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Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Owners: It's Time to Register ARO Units on the Rent Registry

The ARO rent registry is live! 

The rent registry can be accessed here. Rent stabilized owners will receive a letter that will include unique login credentials to activate their account and register their ARO units. 

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Petition Now Available for Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) Pass Through

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the City Council took action to amend the Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) concerning pass through of utility costs including Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS). The amendment to the City's ARO allows landlords to petit...

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City Auditor

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Now Open: San José Annual Resident Survey

Annual Resident Survey Open through October 16th. The survey includes questions about City services provided to residents, as well as the quality of life in San José in general. Residents can share their feedback about many topics, including p...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Audit of Community Center Reuse

Efficient Monitoring and Better Data Can Help Determine the Next Phase of Reuse

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Audit of Vehicle Abatement

The City Could Improve Customer Service for Vehicle Abatement Requests

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Audit of the Department of Public Works

Enhancing Management of Capital Projects

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Interactive Audit Recommendation Dashboards

We have a NEW feature on our website! There are now interactive dashboards so readers can check the status of open audit recommendations and look up all audit recommendations made from 2013 to present.

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City Highlights

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

San José Annual Resident Survey: One Week Left to Make Your Voice Heard in An Online Survey

Now, through October 16th, residents can provide feedback about City services including parks, roads, libraries, and public safety. The survey is completely anonymous, and available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. No personal information will be coll...Read on...

We want to hear from you!
Posted on: October 2, 2018

San Jose Names New Fire Chief

Robert Sapien

City Manager David Sykes has appointed Robert Sapien, Jr. Fire Chief for the City of San José Fire Department, effective immediately. Sapien, currently the Acting Fire Chief, also holds the permanent Assistant Fire Chief position. A San Jos&...Read on...

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DOT

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Park Avenue gets bike safety upgrade

Travelers along Park Avenue will notice some bright new safety features on the street as the City of San José wraps up a safety project along one of its primary bikeways. Four design element updates make bicyclists and pedestrians more visible ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Here come Better BikewaySJ!

It’s summertime, which means paving season is in full swing in cities around the country. Here in San José, we’re working on a huge, 100-mile paving program for 2018. As has been the case for several years, bike lanes will g...Read on...


Environment

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

CIP Monthly Status Report – August 2018

Backup generator being lifted

In August, the Headworks Critical Improvements and Iron Salt Feed Station Projects advanced through Stage Gate 7 to the post-construction phase. The Construction-Enabling Improvement Project achieved Beneficial Use and the Plant Instrument Air System Upgr...Read on...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

CIP Monthly Status Report – August 2018

Backup generator being lifted

In August, the Headworks Critical Improvements and Iron Salt Feed Station Projects advanced through Stage Gate 7 to the post-construction phase. The Construction-Enabling Improvement Project achieved Beneficial Use and the Plant Instrument Air System Upgr...Read on...

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Environment – Climate Smart San José

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Want to lower your energy use and save money?

classroom teaching holding a solar panel in front of two students Silicon Valley Energy Watch is now offering new (& free!) classes and workshops on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building. Learn more and register: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1509 These classes are available to professio...Read on...

Immigrant Affairs

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Mayor Liccardo and City Council File Lawsuit on Challenging

Trump Administration's Action to Eliminate the DACA Program

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Statement from Mayor Sam Liccardo regarding the Trump's announcement to rescind DACA

Declaración del Alcalde Sam Liccardo sobre el anuncio de la Administración de Trump de rescindir DACA

Press Release
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Press Conference: SJPD's Stance on Immigration Enforcement

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia will be joined by Mayor Sam Liccardo, Mauricio Toussaint (Mexican Consulate General in San Jose), Zulma Maciel (Office of Immigrant Affairs - City of San Jose), Magdalena Carrasco (Councilmember - City ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Additional Victims of Immigration Fraud

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Notario Fraud Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify potential victims of immigration fraud. Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested James Lopez on October 25, 2016 for illegal...Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

