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2015 Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

MEETING UPDATE - Upcoming Ellis Act & Tenant Protection Ordinances Meetings

The Housing Department has added a daytime meeting on Friday, February 17 to the list of scheduled meetings to discuss the Draft Ellis Act Ordinance and Tenant Protection Ordinance.  Also, the regularly scheduled Housing and Community Development...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

REMINDER - Upcoming Ellis Act and Tenant Protection Ordinances Meetings

This is a reminder to community members, partners, and stakeholders about the upcoming meetings to discuss the Draft Ellis Act Ordinance and Tenant Protection Ordinance.  The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8. Additional meetin...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Ellis Act and Tenant Protection Ordinances Released

Directed by the City Council in April and May of 2016, the Ellis Act Ordinance and Tenant Protection Ordinance were written to enhance tenant protections and rights.  The ordinances released today have intersections within the ARO. Staff anticipa...Read on...

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City Auditor

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

City of San José Annual Report on City Services FY 2015-16

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Audit of Mobile Devices

Improvements Needed to Ensure Efficient, Secure, and Strategic Deployment

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

The Apartment Rent Ordinance

Additional Investment, Improved Processes, and Strategic Resource Deployment Needed to Better Serve Tenants and Landlords

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Audit of Police Overtime

The San José Police Department Relies on Overtime to Patrol the City Due to Unprecedented Vacancies

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City Clerk

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Spring 2017 - Boards and Commissions Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancies:

AIRPORT COMMISSION

Six (6) Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2021

ARTS COMMISSION

One (1) Seat with a Term Ending June 30, 2020

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION

One (1) Seat with a Term...

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City Highlights

18 Stories
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flood Update - 5:00 PM

The City of San Jose has made significant progress today on Reentry and Recovery operations. Many more residents will be able to return to their homes. For those who remain under mandatory or advisory evacuation orders, we are working as quickly as we can...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flood Update - 9:30 AM

The City of San Jose is moving to a Re-entry and Recovery phase for the flooding from Coyote Creek. Creek flows are still high, and Anderson Reservoir continues to spill water at a high rate. However, Coyote Creek levels are continuing to recede. The goo...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Flood Update - Evacuations have been lifted in some areas

Areas in green
are cleared for return. Areas in yellow are still under mandatoryevacuation.
Residents are advised to use the Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes if your home has been flooded.

Old Oakland Road Area -- EVACUATIONS STILL IN PL...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Flood update 11:40 A.M.

Evacuations

The City and its partners continues to help residents impacted by the flooding of Coyote Creek.

Three areas of evacuations remain in effect:

  • Mobile home parks near Old Oakland Road – South Bay Mobile Home Park, Golden Wheel, and River B...
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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Rain has largely stopped but flooding along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill

Although the rain has largely stopped, flooding is continuing along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill and creek flow is extremely high. The area for mandatory evacuation has expanded and includes approximately 14,000 residents based on 2010 cen...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation due to flooding along Coyote Creek has expanded

The area in San Jose subject to Mandatory Evacuation due to flooding along Coyote Creek has expanded. The area is along Coyote Creek, in the Coyote Creek 100 year flood zone plus approximately 250 feet, running from north of 280 to south of 101. ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

EVACUATION ADVISORY for the entire area along Coyote Creek, north of 280 and south of 237

Due to current and continuing flooding, this is an EVACUATION ADVISORY for the entire area along Coyote Creek, north of 280 and south of 237. It is important to evacuate to the homes of family or friends, or to one of San José’s two...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation Notice for the rectangular area north of E. William and south of Santa Clara st

Due to current and continuing flooding, this is a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for the rectangular area north of E. William and south of Santa Clara streets for the homes on the creek side along South 17th Street to South 19th Street in San José...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Road Closure Updates

  • NEW: Quinn Ave – Senter Rd to Will Wool Dr
  • NEW: Rock Springs Dr – Nordale Ave to southend of Rock Springs Dr
  • NEW: Wool Will Dr – Wool Creek Dr to Quinn Ave
  • NEW: Will Creek Dr – Senter Rd to Eastend
  • NEW: Welch Ave – Nordale Av...
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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Storm Update 5:00 P.M.

