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City Auditor

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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: November 20, 2014

Audit of Facilities Maintenance

Process Improvements Are Possible, But A Large Deferred Maintenance
Backlog Remains

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Posted on: October 9, 2014

Audit Report

2013-14 Annual Performance Audit of Team San Jose's Management of the City's Convention and
Cultural Facilities

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Posted on: September 12, 2012

Recently Issued Work

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City Clerk

4 Stories
Posted on: December 15, 2014

Special Election for Council District 4

Nomination Period begins December 15, 2014 and ends January 9, 2015 at NOON. PLEASE NOTE: City Hall offices are CLOSED from December 24-January 1. We will be open on December 22, 23 and January 2. Please plan accordingly.

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Board and Commission Recruitment EXTENDED through January 15, 2015

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the following Boards and Commission. Positions are available on several Boards including the Council Appointment Advisory Commission, and... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 19, 2014

Ethics Commission Recruitment through 1/14/15

The City Clerk’s Office is recruiting for up to three positions on the San José Ethics Commission to fill four-year terms ending March 1, 2019. Applicants must be registered voters in the City of San José and, if appointed,... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 18, 2014

Senior Commission Recruitment EXTENDED through December 19, 2014

YOU can make a difference in your community on a number of issues being considered by the following Senior Commission. The Senior Citizens Commission studies, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the City Council... Read on...

Additional Info...

City Highlights

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Posted on: December 19, 2014

San José City Hall, City offices to close for holiday furlough

San José City Hall and other City offices will close on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 for the holiday furlough. All City offices will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015. The Police and Fire... Read on...

Read the news release.
Posted on: December 18, 2014

City Council Special Session scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19

The San José City Council has scheduled a special session for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, to consider its next steps concerning filling the city manager vacancy as well as a possible interim
councilmember appointment to... Read on...

View the agenda.
Posted on: December 17, 2014

Apply now for interim City Council District 4 appointment

During the Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 meeting, the San José City Council continued the Council meeting to Friday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. to consider an appointment of an interim councilmember to fill the vacancy in Council... Read on...

For more information and to apply...
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Holiday Parking Discount at Mineta San José Int'l Airport

Airport holiday parking promotion

The airport's got you covered this holiday season! Save $8 per day in SJC's Terminal A Garage (Hourly Lot 2), Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015.

Read more...
Posted on: December 12, 2014

City crews continue to address storm-related impacts

City of San José crews are continuing to address weather-related impacts from the Thursday, December 11 severe storm to our area. Fortunately, the storm-related damages were not as severe as other parts of the Bay Area.

... Read on...

To report storm-related issues online...
Posted on: December 5, 2014

San Jose’s Foam Food Container Ordinance

EPS

Starting January 1, 2015 all food establishments in San José are prohibited from using Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers, also known as Styrofoam®.

For more info. & resources for restaurants...
Posted on: November 24, 2014

Excess holiday garbage? Sticker it

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Buy extra garbage stickers at all libraries, Save Mart, Lucky and Safeway stores in San José or at City Hall’s Customer Service Center. Also, check... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Pop-up retail arrives in downtown San José in time for holiday shopping season

San Jose Pop-up project

From therethere to SJ Made, nine pop-up retail stores in Downtown San José will spring to life in the Hammer Theater Center (former San Jose Repertory Theatre) and around downtown this holiday season and stay open through... Read on...

View map of pop-up retail in Downtown
Posted on: October 31, 2014

San José water use rules change with Daylight Saving Time

Effective Sunday, November 2, 2014, residents can water outdoors in the morning up to 10:00 a.m. Hand watering is allowed after 3:00 p.m. Watering with sprinklers remains restricted after 8:00 p.m.

With cooler... Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2014

Inside look at San José Recreation Preschool program

A City of San José community center's Kinderprep instructor is raising children one classroom at a time. Meet Ms. Hema in our latest San José Bright Spots feature.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Every Drop Counts: share the five outdoor water use rules

Every Drop Counts

The State Water Board and San José City Council declared an emergency water shortage. Everyone is asked to reduce their water use by 20 percent. Since outdoor water use accounts for about half of the typical water bill, it... Read on...