San José Launches New Language Access Policy

The City of San José has developed a Language Access Policy. The Office of Immigrant Affairs will provide oversight of the implementation of the policy. This is an important step towards engaging our limited-English speaking community....Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Mayor and City Council approve the Welcoming SJ Immigrant Integration Plan 2016-2019

On October 18, 2016, the City of San José adopted the Welcoming San José immigrant integration plan, making it the first major city in California to formally pass and publish a comprehensive, multi-sector plan on the topic. The thre...Read on... Welcoming San José Plan
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The Spartan East Side Promise

SJSU The Spartan East Side Promise is a collaboration between San Jose State University and East Side Union High School District with the goal of offering guaranteed admission to qualified students who attend high school in the East Side Union High School Dist...Read on... Info Available...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The San Jose Great Thanksgiving Listen

The City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, East Side Union High School District, San Jose Unified School District, StoryCorps, and The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership are proud to be rolling out Project “Rafiki”, w...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Grand Opening of San José’s Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center

San Jose officials will participate in a grand opening ceremony for the new Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center (VACC). Located within the George Shirakawa Sr. Community Center, the VACC will serve as a gathering place that celebrates Vietnamese ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Libraries New Citizenship Services

Citizenship Corners are currently available at ten branch locations, connecting people with immigration experts, programs, services, and classes. Services and resources include: - Citizenship test preparation materials - English teaching materials - Ci...Read on... Citizenship Corners Launch
Posted on: November 4, 2016

East Side WiFi Pilot Project

The City of San José passed a pilot project to bring free WiFi to east side students and families. The City aims to provides internet access for the first school in mid-2017, and in turn provide every student with the opportunity to thrive.Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

The Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Texas

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAP...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Report on New Americans in San José and Santa Clara County

Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) has released a research brief that examines the economic and demographic contributions of immigrants in San José and Santa Clara County. The brief shows that Santa Clara County's 1.9 million immigra...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming San José Immigrant Integration Plan

The Office of Immigrant Affairs has made available a draft of the Welcoming San José (WSJ) Plan recommendations and strategies. City Administration presented the draft WSJ Plan to the Mayor and City Council on May 17th and has...Read on...

WSJ Plan Update
Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Hosts White House Regional Convening on New Americans

The City of San José recently hosted a White House Regional Convening on New Americans that brought together multiple sectors and levels of government to further strengthen welcoming and immigrant integration efforts in the greater San...Read on...

White House Regional Convening
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming America: Gateways for Growth Challenge

The City of San José values its diversity and embraces immigrants and their contributions to our city. Now more than ever, it is critical that the City work with nonprofit partners, schools, the community, business sector, and...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Signs on in Texas v. United States

“San José is proud of its rich immigrant heritage, and we wouldn’t be known as the Capital of Silicon Valley and a global center of innovation had it not been for the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Joins Cities for Citizenship Aimed at Increasing Citizenship

“Our evolution over the past 50 years, from an agricultural community to become the world’s leading center of technology innovation is attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of San Jose, who have come to reside here fro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Office of Immigrant Affairs

The Mayor and City Council approved the establishment of the Office of Immigrant Affairs. The City Manager's Office have been working with key stakeholder since August 2015 to develop a three-year immigrant integration plan and will also continue its work...Read on...

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Medical Marijuana

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

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

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

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


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

The 2017 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released

The 2017 IPA Year End Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) and staff during the 2017 calendar year. Report highlights include: 

  • information about IPA audits of San José Police Department's Internal Af...
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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Project Hope Kick-Off & Resource Fair

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Project Hope – a program in the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force – along with the Council District 2, hosted the s Project Hope Program Kick-Off & Resource F...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Goats Help Manage Vegetation at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

During the week of Sept. 10, Guadalupe Oak Grove park received a very natural clearing courtesy of 425 goats. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services staff coordinated the goat grazing as part of the park’s Vegetation Management Pla...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Kelley Park Rangers Host Inaugural Vietnamese Dream Boat Launch During Last Sunset Walk of 2018