The City of San Jose issued an emergency notice via Alert SCC aimed at areas that are at high risk of flooding today along Coyote Creek from Capitol Expressway to State Route 237. Close to 100 San Jose city staff and community service officers are current...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Residents near Coyote Creek, from Capital Expressway to Interstate 880

The San Jose Emergency Operations Center has just issued this emergency notice via Alert SCC to residents near Coyote Creek, from Capital Expressway to Interstate 880.  This is aimed at areas that we know are at high  risk of flooding to...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Storm Update 11:00 A.M.

Due to expected flooding along Coyote Creek today, the City of San Jose is advising residents in the low-lying areas along the creek to prepare for potential voluntary evacuations. San Jose has also declared a local emergency in response to current and ...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update 10:30 P.M.

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek as well as Arroyo and Ross creeks. More road closures have been identified. The city has two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter, all to remain open through the nig...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update 4:00 P.M.

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek and has opened two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter for residents who choose to voluntarily evacuate their homes in low-lying areas along Coyote Creek.

Evacuation C...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update

The City of San José has activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the current series of storms. We are staying vigilant of the storm and potential impacts to our community, and City crews are in the field ready to respond to sto...Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

We're Hiring!

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Are you or someone you know looking for an exciting new opportunity? The City of San José is currently searching for talented, creative and passionate people to join our team. Check out some of our open positions today!

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Posted on: December 26, 2016

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: we want your feedback!

Santa Clara County and the City of San Jose are now updating our Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of this effort, we want to hear from our residents about your concerns and awareness of disasters that could affect our region. Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Proposition 64 allows local governments to put in place certain local regulations and prohibitions. View the facts...

Environment

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2016

Heavy Equipment at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In December, the City received three construction bids for the Headworks Critical Improvements Projects. Staff began evaluating these bids and anticipate making an award recommendation in early 2017. Program leadership approved the preferred Headworks Im...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2016

Heavy Equipment at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In December, the City received three construction bids for the Headworks Critical Improvements Projects. Staff began evaluating these bids and anticipate making an award recommendation in early 2017. Program leadership approved the preferred Headworks Im...

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Hot Topics

2 Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2016

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: we want your feedback!

“Hazard mitigation” is any action that protects your community, you and your family, and your belongings by reducing the potential impacts of a disaster. Every community must have a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Open Data San José (BETA)

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

These city data sets range from unemployment...

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Housing

1 Story
Posted on: February 16, 2017

2nd UPDATE - Extension of Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) Activation

On Monday, February 20 through Saturday, February 25 (closing on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.), the City of San José is activating OWL in partnership with HomeFirst (hours open from 9pm to 8am).  The Housing Department has ex...Read on...

OWL Flyer

Immigrant Affairs

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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... Language Access Policy...
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...

Press Release
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...

Court Decision...
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 Jo...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 other insti...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...

OIA Update...

Mayor's Office

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

June City Council Recap

Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council advanced several community priorities this June to close out the fiscal year. Taken together, they represent a strong step forward in our efforts to improve safety, services and the quality of life for our residents...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

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

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


Medical Marijuana

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Proposition 64 legalizes the nonmedical use of marijuana by persons aged 21 and older. Proposition 64 creates a state regulatory and licensing system ...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

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

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

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


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

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

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

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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Therapeutic Art & Wellness Program Dances the Night Away with Valentine’s Day Celebration

Pink and red hearts filled the room at the Grace Therapeutic Art & Wellness Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 10, 2017. Almost 70 people danced the night away with music, food, prizes, goodie bags, and good company. Held at the Basco...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Longtime Almaden Volunteers Receive Special Commendation

