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How do you prefer to receive community information?

I raised this issue at the April 6th meeting, but wanted the opportunity to ask a larger audience. As a member of the community, how do you prefer to receive information regarding community issues, events, etc. Your feedback will help us target how to focus resources in the dissemination of information to the community.

April 6th LPNA meeting videos

For those of you unable to attend the April 6th meeting I did record it on video (pardon some of the production issues as I was breaking in some new hardware) and made available here in 3 parts. There is no guarantee future meetings will be recorded/available. Member attendance and participation is absolutely critical, especially if we vote on issues that impact the community as a whole.

Part 1 – Opening LPNA business/issues, Captain Fong of SJPD Southern Division

Part 2 – Comments from Sergio Jimenez’s District 2 office, Presentation by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Mike Wasserman

Part 3 – Presentation by Mike Wasserman cont’d

LPNA General Meeting – April 6

Hello, LPNA members. Two files attached.
Next Thursday will be our second meeting of the year. We are having more meetings this year, alternating between Saturday morning and Thursday evening. Meetings are every two months this year.
Included with the agenda is a draft letter to Mayor Sam Liccardo. The letter describes yearly online reporting as another way to address illegal fireworks in San Jose. The letter is being distributed to all Neighborhood Associations in District 2 for approval at NA meetings. As Chairman of the D2 Neighborhood Leadership Council, I intend to endorse the letter with a list of all NAs who approve it as shown. Please review the letter prior to the April 6 meeting. LPNA Members will vote for approval or disapproval at the April 6 meeting. Copies will be available at the meeting.
At this meeting we will have SJPD Captain Fong again. He will give us an update on San Jose Police Department and our neighborhood.
Also, Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman (District 1 – our district) will give an update on Santa Clara County and its relationship to us in our neighborhood.

What has the County done for you lately?

Are you uncertain about the services the County of Santa Clara provides, or what portion of your taxes goes to the County versus the City? Here’s your chance to learn about what the County government does. The featured speaker at our LPNA general meeting on Thursday evening, April 6th, is Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors member for our District 1 (southern county).

If you have a question for Supervisor Wasserman, we’ll forward it to him in advance. Just put it in a reply to this email or an email to President@lospaseosneighbors.org BEFORE  March 31st.
 
So, put that  special program on the DVR, and come on to the Library to learn a few new things about our area, and to meet your neighbors.
 
Hope to see you at the library.
 
Regards,
Greg Peck
LPNA

Greenbelt Alliance

Met with representatives of the Greenbelt Alliance today to learn about their organization. They work to protect many natural and agricultural lands throughout the Bay area. You can learn more from their website and more specifically, their stance on Coyote Valley. Many of our neighbors and surrounding neighborhoods will be directly impacted by developments within this area. As members of the community, now is the time to educate yourself about the issues surrounding development of this area. Greenbelt made available a report on lands in the area most at risk for development

 

Upcoming High Speed Rail Authority meetings (SF to SJ Project section)

If you are not already on the mailing list for California High-Speed Rail Authority, please attend one of these meetings and learn how this project impacts you and your neighborhood. Open house meetings for the project section from San Jose to San Francisco takes place between April 5th – 13th, 2017 at various locations across the peninsula.

Community Open House Meetings

Upcoming High Speed Rail Authority meetings (San Jose to Merced Project section)

If you are not already on the California High-Speed Rail Authority mailing list, please attend one of the following meetings to learn more about how this project could impact you and your neighborhood. These upcoming meetings from April 18 – May 1, 2017 are presented at various locations and dates (See infographic below).

Community Open House Meetings

Police Recruiting

On behalf of LPNA President, Greg Peck:

On October 20, 2016, the San Jose Police Department presented its semi-annual Police Department Recruitment Activity Report to the City Council’s Public Safety, Finance, and Strategic Support Committee. In that memorandum, the Department committed to issue a memorandum related to post-November election recruiting efforts to the City Council.

On November 8, 2016, the voters of San Jose passed Measure F, San Jose’s Alternative Pension Reform Act. This offers an opportunity for a fresh start for the San Jose Police Departments recruiting efforts. 

Mayor Sam Liccardo, in his recent State of the City address mentioned that Police Recruits need to serve the city that paid for their education. And, this year’s Academy class is larger than has been in quite a while.
Attached PDF file is the February 8, 2017 Memorandum to the Honorable Mayor and City Council, by Captain Edgardo Garcia, updating the Police recruitment efforts in San Jose.

D2 Councilmember, Sergio Jimenez

The following is a greeting introduction post on Nextdoor. We realize not all members of our community belong to Nextdoor for one reason or another. We respect that decision and will try to keep you informed via this site or email so you continue to engage the entire community.

“Dear District 2 Residents,
I am honored to be representing District 2 as your newly elected Councilmember. I will be using Nextdoor to connect with you and keep you updated on the latest news in our neighborhoods and all across the city.

I want to introduce you to my team who are dedicated to working diligently to help you:
Vanessa Sandoval – Chief of Staff, Vanessa.Sandoval@sanjoseca.gov
Helen Chapman – Policy & Legislative Advisor, Helen.Chapman@sanjoseca.gov
Kimberly Hernandez – Executive Assistant, Kimberly.Hernandez@sanjoseca.gov
Maribel Villarreal – Policy & Legislative Advisor, Maribel.Villarreal@sanjoseca.gov
Please call or email our office anytime (408) 535-4902, district2@sanjoseca.gov, with questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Councilmember Sergio Jimenez”