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Nov 15 LPNA General Meeting

Most all of us have questions about what we can recycle into the recycle containers. I sure do!

Get your recycle questions answered at this November 15 meeting

Santa Teresa Library
7:00 p.m. – 9:00pm

Get a live update from SJPD, and District 2 Office. Get an update on LPNA Officer nominations.

California Waste Solutions will present information on the recycle process in our neighborhoods, the inspectors’ role, and the CHINA SWORD.

Bring your samples and get answers to your questions.

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Mail-in voters

For those that were industrious enough to vote early by mail, what next? Want to ensure your vote was counted? You are in luck!!!

Santa Clara County has your back! If you looked at the Vote By Mail Ballot Instructions, there was a QR Code printed on it pointing to the site, http://www.sccvote.org

On their page at the center is the following icon:

Click on the Vote By Mail Ballot Tracking link and complete the form with your registered street address and birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY). If the registrar received and counted your ballot, it will indicate in the displayed results!

Success! You confirmed your vote was received and counted! Thanks for performing your civic duties and participating in the election process.

National Drug Takeback Day

Do you have unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs within your household that need to be properly disposed? These should NEVER be discarded into garbage, flushed, or washed down a sink. The chances of it damaging wildlife, ground water, or our drinking supply is too great. Instead, drop off these drugs at a designated disposal site. There are several throughout the city. However, for this specific event our nearest drop-off site (ONLY accepts pills and patches, no sharps) is:

SJPD Substation (next to the Costco on Great Oaks Pkwy)
6087 Great Oaks Pkwy
Saturday October 27, 2018
10AM – 2PM

If you cannot make it to this event, checkout the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste program. It has links for sites throughout the county for drop-off of drugs and sharps for proper disposal.

Safe disposal of medication

Safe disposal of sharps

Mid-term elections

It’s that time of the year! Election day is just around the corner. If you are not registered to vote by mail, the in person voting station this year for our neighborhood are located at :

For the area south of Paseo #1 (along Tennis courts to Avenida Rotella)

Martin Murphy Middle School Library
141 Avenida Espana
San Jose, CA 95139

Polls open from 7:00am-8:00pm, November 6, 2018

For the area north of Paseo #1 (along Tennis courts to Avenida Rotella)

Los Paseos Club House
7047 Via Ramada
San Jose, CA 95139

Polls open from 7:00am-8:00pm, November 6, 2018

NOTE: Check your County Voter Information Guide back cover for your polling place for this election and verify it matches the above listed addresses. If your area is a Mail-in ONLY area, ballots can be dropped off on election day at either location.

Early Voting Centers

The alternative, if you desire to vote “early” in person, go to an Early Voting Center starting October 27th – November 5th, 2018 at these following locations unless otherwise indicated:

♦Registrar of Voters’ Office
1555 Berger Drive
Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112

♦Early Voting is available M-F, 8am – 5pm, beginning Oct 9 – Nov 5
Nov 6 election day, 7am – 8pm, Open Sat/Sun Oct 27-28 & Nov 3-4, 9am – 6pm

Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Joyce Ellington Branch Library
491 East Empire Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Morgan Hill City Hall – Council Chambers
17555 Peak Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Voting Hours: 10am – 5pm

Santa Clara City Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Willey Cultural Center
140 Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

In addition to the mailing for the Voter pamphlets issued by the County, additional resources detailing the content of the measures can be found at:

Ballotpedia

LPNA BBQ in Los Paseos Park

Los Paseos Neighbors, you are invited:

Thursday, September 27th

Los Paseos Neighborhood Association Hosts

BBQ in Los Paseos Park

5:30 to 7:00 pm (or however long people want to stay)

We will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers in the park to thank you and your families for your help and support. We’ve accomplished a lot in the past year:  new trees and benches in the park, Fibar for the playground and painting the restrooms, another outstanding National Night Out in August, a Dumpster Day, clothing collection for the homeless, and special meetings to discuss homelessness issues and solutions, and the impact of High Speed Rail.

This is a fun social event, but it will also be an opportunity to show you what we’ve done in the park and talk about our future the plans. We will also invite our friends in the Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department and D2 Office to thank them for all their assistance.

Please mark your calendars for September 27th, and we hope to see you there!

RSVP is not strictly required, but a tentative headcount will help with our planning and purchasing. Please reply to treasurer@lospaseosneighbors.com.

Funding for this event is provided by the BeautifySJ grant from the City of San Jose.

 

Los Paseos Neighborhood Association Election of Officers for 2019

The entire Board of Officers of LPNA comes up for election for the calendar year 2019 at the next general meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7 pm at the Santa Teresa Library.

 

The nomination process is outlined in the LPNA Bylaws:

“Nominations of candidates for elected positions shall be submitted through the LPNA web site, (About / Contact Us) or in writing (including by email) to any Officer, at least 30 days prior to the meeting when the election will take place.”

Nominations will close at midnight on October 15th. 

 

All members who attend the meeting in November may vote. All residents of the neighborhood over the age of 18 are considered to be members.

 

The current Officers of LPNA have expressed the intent to nominate themselves for the same positions in the election for 2019.

