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Posted on: August 13, 2013

San Jose Storefront Initiative

San Jose Storefront initiative is a $250,000.00 Office of Economic Development grant opportunity. This grant is to help small businesses lease vacant spaces in Downtown and Neighborhood Business Districts by offsetting the... Read on...

San Jose Storefront Initiative

City Auditor

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Posted on: September 12, 2012

Recently Issued Work

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City Highlights

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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: August 25, 2014

Most City offices to close for Labor Day holiday

San José City Hall and other City offices will close on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 2. The Police and Fire Departments, along with other critical City... Read on...

Read the news release.
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Prepare and plan for emergency situations

Emergency preparedness checklist

The Office of Emergency Services offers information online on what to have in a basic disaster supply kit as well as emergency preparedness tips for children, families and pets. Find out 10 ways you can prepare and plan for... Read on...

Check out preparedness tips...
Posted on: August 15, 2014

The Art of Code Enforcement

Oscar Carrillo studied to become an artist, majoring in Fine Arts at UC Santa Cruz. While he isn’t a working artist these days, Carrillo is surprisingly still using his art skills as a code enforcement inspector with the... Read on...

Read more in our Bright Spots blog...
Posted on: August 1, 2014

Help everyone stay safe around the pool

Pool Safely logo

Through the Pool Safely national campaign, the San José Fire Department is raising public awareness about drowning and entrapment prevention and support industry compliance with the Pool & Spa Safety Act while improving... Read on...

Visit Pool Safely website.
Posted on: May 21, 2014

City Council approves medical marijuana regulations

June 11, 2014 Update:

The San José City Council on Tuesday evening, 6/10/14 approved Medical Marijuana Regulations on a 7-3 vote with Councilmembers Kalra, Campos, and Rocha voting No and Councilmember Chu absent.
... Read on...

Background information including reports...
Posted on: June 6, 2014

From our San José Bright Spots: bringing hundreds of families and pets together

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

In our latest San Jose Bright Spots feature, find out how Animal Care & Services staff brought hundreds of families and pets together over one weekend.

Read the story and view video...
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 2, 2014

Status update on Google Fiber

In February this year, Google announced its intention to further expand its project and invited 34 cities in nine metropolitan areas as candidates for potential expansion. Silicon Valley cities included San José along with... Read on...

Read the Memo to City Council.
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: April 30, 2014

More than one million people now reside in San José

More than one million people now reside in the country's 10th largest city. According to the state of California's annual population report, San José now has a population of 1,000,536, adding nearly 17,000 residents... Read on...

Read CA Department of Finance news release.
Posted on: April 17, 2014

Attend the 2014-15 Community Budget Meetings

During the month of May, the City of San José will host 10 Community Budget Meetings. These meetings offer residents the opportunity to learn about the City's current fiscal outlook and share their top budget priorities... Read on...

Community Budget Meeting Schedule
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Unusual circumstances led to a cat rescue, courtesy of SJFD

SJFD fire truck

The San José Fire Department typically doesn't respond to "my cat's stuck up in a tree" calls. This time was different as the cat had been stuck, some 90 feet up, in a pine tree in the median of busy Santa Teresa... Read on...

Watch video.
Posted on: April 15, 2014

San José City Council approves lease agreement for Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

On April 15, 2014, the San José City Council unanimously approved terms and conditions for the federal government to lease 35,194 square feet of space in the City Hall Wing.

“This partnership is a win-win for the U.S.... Read on...

Read news release.
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Help name the San José City Hall falcon chicks

Falcon Naming Contest

Four healthy Peregrine falcon chicks are nesting at San Jose City Hall and we need your help giving them names.

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

City Hall Falcons Website
Posted on: April 9, 2014

City Council Clarifies Disability Retirement Provisions

On April 8, the City Council approved clarifications to its new disability retirement rules to help address concerns raised by some of the city’s police officers and firefighters.

The voter-approved Measure B modified the... Read on...

Read more about the City Council’s latest actions
Posted on: April 1, 2014

San José 2013 Green Vision Annual Report

2013 Green Vision Annual Report

Highlights this year include the world’s first ChargePoint station and the nation’s first organics-to-biogas facility. Our Green Vision has shown that it is possible to save money, protect the environment and stimulate... Read on...

View the 2013 Green Vision Annual Report
Posted on: March 17, 2014

The Story of Operation William Street

Operation William Street

In our latest San José Bright Spots profile, meet the police officers behind Operation William Street in which they're working together to attack a gang problem head-on.

