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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Audit of South Bay Water Recycling

Better Information and Renegotiation of Contractual Obligations Will Increase Transparency and Aid Program Success

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Visit Our NEW Online City Services Report Demo Page

Preview Interactive Performance Data.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

Audit of Technology Deployments

Additional Resources Needed to Shorten Deployment Timelines

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Audit of City’s Use and Coordination of Volunteers

Volunteer Programs Provide Significant Benefits to the Residents of San José

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Audit of Street Sweeping

Significant Investment and Re-Tooling Are Needed to Achieve Cleaner Streets

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

City of San José Annual Report on City Services FY 2014-15

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Audit of Personnel Investigation Structure

Augmenting Policies and Training Can Improve the Process

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City Highlights

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

2016-2017 Community Budget Meetings

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Become a Neighborhoods Commissioner for Your District

Make a difference in our community by getting involved in the City of San José Neighborhoods Commission.

The 2016 caucus process is underway in which commissioners will be nominated from even-numbered City Council districts. The four-year term runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020.

The Neighborhoods Commission is advisory to the City Council regarding San José neighborhoods, focusing on neighborhood safety, transportation, and code enforcement. The Commission meets 10 times a year, not including committee and other meetings as required by the work plan.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Read about the Neighborhoods Commission online.

Apply online and select "Neighborhoods Commission" as the board.

For questions, contact Ernest Guzman, City Manager's Office, by calling (408) 535-8171 or email, Ernest. Guzman@sanjoseca.govRead on...

View flyer.
Posted on: April 15, 2016

San José Public Library's Village Square Branch Grand Opening

Village Square Library

On Saturday, April 16th, the San José Public Library will host a free community celebration in honor of its new branch, Village Square, located in Evergreen Valley.

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Water conservation measures remain in effect

On Tuesday, March 29, the San José City Council approved extending the 30 percent water reduction restrictions until June 30, 2016. The current restrictions limit outdoor watering and pool filling as well as prohibits washing cars at home with potable (dr...Read on...

Read the news release.
Posted on: March 29, 2016

City to hold neighborhood meetings regarding medical marijuana

In April and May, the City of San José will be holding Neighborhood Meetings in all ten City Council districts and at City Hall to discuss the subject of medical marijuana in San José and the citizens’ initiative on the local ballot in June. If passed, th...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Volunteer in your community

Volunteers at park

Show your civic pride by volunteering with the City of San José. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available such as making parks clean and green to helping children learn to read. Volunteer today!

Volunteer opportunities now available...
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Career opportunities for military vets with SJPD

SJPD logo

The San José Police Department recently announced its Military-in-Lieu of Education Recruiting Program.

Effective immediately, SJPD will allow potential recruit candidates with an honorable discharge from the United States military, including the Air Fo...

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Visit SJPD Recruiting Website...
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Permit Center's now open earlier

Permit Center new hours

The City of San José Permit Center is opening earlier to help accommodate our customers. As of Feb. 1, the Center now opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For Permit Center's hours of specific services.
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Explore the City's financial data online

Explore the City of San Jose's financial data online: our new Financial Transparency Portal is now live. It's part of an effort to enhance transparency in financial reporting.

The Financial Transparency Portal provides two reports with different data. The first report compares actual performance to the budget, while the second report allows users to drill down actual financial data at a more detailed level. At this time, the site provides only raw financial data for users to explore.

For tips on how to use the portal, visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=4777.

Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing BudgetOffice@sanjoseca.govRead on...

Explore City's financial data.
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Need to get rid of a large item?

Large item collection

Residents in single-family homes can have large items such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators and tires collected curbside by their recycling collection company.

Through June 30, 2016, the first collection of up to three large items will be at no extra charge. Any additional collections will only cost $27 (up to three itemsRead on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Tips for recycling at home

Four companies help the City of San José with collecting your garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings.

When using curbside recycling, empty and scrape all containers, flatten cartons and boxes, placing them inside your cart, and secure shredded paper and textiles inside a clear plastic bag.Remember the following items MUST go in your garbage cart, NOT in your recycling cart: food, diapers and polystyrene foam.For more information, visit Curbside Recycling onlineRead on...

