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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 Clerk

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Board and Commission Recruitment

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

Positions are available for:
- Four (4) Early Care and Education Representatives on the Library... Read on...

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City Highlights

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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 17, 2014

Caucus process for the San José Neighborhood Commission is drawing near

The caucus process for the San José Neighborhood Commission is almost here. It's now time for participating neighborhood groups to select delegates.

The two new commissioners in Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will... Read on...

For more details, view flyer.
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 8, 2014

26th Annual Children's Faire

The San José Children's Faire hosted by the San José Public Library and the City of San José will mark its 26th consecutive celebration! Over 30 booths and special attractions.

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

City Recreation Survey is underway

The City of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) would like to learn how we can serve you better when it comes to recreation. PRNS is conducting a City Recreation Survey to... Read on...

Take the survey!
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 26, 2014

Measure B: Library Parcel Tax Information

On March 4, 2014, the San José City Council unanimously approved placing Measure B on the June 3 ballot to continue existing, voter-approved funds for library programs and services.

Visit the Read on...

Read the news release.
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Green Cadre jobs skills training program gets underway Tuesday, March 25

The mission of work2future's Green Cadre program is to develop a cadre of low-income young adult leaders, ages 18-21 years old, who will receive leadership and civic engagement training that allows them to become... Read on...

About work2future
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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Get involved with the Neighborhoods Commission

The City of San José is seeking residents in Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 to fill two vacancies in each district on the San José Neighborhoods Commission, an advisory board to the City Council.

Residents, who want... Read on...

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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: February 3, 2014

Fire Chief Recruitment Community Survey

The City of San José is recruiting for the next Fire Chief and is continuing to seek community input regarding the ideal qualities that the City should consider in evaluating candidates.

Over the next few weeks, written... Read on...

Take the survey...
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...

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Posted on: January 8, 2014

Got an hour? Take part in the online version of the “Budget Games!"

2013 Budget Games played in-person at City Hall Rotunda.

The online "Budget Games are a convenient way to provide input to City Hall for the upcoming annual budget.

Each online game will consist of six to eight residents and a trained facilitator using the latest in... Read on...

Register for the online Budget Games.
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...

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

San José minimum wage goes up Jan. 1, 2014

With the start of the new year, minimum wage employees who work in San José will receive a 15 cent per hour raise. Under the initiative approved by San José voters in November 2012, minimum wage will increase from $10.00 to... Read on...

Read the news release.
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

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan Launch

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan logo

It's official!
Please join us at a Ceremonial Signing to celebrate the launch of the Valley Habitat Plan.October 3, 2013 11AM - 12PM
Anderson Dam, Morgan Hill, CaliforniaFrom Hwy 101, exit at Cochrane Road. Go east... Read on...

For more information...
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.
Posted on: August 27, 2013

Bike sharing arrives in San José

Bay Area Bike Share

Bay Area Bike Share officially kicked off in San José on Thursday, August 29, 2013. San José is among five Bay Area cities taking part in the pilot project. 150 bikes are now available at 15 stations downtown.

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Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share membership.
Posted on: August 27, 2013

Bay Area Bike Share launches in San José this week

Bay Area Bike Share

Celebrate the official Bike Share launch at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at San José City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street.

Bay Area Bike Share membership sales kicked off on July 15. With Thursday's launch,... Read on...

Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share membership.
Posted on: August 1, 2013

Stop unwanted mail and save trees

Stop Junk Mail San Jose

Experience freedom from mailbox flooding while reducing your household waste and preserving trees. On August 1, 2013, the City of San José and Bay Area Air Quality Management District launched the Stop Junk Mail San José... Read on...

Learn how to opt out of receiving unwanted mail.
Posted on: July 15, 2013

Bay Area Bike Share membership sales

Bay Area Bike Share

Bay Area Bike Share membership sales get underway at noon Monday, July 15. Downtown San José will have 150 bikes at 15 stations when the program launches later this summer.

Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share membership.
Posted on: July 15, 2013

San José and Microsoft announcement

The City of San José has selected Microsoft Office 365, Windows Azure and StorSimple to expand productivity of its more than 5,000 employees, reduce operational costs, and deliver improved services to residents.

Read the news release.
Posted on: July 12, 2013

Samsung Semiconductor's North San José campus is now under construction

Conceptual drawing of Samsung Semiconductor North San Jose campus

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Samsung Semiconductor broke ground on its 10-story R&D / office redevelopment project located in North San José. Samsung executives, state, city and community leaders were on hand for the... Read on...

For the latest project details...
Posted on: June 11, 2013

San José City Council approves Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget

During the June 11 meeting, the City Council approved the $2.6 billion budget for FY 2013-14. The new fiscal year gets underway July 1.

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District 8

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

San José's Historical Photo Contest

Deadline: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Continuing the annual tradition, Preservation Action Council of San Jose (PAC*SJ) and The Historic Landmarks Commission will be accepting submissions for the 2014 San José Historical Photo... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Join the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

Deadline: Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 11:00 p.m.

