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The San Jose General Plan Update - Envision San Jose Task Force
  • 2010 Phase III Task Force Meeting Schedule and Work Program

Pending & Completed Task Force Meetings
Date Group / Organization Day Time Location Map
September 12, 2011
Task Force Final Meeting
Meeting Materials

Resource Materials
Envision San Jose 2040 Task Force Draft (pictures to be added in subsequent draft)
  • Cover
  • Acknowledgements
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Envision San Jose 2040
    • Growth Areas Diagram
  • Chapter 2: Thriving Community
  • Chapter 3: Environmental Leadership
  • Chapter 4: Quality of Life
    • Scenic Corridors Diagram
    • Open Space, Parklands, and Trails Diagram
  • Chapter 5: Interconnected City
    • Area Development Policies
    • Transportation Network Diagram
    • Land Use / Transportation Diagram
  • Chapter 6: Land Use and Transportation
    • Airport Influence Area Diagram
  • Chapter 7: Implementation
    • Housing Growth Areas by Horizon

    Appendices
    • 1: Glossary
    • 2: General Plan Required Elements Reference
    • 3: Envision Process
    • 4: Relationship to Previous General Plan Diagram
    • 5: Growth Areas Planned Capacity by Horizon Table: Planned Job Capacity and Housing Growth
    • 6: Urban Village Planning Guidelines
    • 7: Noise Study & Maps Noise Report
    • 8: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy
    • 9: Neighborhood Business District Maps
    • 10: Record of General Plan Amendments

Public Correspondence
  • Letter from Five Wound Village Task Force (September 2, 2011)
  • Letter from Robert Strain (August 22, 2011)
  • Letter from Michael Pierce (September 12, 2011)
  • Letter from Brian Schmidt 
  • Letter from Patricia Colombe (September 9, 2011)
  • Letter from Deborah Hudson (March 27, 2011)

Synopsis of the Meeting
  • September 12, 2011 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
August 22, 2011
Task Force Meeting #50
Meeting Materials
  • Staff Analysis of Pending Envision 2040 Requests

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
  • Envision General PlanDraft #7
  • Excerpts from Zoning Ordinance Referencing General Plan
  • Excerpts from Envision San Jose 2040 GP Referencing Zoning Ordinance
  • Envision 2040 General Plan Update Draft EIR Comments
  • Summary of Documented Envision San Jose 2040 Outreach

Public Correspondence
  • Portland Equity Initiative / Preamble
  • Ron Canario Email (July 12, 2011)
  • Friends of Five Wounds Village Email (August 3, 2011)

Synopsis of the Meeting
  • August 22, 2011 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 21, 2011
Task Force Meeting #49
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
Envision General Plan Complete Draft #5 (Text Only)
  • Chapter 1 - Envision San Jose 2040
  • Chapter 2 - Thriving Community
  • Chapter 3 - Environmental Leadership
  • Chapter 4 - Quality of Life
  • Chapter 5 - Land Use / Transportation Diagram
  • Chapter 6 - Interconnected City
  • Chapter 7 - Implementation

Proposed Horizons - Full Data
  • Scenario 7- Planned Job Capacity and Housing Growth Areas by Horizon (3 Horizon)

Five Wounds / Brookwood Terrace Plan
  • Five Wounds / Brookwood Terrace BART Station Area Concept Plan
  • Planning Five Wounds - Meeting Notes

Water Pollution Control Plan Master Plan
  • Draft Plant Plan Recommended Land Use Alternative
  • The Plant Plan Transportation and Environment Committee Memo
  • San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility(Plant) Master Plan

Task Force Correspondence
  • Greenbelt Alliance Letter from Michele Beasley (March 2, 2011)
  • Envision General Plan Draft #4 Comments from Dave Fadness
    • Chapter 1 Envision San Jose 2040
    • Chapter 2 Thriving Community
    • Chapter 3 Environmental Leadership
    • Chapter 4 Quality of Life
    • Chapter 5 Land Use and Transportation Part 1 and Part 2 (starts on pg. 63)
    • Chapter 6 Implementation Part 1 and Part 2 (starts on pg. 27)

Public Correspondence
  • WPCP Master Plan Recommended Alternative
  • DeAnza Wildlife Corridor Technician Team Letter (February 28, 2011)
  • Committee for Green Foothills and Greenbelt Alliance Save the Dates Flyer

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 28, 2011
Task Force Meeting #48
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Materials
Santa Clara County General Plan Land Use Policies
  • Hillsides and Ranchlands
  • Open Space, Regional Parks, and Other Public Lands

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
January 25th City Council Meeting
  • Agenda / Synopsis (Item 4.4)
  • City Council Memo Supplemental Memo
  • Attachment to Supplemental Memo
  • Memo From Mayor and Council Members
  • City Council Presentation
  • "California Population Growth Slows" SFGate.com (December 10, 2010)

Public Correspondence
  • Coalition for a Downtown Hospital (November 15, 2010)
  • Coalition for a Downtown Hospital (April 26, 2010)
  • Greenbelt Alliance (January 31, 2011)
    • Attachment: Public Health Law and Policy Recommendations (November 2010)
  • Health Trust (January 20, 2010)
  • Richard Zappelli, WGNA (December 16, 2010)
  • Lowell Grattan - 7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2011

Synopsis of the Meeting
  • February 28, 2011 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
December 13, 2010
Task Force Meeting #47
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
  • Matrix of Alternative Draft Envision 2040 Land Use Designation Request

Public Correspondence
  • Letter from James Donald
  • Email from John Urban
  • Letter from John Urban
  • Email from Kathryn Mathewson
  • Letter from Kathryn Mathewson
  • Email from Korey Richardson
  • Letter from Lowell Grattan
  • Letter from PACSJ
  • Letter from Five Wounds / Brookwood Terrace Rail-to-Trail Task Force
  • Speech from Terri Balandra
  • Letter from Imelda Rodriguez

Synopsis of the Meeting
  • December 13, 2010 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
November 15, 2010
Task Force Meeting #46
Meeting Materials

Resource Materials
  • "Do Comprehensive Plans Matter? Should we bother? Why?"
  • "Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times" ULI

Public Correspondence
  • Five Wounds / Brookwood Terrace BART Station Area Community Concept Plan
  • Comment Letter from Historic Landmarks Commission October 25, 2010

Synopsis of the Meeting
  • November 15, 2010 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
November 1, 2010
Task Force Meeting #45
Meeting Materials

Resource Materials
Village Examples, Land Use and Urban Design
  • Dockside Green
  • Emerald Hills
  • Twin Brook Station
  • MacArthur Transit Village
  • Station Park Green
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Sonoma Mountain Village
  • Graduated Density Zoning article by Donald Shoup (parcel consolidation/land assembly information)