What to Recycle in San José
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Drought & San José Parks

With California facing the most severe drought in history and residents being asked to reduce usage by 30%, the City of San José takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is dedicat...Read on...

View the PRNS Drought Outreach Information Sheet.
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 band, 59/R) – nominated by Stuart, ...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.

  • Acionna
  • Athena
  • Buzo
  • Dream
  • Hunter
  • Sky
  • Star
  • Titania
  • Vayu

View the children's artwork, essays, video, and song at the San Jose Peregrines wiki site and vot...Read on...

See the finalists

Environment

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – February 2016

Construction at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In February, the Construction-Enabling Project completed its design review and was authorized to begin the construction bid award process. The Plant Instrument Air System Upgrade Project also finished design review, but it is expected receive authorizatio...Read on...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

CIP Monthly Status Report – February 2016

Construction at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In February, the Construction-Enabling Project completed its design review and was authorized to begin the construction bid award process. The Plant Instrument Air System Upgrade Project also finished design review, but it is expected receive authorizatio...Read on...

View All CIP Monthly Status Reports

Home

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

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


Hot Topics

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

Open Data San José (BETA)

The City's Open Data website is in the BETA phase, giving users access to a number of data sets that are now available online. Visit Open Data San José often as more features are added in the coming months.

These city data sets range from unemployment rates to average daily traffic.

The Open Data website is broken down into eight sections: Explore San José, Living in the City, Neighborhood Services, Getting Around, Public Safety, Make It Work/Utilities & Infrastructure, Permits and Development Services, and Transparency and Accountability. There are other sections available that are called Open Budget, Open GIS, and For DevelopersRead on...

Visit Open Data San José website...
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Employee Compensation for 2015

In line with our commitment to open and transparent government, the City of San José is providing the latest compensation information available for all employees on the City website. The salary and benefit information is from 2015, the latest year availab...Read on...

View 2015 Employee Salary Database.
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Financial Transparency Portal

In an effort to enhance transparency in financial reporting, the City of San José is offering an interactive reporting tool that allows the public to explore the City's financial data online.

The Financial Transparency Portal provides two reports with different data. The first report compares actual performance to the budget, while the second report allows users to drill down actual financial data at a more detailed level. At this time, the site provides only raw financial data for users to explore.

Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing BudgetOffice@sanjoseca.govRead on...

Explore City's financial data.
Posted on: September 22, 2015

Curbside recycling: what's recyclable?

Four companies help the City of San José to collect your garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings.

When using curbside recycling, remember to: empty and scrape all containers, flatten cartons and boxes, placing them inside your cart, and secure shredded paper and textiles inside a clear plastic bag.

Remember the following items MUST go in your garbage cart, NOT in your recycling cart: food, diapers and polystyrene foam. For more information, visit Curbside Recycling onlineRead on...

What to Recycle in San José
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

On June 16, 2015, the San José City Council accepted staff 's report on potential modifications to the Rental Rights and Referrals Program and the Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Ordinance and referred the item to the June 23, 2015 Ordinance Prio...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2015

2015 Homeless Census & Survey Results

The City of San José and the County of Santa Clara released the 2015 Homeless Census & Survey results on Monday, June 22. During the two day effort, census workers found 4,063 homeless individuals in San José and 6,556 individuals in Santa Clara County, r...Read on...

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Mayor's Office

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

City Moving Forward with Seven-Field Community Soccer Field Project at Guadalupe Gardens

Late Friday, the City of San Jose reached agreements with San Jose Earthquakes, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and other stakeholders which will allow the partners to formally pursue a seven-field community soccer field project at the Guadalupe Gardens....Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

City Council Takes Steps to Strengthen Apartment Rent Ordinance

During yesterday’s meeting, the City Council approved modifications to strengthen the City’s existing Apartment Rent Ordinance.

