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City Auditor

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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: December 5, 2014

Audit of Accounts Receivable

The City Can Enhance Revenue Collections By Improving Its Billing & Collection Practices

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

City of San José Service Efforts and Accomplishment Report 2013-14

Annual report from the City Auditor on city government performance, including data on the cost, quantity, quality, timeliness, and public opinion of City services.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Audit of Facilities Maintenance

Process Improvements Are Possible, But A Large Deferred Maintenance
Backlog Remains

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Posted on: September 12, 2012

Recently Issued Work

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City Clerk

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Historic Landmarks Commission Recruitment EXTENDED through Friday, April 24, 2015

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the following Historic Landmarks Commission. The Historic Landmarks Commission has the responsibility of forwarding comments and... Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

Spring 2015 Board and Commission Recruitment through Friday, April 24, 2015

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the following Commissions:

AIRPORT COMMISSION (6 Seats)
Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Seats with Terms Ending June 30, 2019District 9... For more information...

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

City of San Jose Municipal Code Transition

Since the beginning of the year, American Legal maintained an archived version of the Municipal Code until the transition to Municode Corporation was complete. In February, the full code went live on Municode and was taken... Read on...

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City Highlights

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Public's invited to Community Budget Meetings

Throughout the month of May, the City of San José is holding community budget meetings in every City Council District. The purpose of the meetings is to inform residents about the City’s fiscal situation and potential budget... Read on...

View meeting schedule
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Special Runoff Election for Council Vacancy in District 4 on June 23, 2015

A special runoff election will be held on June 23 to fill the vacancy in the District 4 seat on the San José City Council.

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

Walk [San José]

City employees installed 47 new pedestrian-focused, temporary signs in the downtown area to encourage walking. As a first step in an experimental effort called Walk [San José].

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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 26, 2015

San José’s Expanded Over-The-Counter Service Enables Greater Savings for Remodelers

If you're planning on a remodeling project this spring, our Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Department has encouraging news for you: more types of projects are now eligible for the fast Over-the-Counter Plan Review... Read on...

Get started on your project...
Posted on: March 25, 2015

Veteran San José police officer killed in the line of duty

SJPD badge with black ribbon

Update (3/27/15): Funeral services for Officer Michael Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty, will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2 at SAP Center at San Jose, 525 W. Santa Clara St. Flags will remain flying at... Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Watch the 2015 State of the City Address

2015 State of the City

Video of the event and text of Mayor Sam Liccardo's speech are available on the State of the City Address webpage. Mayor Liccardo delivered his first State of the City Address on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Independence... Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

Honoring the Pride of San José award recipients

Pride of San Jose medal

These City of San José employees represent the highest level of public service and commitment to the City and its residents. Mayor Sam Liccardo also recognized these City employees during the 2015 State of the City... Read on...

Meet the 2014 Pride of San José honorees
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: February 25, 2015

City of San José Municipal Code Website Transition

Since the beginning of the year, American Legal maintained an archived version of the Municipal Code until the transition to Municode Corporation was complete. In February, the full code went live on Municode and was taken... Read on...

Read the Memo to City Council.
Posted on: August 27, 2014

San José City Council declares emergency drought

Effective immediately, residents and businesses are to avoid using potable (drinking) water to irrigate landscaping between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. This includes watering outdoors with a sprinkler system, hose or bucket. The use... Read on...

View water use rules...
Posted on: May 30, 2014

Mayor Reed Releases June Budget Message

Mayor Chuck Reed has released his June Budget Message, outlining his final recommendations for a FY 2014-15 budget that continues to gradually improve services for the third straight year, as revenues grow and crime rates... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council expected to consider medical marijuana regulations during May 20, 2014 meeting

May 14, 2014 Update:
The San José City Council took public testimony Tuesday night, May 13, 2014 on proposed zoning and operational regulations for medical marijuana collectives and growing operations in San José but... Read on...

Medical Marijuana Reports and Draft Ordinances
Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council to Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations

On Tuesday May 13, the City Council will be voting on a Zoning and Regulatory Ordinance for medical marijuana facilities in San Jose.

Read a letter from... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Hall's peregrine falcon chicks now have names

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

Male Falcons:
Blaze (yellow band, U/36) – nominated by Katelyn and Nina, Grade 4, Holly Oak... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: May 2, 2014

Vote today on baby falcon names in the 2014 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have two boys and two girls. Our judges have selected ten names as our finalists for our four eyasses.

BOYS: Blaze, Bolt, Cazador, Cruz, Zeus.
GIRLS: Beatrix, Elsa, Halo, Kukal, Olivia.

View the... Read on...

See the finalists and vote for your faves!
Posted on: May 1, 2014

San José’s Annual Falcon Banding Day is May 2

Falcon Banding Day promises to be as exciting as ever as biologist Glenn Stewart will rappel over the top of the 18-story San José City Hall into the nestbox of the city’s beloved Peregrine falcons. Viewers online will be... Read on...

San José City Hall Falcons
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...

Environment

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – January 2015

Outfall bridge

In the month of January, the program team made significant progress. We continued to advance studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. In particular, the Filter Rehabilitation... Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2014

Existing headworks at the RWF

In the month of December, the program team made significant progress. We continued to move studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. The Nitrification Clarifier Rehabilitation... Read on...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – January 2015

Outfall bridge

In the month of January, the program team made significant progress. We continued to advance studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. In particular, the Filter Rehabilitation... Read on...

