WGNA's Next Open House monthly meeting will be held on September 26, 2019, at the Willow Glen Community Center (2175 Lincoln Avenue).  A presentation will be made about the fourth part of our “Urban Living" series, "Crane Watch Willow Glen", a discussion about new real estate developments in Willow Glen.  Project updates will be given on...

  • The Ohlone 
    • Condominiums and mixed-use development
    • 800 units
    • Developer: Green Republic LLLP
  • Tamien Station
    • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
    • 569 units (24% affordable)
    • Developer: UrbanCo Tamien LLC
  • Park and Laurel
    • Affordable Transit-Oriented Development
    • Laurel – 82 family units, Park – 100 senior units
    • Developer: Santa Clara County, Housing Authority
  • Page Street Development
    • Affordable housing
    • 81 studio apartments
    • Developer: Charities Housing
  • Misc. Local Developments

WGNA's next open house Monthly Meeting will be held on

Thursday 26 September 2019.

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MEETING LOCATION

Willow Community Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95113

(See Google Maps Directions here)



NATIONAL SAFE ROUTES "WALK TO SCHOOL DAY" RETURNS THIS 16th OCTOBER 2019 IN WILLOW GLEN

On Wednesday 16 October 2018 at 7:00 a.m., students, parents, and teachers will meet together in celebrating "Walk to School Day".  A morning reception will be hosted before we continue to our respective schools.  Meet at the Bank of America Parking Lot on Lincoln Avenue at 1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 (see Google map here).

The program and events are free of cost to all the participants.

Participating schools include Willow Glen Elementary School; River Glen K-8 Two-Way Immersion School; Ernesto Galarza Elementary; Hammer Montessori School, and others.

All students in any of the other nearby schools are invited to participate, such as Blackford, Booksin, Gardner, Schallenberger, and Washington. Also, private schools BASIS, Sacred Heart Nativity School, San Jose Christian School, and Valley Christian.

Team mascots appear, including "Q" of San Jose Earthquakes, "Gigante" of San Francisco Giants/ San Jose Giants, and "Stomper" of Oakland Athletics.  Area students and families are invited to participate, along with other area dignitaries.   We have snacks and giveaways for the participants.

Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village sponsors and organizes our annual National Safe Routes to School“Walk to School Day”. Co-sponsors include Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA and other groups. 

Seasonally, every year, Walk to School Day returns in the autumn, and Bike to School month returns in the spring (usually May).

Through the year, and as part of the celebrations, students at our elementary schools receive bicycles, helmets, and razor scooters.

Join children & adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking:

  • Encouraging a child’s next stage of independence
  • Physical activity
  • Teaching safe pedestrian & bicycling skills to children
  • Awareness of how walkable & bikeable community improvements can be made
  • Concern for the environment Reducing traffic congestion, pollution & speed near schools
  • Sharing time with community leaders, parents & children
  • Creating joy and fun!
  • Promoting psychological well-being and alertness
  • Fostering maturation and responsibility
  • Creating habits of activity, empowerment and thinking differently

 

 


WGNA Electoral Candidates Forum

— Candidates' Forum for the California Senate, District 15

 

 

The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association is hosting this nonpartisan forum to introduce the candidates for the District 15 Senate seat in the upcoming 2020 election.

The format of the event will be equal time Q&A with time for audience questions at the end.

Confirmed candidates for this event are:

 

Date & Time Thursday 17 October 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location Starlite Banquet Facility,
680 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Directions See the Google map and get directions to the site here
RSVP & volunteer (online)

On the WGNA website http://www.wgna.net/event_registration

Or offsite through Eventbrite 

 

About the California State Senate — 15th District

Senate District 15 is comprised of 950,000 residents and encompasses a large portion of Santa Clara County, stretching from Cupertino east to Mount Hamilton and from Los Gatos north to San Jose’s Alum Rock District. The cities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the San Jose communities of Willow Glen, Almaden, Evergreen, East San Jose, and Downtown are included within the district. The district also contains vast rural expanses of unincorporated areas that extend to the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Stanislaus County border.

  • District 15 is currently represented by Jim Beall, who has served from the year 2012 to the present. Beall's term ends in the year 2020, whereas one of the above candidates will become our new state senator.
    • See the regular map of the district
    • See the zoom map, focusing on San Jose.

WGNA's ADDRESS ON HOMELESSNESS CONTINUES...

 

The previous WGNA Monthy Meeting for June 2019 featured two guest speakers and an open forum with public comments and discussion.

Starting at 7:05 p.m., guest speaker Jonathan Fleming (returning guest) spoke on Laura’s Law, AB 47, AB 57, and AB 109.

Next, at 7:15 p.m., DeAnna McNeal Mirzadegan, a neighborhood resident, spoke about a petition for a homeless encampment at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

From 7:25 p.m to 8:25 p.m, an open forum, and public comments were heard on the homeless, needs for transitional housing, crime and safety, addiction and health, impacts on the environment, and the state of the city.

A full hour was given to the WGNA Board, membership, and the open community to discuss and understand the issues related to homelessness, transitional housing, crime, and addiction, as well as the impacts on residential quality of life, the environment, the economy, social services, etc.

There should be no "assumed" conflation on any of these matters. They are not necessarily all one and the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info on our previous meetings and activities...


SAN JOSÉ CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM & INITIATIVES — 
MAY 2019

Presentation (viewable online, PDF format): San José Clean Energy program and initiatives.

Speaker: Kate Ziemba, Senior Public Information Representative, San José Clean Energy (SJCE), City of San Jose; joined with Todd Webber

Summary: San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is the City of San José’s new electricity supplier—charting our path to a greener future. We are the Community Energy department of the City of San José, dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE plays a crucial role in Climate Smart San José, the city’s climate action plan. The San José City Council unanimously voted to create SJCE in May 2017, and we began serving residents and businesses in February 2019.

Topic series: Urban Ecology; Urban Design & Vision/Planning


PLANED FIRE STATION #37 in WILLOW GLEN — MARCH 2019

The last open house meeting of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association was a Town Hall Meeting with a panel discussion on issues relating to the San Jose Fire Department's proposal to build the new fire station #37 in Willow Glen, long planned on the site near the community center on Lincoln and Curtner Avenues.   The panel members will include San José Fire Chief Robert Sapien, Jr.Councilmember Pam Foley, District 9 (South Willow Glen); and Councilmember Dev Davis, District 6 (Central Willow Glen).

Additionally, we had a chat on the San Jose Fire Museum in downtown San Jose, with its mission on educating the public about the history of the San Jose Fire Department.

 

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