Martin Murphy & Los Paseos School security fencing – September 5, 2019 meeting

In case you missed the meeting, see the handout given at the meeting, images below, or in the attached pdf file.
One page lists answers to the Q&A at the first meeting.
The second page is a very preliminary position of the fence (red line) that will connect to the ends of the one chain link fence currently around the track and soccer field, thus surrounding the MHUSD property. This is NOT the final layout.
In attendance:
  • Anessa Espinosa, MHUSD Director of Facilities, running the meeting
  • Steve Betando, MHUSD Superintendent
  • Name not known, MHUSD Construction Design
  • Alex Aesan, Principal of Martin Murphy Middle School
  • Torie O’Reilly, SJ Parks Dept Manager
  • Sergio Jimenez and Vanessa Sandoval of District 2 Office
  • Other attendees: approximately 25 people
Anessa went over the Q&A
All named attendees above gave information related to the reasons for the fence both locally and at other schools across the Bay Area, State and nation.
Also, a discussion of a joint use agreement being discussed between MHUSD and San Jose City Parks (Torie O’Reilly) to address the neighborhood concern that an area that has been used for decades is being eliminated from their use. A suggestion was given to place a running/walking loop between Los Paseos Elementary and the School field; this is on the Park property. Torie took notes and will update us in the future.
A comment about possible continued use is to put in electrically controlled gates as shown in the field photo (see pdf) that would be open during non-school hours, including weekends. This is still under consideration as to type of gates and entrance possibilities.
The neighborhood attendees’ comments were received and taken note of by the named attendees above.
Q & A
Proposed Fencing Layout

Another Successful National Night Out

Thanks to all the volunteers, the neighbors, first responders, entertainers,  and organizations supporting our community! Without you, we could not have enjoyed another successful NNO event. Every year, we always hear from our neighbors that they were unaware of this event. If you enjoyed it, please help spread the word to your neighbors. The entire point of this event is public safety and getting to know your neighbors and those that serve our community. We can ONLY accomplish this with your support and participation.

For those unable to attend the event, see what you missed! Maybe we will see you at next year’s event!!!

Summer Celebrations at Viva Parks Los Paseos

If you were unable to attend the City of San Jose’s Viva Parks festivities at Los Paseos Park on Tuesday July 30th, this is what you missed! Aside from the community coming out to have a good time with the provided fun, games, and snacks, Several vendors were on hand to discuss various issues from health and wellness, community support, voting and census, and interaction with the D2 office. Other Viva Parks events are scheduled throughout the city and the Parks system, some with movie night showings at the park after nightfall. See the schedule here.

Don’t forget! August 6th, our own neighborhood National Night Out event is scheduled to occur!!! Mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the festivities at Los Paseos Park. Food, fun, entertainment, first responders. Come meet your neighbors, businesses, supporters, and protectors for our community!

National Night Out

Join us for our 5th Annual National Night Out event!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Los Paseos Park

The main purpose of this event is to promote public safety and reduce crime by getting to know your neighbors. As last year, the Los Paseos Neighborhood Association is organizing this event August 6 at Los Paseos Park (5:00pm – 8:00pm).

Come out and meet your neighbors and enjoy:

The great music of the Crimson Blues band
2 jump houses
Games
Chalk Art contest
Free hot dogs
Free ice cream
Refreshments

Bring the kids! Meet the first responders responsible for our community: Members of SJPD, SJPD Merge Unit, CHP, SJPD Crime Prevention Specialists, SJPD Canine Unit, SJFD (station 27). Also, SJ Public Library, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local vendors supportive of the community.

 And, this year an award winning magician will join us at LPNA NNO. 

Viva Parks at Los Paseos Park

Come out to Los Paseos Park and enjoy this City sponsored program hosted throughout the City’s Parks system.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019,
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
Los Paseos Park

FREE Fun, Activities, and Games!!!

Los Paseos Neighborhood Association (LPNA) will be in attendance at a table.

Also, activities and events focused on health and wellness resources as well as community engagement. Other similar events are scheduled throughout the city at other park locations if you are unable to attend this event.

Martin Murphy Campus Safety Enhancements (fencing & cameras) Community Meeting

The report of a fence going around the track/soccer field at Martin Murphy is true, and the project will be coming to implementation soon.

A meeting to inform neighbors about the project is set for June 17, at 6:00 – 7:00 pm, in the Martin Murphy iCenter (inside the school). The meeting will be put on by MHUSD.

Student safety is the prime driving force to this project. The project is complex since the School and the Park coexist in its usage. Students cross the Park many times during the school session. Decades of use of the fields and the track by neighbors and by soccer organizations should be considered in the design of the fencing layout and entrances to the fields, and to the times these entrances are open to the neighbors.

Plan to attend to give your input and ideas to this major project in the neighborhood.

See the flyer attached here for more information about this meeting, and contact information.

Regards,

Greg Peck