More than 250 residents enjoyed an evening stroll at Kelley Park on Friday, Sept. 14 during the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services last Sunset Walk of the season. The theme was Fortune Cookie Day. Activities included a Happy Hollow ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2018

CAL FIRE urges caution this Labor Day Weekend

As Labor Day weekend approaches, millions of people will visit outdoor recreation areas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit fire officials are urging everyone...Read on... Read the full CalFire press release
Posted on: August 31, 2018

#BeautifySJ Grant Enhances Silver Leaf Park

Silver Leaf Park now has bright and colorful landscaping surrounding the park sign. The Silver Leaf Neighborhood Association was the recipient of a #BeautifySJ grant which energized neighbors to come together on Saturday, Aug. 25 to define, prep, plant an...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2018

Notice of Funding Availability for the BeautifySJ Grant Program

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is now accepting applications for the BeautifySJ grant program. The mission of the BeautifySJ grant program is to support residents’ efforts at reclaiming their public space and to em...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Poor Air Quality from Ferguson Fire Temporarily Closes Family Camp at Yosemite

Due to poor air quality conditions associated with the Ferguson Fire in the Yosemite area, the Tuolumne Health Department issued a Health Advisory for residents and travelers in the areas affected by the wildfire smoke. As a result of this, the Department...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Summer Volunteers Make a Difference

July was a busy month for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit. PRNS received over 1100 hours of community service, which were donated at 22 volunteer events at City parks. The 400 volunteers were...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Camping with the Koi a Sold Out Success at Kelley Park

Camping at the Japanese Friendship Gardens at Kelley Park is a popular activity for San José residents. The inaugural Camping with the Koi sold out in just two hours. Sixteen youth and ten adults disconnected from technology, pitched tents in t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

City Teens Connect to Nature at San Jose’s Family Camp at Yosemite

Citywide Teen Program participants from Seven Trees, Mayfair, Bascom, Roosevelt, and Evergreen community centers connected to  nature with a 3-day and 2-night stay at Family Camp at Yosemite from July 16-18. For many of the 25 teens this was a fi...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Teens Learn STEAM with “The Great Cardboard Boat Race

Close to 100 teens, ages 12 to 17, participated in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) second annual “The Great Cardboard Boat Race.” Teens from the Mayfair, Willow Glen, Bascom, Seven Tree...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mobile Shark Tank Event at Bascom Community Center

The Out of School Time team partnered with the San José Sharks to bring the Mobile Shark Tank to the Bascom Community Center! On Tuesday, July 3, the Bascom gym was transformed into a mini Shark Tank, where approximately 100 Camp San Jos&ea...
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Posted on: July 13, 2018

San José Youths Enjoy Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Race

San José teens recently celebrated the second annual Great Cardboard Boat Races event at Mayfair Community Center on June 29th. Nine community centers, ten outside organizations and a total of 97 youths attend The Great Cardboard Boat ...
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

GoogleServe at San José Parks

During the month of June, 550 Google employees volunteered at seven city parks, including Brooktree Park, Columbus Park, Emma Prusch Farm Park, Fowler Creek Park, Murdock Park, Parma Park, San José Municipal Rose Garden and Almaden Community C...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Plaza De Cesar Chavez fountain closed

Due to the major flooding of the electrical system at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Fountain last winter, we are sad to report it is, unfortunately, inoperable. We are working with several agencies to repair, inspect and get it splashing, safely, so that our...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2018

San José Neighbor Nights Kicks Off the Summer with the San Jose Earthquakes

Summer is here and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Berryessa Community Center kicked it off with partners, the San Jose Earthquakes and Councilmember Lan Diep, during the June 8 Neighbor Nights event. San Jos&...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Japanese Friendship Garden Koi Fish Pond Receives $15K in Needed Equipment

The Japanese Friendship Garden received a donation of two water filtration systems, valued at $15,184, from the San Jose Parks Foundation. During the 2017 floods, the koi pond, its pump, pump room and equipment sustained heavy damage. One hundred and ten ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Happy Hollow Welcomes New Jaguar

