Tuesday, March 20, 2007

SNI 2.0, March 31 from 9:30-1 pm

The first phase of SNI (Strong N'hoods Initiative) has been very productive for North Willow Glen and the other n'hoods of the Greater Gardner Coalition. Fuller Linear Park, the vintage streetlights along Delmas, and the street repairs on Spencer and now Prevost are three of the most visible improvements that neighbors made happen via millions in SNI money.

Now it's time for "SNI 2.0" - setting the spending priorities for the next five years. Would you like traffic calming on your street? On Bird Avenue? How about fewer overhead power lines? Bike lanes that actually go somewhere? Enhanced public safety? Come to this meeting and state your views. Coffee, pastries 9:30 am; Forum 10-12:30; Lunch 12:30 pm.

Where: Gardner Community Center, 520 W. Virginia. RSVP appreciated 297-9135.

Monday, March 19, 2007

N'hoods Commission Forum March 24

"You are invited to attend our next neighborhood outreach meeting to update you on the latest draft work plan by the N'hoods Commission, to 'support the growth of participatory democracy and increased community involvement for all Neighborhoods in San Jose.' Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007 Place: San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street (rooms W118, 119, and 120 located behind the rotunda). Time: 9 am, sign in starts at 8:30 am. Parking: Free parking is available in the 4th Street parking garage. Please RSVP to strongneighborhoods@sanjoseca.gov or call 535-8508, and request a copy of the work plan." - Ernest Guzman, Beth Shafran-Mukai, Autumn Gutierrez, Randi Kinman

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Neighborhood Watch on Spencer, April 16

Annette Boyer and Clark Williams invite all Spencer Avenue residents to join the block's new Neighborhood Watch program. Our first meeting is Monday, April 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Clark Williams and James Moore, 1006 Spencer.

Neighborhood Watch will inform residents how to deter crimes such as burglary, auto theft, car break-ins near our homes, and also address issues such as vandalism, graffiti, drug dealing and gang activity on our street and in our neighborhood.

Meet face-to-face with SJPD representatives and learn facts about:
*Police districts and beats
*Duties of beat officers
*Crime trends in your area
*How to react to suspicious activity
*How San Jose's 9-1-1 system works
*Recommended security measures

Spencer Avenue residents who attend the meeting will receive a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH window sign and other materials. No RSVP is needed but call Clark at (408) 297-0685 to learn more about the meeting.