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2015 Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

San José City Auditor Releases Audit on the Apartment Rent Ordinance

The City Auditor has released the Apartment Rent Ordinance audit and administrative response that will be heard at the December 8 Neighborhood Services and Education Committee (NSEC).  This agenda item (d.4) will not be heard before 2:30 pm...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

December 5, 2016 - Housing & Community Development Commission (HCDC) Meeting

The HCDC will review input received over the last few weeks from our public outreach on important questions that were asked on how to implement the Apartment Rent Ordinance, Ellis Act, and Anti-Retaliation & Protection Ordinance.  The Commiss...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Fair Return Petition Form Released & Other ARO Updates

On Wednesday, September 21, the Director of Housing released important information on the following aspects of the Apartment Rent Ordinance update including:

- Interim Revised ARO Regulations on September 27 City Council Agenda
- Release of Fair Retur...Read on...

Program Update from 9/21/16

City Auditor

6 Stories
Posted on: December 1, 2016

The Apartment Rent Ordinance

Additional Investment, Improved Processes, and Strategic Resource Deployment Needed to Better Serve Tenants and Landlords

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Audit of Police Overtime

The San José Police Department Relies on Overtime to Patrol the City Due to Unprecedented Vacancies

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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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City Highlights

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Maker[Space]Ship: Blasting Off on Dec. 10th

MakerSpaceShip

Celebrate the launch of Maker[Space]Ship, a brand new, state-of-the art, 39-foot mobile lab that will bring maker technology, hands-on programming, and problem solving tools to neighborhoods throughout our city.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Proposition 64 allows local governments to put in place certain local regulations and prohibitions. View the facts...
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Green you property

Clean Energy

Use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for upgrades such as heating and cooling, solar, paving, and more.

Contact a PACE financial provider…
Posted on: September 2, 2016

San José to consider establishing a renewable energy utility

Solar energy

San José is considering establishing a renewable energy utility.

San José Clean Energy (SJCE), a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, would establish an alternate electric utility providing a mix of energy options for San José residents and bus...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Volunteer in your community

Volunteers at park

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: 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

8 Stories
Posted on: November 9, 2016

Homeless Concerns Hotline

The Homeless Concerns Hotline, formerly operated by HomeFirst, is now being managed by the City’s Housing Department. The hotline is for residents, business owners, and other community members to report issues related to homelessness. Housing De...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Wanted: Big Ideas to Create a World-Class Park in San José

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is excited to begin the Greenprint Update, the plan that guides San José’s development of parks, trails, and recreation facilities. The effort considers and looks to...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

San José PACE: Green Your Property While Putting Some Green in Your Pocket

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), is an easy way to finance cost saving energy and water efficiency upgrades for your home or business. PACE is for property owners of a residential home, apartment building, or commercial and industrial building.

Proper...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Volunteer with iMentor

iMentor matches every student in their high schools with a committed college-educated mentor, equipped to guide that young person on their journey to college graduation. It builds rigorous, high-impact mentoring relationships that ensure more student...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Latinos in Technology Scholarship Now Available!

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is pleased to announce that applications for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship are now available!

Student recipients of this scholarship, administered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundatio...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

San José Minimum Wage to Increase January 1st, 2017

Minimum wage employees who work in San José will receive a 10 cent per hour raise starting January 1, 2017. Under the initiative approved by San José voters in 2012, the minimum wage will increase from $10.30 to $10.40 per hour.

To prevent i...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Nonstop from San José to Our Nation's Capital on Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service to both Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Salt Lake City (SLC) from Silicon Valley’s Airport starting Sunday, November 6. The airline will now offer a daily flight to BWI and twice-daily service to SLC ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Volunteer with the San José Public Library

The San José Public Library has many volunteer opportunities available to all! You can volunteer away your fines, tutor an adult with Partners in Reading, become a Friend of the San José Public Library, share your computer skills as ...

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Environment

2 Stories
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Visit Environmental Way at Christmas in the Park for some green holiday fun!

Green Santa

Visit Environmental Way at Christmas in the Park, presented by San José Environmental Services with GreenTeam and California Waste Solutions, for some green holiday fun! Together, we can reduce waste and save resources during the holiday season.Read on...

Christmas in the Park: hours, directions & events
Posted on: November 4, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – September 2016

Headworks

In September, the Headworks Critical Improvements project reached the 100 percent design milestone. Staff also completed the draft Basis of Design report for the Cogeneration Facility design-build project. Conceptual design and alternatives analysis conti...Read on...