A new jaguar is entering the limelight at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Happy Hollow welcomes Kianto, a 12-year-old male Goldman’s jaguar from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Ill. Kianto joins the iconic Sophia, who is 14-years-old, and has enthrall...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Del Monte Scores a Goal with New Soccer Field Opening -

On May 19, a new lighted full-size soccer field, with two overlapping youth soccer fields, opened as part of the Phase II plans for Del Monte Park - a much needed addition to the City’s sports field inventory. To reserve the Del Monte soccer fields, visit...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Springtime “Sunday Series” Volunteer Work Valued at $17K

From March to May 2018, 240 volunteers donated 600 hours of service, a value of $17K to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. The volunteers picked up litter, trimmed trees, cleaned playground equipment and more. The Volunteer Man...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

50 Years of Family Camp at Yosemite Reels in Fun

Over 90 new and returning campers kicked off the camping year with a Fish Camp on April 27 at Family Camp at Yosemite. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ camp is celebrating 50 years of affordable fun and nature. Fish Camp is a...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Building the Team Who Builds Community Through FUN

On May 21, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) saw its vacancy rate drop below 10 percent, a significant milestone given that the vacancy rate was at 20 percent just nine months ago. The impressive decline illustrates the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

2017 PRNS Community Impact Report Available Online

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ 2017 Community Impact Report is available online. This annual report details the community benefits of parks, trails, community centers and programs. Highlights include: 223,000 nutritious mea...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Biebrach Park Neighbors Beautify the Park

Biebrach Park’s neighbors united to become official Adopt-A-Park volunteers five months ago. The volunteers meet once a month for two hours on a Saturday to enhance the park by picking up litter and assisting in landscaping tasks. The Department...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

26th Annual Spring Haiku in the Park

Poetry, culture and nature were celebrated during the 26th Annual Spring Haiku in the Park at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park on May 12. Through a collaboration of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Kell...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

San José Public Library and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Unite to Promote Literacy -

To help launch the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo "Spring into Reading" initiative, the Library’s Early Education Team has provided upwards of 800 picture books, board books and beginning reader titles about animals in English and Spanish...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Master Plan Survey

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) is updating their Master Plan, a guide to future facility improvements, programming, and services. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ is seeking input on how to improve...

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Posted on: May 19, 2018

Grant Opportunity for an Operator of the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Action Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has a grant funding opportunity for a qualified agency to serve as the lead operator of the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Action Center. The selected agency will provide afterschool programming an...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Lemur Pup Named by the Public

The black-and-white ruffed lemur pup born on April 6 at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) has a name – ‘Loka’. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ zookeepers proposed three names &am...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

End of Year SJ Recreation Preschool Field Trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Over 650 children from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ SJ Recreation Preschool (SJRP) attended their end of the year field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on May 11. SJRP families gained early access to ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Beautified for Mother’s Day

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted over 175 volunteers for the first Community Volunteer Day at the Municipal Rose Garden on May 5. Volunteers spent three hours on basic landscaping ta...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Paul Moore Park Home to New Interagency Park Ranger Training Center

Paul Moore Park is the new home for an Interagency Park Ranger Training Program. In 2015, Park Rangers from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Santa Clara County Parks and Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space established the Inter...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Pilot Training Program for Groundsworkers and Maintenance Assistants

To help build the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) forward and standardize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of groundsworkers and maintenance assistants, 100 recently hired and veteran employees participated in an all-d...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

PRNS Employee Recognized in CalSAC’s April Newsletter

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) Recreation Specialist, Amy Jewett, was featured in the California School Age Consortium (CalSAC) April newsletter for her participation in the 2018 Leadership Development Ins...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Safe Summer Initiative Grantees Serve 3,000 San José Youth

The Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) Program awarded $452,000 to 47 non-profit organizations, governmental entities and faith-based organizations who encourage healthy play and nurture positive relationships through youth programs and activities in are...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

R.O.C.K. Afterschool Program Participants Compete in 31st Annual Tech Challenge

A student ‘engineering’ team of 4th and 5th graders from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Baldwin R.O.C.K. Afterschool Program competed in the 31st Annual Tech Challenge on April 28. The...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