Councilmember Johnny Khamis (D10) and Mayor Sam Liccardo presented a commendation to Rich and Jeanne Sanders on Tuesday, February 7th for their inspirational service to the community. The Sanders have been volunteering at the Parks, Recreation and Neighbo...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Almaden Neighbors Volunteer Together at Jeffrey Fontana Park

In the Almaden Valley, Jeffrey Fontana Park is a popular and serene gathering spot for neighbors to enjoy a walk, for dogs to enjoy playing at the dog park, and for youth to climb and swing on the playground. As people drive by the park on McAbee Road, th...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Seven Trees Community Center Mural

The Seven Trees Community Center’s Mural Contest is a unique opportunity for a local artist to highlight their work to hundreds of people. The artist must depict an image that represents, “Building Community Through Fun,” on a ca...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

San José Named Age-Friendly City

Last Wednesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) named San José as one of only 38 cities in the United States accepted into the world-wide WHO Age-Friendly City Network. Hundreds of cities from around the world ...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Winter Carnival and Book Fair Transforms Mayfair Community Center

Over 190 teachers from around the Bay Area and 50 families from District 5 walked through the doors of the Mayfair Community Center on Saturday, January 21st expecting to receive old used books. Instead, families walked into a community center transformed...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

PRNS Hosts Almaden Winery Rose Park Volunteer Project

With January as the best time to prune roses, local Almaden residents from Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, as well as, neighbors and other dedicated volunteers accomplished the essential job of pruning roses at the Almaden Winery Rose Park on Satur...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Arcadia Ballpark Project

In November 2000, San Jose voters approved a $228 Million bond (Measure P) that provided funding for “constructing new recreational sports facilities.” One of the two remaining Bond projects is the citywide softball facility. On Dece...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Artful Aging through Shakespeare Workshops

The City of San José, Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is excited to be partnering with SV Creates with funding from Aroha Philanthropies to offer three artful aging workshops in 2017. John McCluggage, former associate ...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Winter Storms Hit Family Camp

The recent winter storms that have affected the entire state, also hit the popular Family Camp at Yosemite site. The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) program, located in the Sierras near Yosemite National Park, was battered by the recent...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Los Lagos Golf Course On-Line Survey

Your opinion is wanted by the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) department. A community engagement process to discuss the future of Los Lagos Golf Course, one of three municipal golf courses in San José, has started. You can sh...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 18, 2017

The Cities of San José and Campbell Join Together for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers came out to serve their local community on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit partnered with the City of Campbell to host...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

PRNS Winter Leisure Class Registration

Looking for something fun for the new year? The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Winter Leisure Class Registration is open! Take a minute to see what classes, camps and activities your local community centers and parks are ...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

PRNS Accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship applications for the upcoming season. PRNS offers hundreds of classes and programs, such as dance, music, health & fitness, gymnastic...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Volunteers Get the Job Done at the Municipal Rose Garden

Even with the forecast showing continual rain and gusty breezes for Saturday, January 7th, 276 “San José Parks-Loving” volunteers headed out to the San José Municipal Rose Garden for the 10th Annual Pruning Day event. As they arr...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

The Eagle Has Landed at Lake Cunningham Park

Lake Cunningham Regional Park has become home to a unique new resident this past month. Our country’s national bird, the American Bald Eagle, has been spotted during morning strolls by park staff and visitors. Our new feathery friend spends its ...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

High School Students Shadow City Employees

Students from Luis Valdez Leadership High School participated in a City Employee Shadow Day on Monday, January 9, 2017. City employees from the Departments of Environmental Services, Housing, and Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services were matched up...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2017

Grace Community Center Programming at Three New Locations

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) therapeutic drop-in Art & Wellness Programming for adults in need of behavioral health services and those with disabilities is now offered in three locations City wide. PRNS has susp...

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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...