If you live or go to school in San José and are 15 to 18 years old, the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) is recruiting new members for their youth advisory... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Now Hiring School Crossing Guards

The San José Police Department's School Safety & Education Unit is recruiting School Crossing Guards to work part-time during the... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Boys and Girls Club - Smythe Clubhouse Summer Program

Enroll for the Boys and Girls Club Summer Program! The Boys and Girls Club Summer Program is a full-day enrichment program offering a variety of age-appropriate daily activities while including a morning snack, lunch, and an... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Social Networking for Santa Clara County

Want to learn how to utilize social and multimedia to improve your organization? Interested in learning how to use these tools to advance your work? Social Networking for Santa Clara County is offering FREE classes on... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Year Up Enrollment Process and Group Information Session

Spring is here, which means Year Up will begin the enrollment process for the September 2014 class! Prospective students can gain knowledge of the Year Up program at a Group Information Session (GIS), held every Tuesday and... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Art Box Project San José

The Art Box Project San José is an innovative way to keep San José looking great. The landscape of San José, like any urban or suburban metropolis, is dotted with power boxes that interrupt otherwise charming vistas of urban... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Crime Prevention Tips

Neighbors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, common-sense, suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends.
At home...

• Always keep your doors and windows locked.... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Capitol and Ocala Construction

VTA is about to begin the construction of the Santa Clara-Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit project. A detailed newsletter/construction notice will be posted to Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Annual Budget Process and Opportunities for Involvement

The budget season started in January. If you missed the Neighborhood Association/Youth Commission Priority Setting Session, there are still opportunities to get involved in the process. Please mark your calendars with the... 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...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

• Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.

• Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.

• Reduces feelings of... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

San José May be Next for Google Fiber

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Google announced San José is among the 34 cities in nine metro areas that Google is considering for its fiber-optic network expansion. According to Google, Google Fiber provides "Internet... Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2014

Councilwoman Rose Herrera Leads Unanimous Vote in Favor of Ballfields at Arcadia Site

SAN JOSE, CA – More than a dozen residents spoke in favor of approving city park’s staff recommendation to build ballfields at the Arcadia site on Quimby Road and Capitol Expressway at the City Council meeting February 4th.... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Councilwoman Rose Herrera Calls on City Council to Approve Ballfields Project

SAN JOSE, CA – On February 4th, the San José City Council will re-consider approval of the Ballfields project in the Arcadia area adjacent to Quimby Road near Eastridge Mall.

“The council delayed approval of the Arcadia... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Habitat for Humanity: Affordable Home Repair Program

Is your home in need of repair? Habitat for Humanity has a program for that! Habitat's Home Repair Program is currently serving East San José. Repairs include: roofing, exterior paint, exterior door and window replacement... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

San Jose Police Department PAL Cadet Program

The Law Enforcement Unit (CADET PROGRAM) was created to introduce young people to law enforcement as a career opportunity. Cadet meetings are held every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 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. Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

MACSA Presents the Parent Project

The Parent Project is a 12 week series of parenting classes specifically designed to address high-risk behaviors and strong-willed youth. MACSA's Youth Interventions group is also made available to the child, free of... Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2014

"Make the Call, San José!"

"Make the Call, San José!" is a program inspired by the unsolved homicides in San José and the families dealing with the painful aftermath of these crimes. This unique collaboration between Independent Police Auditor... Read on...

Posted on: November 27, 2013

Family Camp at Yosemite: Online Registration for 2014 Summer Season

Returning for another year of family memories, Family Camp at Yosemite is proud to announce the launch of a new online registration system... Read on...


Environment

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

Share what you do for Earth Day with #keepSJclean

Are You a Fan of the Planet Image

On Earth Day, April 22, people around the world take green actions to show how they care for Mother Earth. This year, the Environmental Services Department (ESD) encourages San Joseans to share their Earth Day actions on... Learn more about 2014 Earth Day events

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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
Posted on: July 15, 2013

Bay Area Bike Share membership sales

Bay Area Bike Share

Bay Area Bike Share membership sales are now underway. Downtown San José will have 150 bikes at 15 stations when the program launches later this summer.

Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share membership.

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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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

Fire Department

2 Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2011

Special Advisory: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act

carbon monoxide alarm

The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB 183) will require all... Read on...

Please read this advisory for more information.
Posted on: April 1, 2012

AlertSCC: Register for Important Emergency Information

AlertSCC logo

The City of San José is participating in a new Countywide Emergency Notification System that will provide timely and possibly lifesaving information to registered residents. The system will be used to provide emergency... Read on...

Register now.

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: March 26, 2014

Measure B: Library Parcel Tax Information

On March 4, 2014, the San José City Council unanimously approved placing Measure B on the June 3 ballot to continue existing, voter-approved funds for library programs and services.

Visit the Read on...

Read the news release.
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: 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 27, 2014

San José under consideration for Google Fiber expansion

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, Google announced San José is among the 34 cities in nine metro areas that Google is considering for its fiber-optic network expansion. According to Google, Google Fiber provides "Internet... Read on...

For more information and FAQs from Google...
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 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: 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.)
Posted on: July 29, 2013

Your Business Coaching Center

Your Business Coaching Center is a new online tool that will help guide your small business through the permitting process.