Outdoor Water Use Rules & Recommendations
Posted on: August 27, 2014

San José City Council declares emergency drought

Effective immediately, residents and businesses are to avoid using potable (drinking) water to irrigate landscaping between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. This includes watering outdoors with a sprinkler system, hose or bucket. The use... Read on...

View water use rules...
Posted on: August 15, 2014

The Art of Code Enforcement

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

Read more in our Bright Spots blog...
Posted on: May 21, 2014

City Council approves medical marijuana regulations

June 11, 2014 Update:

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

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

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

Maddie's Pet Adoption Days

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

Read the story and view video...
Posted on: May 30, 2014

Mayor Reed Releases June Budget Message

Mayor Chuck Reed has released his June Budget Message, outlining his final recommendations for a FY 2014-15 budget that continues to gradually improve services for the third straight year, as revenues grow and crime rates... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council expected to consider medical marijuana regulations during May 20, 2014 meeting

May 14, 2014 Update:
The San José City Council took public testimony Tuesday night, May 13, 2014 on proposed zoning and operational regulations for medical marijuana collectives and growing operations in San José but... Read on...

Medical Marijuana Reports and Draft Ordinances
Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council to Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations

On Tuesday May 13, the City Council will be voting on a Zoning and Regulatory Ordinance for medical marijuana facilities in San Jose.

Read a letter from... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Hall's peregrine falcon chicks now have names

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

Male Falcons:
Blaze (yellow band, U/36) – nominated by Katelyn and Nina, Grade 4, Holly Oak... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: May 2, 2014

Vote today on baby falcon names in the 2014 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have two boys and two girls. Our judges have selected ten names as our finalists for our four eyasses.

BOYS: Blaze, Bolt, Cazador, Cruz, Zeus.
GIRLS: Beatrix, Elsa, Halo, Kukal, Olivia.

View the... Read on...

See the finalists and vote for your faves!
Posted on: May 2, 2014

Status update on Google Fiber

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

Read the Memo to City Council.
Posted on: May 1, 2014

San José’s Annual Falcon Banding Day is May 2

Falcon Banding Day promises to be as exciting as ever as biologist Glenn Stewart will rappel over the top of the 18-story San José City Hall into the nestbox of the city’s beloved Peregrine falcons. Viewers online will be... Read on...

San José City Hall Falcons
Posted on: April 30, 2014

More than one million people now reside in San José

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

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

Attend the 2014-15 Community Budget Meetings

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

Community Budget Meeting Schedule
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Unusual circumstances led to a cat rescue, courtesy of SJFD

SJFD fire truck

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

Watch video.
Posted on: April 15, 2014

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

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

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

Read news release.
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Help name the San José City Hall falcon chicks

Falcon Naming Contest

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

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

City Hall Falcons Website
Posted on: April 9, 2014

City Council Clarifies Disability Retirement Provisions

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

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

Read more about the City Council’s latest actions
Posted on: 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 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...
Posted on: February 21, 2014

Pride of San José honorees recognized

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

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

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

Which is the smartest city in America?

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

Water Conservation Tips

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

Anonymous donor makes largest donation in Happy Hollow’s history

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

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

Arrest made in recent suspicious fires

Person of interest in suspicious fires

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

Follow the San José Fire Department on Twitter.
Posted on: 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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District 8

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Our City Forest's Holiday Rent-A-Tree

Our City Forest is helping Silicon Valley get green this holiday season and change their wasteful practices by bringing living, potted trees into their home or office for decoration and festivities. Participants enjoy the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

San Jose's Foam Food Ware Ordinance- Effective at All Restaurants in San Jose on January 1st

Starting New Year's Day 2015, diners at all restaurants in San Jose will no longer receive their soups, beverages, or leftovers in foam containers. After one year of compliance required from only multi-state... Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

San Jose Pop-Up Project

This holiday season check out the downtown San Jose Pop-Up Project. Launched on Nov. 7th, the Pop-Up Project brings 9 new retailers to downtown. From apparel companies to a bike shop to shipping-container storefronts, the... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 19, 2014

Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Resource Database

The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) is a broad coalition made up of local residents, city, country and state government leaders, school officials, community and faith-based organizations, and local law... Read on...