Read the blog...
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...

Read the news release...
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...
Posted on: February 21, 2014

Pride of San José honorees recognized

During the 2014 State of the City Address held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Mayor Chuck Reed recognized exemplary city employees who are the latest recipients of the Pride of San José Awards.

The Pride of San José honorees... Read on...

Meet the Pride of San José honorees...
Posted on: January 24, 2014

Which is the smartest city in America?

Video on Today: In its “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” series, TODAY reveals that the U.S.’s smartest city is San Jose, Calif.

Watch the video...
Posted on: January 24, 2014

Water Conservation Tips

By conserving water or using it more wisely, you can help with the City's long-term strategy to manage our water resources and protect the environment. Find water saving tips, rebates, and other resources here.

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

Anonymous donor makes largest donation in Happy Hollow’s history

An anonymous donor has given $1 million to Happy Hollow Foundation to make needed improvements in the original zoo area of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, which
houses many of the zoo’s endangered species. The gift will also... Read on...

Read the news release...
Posted on: January 11, 2014

Arrest made in recent suspicious fires

Person of interest in suspicious fires

2nd Update (1/16/14): Police arrested 48-year-old Patrick Brennan of San José for allegedly setting a series of fires in San José. Brennan is under arrest in connection with setting at least 12 fires between Jan. 8 and Jan.... Read on...

Follow the San José Fire Department on Twitter.
Posted on: December 10, 2013

Larry Esquivel confirmed as San José Police Chief

After serving as acting chief since January this year, Larry Esquivel’s appointment as San José Police Chief by City Manager Debra Figone was confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 by the San José City Council.

Figone appointed... Read on...

Read the news release.
Posted on: November 1, 2013

Update on timeline for foam food container ban

The first phase of San José’s Foam Food Container Ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2014 at multi-state restaurant chains. Come January 1, 2015, the second phase of the ordinance will apply to all other restaurants,... Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2013

Former President Carter & Mrs. Carter lead volunteers for 30th annual Carter Work Project

Habitat for Humanity volunteers rebuild shade structures.

A former United States president and his wife are helping bring much-needed attention to affordable housing and revitalization to an urban park in San José. With the President and Mrs. Carter on site and lending their... Read on...

View event photos...
Posted on: October 1, 2013

San José minimum wage increases on January 1, 2014

Under the initiative approved by San José voters last year, the minimum wage will increase from $10.00 to $10.15 per hour, effective January 1, 2014. The San José minimum wage law went into effect in March 2013... Read on...

Read the news release.

District 8

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

San José Property Owners Can Finance Energy and Water Efficiency Upgrades on Property Tax Bill

The City of San José has launched a new program that aims to help residential and commercial property owners lower their utility bills and increase their property values by purchasing energy and water efficiency upgrades... Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2014

More Than One Million People Now Reside in San José

More than one million people now reside in the country's 10th largest city. According to the state of California's annual population report, San José now has a population of 1,000,536, adding nearly 17,000 residents... Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2014

You Have the Power: Get FREE Help Taking Charge of Your Energy Use

Do you want to finally understand what's going on with your utility bills and discover ways your family can lower these household costs? The City of San José has teamed up with local nonprofit Acterra to help you discover... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

SIREN's Mobile Legal Clinic at Libraries

SIREN will have an attorney and a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) certified representative to give free legal consultation to people with immigration issues/concerns. They can help you read documents, check for... Read on...


Economic Development

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

County Placarding Scoring Program Workshop

The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be hosting
public workshops for business owners during the month of September. The goal of the workshops will be to introduce the new Food Facility Placarding & Scoring system.

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Is Starting a Business Right for Me?

Volunteers from SCORE will talk about the necessary requirements and personality characteristics to consider before starting a business at MLK Library (150 E. San Fernando St.) on September 10th at 6:30 pm.

Additional Info...

Environment

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

San José 2013 Green Vision Annual Report

2013 Green Vision Annual Report

Highlights this year include the world’s first ChargePoint station and the nation’s first organics-to-biogas facility. Our Green Vision has shown that it is possible to save money, protect the environment and stimulate... Read on...

View the 2013 Green Vision Annual Report
Posted on: March 27, 2014

CIP Semiannual Status Report

Secondary treatment tanks

First constructed in 1956 and subsequently expanded in response to population and economic growth, most of the Facility’s infrastructure is now more than 50 years old. The Capital Improvement Program envisions approximately... Read on...