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Environment - San José Clean Energy

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Local economic impact report projects significant economic benefit from San José Clean Energy

Local Economic Impact Report

The Center for Climate Protection has prepared a report on the potential local economic impact from a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The report focuses on solar photovoltaic and evaluates three potential scenarios of local clean energy in San José...Read on...

Read the Local Economic Impact Report

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

1 Story
Posted on: November 4, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – September 2016

Headworks

In September, the Headworks Critical Improvements project reached the 100 percent design milestone. Staff also completed the draft Basis of Design report for the Cogeneration Facility design-build project. Conceptual design and alternatives analysis conti...Read on...

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Hot Topics

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Alternative Pension Reform Act ballot measure

During the August 9, 2016 meeting, the San José City Council will discuss and consider placing an Alternative Pension Reform Act ballot measure on the November 2016 ballot.

This ballot measure is a component of the comprehensive alternative pension re...Read on...

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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...

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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...

View 2015 Employee Salary Database.
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

2 Stories
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Join a Dynamic Housing Team and Make a Difference in San José!

The City of San José Housing Department is seeking two talented, energetic, organized, and experienced Senior Development Officer professionals to manage its Asset Management and Housing Production Transactions, and Inclusionary and Housi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Housing Department Releases RFP for Development & Operation of Affordable Housing Rental Community

The City of San José Housing Department is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development and operation of an Affordable Housing Rental Development Opportunity.  The RFP (RFP CSJ HSG 11-1-16) can be downloaded on ...Read on...

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Housing - Mobilehome & Park Owners

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

UPDATE - San José Hosting Public Meetings for Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance

The Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement and the Housing Department are preparing a mobilehome park closure ordinance and are hosting community meetings to discuss the approach to the new ordinance and obtain stakeholder input.  ...Read on...

Update on meeting dates and locations

Immigrant Affairs

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Press Conference: SJPD's Stance on Immigration Enforcement

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia will be joined by Mayor Sam Liccardo, Mauricio Toussaint (Mexican Consulate General in San Jose), Zulma Maciel (Office of Immigrant Affairs - City of San Jose), Magdalena Carrasco (Councilmember - City ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Additional Victims of Immigration Fraud

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Notario Fraud Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify potential victims of immigration fraud. Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested James Lopez on October 25, 2016 for illegal...Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

San José Launches New Language Access Policy

The City of San José has developed a Language Access Policy. The Office of Immigrant Affairs will provide oversight of the implementation of the policy. This is an important step towards engaging our limited-English speaking community. "...Read on... Language Access Policy...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Mayor and City Council approve the Welcoming SJ Immigrant Integration Plan 2016-2019

On October 18, 2016, the City of San José adopted the Welcoming San José immigrant integration plan, making it the first major city in California to formally pass and publish a comprehensive, multi-sector plan on the topic. The thre...Read on... Welcoming San José Plan
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The Spartan East Side Promise

SJSU The Spartan East Side Promise is a collaboration between San Jose State University and East Side Union High School District with the goal of offering guaranteed admission to qualified students who attend high school in the East Side Union High School Dist...Read on... Info Available...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The San Jose Great Thanksgiving Listen

The City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, East Side Union High School District, San Jose Unified School District, StoryCorps, and The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership are proud to be rolling out Project “Rafiki”, w...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Grand Opening of San José’s Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center

San Jose officials will participate in a grand opening ceremony for the new Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center (VACC). Located within the George Shirakawa Sr. Community Center, the VACC will serve as a gathering place that celebrates Vietnamese ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Libraries New Citizenship Services

Citizenship Corners are currently available at ten branch locations, connecting people with immigration experts, programs, services, and classes. Services and resources include: - Citizenship test preparation materials - English teaching materials - Ci...Read on... Citizenship Corners Launch
Posted on: November 4, 2016

East Side WiFi Pilot Project

The City of San José passed a pilot project to bring free WiFi to east side students and families. The City aims to provides internet access for the first school in mid-2017, and in turn provide every student with the opportunity to thrive.Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

The Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Texas

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAP...Read on...

Court Decision...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Report on New Americans in San José and Santa Clara County

Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) has released a research brief that examines the economic and demographic contributions of immigrants in San José and Santa Clara County. The brief shows that Santa Clara County's 1.9 million immigra...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming San José Immigrant Integration Plan

The Office of Immigrant Affairs has made available a draft of the Welcoming San José (WSJ) Plan recommendations and strategies. City Administration presented the draft WSJ Plan to the Mayor and City Council on May 17th and has...Read on...