NVIDIA Employees Provide More than $25,000 in Volunteer Time at Lake Cunningham Park

NVIDIA corporate volunteers provided the equivalent of $25,000 at Lake Cunningham Park on April 27. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted 300 NVIDIA Corporation employees who completed pa...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

PRNS Honors Volunteers with Awards and FUN

More than 700 Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services volunteers were honored at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation event held at Happy  Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on April 26. The celebration included Adopt-A-Park, Anti-Litter...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 18 Pre-Proposal Workshop for Leisure Class Vendors

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is seeking organizations who can provide recreational, educational and leisure activities at community centers or parks for all ages and abilities, from the very young to seniors. A pre-proposa...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

San Jose Earthquakes Donate Sports Equipment to East San José Youth

San Jose Earthquakes and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) kicked off a new partnership with a donation of $1,000 worth of sports equipment. To celebrate this partnership, a rally was held at Mayfair Community Center on ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Thousands Celebrate Earth Day at Alum Rock Park

More than a thousand community members celebrated Earth Day at the first annual Alum Rock Park Earth Day Celebration on April 22. To kick off the event, hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rang...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

San José Kiwanis Club Serves the Community –

San José Kiwanis Club members, including high school students from various “Key Clubs,” volunteered at three different City parks on April 21. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Voluntee...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Baby Lemur Joins the HHPZ Family

A male lemur pup was born at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on April 6, adding a curious youngster into the lemur community. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ is dedicated to the conservation of the critical...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Corporate Volunteers Tackle the Weeds

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a corporate volunteer event at the Municipal Rose Garden on April 13. RJRT sales managers dedicated their time to the sole duty of pulling weeds. The...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

PRNS is an Ideal Service Opportunity for Teens

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit and Anti-Litter Program were featured in the latest issue of the Bay Area Parent. More than 550 teens volunteer in the Anti-Litter Program a year. Teens can...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Conservation Team at the Great Race for Saving Water

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s (HHPZ) conservation team, including Captain Conservation (played by actor Brian Fink), made a special appearance at the Great Race for Saving Water on Ap...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Registration for San José Recreation Preschool Opens April 28 –

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Recreation Preschool (SJRP) provides children (3-to-4 3/4-year-olds) and their families with educational and recreational experiences that support their imaginative, physical, cognit...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Celebrates New Apiary

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) was abuzz on April 11 with the #BeeKind event to celebrate a new apiary - home to nearly two million bees. The original apiary was destroyed by the...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Implementation of Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Vegetation Management Plan

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted the first volunteer work day at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park on April 7. During this first event, volunteers identified and marked hundreds of baby blue ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Boy Scout Spring Break Service Day

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a park clean up event for Boy Scout Troop 296 at Evergreen Park and Evergreen Community Center on April 2. Volunteers contributed four hours of commu...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commissioner Hosts the 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Youth Commissioner Sarah Dang was the Master of Ceremony for Project Cornerstone’s 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Ma...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City of Homestead, Florida Youth Advisory Visit San José

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission welcomed the Homestead Florida Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (HMYAC) to San José on March 28. The youth commissioners provided a tour of City Hall. The H...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commission Panel Hosts City, Commission, and College Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission hosted “The 3 C’s: City, Commission, College” event on March 23. The City panel included Councilmember Don Rocha and Youth Outreach Spe...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Honorable Mention for Three Creeks Trail

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Three Creeks Trail received an honorable mention at the 33rd Annual California Trails and Greenways Conference in Rohnert Park on March 27 to 29. Three Creeks Trail is a 0.9-mile tra...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Design Study on Plaza de Cesar Chavez

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, with support from the Knight Foundation, is working with SWA Group and Reed Gilliland Landscape Architects to complete a design study for Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Plaza is the crown jewel of dow...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

New Vision for Guadalupe River Park

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is working with SPUR San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (GRPC) and the Knight Foundation to develop a new vision for the future of Guadalupe River Park (GRP). The GRP, which extends...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Park Rangers Inspire Youth to Protect Parks