Public Correspondence
  • Comment Letter from Historic Landmarks Commission October 25, 2010

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • November 1, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
October 25, 2010
Task Force Meeting #44
Meeting Materials

Resource Materials
  • October 19, 2010 City Council Presentation
  • October 19, 2010 City Council Memo - Draft Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan and Pending Amendment Proposals
  • October 19, 2010 City Council Supplemental Memo - Sun Garden Site
  • Washington Post Article on Georgetown's "Social Safeway" Georgetown Safeway - press release "Piano Lessons, Carbon Footprints, Economic Choice and Big Sorts" a blog about the challenge of balancing widened economic choice expectations and more compact lifestyles.
Task Force Correspondence
  • Comments from Dave Fadness on 9/17/10 Draft 2040 General Plan

Public Correspondence
  • Letter from SyWest Development

Audio Transcript & Synopsis
  • October 25, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
September 27, 2010
Task Force Meeting #43
Meeting Materials

Public Correspondence
  • Letter from Shasta / Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association
  • Letter from Family Community Church
  • Letter from Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Letter from Larry Ames

Audio Transcript and Synopsis of the Meeting
  • September 27, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
June 28, 2010
Task Force Meeting #42
Meeting Materials
Resource Materials
Arts & Culture
  • Draft San Jose's Cultural Vision Plan - Executive Summary March 2010

Education

  • Local Governments and Schools: A Community Oriented Approach Article: School District Tests a Creative Strategy
  • Vibrant Neighborhoods, Successful Schools
  • Article: America's K-12 Education Strategy
  • The Mechanics of City-School Initiatives: Transforming Neighborhoods of Distress & Despair into Neighborhoods of Choice & Promise
  • Smart Schools, Smart Growth: Investing in Education Facilities and Stronger Communities

Infrastructure

  • City of Santa Clara 2010 Draft General Plan Public Facilities and Services Goals and Policies
  • San Jose Zero Waste Infrastructure Assessment
  • San Jose-Santa Clara WPCP Infrastructure Condition Assessment
  • City of Sacramento General Plan Utilities Goals and Policies
  • Green Architecture - Rana Creek Living Architecture

Community Safety

  • City of Sunnyvale General Plan Law Enforcement and Fire Services Goals, Policies and Action Items
  • City of Sacramento General Plan Public Health and Safety Goals and Policies
  • City of San Diego General Plan Public Facilities, Services and Safety Element

Task Force Correspondence

  • Comments from Pastor Oscar Dace on Land Use Diagram and Private Community Gathering Facility Policies
  • Comments from Dave Fadness on Policies reviewed by the Task Force at their June 7, 2010 meeting

Public Correspondence

  • Letter from Naglee Park Campus Community Association on E. Santa Clara Street Village boundary
  • Letter from Kathryn Mathewson on view corridors (hard copy provided to Task Force at June 7th meeting)
  • Letter from Myron Crawford on agriculture in Coyote Valley (hard copy provided to Task Force at June 7 meeting)
  • Letter from VTA General Comments and Specific Comments Regarding VTA Properties
  • Letter from Preservation Action Council Post-Oil Preparedness Rankings for Major U.S. Cities report forwarded by David Marsland

Audio Transcription & Synopsis of the Meeting

  • June 28, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
June 7, 2010
Task Force Meeting #41
Meeting Materials
Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
  • "Fiscal Report Review" from SJ Office of Economic Development (memo distributed at May 24, 2010 Task Force Meeting)
  • Mayor's Memo from 4/20/10 Council Hearing on Preferred Land Use Scenario (includes scope of GP recommendations)
  • "Residential Construction Trends in America's Metropolitan Regions" report from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • "Start-Ups Still Don't Know the Way to San Jose" 5/21/10 SJ Mercury News article
  • Task Force Meeting #42, 6/28/10 Draft Agenda

Land Use / Transportation Diagram
  • Draft Generalized Land Use Plan

Village Examples, Land Use, & Urban Design Resources
  • Example Transit Village Project - Twin Brook Station
  • Example Transit Village Project – MacArthur Transit Village
  • Example Transit Village Project – Station Park Green
  • Oakland Redevelopment Example - Pleasant Valley
  • Graduated Density Zoning article by Donald Shoup (parcel consolidation/land assembly information)

Libraries
  • "Making Cities Stronger: Public Library Contributions to Local Economic Development" report by Urban Libraries Council
  • "Libraries at the Heart of Our Communities" article from Planning Commissioners Journal

Task Force Correspondence
  • Fiscal Sustainability Comments from Dave Fadness (hard copy distributed at May 24, 2010 Task Force Meeting)
  • Fiscal Sustainability Comments regarding job conversions from Michael Van Every

Public Correspondence
  • Active Living Research Link provided by Helen Chapman
  • Making the Case for Urban Parks - Public Health & Economic Development newsletter provided by Helen Chapman
  • Urban Service Area Policy Considerations letter from Norman Matteoni
  • Land Use/Transportation Diagram Suggestions letter from Kathryn Mathewson
  • Land Use/Transportation Diagram Suggestions letter from John Urban
  • Transportation and Mode Shift Correspondence received for and distributed at May 24, 2010 Task Force meeting
  • Options for "Backloading" Greenfield Development Letter from Brian Schmidt with Committee for Green Foothills
  • "Backloading" Greenfield Employment Development Letter from Brian Schmidt with Committee for Green Foothills (distributed to Task Force at April 26, 2010 meeting)
  • San Francisco Transbay Terminal Rooftop Habitat press release forwarded by Dana Abbott

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • June 7, 2010 Synopsis Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 24, 2010
Task Force Meeting #40
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
Transportation
  • Bicycling & Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report

Economic Development
  • Ahwahnee Economic Development Principles
  • "Infusion of Tax Exempt Bonds a Boon to Fremont" SJ Business Journal article
  • Sunnyvale General Plan Socio-Economic Goals, Policies, & Actions

Also reference Task Force resources from January 11, 2010 and February 8, 2010

Community Engagement
  • Planning in San Jose: A Community Guide
  • City Council Public Outreach Policy for Pending Land Use & Development Proposals
  • Palo Alto General Plan Community Engagement Goals & Policies
  • Sunnyvale General Plan Community Engagement Goals, Policies, & Actions

Fiscal
  • Moody's Analytics "Outlook for Sales Tax Revenue" Presentation
  • "Governor's Budget is Another Case for CA Overhaul" SJ Business Journal article
  • Sunnyvale General Plan Fiscal Goals & Policies