CIP Semiannual Status Report

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report – June 2014

Ferric chloride feed station

In the month of June the focus was on moving forward with the initial stages of a number of projects, including headworks and biosolids. We also further developed several program tools, including a design guidelines library... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: August 8, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report – May 2014

Main computer room

In the month of May the focus was on driving implementation of our program tools and processes on all existing projects, recruiting new staff to fulfill our future resource needs for the CIP Program, moving forward with nine... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: June 5, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report – April 2014

Existing service tunnels

In the month of April the focus was on implementing our program tools and processes on all existing projects, planning for future resource needs for the CIP Program, moving forward with nine key programmatic studies, and... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: August 12, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report - March 2014

Existing gas storage tank

In the month of March the focus was on finishing our program start-up efforts, assessing future resource needs for the CIP Program, moving forward with key programmatic studies, three of which were initiated on March 25, and... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: August 12, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report - February 2014

Aeiral view of the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In the month of February the focus was on communicating the CIP results from our Validation effort to the various groups involved in budget and rate setting, and financing discussions. We also spent considerable effort... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: March 27, 2014

CIP Semiannual Status Report

Secondary treatment tanks

First constructed in 1956 and subsequently expanded in response to population and economic growth, most of the Facility’s infrastructure is now more than 50 years old. The Capital Improvement Program envisions approximately... Read on...

CIP Semiannual Status Report

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

Stay in touch with us by following us on Twitter, becoming our friend on Facebook, or subscribing to one of our RSS Feeds.

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: February 19, 2014

Ending Homelessness

In coordination with other public and private agencies in Santa Clara County, the Housing Department's Homelessness Response Team addresses homelessness through a multi-faceted approach that includes: advocating for... Read on...

Learn more...
Posted on: February 27, 2014

June Update: San José under consideration for Google Fiber expansion

June Update:

During the June 17, 2014 meeting, the City Council will consider Agenda Item 3.7 called "Actions Related to the Agreement with Google Fiber for Future Installation of Google Fiber Network."

Read... Read on...

For more information and FAQs from Google...
Posted on: March 6, 2014

Water Conservation Tips

By conserving water or using it more wisely, you can help with the City's long-term strategy to manage our water resources and protect the environment.

Find water saving tips, rebates & other resources.
Posted on: February 14, 2014

San José Minimum Wage

The San José Minimum Wage increased from $10.00 to $10.15 per hour on January 1, 2014.

The Minimum Wage Ordinance was passed by City of San José voters on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 11, 2014

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 2013 City Employee Compensation
Posted on: September 24, 2013

FAQs for garbage and recycling billing changes

The City of San José is changing the garbage billing system to minimize expenses to ratepayers, control costs, and have a more efficient and easier-to-use bill payment process for customers. The City’s garbage and recycling... Read on...

Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs.)

Housing

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Draft Housing Element (2014-2023) Now Available for Review

A draft of the proposed Housing Element is now available and the City will host several public meetings and hearings to gather input. Every several years, cities are required to plan for their regional housing needs through... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 25, 2014

DRAFT FY 2013-14 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Available for Public Review

The DRAFT FY 2013-14 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review and comment between August 25 and September 11, 2014. The CAPER is an annual report on the City's progress in... Read on...

DRAFT FY 2013-14 CAPER
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Housing Department Soliciting Agencies to Administer Hotel/Motel Master Lease Program

The City of San Jose Housing Department has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) inviting nonprofit organizations to submit their qualifications to serve as a Hotel/Motel Master Lease Program Administrator for a... Read on...

More details on the RFQ

Housing Impact Fee Study - Updates

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Public Meetings on San Jose's Affordable Housing Fee

The Housing Department is pleased to announce a series of public meetings regarding the City of San Jose's Housing Impact Fee Study. These meetings will address the updated drafts of the Residential Nexus Analysis and the... Read on...

Additional Information

Mayor's Office

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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...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Attend the 2014-15 Community Budget Meetings

During the month of May, the City of San Jose will be hosting 10 Community Budget Meetings. These meetings offer residents the opportunity to learn about the City's current fiscal outlook and share their top budget... Read on...

Community Budget Meeting Schedule
Posted on: April 15, 2014

San Jose City Council Approves Lease Agreement for Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

On April 15, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved terms and conditions for the federal
government to lease 35,194 square feet of space in the City Hall Wing.

“This partnership is a win-win for the U.S. Patent... Read on...

Read the press release
Posted on: April 9, 2014

City Council Clarifies Disability Retirement Provisions

On April 8, the City Council approved clarifications to its new disability retirement rules to help address concerns raised by some of the city’s police officers and firefighters.