The Apartment Rent Ordinance applies to 44,000 rental units in San Jose constructed before 1979 (approximately 1/3 of all re...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

City of San Jose Exploring Partnership with San Jose Earthquakes & Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

At it's meeting on Tuesday, the San Jose City Council decided to explore a partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to bring seven new soccer fields to the city. While specific details of the project are still being w...Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Standing with our Muslim Brothers & Sisters

I join leaders throughout our city, state and country in condemning the recent acts of intimidation and the fear-mongering rhetoric targeted against Muslims in our community.

Our rich diversity is the source of one of San Jose’s, and America’s, greate...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

“All the Way Home” Campaign to End Veteran Homelessness Launches on Veterans Day 2015

On Veterans Day, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Supervisor Dave Cortese announced they will honor the service of more than 700 veterans currently living on the streets and in shelters in San José and Santa Clara County by launching “All the Way Home,” a campaign ...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Envision 2040 Task Force Meetings Are Underway

The Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan establishes a four year review cycle, providing opportunity to evaluate the City’s achievement of key goals and mid-course adjustments to the General Plan. This work will be done through open, public meetings of the...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Mayor Appoints General Plan Review Task Force

Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced that the Envision 2040 General Plan Task Force will be reconvened next month to undertake a four year major review of the General Plan to evaluate the achievement of key goals.

“San José’s General Plan 2040, adopted ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Mayor and Councilmember Launch Participatory Budgeting in San José

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Raul Peralez launched the City of San Jose’s first Participatory Budgeting project, a democratic process through which residents will decide how to spend part of the City’s budget.

Last June, Mayor Liccardo’s budge...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Mayor Celebrates the Opening of Silicon Valley Patent Trademark Office at San José City Hall

Mayor Sam Liccardo today celebrated the opening of the Silicon Valley Patent Trademark Office (Silicon Valley USPTO) located on the first and second floors of the Wing at San José’s City Hall. Today’s celebration concludes a process that started in Septem...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Mayor and Councilmember Release Recommendations to Assist Small Businesses During BRT Construction

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco released a set of recommendations to the Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Administration and Finance Committee that would double the cap on VTA recommended assistance to small businesses impac...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

A Message from Sam: Lifting All Boats

Dear Friends,

San José's economy has given us much to celebrate in recent months: major job-boosting expansions by companies ranging from tech giants Samsung and Apple to fast-risers like SuperMicro, Splunk, and Barracuda Networks; new flights to Beiji...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

South Bay Mayors Launch Minimum Wage Effort

Mayor Sam Liccardo was joined by the Mayors of Campbell, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Monte Sereno, and a representative from the City of Santa Clara today to announce the first steps towards potentially raising the minimum wage across San...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

British Airways Announces Service at San Jose Airport

Mayor Sam Liccardo today announced British Airways will begin nonstop daily service from San José International Airport to London Heathrow beginning May 4, 2016. Joined by Simon Brooks, Sr. Vice President of Operations for British Airways and Carl Guardin...Read on...

For more information see the press release.
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Mayor Announces “Built in San Jose”

The Mayor’s Manufacturing Initiative was launched at the Jabil Blue Sky Center in South San
José. Through the initiative the City of San José will provide several incentives to strengthen itsmanufacturing industry, including:

  • Providing permit fee waiv...
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For more information see the press release.
Posted on: August 18, 2015

San José Partners with WaterSmart Software

As apart of his continued effort to address the severe drought, Mayor Liccardo announced a new partnership with WaterSmart to use their software to improve water-use efficiency and save rate payers money.

“The adoption of new technological solutions to...Read on...

See the press release for more information.
Posted on: June 4, 2015

San José Mayor Releases June Budget Message

Update: On June 9, City Council unanimously approved Mayor Sam Liccardo's June Budget Message.

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Mayor Sam Liccardo released his June Budget Message on May 29. The Mayor will present it to the City Council for consideration on Tuesday, June 9.
...Read on...

See the June Budget Message

Medical Marijuana

4 Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2015

City Council extended the deadline for qualifying Collectives

On June 2, 2015, the City Council extended the deadline for qualifying Collectives to obtain a Notice of Completed Registration from July 17, 2015 to December 18, 2015. This extension does not apply to the deadline to obtain a Zoning Code Verification Cer...Read on...

