FAQ for Emergency Interim Housing

The City put together a FAQ from many of the emails they received regarding the subject matter (Interim Housing sites at Bernal/Monterey and Rue Ferarri/101). See the pdf file here.

If your questions are not addressed within the FAQ, or at the city website, here , please be sure to make comments at the meeting tonight.

Reminder: Zoom Town Hall tonight at 6;00 p.m. re subject matter.

Bridge Housing Community Locations

In reference to the Zoom Town Hall meeting on April 27, 2020. The topic of discussion is the Emergency Interim Housing Development located within District 2. Both sites are relatively close to our neighborhood as depicted below in a snapshot of Los Paseos marked in green. The proposed sites at Bernal/Monterey and Rue Ferrari/101 are marked in red.

Zoom Town Hall Monday 4/27/2020

Message extracted from a D2 email issued on Sunday 4/26/2020…
This is most likely the last opportunity for residents to provide public comments on the matter concerning Emergency Interim Housing residing within D2 at Bernal and Monterey or Rue Ferrari and 101.
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Please join Mayor Liccardo, City staff, and Sergio Jimenez for a meeting on Monday 4/27/2020 about interim housing development in District 2:
Monday, April 27, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
During this meeting they will present the most up-to-date information on site plans and management, answer questions, and share information on how you can be involved in this monumental effort to protect the health and safety of our City.
They will also let you know as soon as a website, FAQ sheet, and additional contact information is available.

Scam prevention

Expect to receive a flyer in the US mail today, April 25, 2020, from the US Postal Inspection Service. It is a PSA regarding scams related to the pandemic, but also references other scams related to stimulus checks, tax filings, etc. It is of special interest to the USPIS if any scams use the postal service to perpetrate these scams. The link on the flyer, https://www.uspis.gov/coronavirus/, provides PSA videos, and links to resources on how to identify, avoid, and report these scams.

NOTE: The page is slow to load due to heavy system load. It is not your Internet connection, or your PC experiencing issues. It is their site inundated by requests.

Prevent Plumbing Problems

To avoid sewer pipe issues, flush only toilet paper down the toilet. Everything else goes into the trash!

Here are some common non-flushable items that can cause pipe backups and hazardous sewer overflows, or end up at the San José -Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. Instead of flushing these items down the toilet, here are ways that residents can help not clog up the sewer system:

    • For wipes (even ones labeled flushable), paper hand towels, rags, feminine hygiene products,  and most items, dispose of them in the trash.
    • For pharmaceuticals, take them to a drop off bin. Here is a list of drop off pharmaceutical containers in San José (Set items aside until the shelter-in-place order is lifted) 
    • Items that cannot go into regular garbage, recycling, or compost because they are hazardous waste or contain hazardous materials
        • electronics
        • paints
        • motor oil
        • pesticides
        • batteries
        • mercury containing items like thermometers and light bulbs

should be disposed of at County Household Hazardous Waste. (Set items aside since HHW has suspended drop-offs and events in response to COVID-19.)

If these items do not clog your pipes and somehow manage to make their way to the waste treatment facility, the risk of clogging or damaging the processing equipment is probable. It requires intensive labor resources to monitor and clean debris away from machinery, or repair equipment. Let’s all do our part to minimize these problems during the pandemic.