Your Business Coaching Center provides information on how to start or expand your small business... Read on...

Start today with Your Business Coaching Center.
Posted on: September 13, 2013

Follow @DPWBirdPM on Twitter for Bird Ave. project updates

Through Twitter, Public Works will provide project and traffic detour updates on the Bird Ave. Bird Ave. Sanitary and Storm Improvement Project. Stage 1 construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, 2013.... Read on...

Get project updates on Twitter.
Posted on: June 18, 2013

City Council unanimously authorizes lawsuit to allow A's to move to San José

San Jose, Calif. – The City of San Jose has filed legal action in federal court to eliminate the territorial restrictions that Major League Baseball has used to keep the A’s from moving to San Jose. The complaint was... Read on...

View news release.
Posted on: June 18, 2013

San José City Council approves final FY 2013-14 Budget

On June 11, the City Council approved Mayor Reed's June Budget Message, putting the final touches on a FY 2013-14 budget that avoids General Fund service cuts for the second straight year and invests the limited amount of... Read on...

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Housing

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

San Jose's 2014-15 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan

Each year, HUD requires entitlement jurisdictions to submit a Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan (AAP) that identifies a citys' housing and community development needs and provides a one-year action plan on how the city... Read on...

Additional Information on the process and meetings

Mayor's Office

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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

Office of the Independent Police Auditor

2 Stories
Posted on: April 4, 2014

IPA Accepting Applications for Teen Leadership Council

The TLC was established in April of 2011 to (1) provide advice on the most effective ways to conduct outreach to youth in San José, (2) inform the IPA about police related issues on the minds of youth in San José, and (3)... Read on...

Additional Info...

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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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

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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
Posted on: August 30, 2013

Happy Hollow Favorites Seen Through Out the Streets of San José

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s Fall campaign will be rolling down the streets of San Jose in a very large way. The “Where Imagination and Reality Come to Play’ campaign will be seen fully wrapping a VTA bus with the familiar... Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2013

Zombies Take Over Seven Trees Community Center and Library for a Night of Fun –

On Friday, August 16, 2013, zombies could be seen wandering the halls as approximately 40 teens, ages 12 – 17, officially took over the Seven Trees Community Center and Branch Library during the first ever Zombie Lock-In... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2013

PRNS Awarded $10,000 Community Investment Grant from Wells Fargo

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) recently received a $10,000 Community Investment Grant from Wells Fargo to help fund PRNS’s Camp San José. The popular camp for boys and girls ages 5 – 12... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2013

Racing Hearts” Donates Life Saving AED to Watson Park Soccer Fields

Racing Hearts, a Palo Alto based non-profit agency, has agreed to fund a life saving heart defibrillator (AED), which will be placed at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Umberto Abronzino... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2013

San José Municipal Rose Garden Receives GROW Hall of Fame Award

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San José Municipal Rose Garden received the “Great Rosarians of the World™” (GROW) Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, June 1, in New York City.

The prestigious award is given annually during GROW’s... Read on...


San José Falcons

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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
Posted on: May 8, 2013

2013 City Hall Falcon Naming Contest Winners

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

Comet (yellow leg band, #U/50) – nominated by Dakota, Grade 1 at Hayes Elementary School, San Jose
Orion (silver... Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2013

Finalists have been selected for the naming contest

Our judges have selected the following finalists for our three tiercels: Comet, Flash, Freedom, Orion, Pepe, Sonic Boom, Striker, Swift, and Talon. View the children's artwork and essays at the link below, and connect to... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 23, 2013

Watch today's banding from the FalconCam

For those who want to see today's banding (or revisit it) from the FalconCam, visit the official youtube channel. Four new postings with footage of Glenn Stewart banding each chick.

Watch the video...
Posted on: April 26, 2013

Our three little tiercels need names!

Our three little tiercels need names! Friday 4/26 is the final day of the 2013 Falcon Naming Contest. Open to children 5-18 who live or attend school in San Jose. We're taking entries online until midnight tonight! Yes,... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2013

It's a boy!

We’ve got three healthy baby boys in the nest at San Jose City Hall, according to Glenn Stewart of UC-Santa Cruz’s Predatory Bird Research Group who banded them and determined their genders this morning.

Now they need... Read on...

Falcon Naming Contest

SJFD Recruitment

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

NOW OPEN - Apply Now for SJFD Firefighter-Recruit (Paramedic) and Firefighter-Recruit (EMT)

NOW OPEN - Apply Now for SJFD Firefighter-Recruit (Paramedic) and Firefighter-Recruit (EMT)

The San José Fire Department is now accepting applications for both Firefighter-Recruit (Paramedic) and Firefighter-Recruit... Read on...


Trail Updates

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

San Jose's Summer Camp Festival on May 17

This City of San Jose inaugural Summer Camp Festival will provide participants information about the amazing summer camp programs and activities offered by the City of San Jose’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services... Read on...

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: October 2, 2013

San Tomas Aquino Trail (Agnew to Tasman, within City of Santa Clara)

The trail will be closed for one year starting on April 15, 2013 between Agnew Road and Tasman Drive. The closure is required during constructon of the nearby 49er's Stadium.

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