Work by PG&E on its gas pipeline system in North San Jose will temporarily prevent access along the Lower Guadalupe River Trail from Tasman Drive to Gold Street. The paved trail system follows the east levee and is enjoyed... Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Autumn Parkway - Guadalupe River Trail (West Bank) - Closure

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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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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Guadalupe River Trail - CLOSURE - Chynoweth Ave to Blossom Hill Rd (June-Oct 2015)

Guadlaupe Reach 12 closure May to October 2015.jpg

Detour Map: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/44669

Detour Map