The voter-approved Measure B modified the... Read on...

Read more about the City Council’s latest actions

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...

Additional Info...
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 21, 2014

The 2013 IPA Year End Report (Report) is now available.

• statistical information about IPA audits of Internal Affairs (IA) investigations into complaints by the public about police misconduct,
• descriptions of allegations that were sustained by the San José Police Department... Read on...

Download a copy of the Report

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

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

Additional Info...
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

pickleball.jpg

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!

girr.jpg

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

San Jose Kiwanis Clubs Volunteer at Overfelt Park

Each year the International Kiwanis Club sponsors a "One Day" event where members gather together to share their time and energy with the community. Overfelt Park was the site of this year's event on Saturday, April... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden recognized for its innovative practices in partnerships and volunteer

In recognition of its unique approach to partnerships and volunteer engagement, San Jose
Municipal Rose Garden has been named one of 12 “Frontline Parks,” a nationwide contest sponsored each year by City Parks Alliance.... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Spring Fling Celebration at Mayfair Community Center

Mayfair Community Center had 115 children attend the Spring Fling Carnival on Saturday, April 12, 2014. With egg hunts and carnival activities for the children, staff and volunteers provided a hot dog lunch, community... 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...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

City Receives Award for Lower Guadalupe River

The City of San José received an Award of Merit for the Lower Guadalupe River Trail at the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference in Palm Springs. At the conference, the City's Trails Manager was invited to... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

City Announces Plans for Traffic Control at Alum Rock Park on Easter Sunday

San José, CA --- Each year on Easter Sunday, Alum Rock Park becomes a prime destination for families, averaging 2,500 visitors in an 11-hour period. The City of San Jose is working to reduce the impact of this anticipated... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

All Regional Parks will charge $10 for parking on these dates

Easter Sunday - April 20, 2014
Mother’s Day - May 11, 2014
Father’s Day – June 15, 2014
Memorial Day - May 26, 2014
Independence Day - July 4, 2013
Labor Day - September 1, 2014?

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Pavement Repairs on Guadalupe River Trail Support its Many Commuters

Last year’s completion of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail has made the 9-mile trail system even more popular with trail users, including 55% who report commuting regularly along one of the south bay’s most popular trails. An... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

SJ Merc Wishbook Campaign Make PRNS Outdoor Adventure Camp a Reality

It’s been nearly 10 years since the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services All Access Sports and Recreation (AASR) Program and partner Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA) have offered an... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake Regional Parks Chosen as “Heart Your Park” Recipients

Two of San José’s most beloved parks will soon see park improvements coming their way, thanks to Macy’s “Heart Your Park” national campaign. From now until March 31st, customers at Macy’s Oakridge and Macy’s Eastridge mall... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Senior Peer Advocates

What is the SPA Program?

The Senior Peer Advocate Program is a part of The Health Trust Aging Initiative and is part of a larger
goal to make the Santa Clara County a more “livable community” for all ages. The SPA... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Celebrate Aging Black & White Ball

Gain a wealth of healthy aging knowledge and celebrate in style! Register for two free workshops
and a presentation by Keynote Speaker Dr. Melinda Ginne and discover new waysto age gracefully. Immediately following the... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 7, 2014

Family Camp at Yosemite Offers All-Inclusive Outdoor Experience

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

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Bascom Community Center Winter Carnival

Spend the day with the Bascom Community Center at their first annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The FREE event, located at 1000 S. Bascom Avenue, will include carnival games,... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Olympic Torch Visits Willow Glen Community Center

On Thursday, February 6 and Thursday, February 13, 2014, the Willow Glen Community Center’s R.O.C.K. Afterschool (Recreation of City Kids), Preschool and Senior Programs will feature a visit from special guest Gloria Spanier... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Southside Community Center Seniors Gather for Fun and

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, over 150 seniors and volunteers attended Southside Community Center’s annual membership breakfast. Members from Twin Oaks Church arrived early help to prepare the meal, while other volunteers... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

San José Youth Commission Share Voice During Budget Games

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the San José Youth Commission, with support from District Youth Advisory Council members (YAC’s), joined community leaders to participate in the City of San José’s annual Budget Games,... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Gardner Community Center Seniors Give Back to Their Community

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 the participants of the Gardner Community Center Senior Program paid a visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at O'Connor Hospital to share some love with the unit’s newborn babies.... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Evergreen Community Center Awarded Book Nook Library Makeover