Outdoor Activities
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Aging Mastery Program

Camden and Mayfair Community Centers are helping older adults “master” aging. The City of San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is pleased to be the first in the area to offer an innovative, new ten-week health and wellnes...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

PRNS Accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship applications for the upcoming season. PRNS offers hundreds of classes and programs, such as dance, music, health & fitness, gymnastic...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Holiday fun for Therapeutic Services

Each December, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services All Access Sports and Recreation (AASR) provides holiday fun for individuals with various disabilities. One such event is our Winter Workshop which was held at Camden Community C...Read on...

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: December 21, 2016

Local Cities Collaborate on Holiday Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

Hosted by Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services, therapeutic services programs in San José, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale presented their Annual Winter Ball, a semi-formal event attended by 115 participants, parents, and care providers. Guests danced the...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Seven Trees Community Center’s Star Wars Cookies with Santa Event

Seven Trees Community Center’s Star Wars Cookies with Santa Event- Seven Trees Community Center hosted its’ Annual Cookies with Santa event with a few extra helpers this year. Jedi Knights, Strom Troopers, Yoda, BB8 and a few more frie...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2016

City of San José Teen Sport Leagues

The Seven Trees Community Center organizes yearly, City Wide -Teen Sports Leagues that serve youth ages 12-18. Presently this league hosts 3 sports, Flag Football, Futsal, and Basketball. Flag Football is currently at the end of the season, with 15 teams ...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 19, 2016

Almaden Lake Park hosts its first Graffiti Night Car Show

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Are you ready to go back in time before summer is gone for the year? Almaden Lake Park invites you to close out the season on Aug. 26 for its first ever Graffiti Night! This nostalgia themed event will take place on the west side of Almaden Lake Park (Alm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

11th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser Benefiting Youth Recreation Programs to be Held on August 19

On August 19 the Youth Connections Foundation of San José will hold its 11th Annual Comedy for Kids fundraiser at the SAP Center in San José. This year’s show will honor Jose Manzo, Superintendent of the Oak Grove School District. Marla Tellez will MC and...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Rios: San Jose parks are important not just for fun but for real monetary benefits

Want the inside scoop on the value of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services means to our community? Angel Rios, Director of PRNS, penned this special story for the Mercury News that details the importance and the value parks and recreati...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

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

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

The Economic Benefits full report
Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, Kelley Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the Parking Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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Planning

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Public Review Draft MND: 1705 Berryessa Gas Station Project

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

File No. and Project Name; Description: PDC15-027 1705 Berryessa Gas Station Project. A Planned Development Rezoning from the A(PD) Planned Develo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Public Review Notice of Preparation: 4300 Stevens Creek Boulevard Mixed-Use Project

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE 4300 STEVENS CREEK BOULEVARD MIXED-USE PROJECT

FILE NO: PDC16-036PROJECT APPLICANT: FORTBAY, LLC PROJECT LOCATION: 4300-4340 Stevens Creek Blvd. Project Description: Th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Public Review Draft Supplemental EIR: Museum Place Mixed Use Project

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR) AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) is available for public review for the Museum Place Mixed-Use Project. This project con...Read on... Museum Place Mixed Use Project Page
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Public Review Draft MND: 2905 S. King Road Ministorage & Light Industrial

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

File No. and Project Name; Description: PDC16-037 & PD16-037 2905 S. King Road Ministorage & Light Industrial. Conforming Rezoning from the A(PD) Planned D...Read on...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: We Want Your Feedback!

“Hazard mitigation” is any action that protects your community, you and your family, and your belongings by reducing the potential impacts of a disaster. Every community must have a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management...Read more and take the survey


San José Prepared

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Flood Update - 1:00pm

The City of San Jose remains focused with the Reentry and Recovery phase.   The City of San Jose continues to make significant progress today on Reentry and Recovery operations. Many more residents will be able to return to their homes. For thos...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Flood debris removal in some locations and acceptable items

The City of San José is placing dumpsters on several streets on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 to help residents properly dispose of items ruined or contaminated by the flood. This cleanup is only for items damaged by the flood. ...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flood Update - 5:00 PM