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Environment

3 Stories
Posted on: November 6, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report - September 2014

Vendor Open House

In the month of September, the program team made significant progress. Several programmatic studies and one project progressed through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. We saw particular focus on the... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: October 6, 2014

CIP Semiannual Status Report January-June 2014

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 January-June 2014
Posted on: September 25, 2014

Every Drop Counts - share the 5 outdoor water use rules!

in English

The State Water Board and San José City Council declared an emergency water shortage. Everyone is asked to reduce their water use by 20 percent. Since outdoor water use accounts for about half of the typical water bill, it... Read on...

Share the list of 5 water use rules - in English!

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

2 Stories
Posted on: November 6, 2014

CIP Monthly Status Report - September 2014

Vendor Open House

In the month of September, the program team made significant progress. Several programmatic studies and one project progressed through stage gates of the Project Delivery Model (PDM) process. We saw particular focus on the... Read on...

All CIP Monthly Status Reports
Posted on: October 6, 2014

CIP Semiannual Status Report January-June 2014

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 January-June 2014

Home

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Stay connected!

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

Keep in Touch

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

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

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


Hot Topics

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

Ending Homelessness

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

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

June Update: San José under consideration for Google Fiber expansion

June Update:

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

Read... Read on...

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

Mayor's Office

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

Mayor Reed Releases June Budget Message

Mayor Chuck Reed has released his June Budget Message, outlining his final recommendations for a FY 2014-15 budget that continues to gradually improve services for the third straight year, as revenues grow and crime rates... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

June 10, 2014 Update
On the evening of 6/11/14, City Council approved Medical Marijuana Regulations on a 7-3 vote with Councilmembers Kalra, Campos, and Rocha voting "No" and Councilmember Chu... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Attend the 2014-15 Community Budget Meetings

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

Community Budget Meeting Schedule
Posted on: April 15, 2014

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

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

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

Read the press release
Posted on: April 9, 2014

City Council Clarifies Disability Retirement Provisions

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

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

Read more about the City Council’s latest actions

Medical Marijuana

3 Stories
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

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

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

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


Minimum Wage Ordinance

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

San José minimum wage increases on January 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Minimum wage employees who work in San José will receive a 15 cent per hour raise in the new year. Under the initiative approved by San José voters in 2012, the minimum wage will increase from $10.15 to... Read on...

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Office of the Independent Police Auditor

3 Stories
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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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Independent Police Auditor showcases her artistic side through calendar fundraiser

Need a new calendar for 2015? Look no further than the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) which is now offering a 2015 calendar called "IPA Dayz."

Additional Info...

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

34 Stories
Posted on: December 18, 2014

Trail Closure Alert

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Due to storm damage and unstable hillsides the following trails are CLOSED to all public use until further notice.

Penetencia Creek Trail: East of Live Oak Picnic Area.
South Rim Trail: East of the junction with... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Martin Park Expansion

The Ground Breaking Ceremony regarding the construction of a soccer field and a small group picnic area adjacent to Martin Park is on November 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM. The public is welcome to attend. Construction will start... Read on...