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rangers are building the next generation of park and nature stewards. On March 26, 170 third and sixth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary School learned about the range...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Grand Opening of San José’s Newest Park Destination on April 14

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services in collaboration with Councilmember Sylvia Arenas will host the grand opening of San José’s new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park on Saturday, April 14 at 10:...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Grow Vegetables at a Community Garden

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Community Gardens Program invites community members to rent a garden plot. Currently, over 900 community gardeners participate in the program. Plots are available at: Cornucopia, Dis...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Over 140 Volunteers Collect More Than a Ton of Litter

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Anti-Litter Program hosted four litter clean-ups on March 16 and 17 with community partners Project Access at the Valley Palms Apartments, Cadillac/Winchester Neighborhood Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Power Soccer Tournaments at Bascom Community Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Bascom Community Center’s Therapeutics Program hosted the Inaugural “Battle of the Bay” Power Soccer Tournament on March 10 and 11. Eight teams from the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Flood Construction Projects Advance

Through the combined efforts of the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and Public Works reconstruction of the Watson Park soccer fields will begin in late spring.  This reconstruction is the first of 26 projects t...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Roosevelt and Southside Community Centers Activated as Overnight Warming Locations

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Roosevelt Community Center and Southside Community Center opened as Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m on February 18 and lasting through February 22. The C...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Mayfair Volunteer Recognition Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Mayfair Community Center recognized and honored 100 volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Event on February 15. The volunteers were treated to a night of dinner and dancing, than...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Willow Glen Children's Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

The Willow Glen Children’s Theatre has been shaping local youth for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone, a Gala was held on February 3, at Vin Santo Ristorante in downtown Willow Glen. This program was started by Gavin Coffing, a long-time emp...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

86 Volunteers Beautify Ryland and Selma Olinder Parks

Scores of volunteers turned out for recent park cleanups hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit . On January 27 at Ryland Park , 34 volunteers pruned rose bushes and cleaned the playgro...Read on...
Posted on: January 16, 2018

San José Neighbor Nights Launch February 9, 2018

PRNS invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights at your community center. The event will take place every second Friday of the month. #SJNeighborNights will offer free activities at 11 community centers, including music, movies, crafts...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Recently Adopted, Briebach Park Volunteers Make A Difference

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit provided tools, supplies, and assistance to a new group of Adopt-A-Park Volunteers. The group of neighbors will gather on the first Saturday of the month for a ...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Opening of Trail Connection at Coleman Road Under-Crossing Completes a Walking Loop at Almaden Lake

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) San José Trails program and Almaden Lake Park opened a new trail under-crossing on Coleman Road on Dec. 2. Councilmember Johnny Khamis, community leaders and 70 community memb...Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Grand Opening of Vista Montaña One-Acre

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) and Councilmember Lan Diep celebrated the grand opening of Vista Montaña Park on Nov. 30. The new $1.5 million park includes two play areas, a picnic pavilion, a ping pong tab...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

$795,000 of Improvements at Silver Leaf Park

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) finalized restorations and repairs to Silver Leaf Park on Nov. 20. After receiving community feedback, PRNS installed $795,000 worth of new features which include custom dinosaur-themed ...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Roosevelt Park Playground – Safety Closure

The playground and the area around the palm trees and stage are closed due to safety issues. The closure will last up to four months while we make repairs to ensure your safety and ability to have fun at this park. We encourage you to continue enjoying ...Read on...
Posted on: July 3, 2017

Come Join Camp San Jose at Mayfair

There is a vibrant energy at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Mayfair Community Center and it is from the many campers who are reading, playing, and having fun. Our Camp San Jose and FIT Camp summer programs have begun ...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2017

432 Volunteers Register at Kelley Park for Weekend Clean-Up

Last weekend, hundreds of yellow-vested volunteers showed up at Kelley Park to assist in clean-up efforts from the winter floods. There were individuals, community organizations, and families – all with smiles and all with the common go...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Young Placemakers Program Moves on to Final Round of Knight Cities Challenge