Also reference Task Force resources from February 22, 2010

Task Force Correspondence
  • Comments on Protected Intersections from Michele Beasley
  • Excerpt from "High Cost of Free Parking" (Donald Shoup) Book from Michele Beasley
  • Comments on Health Care Goals & Policies from Brian Darrow
  • Economic Development Policy Additions from Brian Darrow (first posted February 22, 2010)

Public Correspondence
  • League of Women Voters letter on Urban Agriculture Goals & Policies
  • Monterey Corridor Freight Route letter from ESTES (Transportation & Economic Development)
  • Thomas Foster letter on City Council Initiated Rezonings to Conform to New General Plan Designations

Transportation
  • County Public Health Letter on Transportation (first posted 2/22/10)
  • Healthy Silicon Valley Letter on Transportation (first posted 2/22/10)
  • Health Trust Letter on Transportation (first posted 2/22/10)

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • May 24, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 17, 2010
Task Force Meeting #39
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Resource Materials
  • Hospital Stakeholder Meeting Synopsis, 12-9-09
  • Hospital Stakeholder Meeting Synopsis, 2-25-10

Task Force Correspondence
  • Letter from Carl Guardino Forwarded by Shiloh Ballard referencing SVLG CEO Survey and Affordable Housing Week Information
  • SJ Mercury News Article on Affordable Housing & Business, forwarded by Shiloh Ballard
  • Excerpt from "High Cost of Free Parking" (Donald Shoup) Book from Michele Beasley

Public Correspondence
  • Letter from Brian Schmidt with Committee for Green Foothills
  • Coalition for a Downtown Hospital Recommendation for Land Uses that Should Allow Hospital Uses
  • Letter from Health Trust on Quality Neighborhoods, Health Care, Parks & Recreation, and Urban Agriculture
  • Letter from Marc Boyd Regarding Earthquake Liquefaction Zones

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • May 17, 2010 Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 15, 2010
Community Workshop #5
  • Agenda
  • Workshop Presentation
Sat

9:00 a.m. - Noon

City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
April 26, 2010
Task Force Meeting #38
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Council Direction

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Envision San Jose 2040 Task Force Work Program
  • San Jose 2020 General Plan Chapter 5 - Land Use/Transportation Diagram
  • State of CA Office of Planning & Research Guidelines for General Plans

Examples of GeneralPlans & LandUse/Transportation Diagrams

Sacramento,CA

  • Land Use & Urban Form Diagram
  • LandUse & Urban Design chapter (See Acrobat Reader pages 30-34 for table showing land use designations and standards.)

San Diego,CA

  • Land Use/Transportation Diagram
  • LandUse & Community Planning Element (See Acrobat Reader pages 16-20 for table showing land use designations andstandards.)

Fort Worth,TX

  • Land Use Chapter(See Acrobat Reader pages 4 & 12 for land use map and designations.)

Examples of GeneralPlan LandUse/Transportation Diagram Online Interfaces & Map Displays

  • Virginia Beach,VA
    • Online Interactive Map Interface (Must install Microsoft Silverlight to view map.)
  • CharlotteCounty, FL:
    • Online Interactive Map Interface
    • Map Display in General Plan Document
  
April 20, 2010 City Council Materials
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Attachment 1 (Growth Areas Map)
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Attachment 2 (Growth Areas Table)
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Attachment 3 (Task Force Synopses)
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Attachment 4 (Growth Areas Description)
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Attachment 5 (Draft City Design Concepts)
  • Council 4-20-10 Envision Staff Report Supplemental Memorandum
  • Council 4-20-10 Staff Presentation

Public Correspondence
  • Email from Lowell Grattan
  • Letter from Thomas Foster

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording Part 1
  • Audio Recording Part 2
  • April 26, 2010 Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
April 12, 2010
Task Force Meeting #37
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • City of Santa Clara - Excerpt from Draft General Plan Discussing Proposed Phasing

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Envision San Jose 2040 Task Force Work Program
  • March 2010 - Online Survey Results
  • State of California Department of Housing &Community Development's Housing Element Home Page

Announcements
  • San Jose City Council to consider job and housing growth capacities and locations (Preferred Land Use Scenario) and phasing/timing of growth at their April 20, 2010 hearing

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis
M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 22, 2010
Task Force Meeting #36
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Service Population Scenario Comparison Table
  • Projected Job Distribution by Industry Cluster for each Land Use Scenario
  • Projected Job Growth by Land Use Type for each Land Use Scenario
  • List of Existing Entitled, Unbuilt Residential Projects
  • Summary of Vacant & Underutilized Property with Housing Capacity
  • Complete List of Vacant & Underutilized Property with Housing Capacity
  • Historic Permit Data 1998-2009

Task Force Correspondence
  • Letter from Working Partnerships, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Greenbelt Alliance

Public Correspondence
  • Larry Ames Letter on Ohlone Project (SW/c San Carlos & Sunol)

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 8, 2010
Task Force Meeting #35
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Presentation

Task Force Resource Materials
Scenario Selection
  • Scenario Analysis Memo
  • Scenario Selection Survey Monkey Responses through March 4, 9:50 a.m.
  • Scenario Selection Survey Question 5 Answer Key
  • February 27, 2010 Community Workshop Presentation
  • February 27, 2010 Community Workshop Exercise Questions
  • February 27, 2010 Community Workshop Summary of Community Input

Fiscal Analysis
  • ADE Fiscal Report Addendum for 80% Retail Sales Tax Capture

Task Force Correspondence
  • Notes from a Conversation with Dick Santos

Public Correspondence
  • Committee for Green Foothills Letter on Job Capacity / Growth
  • Letter from Larry Ames

Announcements
  • Envision San Jose 2040 Facebook Page

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis
M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 27, 2010
Community Workshop
  • Agenda
  • Presentation
  • Community Workshop Exercise Questions
  • Summary of Community Input

Sat 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 22, 2010
Task Force Meeting #34
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • ADE Fiscal Report Executive Summary

Task Force Resource Materials
Scenarios
  • Job Growth Projections and Employment Land Demand Report
  • Planned and Identified Growth Areas Map
  • Conceptual Village for Scenario 1-C
  • Conceptual Village for Scenario 2-E
  • Development Typologies Scenarios 3-K, 4-J, & 5-H
  • Scenario SJ2020 Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table
  • Scenario 1-C Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table
  • Scenario 2-E Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table
  • Scenario 3-K Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table
  • Scenario 4-J Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table
  • Scenario 5-H Job & Housing Growth Distribution Table