– To the thrills of young book enthusiasts everywhere, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Evergreen Community Center will soon be the recipient of a $10,000 Book Nook Library Makeover,... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

PRNS Accepting 2014 Citywide Scholarships Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2014 Citywide Scholarship Applications for the upcoming 2014 leisure class season. PRNS offers over 800 hundred classes and programs... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Welcomes New Zoo Director

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is pleased to announce the selection of Valerie Riegel to the position of Zoo Director. Valerie began her zoo career at the zoo she holds dear – Happy Hollow Zoo in San José, getting her first zoo job... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

7th Annual San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Pruning

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, 450+ volunteers arrived at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) nationally recognized San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, ready to help cut back each and every rose... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Grace Community Center Helps Community Celebrate Thanksgiving

On November 26, 2013, more than 200 guests celebrated a joyful and heart-warming Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted annually by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Grace Community Center. Attendees were... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

‘Tis the Season for PRNS Holiday Happenings

With the holiday season in full swing and the smell of spices in the air, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) wants to celebrate the Holiday Happenings campaign with you! We have been busy... Read on...

Additional Info...Full Holiday Happenings Listing
Posted on: November 1, 2013

Almaden Community Center and Library Annual Harvest Festival is a Big Success

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the Almaden Community Center and Library hosted the facility’s annual Harvest Festival. Thousands of people from the community attended the event and came to enjoy all the activities offered.... Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2013

"Champions of Afterschool” Recognized by the Santa Clara County After School Collaborative

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Ruth Smith, Principal at Schallenberger Elementary School and Lori Matsu, Secretary at Summerdale Elementary School, were honored at the 7th annual Breakfast of Champions for their commitment... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2013

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: October 8, 2013

9th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser

Comedy is back! The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) invites you to attend the 9th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the SAP Canter (formerly HP Pavilion), with... Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2013

The 7th Annual Trail Count finds growing number of people enjoying San José trails

City staff and 35 community volunteers recently counted and surveyed trail users as part of the 7th annual Trail Count. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, seven counting stations located along several of the City’s trail systems... Read on...

For more details, view the 2013 Trail Count Fact S
Posted on: September 30, 2013

PRNS Volunteer Coordinator Profiled in California Parks and Recreation

Mollie Tobias has never strayed away from rolling-up her sleeves to get the job done. And now, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Coordinator is receiving statewide attention for... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

Lower Guadalupe River Trail Receives ASCE Project of the Year

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Section, awarded San Jose’s Lower Guadalupe River Trail its 2013 Bikeways & Trails Project of the Year Award. The ASCE San Francisco Section serves the coast of... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

PRNS Therapeutics Sports Program Receive Award for Going Above and Beyond

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) All Access Sports and Recreation Program will receive a Recognition of Merit Award during the 15th Annual Service Above Self... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

PRNS Highlights Active Aging Week and Falls Prevention Awareness with Week-Long Campaign

From September 22 - 28, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) will hold a week-long awareness campaign focused on Active Aging Week and Falls Prevention Awareness via PRNS community... Read on...

View the full schedule by following the link
Posted on: September 20, 2013

Volunteers Recognized For Their Service to PRNS Community Center

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, seventy-five volunteers were thanked for their dedicated service to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Cypress Senior and Community Center, during its annual... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Stargazers Come Out and Marvel at the Milky Way

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Berryessa Community Center and the San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) teamed-up to host an inaugural Stargazing Party,... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Happy Hollow Hours of Operation

Please take note of the seasonal hours of operations change at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. An up to date hours of operation calendar can be found by following the link.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Hours of Operation
Posted on: September 20, 2013

Yahoo! Volunteers Roll-Up Their Sleeves to Support PRNS’s Emma Prusch Farm Park

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, a morning and afternoon crew of enthusiastic Yahoo! employees donated their time and energy to enhancing the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Emma Prusch Farm... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

Adopt-a-Park’s Volunteer Coordinator Mollie Tobias answers, “What Makes A Great Volunteer Program?”

Adopt-a-Park’s Volunteer Coordinator Mollie Tobias answers, “What Makes A Great Volunteer Program?” in California Parks & Recreation, the Official Magazine of the California Parks & Recreation Society. Mollie describes her... Read on...

Follow the link to read the full story
Posted on: September 11, 2013

San Jose Knows The Way - Trail Counts Reveal Booming Bike Commute Pattern

Trails

When the City of San Jose first hired someone to take a look at opportunities to expand its network of active transportation pathways, there wasn't a whole lot of bike/ped connectivity to speak of. But Yves, who stepped... Read on...

