Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing Shelter-In-Place (SIP) order issued by the Santa Clara County Health Department, this meeting did not occur in person at Los Paseos Elementary School. Instead, this was our first virtual meeting using Zoom conferencing. Hopefully, we can incorporate this technology in future meetings for those unable to attend meetings in person due to work, family, other commitments etc. If you cannot participate virtually, fear not! We have the recording here for your consumption to keep abreast of events impacting our community.
00:00 SJPD update
11:03 SJPD update after audio edit
18:10 National Night Out update
20:00 CERT Program and training
28:50 District 2 update – Vanessa Sandoval – Bridge Housing
50:20 D2 update – High Speed Rail (HSR)
1:00:00 Misc questions and issues
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.
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.
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.
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
- motor oil
- 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.
#SiliconValleyStrong: Help for those in need & a centralized location for critical resources
As the response to this public health emergency escalates, many residents will feel direct economic impacts from business closures, event cancellations, and layoffs.
We’re doubling down on mitigation to protect our community–slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reducing the number of people infected.
Silicon Valley Strong calls on the community to stay informed and look out for each other. This landing page serves as a hub with critical updates and resources for vulnerable neighbors–accepting tips for additional information at email@example.com. This page is updated daily and is currently being translated into Spanish and Vietnamese.
We seek community members interested in lending a caring hand. Sign up to volunteer with assistance and recovery efforts through Silicon Valley Strong SiliconValleyStrong.org
Need more information about what is happening regarding COVID-19?
The City of San Jose publishes notifications on a daily basis on their website. On this page, you can sign up with the City to receive these notifications in your email, as well as review past notifications within their archive.
Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations
– General Inquiries about City Facilities/Operations: 3-1-1 (408-535-3500)
– San José City Hall, located at 200 E. Santa Clara St., is closed to the public.
– Public Meetings: City Council meetings and Rules and Open Government Committee meetings will continue as planned. The Planning Commission will be held virtually, as needed. All other Council Committees, Commissions, and Board meetings are cancelled through May.
– The Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County (Spanish video, Vietnamese video) continues its operations and stands ready to protect community members targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Call 408-290-1144 immediately for assistance from Rapid Response volunteers and immigration attorneys.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Frequently Asked Questions about “Shelter in Place” order
Additional resources from the County:
If you prefer to receive County updates, sign up to their AlertSCC program for alerts sent directly to your cell phone or mobile device, landline, or email. Alerts can include:
- Severe weather
- Crime incident that affects your neighborhood
- Instructions during a disaster
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Visit the hhs.gov website to learn more about: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines, HHS COVID-19 News, the Federal Government Response to COVID-19, and more.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Visit the CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for more information about: What You Need to Know, How to Protect Yourself, Resources for the Community, Information for Healthcare Professionals, Latest Updates, and more.
FREE MEALS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS
Local schools are providing free to-go meals for all children ages 1-18, regardless of what school or community you live in. CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT.
– For more information, times, and locations at Oak Grove School District sites, visit ogsd.net
Visit the link above for information about: What you need to know, Getting care in Northern California, Protecting yourself and your family, Kaiser Permanente preparedness and response, General COVID-19 information
Visit VTA’s website for updates about what VTA is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as updates to paratransit: vta.org/covid-19
The Open Space Authority will be closing its office, administrative staff are working from home, and all docent-led and volunteer stewardship events are canceled through April 30, 2020.
This post will update as more resource information becomes available.
Received an email today from Zoe Lofgren’s office regarding a Teleconference Town Hall on COVID-19 in Santa Clara County. The relevant portions of the message are detailed below:
On Tuesday, March 24, I will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) and Reps. Eshoo, Khanna and Panetta. We want to facilitate an open and honest conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting our Santa Clara community.
WHAT: Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24 2020 — 1:00pmPT
WHO: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18)
Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
JOIN: Call 855-962-1194 at the time of the event
If you have questions about the event itself, please call my office at (408) 271-8700. We will be collecting your questions about COVID-19 in our community during the call itself; we will not be collecting questions ahead of time.
If you need help with an emergency health matter, including regarding COVID-19, please call SCCPHD at (408) 885-3980.
Member of Congress