Fiscal
  • ADE Full Fiscal Report
  • Employment Land Preservation Presentation
  • Fiscal & Competitive Advantages of Smarter Growth Development Patterns Paper
  • "Getting Your Priorities Straight" Fiscal Article from ICMA
  • "Silicon Valley Enters 'New Phase of Uncertainty'" Mercury News Article
  • Joint Venture "Index of Silicon Valley 2010"

Climate Change
  • SB375 Overview
  • Sustainable Communities Strategy Presentation
  • California Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Detailed Source

Public Health
  • "Partners for Public Health - Working with Local, State, & Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities" Document

Sunshine & Open Meeting Resources
  • Council Policy 0-4: Consolidated Board & Commission Policies
  • Council Policy 0-15: Title Code of Ethics for Officials & Employees of CSJ
  • Council Policy 0-36: City Council / Commission Code of Conduct

Task Force Correspondence
  • Economic Development Policy Additions from Brian Darrow

Public Correspondence
  • County Public Health Letter
  • Healthy Silicon Valley Letter on Transportation
  • Health Trust Letter on Transportation
  • Kathryn Mathewson Letter on Historic Economic Leadership
  • Bonnie Mace email on Envision Scope

Announcements
  • "High Cost of Free Parking" Lecture

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 8, 2010
Task Force Meeting #33
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • "Shifting Gears" L.A. Times Article
  • Unbundled Parking Article from Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Employment Land Preservation Presentation
  • Job Search Difficulty Index for Major Cities
  • Transit Oriented Development Brooking Institute Presentation
  • Healthy Planning Guide from BARHII & PHLP
  • Santa Clara Valley VTA Short-Range Transit Plan
  • Portland's "20 Minute" Walkable Neighborhoods
  • Vancouver Transportation Plan Brochure
  • Accessibility, Mobility and Auto Dependency

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Committee for Green Foothills Letter on Selection of Jobs to Employed Resident Ratio

Announcements
  • Wikiplanning Report Available
  • "Charting the Future under SB375" Lecture
  • "Cities for All Ages" Don Weden Presentation
  • "High Cost of Free Parking" Lecture

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
January 25, 2010
Task Force Meeting #32
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • "Bay Area Burden" Urban Land Institute
  • "Bay Area Burden: Key Findings" Urban Land Institute
  • "Winds of Change Presentation" by Don Weden

Task Force Resource Materials
Density and Transit
  • "Linking Housing and Transit Policy to Support Livable Communities" Congressional Testimony of Shelley Poticha
  • "Transit Oriented Development: Quantifying Density's Affect on Transit Ridership in the Bay Area" Shelley Poticha
  • "Transit + Employment: Increasing Transit's Share of the Commute Trip" Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development
  • "Density Deficits", "Restoring Personal Choices", "Building Community in the Midst of Diversity", "Fostering Public Health" David Dixon FAIA

Community and Placemaking
  • "Station Area Planning: How to Make Great Transit-Oriented Places" Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development
  • "When Mom is Just Floors Away" New York Times
  • TOD Marketplace - Walkable Urbanism Presentation

Retail
  • "How to Calculate Demand for Retail" New Urban News
  • North San Jose Retail Strategy Presentation
  • North San Jose Report on Retail

Fiscal and Performance
  • "Transit Oriented Development: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality" Strategic Economics for The Brookings Institution
  • "Getting Your Priorities Straight" Fiscal Article from ICMA
  • San Jose Employment Lands Presentation
  • San Jose Housing Element Update

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
January 11, 2010
Task Force Meeting #31
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • San Jose's Draft Economic Strategy 2010 Update - Executive Summary
  • Future of California Economy CCSCE Presentation
  • "Creativity as Community Aid and Employment Training" Comment

Task Force Resource Materials
  • San Jose's 2010 Draft Economic Strategy Update
  • Employment, Development, & Home Sales Trends Charts
  • "Restoring American Competitiveness" Article from Harvard Business Journal
  • CCSCE's Numbers in the News: "Are Businesses & High-Income Residents Fleeing California?"
  • CCSCE's Numbers in the News: "2008 California Economy Rankings"
  • Putting People Back to Work CCSCE Presentation
  • Public Schools & the Economy Article by Thomas Friedman of NY Times
  • "The Next Youth Magnet Cities" Article from Wall Street Journal
  • "What Makes a Successful City?" Article from Entrepreneur Magazine

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
December 14, 2009
Task Force Meeting #30
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • "Amsterdam Paves the Way for Cyclists" Brochure
  •  "Infrastructural Optimism" Article from The Design Observers Group

Task Force Resource Materials
Transportation
  • Why Canadians Cycle More than Americans
  • Are Vehicle Travel Reduction Targets Justified?
  • Infrastructure, Programs, & Policies to Increase Bicycling: An International Review
  • VMT Growth Trends Presentation

Smart Growth Critique
  • Evaluating Criticism of Smart Growth

Task Force Correspondence
  • Water Policy Comments from Dave Fadness
  • "Winds of Change Presentation" forwarded by Shiloh Ballard
  • Greenbelt Alliance Comments on Transportation from Michele Beasley

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • "Myth of the Compact City" Article from Lowell Gratton
  • Letter from Mr. Zappelli

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis
M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
November 23, 2009
Task Force Meeting #29
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • General Presentation & City Concepts Presentation
  • Complete Streets, Grand Boulevards, & Main Streets Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
Complete Streets, Grand Boulevards, & Main Streets
  • "What Are Complete Streets?" Brochure
  • Complete Streets Policy & Implementation Brochure
  • Great Streets Urban Design Guiding Principles from Austin, TX
  • World's Finest Streets from Project for Public Spaces

Quality Neighborhoods
  • NYC Provides Incentives for Stores with Healthful Foods

Task Force Resource Materials
Complete Streets, Grand Boulevards, & Main Streets
  • "Complete the Streets" article, May 2005 Planning Magazine
  • What Makes a Great Street? NYC Streets Renaissance
  • National Complete Streets Coalition
  • Better Streets Plan from San Francisco
  • St. Louis Great Streets Initiative

Energy
  • "Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030" Article from Scientific American

Quality Neighborhoods
  • Walkable Communities Article
  • USDA News Release: Connecting Children to Origins of their Food & Local Food in School Lunches
  • Built Environment & Public Health Study
  • Guadalupe Gardens Community Garden

Community Forest
  • Planning for Healthy Trees
  • Urban Forests: New Tools for Growing More Livable Communities

Water Supply
  • Growing Water Article from The Design Observer Group
  • Gray Water Article from 10-10-09 SJ Mercury News

Task Force Correspondence
  • Letter from Brian Darrow on Access to Healthful Foods
  • Letter from Dave Fadness with Water Suggestions
  • Labels for Retrofitted Homes Article from Linda LeZotte

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Energy Policy Comments from Martin Delson
  • Letter Supporting Healthy Community Policies from First 5

