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2015 Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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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
Posted on: September 2, 2016

Important Updates to the Interim Apartment Rent Ordinance

Thank you for your engagement and interest in the Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) process as we continue to implement the City Council's directed changes to the ARO.

Regulations: On Tuesday, August 30, the City Council approved the regulations that wi...Read on...

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City Auditor

6 Stories
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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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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City Highlights

8 Stories
Posted on: September 21, 2016

San Jose Clean Energy: Exploring a cleaner way to power San Jose

Come to one of our four informational meetings on September 27, October 17, October 18, or October 19 to learn more.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake closed to water activities

Alert

Because of an algae bloom, both Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake are closed to all water activities until further notice. Residents are also urged to keep pets away from water areas at these San José regional parks. Although water areas are currently off-...Read on...

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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: August 24, 2016

Feel the music through CityDANCE

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On September 1, 2016, Plaza de César Chávez in the heart of Downtown San José will be transformed into a festive dance party with a live band, professional Salsa instruction, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. This will be the first of eight Thursday...Read on...

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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: 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 brid...

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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

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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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Environment

1 Story
Posted on: September 2, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – July 2016

Tunnels underneath the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In July, project scoping began on the Tunnel Rehabilitation Project, which will improve 130,000 square feet of tunnel footprint area. Many of the tunnels were built in the 1960s and require structural repair, improved ventilation, and removal of obsolete ...Read on...

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Environment - San José Clean Energy

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

San José Clean Energy: Exploring a cleaner way to power San José .

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The City of San José is exploring a Community Choice Aggregate (CCA) program, San José Clean Energy (SJCE).

CCA allows local governments to pool (or aggregate) their electricity load to purchase and/or develop renewable power on behalf of their reside...Read on...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – July 2016

Tunnels underneath the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In July, project scoping began on the Tunnel Rehabilitation Project, which will improve 130,000 square feet of tunnel footprint area. Many of the tunnels were built in the 1960s and require structural repair, improved ventilation, and removal of obsolete ...Read on...

View All CIP Monthly Status Reports

Fire Department

1 Story
Posted on: August 29, 2016

SJFD Fire Fighter Recruitment - Deadline Extension

Fire Fighter Recruitment testing deadline has been extended until end of day Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Please ensure that ALL minimum certification qualifications (e.g. EMT/Paramedic) are met by this extended testing deadline. CPAT certifications are ...Read on...


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

4 Stories
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

1 Story
Posted on: September 2, 2016

Community Meetings: Assembly Use Shelter & Safe Parking

The City of San José will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss proposed amendments to the City's Zoning Code to establish regulations for 1) homeless shelters at places of religious and non-religious assembly, and 2) overnight parking by h...Read on...

Full meeting schedule

Mayor's Office

12 Stories
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...


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 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

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: 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: 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...

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

6 Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2016

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

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

File No. and Project Name; Description: PP16-077 Rincon Park Master Plan. The project is the Rincon Park Master Plan, which identifies future park improvem...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Public Review of Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Topgolf at Terra Project

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

File No. PDC16-013, GPT16-001. Topgolf @ Terra Project. The project is a Planned Development Rezoning from the CIC Combined Industrial Commercial and R-M Multiple Residence Residential ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Samaritan Medical Center Master Plan - First Amendment to DEIR now available

To Whom it May Concern,

The First Amendment to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Samaritan Medical Center Master Plan Project is now available on the City’s Active EIRs website at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=4939

The ...Read on...

Samaritan Medical Center EIR page...
Posted on: September 12, 2016

GP16-008 & PP16-073 S. 31st Street & Alum Rock Avenue Park and General Plan Amendment

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

File Nos. and Project Name; Description: GP16-008 & PP16-073 S. 31st Street & Alum Rock Avenue Park. General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use /...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

PDC14-068 Santana West - First Amendment to DEIR now available

To Whom it May Concern,

The First Amendment to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Santana West Redevelopment Project and I-280/Winchester Transportation Development Policy is now available on the City’s Active EIRs website for the San...Read on...

Santana West EIR page...
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Gateway Tower Mixed-Use Development Project Draft Supplemental EIR

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

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Gateway Tower Mixed-Use Development is available for public review and comment. The proje...Read on...

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SJFD Recruitment

1 Story
Posted on: August 29, 2016

SJFD Fire Fighter Recruitment - Deadline Extension

Fire Fighter Recruitment testing deadline has been extended until end of day Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Please ensure that ALL minimum certification qualifications (e.g. EMT/Paramedic) are met by this extended testing deadline. CPAT certifications are ...Read on...


Trail Updates

2 Stories
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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