With more than 4,500 nationwide Knight Cities Challenge (KCC) submissions, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS)  Young Placemakers program has been selected as one of 12 entries from San José to join the...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Newly designed regional park brochures now available

Planning on visiting a City of San Jose regional park this spring? Exploring a trail or booking a picnic area? Download or visit a park to get one of our newly designed regional park brochures. These highlight the unique features and landscapes of each pa...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Park Rangers Complete Bicycle Patrol Training Under Guidance of SJPD Instructors

- On December 19, a half dozen park rangers braved the cold to complete their Bicycle Patrol Training at Alum Rock Park. Bicycles are one of a variety of transportation devices park rangers use to patrol parks and trails throughout the City. Rangers have ...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation!

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Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation! Over 1,500 Attend 9th Annual Disability Awareness Day - Disability Awareness Day celebrated diversity, awareness, and empowerment for persons with differing abilities on Thurs...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 Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Review Draft ND: Campbell Union High School District General Plan Amendment

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATIONCITY OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Project Name: Campbell Union High School District General Plan Amendment Initial Study/Negative Declaration

File No.: GP18-004

Description: General Plan A...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Review Revised Draft MND: AC by Marriott – West San José

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT 
A REVISED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Project Name: AC by Marriott – West San José

File No.: H17-023

Description: Site Development Permit to allow the demolition an...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Public Review Draft MND: Singleton Road Fish Barrier, Stream Restoration, and Pedestrian Bridge

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT 
A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSÉ, CALIFORNIA

Project Name: Coyote Creek – Singleton Road Fish Barrier, Stream Restoration, and Pedestrian Bridge Project

File No.: PP18-040 Descrip...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: October 2, 2018

GP18-002 Meridian Avenue General Plan Amendment - Environmental Review Documents Available

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Project Name:  Meridian Avenue General Plan Amendment.  File No. GP18-002

Description: A General Plan Amendment to change the General Plan/Land Use Transport...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

GP18-001 4349 San Felipe Road General Plan Amendment

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Project Name:  4349 San Felipe Road General Plan Amendment File No.: GP18-001

Description: A General Plan Amendment to change the General Plan/Land Use Transportation...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Public Review Draft EIR: San José Downtown Strategy 2040 Plan

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF 
A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)
AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the San José Downtown Strategy 2040 Plan (Downtown Strategy 2040). The Downtown San Jos&eacu...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Notice of Availability of a Draft EIR for the 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd Mixed Use Project (PDC16-036)

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF

A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR)

AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 4300 Stevens Creek Boulevard Mixed-Use Project is available for public review and comment.  The project...

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Transportation > Pavement

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Pavement update week of 10/8/18

Cold in place recycling

Paving work will take place on five San José streets over the next two weeks. 
  • Milling and asphalt overlay will occur on McKean Road.
  • Milling and wedge cutting is scheduled for Samaritan Drive.
  • Sealing projects, which involve applying a ...
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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Pavement update week of 9/24/18

Cold in place recycling

Paving work will take place on 11 San José streets over the next two weeks. 
  • Milling and asphalt overlay will occur on Yerba Buena Road, Blaney Avenue, and McKean Road
  • Sealing projects, which involve applying a thin layer of asphalt in ...
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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Pavement update week of 9/17/18

Cold in place recycling

Paving work has our crews on nine San José streets over the next two weeks. 
  • Night work will start on resurfacing projects along East Plumeria Drive and Ringwood Avenue. Please note: construction on those streets will take place betwee...
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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Bikeway Improvements and Parking Removal on Sierra Road

The City of San José Department of Transportation will repave and implement complete streets features on Sierra Road between North Capitol Avenue and Piedmont Road. The project will install bike lanes on both sides of the street, and requires t...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2018

Bikeway Improvements and Parking Removal on San Carlos Street

The City of San José Department of Transportation will repave and implement complete streets features on San Carlos Street between Leigh Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. The project will install bike lanes on both sides of the street, and requires th...Read on...