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
October 26, 2009
Task Force Meeting #28
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
Historic Preservation
  • Excerpt from "Past Meets Future - Saving America's Historic Environments"

Quality Neighborhoods
  • APA Characteristics and Guidelines of Great Neighborhoods

Task Force Resource Materials
Riparian & Water Quality
  • After the Storm: A Citizens Guide to Understanding Stormwater
  • Riparian Corridor Policy Study
  • Stormwater 101 - The Basics Presentation
  • Municipal Regional Permit Final Tentative Order
  • Municipal Regional Permit Staff Report

Natural Communities & Wildlife Habitat
  • Natural Communities/Land Use Map
  • Biotic Habitat Map
  • Wildlife Habitat in Urban Areas
  • Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP) FAQs

Historic Preservation
  • San Jose's Historic Preservation Brochure
  • Historic Preservation Incentives Brochure
  • San Jose's Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • "The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History" by Dolores Hayden (p. 2-13)

Quality Neighborhoods
  • Portland Urban Livability Vision
  • Interview with Portland Mayor Sam Adams
  • Attractive Cities and Neighborhoods from Michigan's People & Land
  • Livable Neighborhood criteria for San Francisco
  • Baltimore Neighborhood Objectives
  • Complete, Livable Neighborhoods section from Alburquerque Climate Action Plan
  • "Skinny Streets & Green Neighborhood: Design for Environment & Community" by Girling & Kellett (p. 92-102)

Task Force Correspondence
  • Riparian Checklist Handbook from Citizens for a Livable San Jose
  • "Access to Healthy Foods" Recommendations from Brian Darrow

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Letter from Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Letter from Martin Delson on Riparian Corridors
  • Letter from Preservation Action Council of San Jose
  • emails on Historic Preservation Actions from Anastazia Aziz and Chris Holtslander

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
October 19, 2009
Task Force Meeting #27
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Consolidated Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • San Jose Green Vision
  • San Jose Green Vision Annual Report 2008
  • Neighborhood Stores and Global Warming
  • AB 32 - Fact Sheet on CA Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 State Attorney General's Office - Climate Change, CEQA, & General Plan FAQs
Task Force Resource Materials
Clean Tech
  • Clean Tech Legislative Agenda
  • China and Clean Tech
  • City of San Jose Clean Tech Strategy 6-23-08 CED Memo
  • Laura Ipsen (Cisco) Interview
  • San Jose Leading Electric Vehicle Charge
  • Mercury News Opinion: CA's Climate Change Policies Spur Clean Tech Investment

Climate Change
  • San Jose's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets
  • CAPCOA Model Policies
  • AB 32 - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
  • SB 375 - California Transportation Planning Bill of 2008
  • Chicago Climate Action Plan Lessons Learned
  • Green Cities Report - Sustainability & Climate Change Policies
  • ILG Best Practices Framework for Climate Action
  • San Rafael CAP Implementation Matrix
  • State Attorney General's Office - GP Policies

Energy
  • San Jose 2020 General Plan Energy Goals & Policies
  • Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
  • Strategic Energy Plan DRAFT 3-23-09
  • San Jose Ranks #1 in WPCP Renewable Energy Production

Green Building
  • Atlantic Article on Green Buildings
  • Sustainlane Rankings

Green Vision
  • San Jose 2020 General Plan Sustainable City Major Strategy
  • Article on Sustainability Indicators
  • Article on San Jose Green Reputation
  • US DOT Sustainability Principles

Recycling - Zero Waste
  • San Jose 2020 General Plan Zero Waste Goals & Policies
  • Zero Waste Strategic Plan

Smart Growth/Land Use
  • Victoria Transport Policy Institute Analysis - Understanding Smart Growth Savings

Water
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Handout - Water Sources

Task Force Correspondence
  • Letter from Greenbelt Alliance on Greenprint Update

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Letter to Task Force from Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
  • Letter from Greenbelt Alliance on Climate Change
  • Article from Lowell Gratton - How Smart Growth Disadvantages Minorities

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
September 28, 2009
Task Force Meeting #26
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Materials
  • San Jose Water Conservation Plan & Memo, 8-08
  • Council - District Joint Water Study Session Presentation Slides, 4-08
  • Council - District Joint Water Study Session Fact Sheets, 4-08
  • Creating Water Sensitive Cities

Task Force Correspondence
  • Proposed Parks Policies Recommendation, August 2009
  • Mercury News Opinion - "To keep growing, S.J. must rely on recycled water", April 2009

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Letter to Task Force from Baykeeper
  • Letter to Task Force from Jean Dresden on Parks
  • Letter #2 to Task Force from Jean Dresden on Parks
  • Letter to Task Force from Larry Ames on Parks
  • Rose Garden News - September Edition, from Robert Walker

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
August 24, 2009
Task Force Meeting #25
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • Vision North San Jose Presentation
  • Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Presentation
  • Vision for Parks, Recreation & Open Space Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • A Guide to Neighborhood Placemaking in Chicago
  • Parkland Dedication Ordinance, Park Impact Ordinance, & In-Lieu Fee Summary
  • Quimby Act
  • Guadalupe River Park Master Plan
  • Guadalupe River Park Master Plan Map

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Draft City of San Jose Bike Plan - Your input welcome

Task Force Correspondence
  • Letter from Michael Van Every of Republic Urban Properties

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Letter to Task Force from Save Our Trails
  • Letter to Task Force from Health Trust
  • Letter to Task Force from Shasta/Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association
  • Letter to Task Force from Kathryn Mathewson
    • Attachment 1 from KM - Economics of Open Space
    • Attachment 2 from KM - Parks Articles for Envision 2040
    • Attachment 3 from KM - Select Smart Growth Principles
  • Letter to Task Force from HMH
  • Letter to Task Force from Kathryn Mathewson 8-20-09
    • Attachment from KM - San Jose Grand Park Qualities and Possible Events and Spaces

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting

  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis
M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
July 27, 2009
Task Force Meeting
#24 Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Draft Greenprint
  • San Jose 2020 General Plan Parks, Recreation, and Trails Goals & Policies
  • Article: Cities Grow at Suburbs' Expense
  • Coyote Valley Vital as Wildlife Corridor

Task Force Resource Materials
  • Link to Vision North San Jose Web Page

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Letter to Task Force from Norman Matteoni
  • Letter to Task Force from Helen Chapman

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
June 22, 2009
Task Force Meeting #23
Meeting Materials

