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2015 Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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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 Highlights

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Apply now to serve on a City commission

Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancies: Apply onlineRead on... Additional Info...
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Winter Storm Preparedness

It's going to be a wet and windy weekend in the Bay Area. Make sure you're prepared.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

New Year, New Library Cards

Kick off the new year with six new library card designs to choose from. Stop by any San José Public Library location on Saturday, January 7, 2017, to exchange your library card for one of the new designs or sign up to become a library member for FREE.

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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: January 6, 2017

CIP Monthly Status Report – November 2016

Corroded pipe at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In November, the City of San José advertised the construction contract for the Headworks Critical Improvements Project, and staff held a site walk for interested contractors. Meanwhile, alternatives analysis work continued on the Headworks Improvements an...Read on...

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Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

You’re Invited – CIP Vendor Open House

You're invited to learn about upcoming design-build consulting and contracting opportunities in the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Capital Improvement Program. Space is limited. Registration is required by February 1. Please see the acc...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

CIP Monthly Status Report – November 2016

Corroded pipe at San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

In November, the City of San José advertised the construction contract for the Headworks Critical Improvements Project, and staff held a site walk for interested contractors. Meanwhile, alternatives analysis work continued on the Headworks Improvements an...Read on...

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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

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Housing Department Announces Release of RFQ for Bridge Housing Communities

The City of San José Housing Department is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development and operation of Bridge Housing Communities in San José. The RFP CSJ HSG 1-13-17, including application in...Read on...

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Housing - Mobilehome & Park Owners

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Draft Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance and Public Meetings

The City of San José has posted the Draft Discussion Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance for review and staff is hosting community meetings to discuss the draft ordinance. Meetings are scheduled for January 12, January 18, January 19, and January 30. More...Read on...

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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...

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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 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...

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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

4 Stories
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 Cultural Affairs

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 Operating Grants

Operating Grants support professionally-managed San José arts organizations that operate year-round programs. Deadline is January 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 5 at 1:00 p.m. and December 14 at 10:00 a.m. at San ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 take pART Grants

take pART Grants support publically-accessible arts activities by San José organizations. Fundraising events and school-based projects are not eligible. Deadline is February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 6 at...Read on...

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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: 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

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Bees have extra honey to share!

- The bees at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo were extra productive this year, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) has "G" Gorilla Honey for sale. Enjoy a sweet and natural treat. Every bottle has eight ounces of...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...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Agnews Development Update

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

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Posted on: 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: January 6, 2017

Public Review Draft EIR: 350 S. Winchester Mixed Use Project (Volar)

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A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR)AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the 350 S. Winchester Mixed Use Project (Volar). This project consists of a Planned Development Zoning to ...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

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Greyhound Residential Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report

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A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR)AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Greyhound Residential Project is available for public review and comment. The...Read on...

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SJFD - Dispatcher Recruitments

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Apply Now - Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee - San Jose Fire Department

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Public Safety Radio Dispatcher (PSRD) Trainee

 

 

This position is a dynamic and integral link in the chain of public safety for the City of San José.  It is part of the 44 people who receive emergency and non-emergency calls fo...

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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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