Additional Info...
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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 15, 2014

PRNS Fall Leisure Class Registration Now Open

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

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Faith-Based Volunteers Assist in City Parks

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

Posted on: July 29, 2014

San José Offers More Options to Play Pickleball

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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
Posted on: May 19, 2014

Notice of Funding Availability for the Senior Health and Wellness

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Senior Health and Wellness Initiative is now accepting applications for its upcoming annual funding cycle, which begins October 1, 2014. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

City Receives Award for Commodore Park

On Monday, May 5, 2014, the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program honored the City of San José with an award for Commodore Park’s Site Design and Low Impact Development for Storm Water Pollution. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

Residents Walk in Support of Brain Injury Awareness

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, over 250 residents walked in support of the 7th Annual Walk for Brain Injury at Almaden Lake Park. Co-hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Head Injury... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

“Heart Your Park” Makes a Difference in Two San José Parks

Throughout the month of March, Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake Regional Parks received some love from Macy’s Oakridge and Macy’s Eastridge customers via the nationwide “Heart Your Park” fundraising campaign. Partnering with... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

PRNS Offers 5% Discount on All Summer Camps

Are you ready for summer…we are! The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is offering a 5% discount on all summer camps, giving all new and returning customers a chance to save a little this... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

San Jose Kiwanis Clubs Volunteer at Overfelt Park

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

Posted on: April 18, 2014

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

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

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Spring Fling Celebration at Mayfair Community Center

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

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Grace Community Center Leads Outreach Efforts to AB109 and FSP Adults/Older Adults to Participate in

On March 12, 2014, Therapeutic Specialists from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service (PRNS) Grace Community Center presented to the Santa Clara County Criminal Justice Services Governance Board at... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

City Receives Award for Lower Guadalupe River

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

Posted on: April 18, 2014

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

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

Posted on: 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...


Planning

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Capitol Toyota Expansion Project Notice of Draft Initial Study/MND

File No. SP14-032 Capitol Toyota Expansion Project Special Use Permit to redevelop an existing auto dealership with a five-story service and parts building, a two-story showroom and sales building, and a one-story carwash... Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Primrose Preschool Project Notice of Draft Initial Study/MND

File No. CP14-039, Primrose Preschool Project Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of a 2-story 12,715 square feet preschool on .91 gross acre site. (Council District 6)

The City has performed environmental... Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

Evergreen Circle and Arcadia Softball Fields Initial Study Now Posted

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The Evergreen Circle and Arcadia Softball Fields Initial Study is now available on the Planning Division's web page.

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San José Falcons

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Posted on: May 9, 2014

2014 Falcon Naming Contest Winners

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

Male Falcons:
Blaze (yellow band, U/36) – nominated by Katelyn and Nina, Grade 4, Holly Oak... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: May 2, 2014

Finalists Have Been Selected for the 2014 Falcon Naming Contest

This year we have two boys and two girls. Our judges have selected ten names as our finalists for our four eyasses.

BOYS: Blaze, Bolt, Cazador, Cruz, Zeus.
GIRLS: Beatrix, Elsa, Halo, Kukal, Olivia.

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See the finalists
Posted on: May 1, 2014

San Jose’s Annual Falcon Banding Day is May 2

Falcon Banding Day promises to be as exciting as ever as biologist Glenn Stewart will rappel over the top of the 18-story San Jose City Hall into the nestbox of the city’s beloved falcons. Viewers online will be glued to the... Read on...

San Jose City Hall Falcons
Posted on: April 11, 2014

Help Name the City Hall Falcon Chicks

Falcon Naming Contest

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

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

Falcon Naming Contest
Posted on: April 8, 2014

2014 San Jose City Hall Falcon Update

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

UC-Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group

Trail Updates

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Posted on: December 19, 2014

Trail Closures: Alum Rock Park

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Some trails in Alum Rock Park have been closed due to recent storm-related damage. These trails will remain closed until further notice. This only impacts a few alignments, and the park's other attractions remain open.

Posted on: December 12, 2014

Use trails with caution during and after rain events.

Report concerns about mud, debris and large objects left on trals and under-crossings after a storm event to park-concerns@sanjoseca.gov

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Super Guadalupe River Run (Feb 1, 2015)

10K, 5K and a 1K Kids’ Run - "Earn your guacamole on the Guadalupe"
Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015. Starts at 9:00 am
408-298-7657 Starts at 438 Coleman Avenue - GRP Visitor's Center

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