Presentation
  • 06-22-09 Task Force Meeting Presentation
  • Preliminary Street Network Presentation
  • A Culture of Innovation: San Jose's Cultural Vision for 2040 Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Article: "Ready to Innovate"
  • Table: Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations
  • Report: San Jose Creative Entrepreneur Project, Executive Summary
  • Report: There's Nothing Informal About It, Executive Summary
  • San Jose Public Art Master Plan, Executive Summary

Task Force Correspondence
  • "Taken for a ride" Editorial

Public Correspondence Task Force
  • Email to Task Force from Terri Balandra
  • Email to Task Force from Lowell Grattan
  • Email and Attachments to Task Force from Larry Ames

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 26, 2009
Task Force Meeting #22
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Meeting Presentation

Task Force Reading Materials
Evergreen Campus Industrial
  • Final Evergreen-East Hills Development Policy (Adopted December 2008)
  • DRAFT Evergreen Development Policy (May 2007) This draft represents the delicate balance between significant housing growth, community amenities, and transportation investments.
  • Evergreen-East Hills Development Policy Website
  • Evergreen-East Hills Vision Strategy Website

South Almaden Valley Urban Reserve (SAVUR)
  • SAVUR excerpt from San Jose 2020 General Plan
  • March 20, 2008 City Council Information Memo
  • SAVUR Area Location Map

Coyote Valley Urban Reserve (CVUR)
  • CVUR excerpt from San Jose 2020 General Plan

Coyote Valley Plan: A Vision for Sustainable Development (April 2008)
  • Cover and Table of Contents
  • Section 1: Plan Overview
  • Section 2: Context: Opportunities and Constraints
  • Section 3: Guiding Principles for Coyote Valley
  • Section 4: Major Plan Elements/Urban Structure
  • Section 5: Land Use and Urban Design
  • Section 6: Street and Circulation Systems
  • Section 7: Community Facilities and Services
  • Section 8: Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Section 9: Hillsides and Greenbelt Strategies
  • Section 10: Implementation
  • Appendices & Glossary
  • Fold-out Maps

  • Draft Coyote Valley Specific Plan Fiscal Impact Analysis (April 2006) This fiscal analysis was based on information available at the time of report preparation. Economic, fiscal, and real estate conditions have since changed.
  • Coyote Valley Specific Plan Water Supply Evaluation Report (January 2007)
  • Appendix A – San José Municipal Water System
  • Appendix B – Great Oaks Water Company
  • Appendix C – San José Water Company
  • Appendix D – Groundwater Basin Information
  • Appendix E – Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • CVSP Draft EIR Section on Global Climate Change
  • Coyote Valley Specific Plan Website

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Email to Task Force from Linda Elkind
  • Email to Task Force from Carolyn Straub
  • Email to Task Force Deborah S, Rose
  • Email to Task Force from Emily M. Renzel
  • Email to Task Force from Linda Gass
  • Email to Task Force from Jan Fenwick
  • Letter from Committee for Green Foothills
  • Email to Task Force from Jessica Vernon
  • Letter from Legacy Partners
  • Email to Task Force from Jean Olmsted
  • Email to Task Force from Rob Decker
  • Email to Task Force from John Wilkinson
  • Letter from Julie Schaer
  • Email to Task Force from Jack Nadeau
  • Letter from San Francisco Baykeeper
  • Email to Task Force from Shani Kleinhaus
  • Letter from Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
  • Letter from Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
  • Email to Task Force from Jennifer DeLurgio
  • Letter from California College Chancellor's Office
  • Letter from Nancie Sailor
  • Letter from Reed F. Noss

Audio Transcript & Synopsis from the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Meeting Synopsis

T 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 20, 2009
Community Meeting
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Community Meeting Feedback

W 6:30 -8:15 p.m. Roosevelt Community Center Map
April 27, 2009
Task Force Meeting #21
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Review of Work Program
  • Completion of Land Use Scenario Selection
  • Geographic Distribution of Jobs and Housing in Study Scenarios C & E

Task Force Correspondence
  • Mercury News Op-Ed on Water
  • "Reinventing Americas Cities" Article

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Email to Task Force on Fairgrounds
  • YCS Letter
  • Smart Growth's Role in the "Panic of 2008"

Public Correspondence to Task Force
  • Sierra Club Letter to Council
  • Greenbelt Alliance Letter to Council

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 23, 2009
Task Force Meeting #20
Meeting Materials
Presentations
  • Invitation Strategy
  • Job Growth Projections and Employment Land Demand
  • Summary of Task Force Feedback on Key Questions from March 9, 2009
  • Job Growth Projections and Employment Land Demand
  • Next Steps
  • Scenario Voting Results

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Deconstructing Jobs-Housing Balance

Task Force Correspondence
  • Building First Carbon-Neutral City

Task Force Resource Materials
  • ABAG Draft Projections 2009 Memo
  • A Zero Emissions City in the Desert

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 9, 2009
Task Force Meeting #19b Meeting Materials
Meeting Overview

Announcements
  • Notice to Interested Parties Regarding Potential Expansion of the
  • City of San Jose's Greenline/Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)

Presentations
  • Linking Demographic Shifts, Household Structure, and Housing Demands
  • Background Tables
  • Transit Investment Summary

Task Force Reading Materials
  • How the Crash Will Reshape America
  • The Next Slum
  • Defining the Buyer of the Future
  • Growing Cooler: Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change
  • How Changes in the Nation's Age and Household Structure will Reshape Housing Demand in the 21st Century

Public Input
  • Email on Reid-Hillview Airport
  • Email from KT Properties

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 29, 2009
Task Force Meeting #19a
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • February 7, 2009 Community Workshop Summary and Scenarios
  • Scenario Selection Slide

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Audio Recording
  • Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 7, 2009
Task Force and Community Workshop (Meeting #18) 
Meeting Materials
Task Force Reading Materials (Carried Over from Cancelled January 26 meeting)
  • Tired Strip Malls Present Opportunity

Presentations
  • Workshop Presentation

Task Force Follow-Up
  • Task Force Referral Tracking Log

Task Force Correspondence
  • An Infrastructure and Recovery Plan article by Lincoln Institute
  • "This Old House" article by David Brooks
  • The 7th International Public Markets Conference
  • Poll: Most Americans Want Stimulus to Emphasize Transit

Public Input
  • "Transit is No Solution for Global Warming" Article by Wendell Cox
  • Email to Task Force from Terri Balandra
  • Mercury News article on VTA priority: BART SYNOPSIS OF MEETING Synopsis

Sat 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mexican Heritage Plaza, Pavilion. Map
January 26, 2009
Task Force Meeting #17 (Cancelled)
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Tired Strip Malls Present Opportunity

Task Force Correspondence
  • An Infrastructure and Recovery Plan article by Lincoln Institute
  • "This Old House" article by David Brooks
  • The 7th International Public Markets Conference
  • Poll: Most Americans Want Stimulus to Emphasize Transit