View All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: March 10, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2014

Existing headworks at the RWF

In the month of December, the program team made significant progress. We continued to move studies and projects through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. The Nitrification Clarifier Rehabilitation... 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: 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: 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.
Posted on: February 27, 2014

January 2015 Update on Google Fiber Expansion

January 2015 Update:

Google Fiber announced today, January 27, that it has selected four metropolitan areas in the southeast region of the nation for its next phase of expansion of its high speed fiber network. The... Read on...

For more information and FAQs from Google...

Housing

1 Story
Posted on: April 1, 2015

Housing Department Releases RFB for Fire Repair Restoration

The Housing Department has released a Request for Bids (RFB) for fire repair restorations located at 110 Roundtable in San José.

All proposals must be filed with the Interim Director of Housing, City of San José, City... Read on...

RFB in BidSync

Mayor's Office

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

Attend the 2015 State of the City Celebration on March 14, 2015

Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose City Council cordially invite you to the 2015 State of the City Celebration. The Mayor’s 2015 State of the City Celebration will outline key initiatives, budget priorities, and... Read on...

Register for the State of the City Celebration
Posted on: May 30, 2014

Mayor Reed Releases June Budget Message

Mayor Chuck Reed has released his June Budget Message, outlining his final recommendations for a FY 2014-15 budget that continues to gradually improve services for the third straight year, as revenues grow and crime rates... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

June 10, 2014 Update
On the evening of 6/11/14, City Council approved Medical Marijuana Regulations on a 7-3 vote with Councilmembers Kalra, Campos, and Rocha voting "No" and Councilmember Chu... Read on...


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

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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: 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: November 10, 2014

Martin Park Expansion

The Ground Breaking Ceremony regarding the construction of a soccer field and a small group picnic area adjacent to Martin Park is on November 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM. The public is welcome to attend. Construction will start... Read on...

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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...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

San José Offers More Options to Play Pickleball

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Pickle ball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis played on a condensed version of a tennis court, with a paddle and a plastic ball.

The Evergreen Community Center (ECC) is starting a pickleball play... Read on...

Read the full release
Posted on: July 1, 2014

We want your Denim!

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Happy Hollow is collecting denim to help save giraffes. Drop off your denim at Happy Hollow the week of July 20 – 27, 2014. It’s that easy.

All denim (any color) will be recycled to raise money to support giraffe... Read on...

Further information at hhpz.org
Posted on: May 19, 2014

Notice of Funding Availability for the Senior Health and Wellness

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Senior Health and Wellness Initiative is now accepting applications for its upcoming annual funding cycle, which begins October 1, 2014. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

City Receives Award for Commodore Park

On Monday, May 5, 2014, the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program honored the City of San José with an award for Commodore Park’s Site Design and Low Impact Development for Storm Water Pollution. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

Residents Walk in Support of Brain Injury Awareness

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, over 250 residents walked in support of the 7th Annual Walk for Brain Injury at Almaden Lake Park. Co-hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Head Injury... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

“Heart Your Park” Makes a Difference in Two San José Parks

Throughout the month of March, Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake Regional Parks received some love from Macy’s Oakridge and Macy’s Eastridge customers via the nationwide “Heart Your Park” fundraising campaign. Partnering with... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

PRNS Offers 5% Discount on All Summer Camps

Are you ready for summer…we are! The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is offering a 5% discount on all summer camps, giving all new and returning customers a chance to save a little this... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Grace Community Center Leads Outreach Efforts to AB109 and FSP Adults/Older Adults to Participate in

On March 12, 2014, Therapeutic Specialists from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service (PRNS) Grace Community Center presented to the Santa Clara County Criminal Justice Services Governance Board at... Read on...


Planning

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Schnitzer Steel, file no. CP12-023

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the Planning Commission’s intent to consider and Initial Study and adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project described below during a public hearing on May... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Public Review of Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Tamien Park Master Plan

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

File No. and Project Name/Description:
File No. PP14-057, Tamien Park Master Plan. The Tamien Park Master Plan identifies... Read on...

Draft IS/MND available here...
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Addendum for the Park View Towers Project (File No. H14-009 and HP14-002)

An Addendum for the Park View Towers Project (File No. H14-009 and HP14-002) has been posted to the City's "Active EIRs" website.

The Park View Towers consists of the following: 1) A Site Development Permit to... Read on...

Click here to access the Active EIRs page
Posted on: March 23, 2015

Santana Row Expansion Project: Draft EIR Public Comment Period

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

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Santana Row Expansion Project, a Planned Development Rezoning to: a) ... Read on...

Active EIRs page...

San José Falcons

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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
Posted on: May 9, 2014

2014 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

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

Male Falcons:
Blaze (yellow band, U/36) – nominated by Katelyn and Nina, Grade 4, Holly Oak... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: May 2, 2014

Finalists Have Been Selected for the 2014 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have two boys and two girls. Our judges have selected ten names as our finalists for our four eyasses.

BOYS: Blaze, Bolt, Cazador, Cruz, Zeus.
GIRLS: Beatrix, Elsa, Halo, Kukal, Olivia.

View the... Read on...

See the finalists
Posted on: May 1, 2014

San Jose’s Annual Falcon Banding Day is May 2

Falcon Banding Day promises to be as exciting as ever as biologist Glenn Stewart will rappel over the top of the 18-story San Jose City Hall into the nestbox of the city’s beloved falcons. Viewers online will be glued to the... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons

Trail Updates

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Highway 237 Bikeway (South side, Zanker - Coyote Creek Trail): Starts Tues, Feb 10 thru April

PG&E repairing pipelines along Highway 237, which requires closure of the south side bikeway (from McCarthy to Zanker). An on-street detour from the trail will direct persons to use Tasman and Zanker.

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