The City of San Jose has made significant progress today on Reentry and Recovery operations. Many more residents will be able to return to their homes. For those who remain under mandatory or advisory evacuation orders, we are working as quickly as we can...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Flood Update - 9:30 AM

The City of San Jose is moving to a Re-entry and Recovery phase for the flooding from Coyote Creek. Creek flows are still high, and Anderson Reservoir continues to spill water at a high rate. However, Coyote Creek levels are continuing to recede. The goo...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Flood Update - Evacuations have been lifted in some areas

Areas in green
are cleared for return. Areas in yellow are still under mandatoryevacuation.
Residents are advised to use the Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes if your home has been flooded.

Old Oakland Road Area -- EVACUATIONS STILL IN PL...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Flood update 11:40 A.M.

Evacuations

The City and its partners continues to help residents impacted by the flooding of Coyote Creek.

Three areas of evacuations remain in effect:

  • Mobile home parks near Old Oakland Road – South Bay Mobile Home Park, Golden Wheel, and River B...
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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Rain has largely stopped but flooding along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill

Although the rain has largely stopped, flooding is continuing along Coyote Creek as reservoirs continue to spill and creek flow is extremely high. The area for mandatory evacuation has expanded and includes approximately 14,000 residents based on 2010 cen...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation due to flooding along Coyote Creek has expanded

The area in San Jose subject to Mandatory Evacuation due to flooding along Coyote Creek has expanded. The area is along Coyote Creek, in the Coyote Creek 100 year flood zone plus approximately 250 feet, running from north of 280 to south of 101. ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

EVACUATION ADVISORY for the entire area along Coyote Creek, north of 280 and south of 237

Due to current and continuing flooding, this is an EVACUATION ADVISORY for the entire area along Coyote Creek, north of 280 and south of 237. It is important to evacuate to the homes of family or friends, or to one of San José’s two...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Mandatory Evacuation Notice for the rectangular area north of E. William and south of Santa Clara st

Due to current and continuing flooding, this is a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for the rectangular area north of E. William and south of Santa Clara streets for the homes on the creek side along South 17th Street to South 19th Street in San José...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Road Closure Updates

  • NEW: Quinn Ave – Senter Rd to Will Wool Dr
  • NEW: Rock Springs Dr – Nordale Ave to southend of Rock Springs Dr
  • NEW: Wool Will Dr – Wool Creek Dr to Quinn Ave
  • NEW: Will Creek Dr – Senter Rd to Eastend
  • NEW: Welch Ave – Nordale Av...
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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Storm Update 5:00 P.M.

The City of San Jose issued an emergency notice via Alert SCC aimed at areas that are at high risk of flooding today along Coyote Creek from Capitol Expressway to State Route 237. Close to 100 San Jose city staff and community service officers are current...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Residents near Coyote Creek, from Capital Expressway to Interstate 880

The San Jose Emergency Operations Center has just issued this emergency notice via Alert SCC to residents near Coyote Creek, from Capital Expressway to Interstate 880.  This is aimed at areas that we know are at high  risk of flooding to...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Storm Update 11:00 A.M.

Due to expected flooding along Coyote Creek today, the City of San Jose is advising residents in the low-lying areas along the creek to prepare for potential voluntary evacuations. San Jose has also declared a local emergency in response to current and ...Read on... Stay informed...
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update 10:30 P.M.

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek as well as Arroyo and Ross creeks. More road closures have been identified. The city has two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter, all to remain open through the nig...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update 4:00 P.M.

The City of San José continues to monitor stream flows in Coyote Creek and has opened two evacuation centers and one overnight shelter for residents who choose to voluntarily evacuate their homes in low-lying areas along Coyote Creek.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Storm Update

The City of San José has activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to the current series of storms. We are staying vigilant of the storm and potential impacts to our community, and City crews are in the field ready to respond to sto...Read on...

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Trail Updates

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Autumn Parkway - Guadalupe River Trail (West Bank) - Closure from 9/21/15 to 2/28/17

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

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