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
December 8, 2008
Task Force Meeting #16
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Materials
  • Housing Affordability index
  • Global Trends Affecting Downtowns

Presentations
  • Report Back on November 24 Hubs, Villages, and Corridors Exercise
  • Household Projections for San Jose to 2040
  • The Future of Housing Demand in San Jose 2008-2040
  • Downtown San Jose Introduction Presentation
  • Downtown San Jose RDA Presentation


Task Force Correspondence
  • "Portland's Green Dividend" Article from Linda LeZotte

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
November 24, 2008
Task Force Meeting #15
Meeting Materials
Task Force Reading Material
  • Excerpts from City of San Diego General Plan
  • Excerpts from VTA's Community Design and Transportation Manual

Presentations
  • Hubs, Villages, and Corridors Presentation
  • Photosimulation Slides

Correspondence
  • Letter from Nancy Pyle
  • Letter from Lowell Grattan
  • Letter from O. C. McDonald Co. Inc

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording (not available for this meeting)

M 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
October 27, 2008
Task Force Meeting #14
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Next Steps for Envision 2040
  • Envision 2040 Transportation Discussion Presentation

Task Force Reading Material
  • Transportation Existing Conditions Report
  • Hidden in Plain Sight
  • LOS and Climate Change
  • New Thinking for a New Transportation Age
  • Doug Farr San Jose Mercury News Editorial

Task Force Follow-Up
  • Task Force Referral Tracking Log
  • Parks Deficiency Map

Task Force Correspondence
  • Cycling Friendly Cities
  • Bikeway or the Highway Article

Public Input
  • Letter from League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara
  • Letter from Pat Pizzo

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of the Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
September 29, 2008
Task Force Meeting #13
M 6:30 p.m. Theater on San Pedro Square
29 N San Pedro St. Suite 200
Map
September 22, 2008
Task Force Meeting #12
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Parks Planning Presentation
  • Work Program Status
  • Presentation on Workshops held on Sept 3, 4 and 6, 2008
  • Modifications to the Land Use/Transportation Scenario Guidelines

Task Force Reading Material
  • The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space
  • San Jose General Plan - Park Policies - Trail Policies
  • Greenprint Parks Strategic Plan
  • Annual Trail Report - Fiscal Year 2007-2008
  • Place Making Around the World
  • Creating Great Urban Parks

Task Force Correspondence
  • TOD MarketPlace 2008

Public Input
  • Letter from League of Women Voters of San Jose / Santa Clara

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
August 25, 2008
Task Force Meeting #11
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Material
  • "Fiscal Issues," from the Planning Commissioner's Handbook
  • Capitol Improvements and Equity

Task Force Correspondence
  • High Density Myth Buster

Public Input
  • Letter to Task Force
  • Healthy Community Conference in SJ
  • S/HPNA Letter to Task Force
  • Obesity and Sprawl Article

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
July 28, 2008
Task Force Meeting #10
Meeting Materials

Task Force Reading Material
Interconnected City
  • Most Walkable Neighborhoods
  • New Thinking for a New Transportation Age
  • Toward Walkability- and Happiness Article
  • Urban Expert Grades San Jose Streets Article

Environmental Leadership
  • Mayor's Green Vision Memo
  • Urban Environmental Accords
  • Urban Land Institute World Cities Forum Urban Agenda

Healthy Neighborhoods
  • Community Health as a Goal of Good Design
  • Santa Clara County Health
  • Health and Built Environment

Task Force Correspondence
  • Vancouver's Eco-Density
  • Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Urban Los Angeles
  • Oakland's Food Renaissance
  • The Slow Food Movement event over Labor day Weekend
  • Global Warming, Climate Change, and Built Environment

Public Input
  • Letter from Larry Ames
  • Letter from Save Coyote Valley Coalition

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • Synopsis
  • Audio Recording

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
June 23, 2008
Task Force Meeting #9
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Discussion of Land Use Scenario Development Process
  • Changing Forces Changing City Presentation
  • Check-in on the Draft Envision San Jose 2040 Vision Statement
  • Initial Draft Guidelines for the Development of Land Use Scenarios

Task Force Homework
  • Driven to the Brink Article
  • The Young and the Restless Article
  • Silicon Valley's Next Act Article

Task Force Correspondence
  • Climate Change Article
  • Zero Emission Development Website
  • email message from Teresa Alvarado
  • Suburbs a Mile too far Article

Public Input
  • Planning Penalty Article

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • Task Force Meeting Audio
  • Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
May 27, 2008
Task Force Meeting #8
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Begin to Develop Land Use Alternatives
  • Jobs and Population Trends Presentation
  • Employment and Population Tables
  • Discussion on Work Program Clarifications
  • Overview of Proposed Task Force Tour

Correspondence
  • E-mail message from Dave Fadness
  • Staff Response to Dave Fadness' message

Public Input
  • Letter #2 from Save Coyote Valley Coalition
  • Planning for Healthy Places Tool Kits
  • KGO Radio Program on SMART Growth and High Cost of Oil
  • 5-27-08 Task Force Meeting Audio (150 MB .wav)
  • 5-27-08 Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
April 28, 2008
Task Force Meeting #7
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supply
  • Flooding
  • Sustainability Measures

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • 4-28-08 Task Force Meeting Audio (139 MB .wav)
  • 4-28-08 Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
March 24, 2008
Task Force Meeting #6
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Santa Clara County Health
  • Health and the Built Environment
  • Habitat Conservation Plan

Task Force Enrichment Opportunities
  • April 2, 2008 "The Forum at Redwood City: Winds of Change - Adapting General Plans to the Changing Realities of the 21st Century"
  • April 5, 2008 "TALC's 11th Annual Summit: Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet"

Audio Transcript & Synopsis of Meeting
  • 3-24-08 Task Force Meeting Audio (169 MB .wav)
  • 3-24-08 Meeting Synopsis

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
February 25, 2008
Task Force Meeting #5
Meeting Materials

Meeting Minutes
  • February 25 Meeting Minutes

Presentations
  • Land Use Presentation
  • Housing Element Presentation

Audio Transcript of Meeting
  • 2-25-08 Task Force Meeting Audio (140 MB .wav)

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
January 28, 2008
Task Force Meeting #4
Meeting Materials

Meeting Minutes
  • January 28 Meeting Minute

Presentations
  • San Jose Transportation Planning

Recommended Reading
  • Valley Transportation Plan 2030
  • New Thinking for a New Transportation Age

Media Articles
  • Mercury News Article
  • Mercury News Article 2
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial

