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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Audit of Curbside Recycling

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Audit of PRNS Fee Activity Program

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Audit of Employee Hiring

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Audit of Fund Balance and Reserves

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Semi-Annual Recommendation Follow-up Report

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Audit of Street Pavement Maintenance

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

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

Performance Measure Review

Documenting Methodologies Can Ensure More Consistent and Accurate Reporting

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Posted on: 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: September 12, 2012

Recently Issued Work

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City Clerk

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Board and Commission Recruitments through Friday, May 29, 2015

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the City of San Jose Boards and Commissions. Vacancies are currently available on the following commissions:

LIBRARY AND EARLY... 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: May 21, 2015

San José City Hall, City offices to close for Memorial Day holiday

San José City Hall and other City offices will close on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26. The Police and Fire Departments, along with other critical City services,... Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

San José Names Norberto Dueñas as City Manager

Norberto Duenas

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

2015 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

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

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

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

Finalists selected for 2015 Falcon Naming Contest

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

Posted on: April 22, 2015

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

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

View full list of San José water use rules
Posted on: April 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.

For more information...
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 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 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...

Read the news release...
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: 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: March 10, 2014

San José participates in Google Map Gallery

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

San José under consideration for Google Fiber expansion

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

Read more in Connecting Community blog...

District 3

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

Ditch Your Car this May!

Ditch Your Car

Councilmember Raul Peralez challenges you and the entire D3 team to bike up this May 2015! It's time to pull San José out of our cars and into the streets.

Living in what has historically been known as a commuter... Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

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

E Santa Clara St Farmers Market

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

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Environment

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – March 2015

San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In the month of March, the program team made significant progress on multiple fronts. Our Biosolids and Odor Control teams continued to work on a revised Biosolids Transition strategy based on input received from the... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – February 2015

Concrete pouring in progress

In the month of February, 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 Biosolids feasibility... Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

San José Sets 30 Percent Water Conservation Target

Hand and water spigot

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

View Water Use Rules

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Iron Salts Project Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

The public project involves construction of two new chemical facilities, the Ferric Chloride Feed Station and Polymer Feed Station, at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (Facility). The Facility is located... Read on...

Link to File No. PP14-098 for Iron Salts Project
Posted on: May 12, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – March 2015

San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In the month of March, the program team made significant progress on multiple fronts. Our Biosolids and Odor Control teams continued to work on a revised Biosolids Transition strategy based on input received from the... Read on...

View All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: May 6, 2015

CIP Monthly Status Report – February 2015

Concrete pouring in progress

In the month of February, 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 Biosolids feasibility... Read on...

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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

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and... Read on...


Hot Topics

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

San José Water Use Rules

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Immigration Reform Resource Information

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

Visit Immigrant Resources
Posted on: February 12, 2015

Register your security camera and help fight crime

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

Register your security camera today!
Posted on: 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

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Week 2015

The week of May 14 through May 22 is dedicated to Affordable Housing Week (AHW) in Santa Clara County. Each year, AHW seeks to share information on affordable housing with the public, to provide information on housing... Read on...

Santa Clara County AHW Schedule

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...


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: May 15, 2015

Grand Opening of the Rotary PlayGarden

The PlayGarden is located next to the Guadalupe River Park Visitor Center and directly across the street from Target on Coleman Avenue.

Please join Rotary, the City of San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy,... Read on...

Download the Invitation
Posted on: April 13, 2015

Got it? Regret it? Remove it!

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

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

San Jose Family Camp at Yosemite

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Alum Rock Park Patrons

Alum Rock Park Patrons

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

Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

PRNS Fall Leisure Class Registration Now Open

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

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Faith-Based Volunteers Assist in City Parks

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

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!

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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

Planning

5 Stories
Posted on: May 11, 2015

H15-007: 45 North San Pedro Residential Project (The Modera)

An Addendum to the Downtown Strategy 2000 Final EIR and the Envision San Jose Final EIR has been prepared for the following project:

File No. H15-007 45 N. San Pedro Residential (The Modera), a Site Development Permit to... Read on...

Active EIRs page...
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Notice of Intent to Adopt MND: Lands of Mazzone, PDC13-028

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

File No. and Project Name/Description: PDC13-028, Lands of Mazzone: Planned Development (PD) Rezoning from “A” Agricultural District, to A(PD) Planned... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Notice of Intent to Adopt MND: Williams Plaza Commercial Development

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

File No. and Project Name/Description: H14-021, William Plaza Commercial Development. Site Development Permit to allow the construction of two commercial... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 11, 2015

Public Review of Initial Study/MND for the Regional Wastewater Facility Iron Salts Project

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

File No. and Project Name/Description: File No. PP14-098, San José/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Iron Salt... Read on...

Additional Info...
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...

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San José Falcons

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

2015 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

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

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

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

Finalists Have Been Selected for the 2015 Falcon Naming Contest

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

Posted on: April 22, 2015

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

Falcon Naming Contest

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

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

Children... Read on...

City Hall Falcons Webpage
Posted on: April 1, 2015

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

Falcon Naming Contest

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

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

City Hall Falcons Webpage
Posted on: February 23, 2015

Egg #2 Arrived Early Morning Sunday, February 22

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

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

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

First Egg of 2015 Has Arrived

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

Learn more about the City Hall Falcons

Trail Updates

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Use trail with caution: Guadalupe River Trail - SCVWD Mowing Work

SCHEDULE: Guadalupe River Trail between Gold Street and Hwy 101 as shown below


Tuesday May 26th 12:00pm to 5:00pm
upstream of Gold Street to ds Hwy 237; West Bank ... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Los Alamitos Creek Trail: Watch for workers and vehicles from 5/14 to 5/28 (trail remains open)

Santa Clara Valley Water District and its contractor are conducting work along the creek channel on weekdays between 5/14 and 5/28. Trail will remain open but be aware of service vehicles, workers and equipment. Please give them plenty of room.

Additional Info...Los Alamitos Creek Trail website