 

The elected positions and their duties are:

 

President:  The President prepares and publishes the agenda and presides at membership meetings and Board meetings; facilitates the activities of LPNA; exercises general powers of administration consistent with the office; appoints committee members with approval of the Board; reviews bank statements and disbursements made; and acts as the official spokesperson for LPNA.

 

Vice President:  The Vice-President assists the President; assumes the duties of the President in that Officer’s absence; coordinates the activities of any committees; and serves as an authorized check signer in addition to the Treasurer.

 

Secretary:  The Secretary keeps the minutes of general meetings and Board meetings; is responsible for correspondence at the direction of the President; and keeps records of attendance at meetings. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining available for inspection all legally required records and documents, and those required under grants or the LPNA Bylaws.

 

Treasurer:  The Treasurer is held accountable for all funds; gives a financial update at least annually at a general meeting; receives, safeguards and disburses funds; keeps proper financial records; proposes budgets to the Board; and provides bank statements for review by the President. The Treasurer also manages grant applications and grant-related accountings, and files tax returns.

 

Member-at-Large (2):  The Members-at-Large assist the Board with responsibilities assigned by the Board or may be requested to take over responsibilities of another Officer on a temporary basis when an Officer is unavailable. One current Member-at-Large also serves as the LPNA webmaster, and the other is responsible for activities, projects, and issues related to Los Paseos Park.

 

 

LPNA is not connected with the Los Paseos Homeowners Association (HOA) or the Tulare Hill HOA. LPNA promotes community involvement and provides a forum to discuss issues relevant to the neighborhood. LPNA also sponsors social and service events and works with the City of San Jose to improve the neighborhood. No dues are required for membership.

 

 

Video of LPNA meeting August 16, 2018

For those unable to attend our Q3 meeting the videos of the meeting are included below

A. Call to Order
B. LPNA Business –

• Process for nominations and election of LPNA Board for calendar 2019 year
• Financial Report for June 30th fiscal year end

C. Updates

• SJPD Update • D2 Update • LPNA Activities 2018

D. Presentation

• Don Weden (Former SCC Principal Planner) –

Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0: Growth & Change in Santa Clara County
E. Questions and Answers
F. Next Meeting – November 15, 2018, Santa Teresa Branch Library, 7:00 p.m.
G. Adjourn

Quarterly Meeting 8/16

Don’t miss our next General Meeting on August 16th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Santa Teresa Branch Library.
At this meeting, a fascinating presentation on the changing Santa Clara County! 
 
Hope to see you at the meeting.

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Our main speaker will be Don Weden, a former Santa Clara County principal planner for 34 years.  Mr. Weden will be presenting an enlightened and informative presentation on Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0:  Growth & Change in Santa Clara County. 

With Santa Clara County’s population projected to increase by roughly 300,000 people in the next 15 years, the vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities. Our aging population is creating pressures for changes to automobile-dependent land use patterns, and intensifying the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices. Weden will share his wisdom and insights in an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentation about change, growth, and planning as South Bay residents prepare for Santa Clara County, version 3.0.

We will also get an update on parks, crime and D2 Office.

National Night Out 2018

Neighbors,

Thank you to all our neighbors who came out to Los Paseos National Night Out last night.  It was a super fun evening. Mark your calendar for next year’s NNO on August 6, 2019.

Thanks to Crimson Blues for great music; to Brian the Bubble Guy for entertaining us with his magical bubbles; to our neighbor, Carlos, for providing the tables, chairs and canopies; and to all our volunteers who came out to support our event.  We could not make this event as special as it is without you.

Thanks also to all our community groups and vendors who participated by hosting an information table, and to all our Fire, Police, CHP and Sheriff’s officers who were there mingling with our neighbors and showing off their cool cars/trucks and equipment.  And finally, thanks to our sponsors who helped with the costs to put on this great event:

– Angie Cocke M&M and Associates/Century 21 Real Estate

– Pesta and Pesta Wealth Management

– PremierOne Credit Union

– Damon and Jenn Holst/Intero Real Estate Services

– Costco

– Low & Witte Orthodontics

– Jamba Juice

If you didn’t get a chance, go check out the nice chalk art drawings.  The winners of our Chalk Art Contest were:

8-12 grade:

1st: Matthew Lombardi

2nd: Rie Soares

3rd: Sieara Soares

5-7 Grade

1st:  Ruitong Khor

2nd. Alyssa Tabruchi

3rd, Arikka Marasas

K-4 Grade

1st: Ava Olson

2nd: Oliven Katz

3rd: Abby Brown

See you next year!

LPNA Board

 

2018 National Night Out celebration

Don’t forget to mark your calendars, PDAs, Smartphones, mobile devices for following:

Tuesday August 7th
5pm-8pm
Los Paseos Park

Come on out and meet your neighbors at our National Night Out celebration. Enjoy food, activities, live music, meet local area businesses/groups, and interact with attending government leaders and first responders. All of whom help make our community great!

In addition, come check out the improvements made to our Park! Through the efforts of LPNA grants from the Beautify San Jose funding, PB round 2 projects, individual citizens in our neighborhood, and local Church groups a whole slew of enhancements have been made to the park this year:

Solar lighting along the LP Park walking path
Additional benches along walking path
Cleanup around picnic areas
Distribution of tan bark around playground area
Repainting of bathrooms
Planting of shade trees in the park