New Deadlines for Registration
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

In response to questions from interested members of the public asking for clarification regarding Enterprise Zones, under subsection 20.80.775.I of Title 20 (the Zoning Code), 2055 South 7th Street (APN 477-25-023) is the only parcel which is located in a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

On June 10, 2014, the City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program defining and regulating the legal operation of medical marijuana establishments in the City of San José. That program is set forth in two City ordinances found at the foll...Read on...


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

The 2015 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released.

The 2015 IPA Year End Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) and staff during the 2015 calendar year. Report highlights include:
- Information about IPA audits of SJPD investigations of police misconduct complaints by the public...Read on...

View the Report

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

7 Stories
Posted on: February 18, 2016

The Park and Recreation System in San José, California Provides Millions in Economic Benefits

San José, California, the preeminent city of Silicon Valley, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to residents, workers, and tourists alike. In...Read on...

The Economic Benefits full report
Posted on: January 8, 2016

Agnews Development Update

A 21.6-acre portion of the 81-acre Former Agnews Developmental Property has been purchased by the City San Jose for use as a future park site. Work is underway to prepare construction documents to demolish existing buildings and make the Agnews Property ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

2016 Family Camp Promotions

Promotion 1: REFER A FRIEND

Let's grow more family traditions! If you are a current Family Camp camper, for every new family you refer to register for the 2016 summer camp season, you can receive $50 off your 2016 summer reservation, up to the value of...Read on...

Printable version
Posted on: December 11, 2015

Branham Park Enhancements Update

Branham Park - The long awaited enhancements to Branham Park will be happening later than expected. The contractor awarded the contract based on the lowest responsible bid is not able to do the work according to the contract. The City’s Department of Pu...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

Now Hiring: Part Time Maintenance Assistant

Another opportunity to join the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services team.

Please visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs to apply.

Download the position description
Posted on: May 28, 2015

Drought & San Jose Parks

Doing Our Part to Conserve
With California facing the most severe drought in history, and residents being asked to reduce usage by 30%, the City of San José takes its responsibility to conserve water seriously. PRNS is dedicated to maintaining our facil...Read on...

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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 Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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Planning

4 Stories
Posted on: April 27, 2016

363 Delmas Residential Project (C15-047, H15-046, & T15-058)

Pursuant to Section 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City of San Jose has prepared an Addendum to the Diridon Station Area Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (DSAP FEIR) and the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Environmental Impact Report, as supp...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Montgomery 7 (PDC15-038 and PD15-042)

Pursuant to Section 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines, the City of San Jose has prepared an Addendum to the Diridon Station Area Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (DSAP FEIR) and the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Environmental Impact Report, as supp...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Notice of Preparation of an EIR for the Garden City Rezoning Project (PDC16-006)

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTFOR THE GARDEN CITY MIXED-USE PROJECT

As the Lead Agency, the City of San José will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project referenced above. The City welcomes your inp...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Gateway Mixed-Use Development Project

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT TO THE DOWNTOWN STRATEGY 2000 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE GATEWAY TOWER MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

FILE NO: H15-047, T15-052, HP15-003
PROJECT APPLICANT: The ...Read on...

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Rental Property Owner

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Code Connection Newsletter April Issue

Code Connection April Cover

See the April issue of Code Connection which includes articles about water heater replacements, PACE financing for water and energy efficiency upgrades, new rules for smoke detectors, and new codes rules from Sacramento.

You may view the April issue of Code Connection online.

See past issues of the newsletter on the Code Connection Newsletter pageRead on...


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 band, 59/R) – nominated by Stuart, ...Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons

Trail Updates

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Autumn Parkway - Guadalupe River Trail (West Bank) - Closure from 9/21/15 to 12/29/16

Autumn Street/Parkway to be extended between Coleman Avenue to Julian Street. Project includes reconstruction of west bank trail. Use east bank trail during closure.

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