WSJ Plan Update
Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Hosts White House Regional Convening on New Americans

The City of San José recently hosted a White House Regional Convening on New Americans that brought together multiple sectors and levels of government to further strengthen welcoming and immigrant integration efforts in the greater San Jo...Read on...

White House Regional Convening
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming America: Gateways for Growth Challenge

The City of San José values its diversity and embraces immigrants and their contributions to our city. Now more than ever, it is critical that the City work with nonprofit partners, schools, the community, business sector, and other insti...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Signs on in Texas v. United States

“San José is proud of its rich immigrant heritage, and we wouldn’t be known as the Capital of Silicon Valley and a global center of innovation had it not been for the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Joins Cities for Citizenship Aimed at Increasing Citizenship

“Our evolution over the past 50 years, from an agricultural community to become the world’s leading center of technology innovation is attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of San Jose, who have come to reside here fro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Office of Immigrant Affairs

The Mayor and City Council approved the establishment of the Office of Immigrant Affairs. The City Manager's Office have been working with key stakeholder since August 2015 to develop a three-year immigrant integration plan and will also continue its work...Read on...

OIA Update...

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...


Medical Marijuana

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Proposition 64 legalizes the nonmedical use of marijuana by persons aged 21 and older. Proposition 64 creates a state regulatory and licensing system ...Read on... Additional Info...
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...


Minimum Wage Ordinance

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

San José Minimum Wage Increase

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Minimum wage employees who work in San José will receive a 20 cents per hour raise starting January 1, 2017. Under the initiative approved by San José voters in 2012, the minimum wage will increase from $10.30 to $10.50 per hour.

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Office of Cultural Affairs

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Pre-Application Workshops for the FY 2017-18 Grant Application Cycle

Please click on the link for more information. 

Grants Program

Office of the Independent Police Auditor

1 Story
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: November 30, 2016

City of San José Teen Sport Leagues

The Seven Trees Community Center organizes yearly, City Wide -Teen Sports Leagues that serve youth ages 12-18. Presently this league hosts 3 sports, Flag Football, Futsal, and Basketball. Flag Football is currently at the end of the season, with 15 teams ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Winter 2017 Brochures Now available

Winter Community Brochures are now available for viewing online.
https://issuu.com/sjparksandrec
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation!

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Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation! Over 1,500 Attend 9th Annual Disability Awareness Day - Disability Awareness Day celebrated diversity, awareness, and empowerment for persons with differing abilities on Thurs...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Alum Rock Park, Overfelt Gardens, and Emma Prusch Park are now open everyday!

Alum Rock Park, Overfelt Gardens, and Emma Prusch Park are now open everyday, including Mondays (as of Labor Day, 9/5/16) except for some holidays.

HOLIDAYS: Overfelt Gardens & Emma Prusch Park will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving day/the day after Than...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Almaden Lake Park hosts its first Graffiti Night Car Show

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Are you ready to go back in time before summer is gone for the year? Almaden Lake Park invites you to close out the season on Aug. 26 for its first ever Graffiti Night! This nostalgia themed event will take place on the west side of Almaden Lake Park (Alm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

11th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser Benefiting Youth Recreation Programs to be Held on August 19

On August 19 the Youth Connections Foundation of San José will hold its 11th Annual Comedy for Kids fundraiser at the SAP Center in San José. This year’s show will honor Jose Manzo, Superintendent of the Oak Grove School District. Marla Tellez will MC and...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Rios: San Jose parks are important not just for fun but for real monetary benefits

Want the inside scoop on the value of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services means to our community? Angel Rios, Director of PRNS, penned this special story for the Mercury News that details the importance and the value parks and recreati...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...

The Economic Benefits full report
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: 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 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: November 22, 2016

Museum Place Mixed Use Project (H16-024 and T16-024)

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
FOR THE MUSEUM PLACE MIXED-USE PROJECT

FILE NO: H16-024 and T16-024 PROJECT APPLICANT:  Insight Realty Company APN:  259-42-023 Project Description:  Site Develo...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT to Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration for 7th and Empire Apartments

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO ADOPT

A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

CITY OF SAN JOSÉ, CALIFORNIA

Project Name: 7th and Empire Apartments

File Nos.: PDC16-028, PD16-026

Description:

The project proposes to demolish the existing structures and construct 93 on...

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Trail Updates

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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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