Follow the link to read the full story

Planning

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Posted on: August 30, 2014

Communications Hill 2 EIR First Amendment posted

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The First Amendment to the Communications Hill 2 EIR is now available on the City's Communications Hill web page.

The Communications Hill 2 project is scheduled for the September 10, Planning Commission meeting and the... Read on...

Communications Hill web page
Posted on: August 28, 2014

Bay 101 Casino & Mixed Use Project First Amendment to the Draft Environmental Impact Report

The proposed project is a rezoning of a 19.4-acre site to CG(PD) Planned Development to allow one of two potential development scenarios, which are detailed below. All existing development on the project site, i.e. the... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 22, 2014

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for the Cottle Road Chick-fil-A Project

Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a 4,529 square foot public eating establishment with drive-through use on a 1.21 gross acre site. (Council District 2) Location: 5550 Cottle Road (APN 706-06-019).

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 22, 2014

Notice of Availability of Draft EIR for the Heritage Oaks Memorial Park Project

Project Description: The project proposes a rezoning of the site to (PD) Planned Development from the R-1-1(PD) Planned Development and A - Agriculture Zoning Districts to allow cemetery uses (Heritage Oaks Memorial Park) on... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 20, 2014

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration for the North Capitol Ave. General Plan Amendment

Project Description:

GP14-004 – North Capitol Avenue General Plan Amendment. Director-initiated General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use/Transportation Diagram designation from Neighborhood/Community Commercial to... Read on...

Additional Info...

San José Falcons

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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
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Help Name the City Hall Falcon Chicks

Falcon Naming Contest

We’ve got four 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, videos... Read on...

Falcon Naming Contest
Posted on: April 8, 2014

2014 San Jose City Hall Falcon Update

As of this morning, April 8, 2014, three falcon chicks have hatched in the nestbox at San José City Hall. This is the eighth season that wild peregrine falcons have made their nest at the top of a ledge on the south end of... Read on...

UC-Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group
Posted on: April 8, 2013

The FalconCam is currently unavailable from the City of San Jose website

The FalconCam is currently unavailable from the City of San Jose website. Please visit The Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group’s site for the current feed. See the City Hall falcons under the "City of San Jose... Read on...

UC-Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group

SJFD - Dispatcher Recruitments

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Apply Now - Senior Public Safety Dispatcher

The minimum requirements for Senior Public Safety Disaptcher include three three years experience as Public Safety Radio Dispatcher with the City of San José or three years of equivalent level experience as a Dispatcher with... Read on...

To apply visit www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs

Trail Updates

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Los Alamitos Creek Trail - Construction (McKean Road gateway)

West bank trail closed during construction. Approximately 200' of pavement extends trail to McKean Road. Use east bank trail between McKean and Almaden Expressway.

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Guadalupe River Trail / Coleman Avenue (Downtown) - Sediment Removal - 9/2 to 9/16 (est).

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will remove about 2,800 cubic yards of sediment along the Guadalupe River. Trails will remain open, though the trail entrance on the northeast side of Coleman Avenue and the Guadalupe... Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

Lower Guadalupe River Trail - Tasman Under-Crossing (CLOSURE)

Reconstruction and elevation of the Tasman Drive under-crossing commences August 7 and no access will be allowed. Construction expected to be complete by mid-October. Elevating the under-crossing by 3' will prevent recurring tidal flood closures.

Posted on: March 1, 2014

Lower Guadalupe River Trail (Gold Street to Tasman Drive)

Closure of trail required as PG&E reconstruction pipeline beneath levee. Substantial excavation will require removal of a portion of the levee so there will be absolutely no public access along the east bank trail. ... Read on...

Project Fact Sheet
Posted on: June 2, 2014

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

Get more information about this event at: http://svturkeytrot.com/

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Get more information about this event at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=62750

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Light the Night '14

Get more information on this event at: http://www.lightthenight.org/gba/

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Pumpkins in the Park

Get more information on this event at: http://www.sanjose.com/2011/10/04/pumpkins_in_the_park/

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

Get more information on this event at: http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_chapter&scid=1726

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Silicon Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

Get more information about this event at: http://siliconvalleyheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1091092

Posted on: June 2, 2014

38th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

Get more information about this event at: http://almadenwine.org/

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Fiesta Patrias - El Grito Festival

Get more information about this event at: http://www.sanjose.com/fiestas-patrias-festival-e2051321