Audio Transcript of Meeting
  • 1-28-08 Task Force Meeting Audio (138 MB .wav)

M 6:30 p.m. City Hall Wing Room 118-120 Map
November 13, 2007
Task Force Meeting #3
Meeting Materials
Meeting Minutes
  • November 13 Meeting Minutes

Presentations
  • San Jose Mayor's Green Vision
  • Connecting San Jose 2020 General Plan to the Mayor's Green Vision
  • Envision San Jose 2040 Vision

Audio Transcript of Meeting
  • 11-13-07 Task Force Meeting Audio (112 MB .wav)

T 6:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Map
October 9, 2007 Task Force Meeting #2
Meeting Minutes
  • October 9 meeting minutes

Presentations
  • History of San Jose
  • Evolution of Planning Policy Accomplishments
  • Task Force Brainstorm

Background Materials
  • Staff Team Roles
  • Planning Resource Bibliography

Audio Transcript of Meeting
  • 10-9-07 Task Force Meeting Audio (25 MB .wmv)

T 6:30 p.m. City Hall Council Wing Room 118 - 120 Map
September 17, 2007 Task Force Meeting #1
Meeting Materials

Presentations
  • Task Force Presentation
  • Review of Work Program presentation
  • Brown Act Presentation

Meeting Minutes
  • September 17th meeting minutes

Background Materials
  • Study Session Staff Report (5-3-07)
  • Mayor's Study Session memo
  • City Council Memo to Initiate Envision San Jose 2040 (6-26-07)

Topics of Interest Not Included in the Envision San Jose 2040 Work Program
  • Council Memo on Employment Lands Conversion (5-15-07)
  • Mayor's 5-15-07 memo
  • Council Member Liccardo Inclusionary Housing memo

Audio Transcript of Meeting
  • 9-17-07 Task Force Meeting Audio (125 MB .mp3)

M 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Wing Rooms 118-120 Map
October 13, 2007 Community Workshop
  • Summary
Sat 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Map

Biographies
View Envision San Jose 2040 Task Force Biographies.

City Council Meetings

Date Group / Organization Day Time Location Map
May 12, 2007
City Council Study Session  TH 9:00 a.m. City Council Chambers  Map
June 26, 2007
City Council Meeting to initiate General Plan Update (Item 4.5)
agenda / synopsis
T 1:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers Map
August7, 2007
City Council Meeting to appoint Task Force (Item 4.4)
agenda / synopsis
T 1:30 p.m. City Council Chambers Map
April 21, 2009 City Council Meeting Status Report (Item 4.3)
agenda / synopsis
T 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers Map
June 16, 2009 City Council Meeting Selection of Growth Study Scenarios (Item 4.3)
agenda / synopsis
T 1:30 p.m. City Council Chambers Map
April 20, 2010 City Council Meeting Selection of Preferred Land Use Study Scenario (Item 4.1)
agenda / synopsis
T 1:30 p.m. City Council Chambers Map

Great Speaker Series
From July through December 2008, international leaders in urban planning, design, architecture, art and sustainability stimulated discussion and thought about San Jose's future through the Great Cities Speaker Series. For video recordings of the lectures that took place please click here.

If you would like additional information on the Great Cities Speaker Series please click here.

Early Community Outreach Meetings: February - April, 2007

The City Council directed Planning to conduct extensive early community outreach between February and April to inform the community about the proposed update of the San José 2020 General Plan – the City’s long-range master plan for the growth and development of the City. The meetings provided an overview of what the General Plan is and how it affects how our community grows and changes. The meetings will describe the upcoming update process that will impact the City’s growth over the next 20 to 30 years.


March
Date Group / Organization Day Time Location Map
March 20, 2007 Market Almaden NAC T 6:30 p.m. 500 South First Street (MACLA) Map
March 21, 2007 Parks & Recreation Commission W 5:00 p.m. City Hall Wing, Rooms W120  Map
March 26, 2007 West Evergreen NAC M 6:30 p.m. 1865 Monrovia Drive (Leyva Middle School) Map
March 26, 2007 Environmental Organizations Focus Group M 1:30 p.m. City Hall Tower, Third Floor, Room T332 Map
March 27, 2007 Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace NAC T 6:30 p.m. 651 Macredes Avenue (McKinley Neighborhood Cntr.) Map
March 27, 2007 Business Forum T 4:00 p.m. 310 South First Street (SJSV Chamber of Commerce) Map

April
Date Group / Organization Day Time Location Map
April 4, 2007 Historic Landmarks Commission W 5:00 p.m. City Hall Wing, Rooms W118 & W119 Map
April 5, 2007 Tully/Senter NAC TH 6:30 p.m. 1535 Santee Drive (Santee Comm. Portable) Map
April 9, 2007 Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council M 7:00 p.m. 3050 Berryessa Road (Berryessa Community Center) Map
April 10, 2007 District 8 Roundtable T 7:00 p.m. 2635 Aborn Road (Evergreen Library) Map
April 10, 2007 District 9 & 10 Community Meeting T 6:30 p.m. 5730 Chambertin Drive (Almaden Winery Comm. Ctr) Map
April 11, 2007 Planning Commission  W 5:00 p.m. Planning Office - City Hall Tower, 3rd Floor, Room T332 Map
April 12, 2007 Santa Teresa Neighborhood Association TH 7:00 p.m. 5585 Cottle Road (Southside Community Center) Map
April 12, 2007 Silver Leaf Neighborhood Association TH 7:00 p.m. 5585 Cottle Road (Southside Community Center) Map
April 12, 2007 Washington NAC TH 6:30 p.m. 136 West Alma Avenue (Alma Senior Center) Map
April 16, 2007 KONA NAC M 6:30 p.m. 1745 June Avenue (Hubbard Elementary School) Map
April 17, 2007 University NAC T 6:30 p.m. 625 South 7th Street (Lowell Elementary) Map
April 18, 2007 Winchester NAC W 6:30 p.m. 3275 Williams Road (International Christian Cntr.) Map
April 19, 2007 East Valley/680 NAC TH 6:30 p.m. 14271 Story Road (National Hispanic University) Map
April 19, 2007 Spartan Keyes T 6:30 p.m. 1300 Senter Road (Leininger Center at Kelley Park) Map
April 25, 2007 Faith - Based Groups W 1:30 p.m. 200 East Santa Clara Street, Room T550 (City Hall, 5th Floor) Map
April 26, 2007 Burbank/Del Monte NAC TH 6:00 p.m. 1290 Parkmoore Ave (Work2Future) Map
April 26, 2007 Mayfair NAC TH 6:00 p.m. 2039 Kammerer Avenue (Mayfoair Community Center) Map