San Jose Community Budget Meeting, May 2017

The city will be hosting its annual Community Budget Meeting for 2017-2018 this upcoming Thursday 18 May 2017 at the Bascom Community Center (Multipurpose Room).  This is the scheduled day and location for the Willow Glen Planning Area, although other dates are made available for participation. 

The meeting will occur from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the 1000 S. Bascom Avenue address (San Jose, CA 95128), where the community center is situated.  Get directions from Google Maps here

#WillowGlen #SanJose #ParticipatoryBudgeting #BascomAvenueSJ  

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Bike To School Day, 10-12 May 2017; local participation in the National Safe Routes to School program

WGNA is currently planning for the annual Bike to School Day, now scheduled for Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 May 2017 (depending on the school).  This is part of the National Safe Routes to School program, which is coordinated locally by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village with the partnership of Willow Glen Neighborhood Association and other neighborhood sponsors. WGNA has participated in the program since the year 2010 with other groups like Willow Glen Lions Club.

Participating schools are to include Willow Glen Elementary School; River Glen School K-8 School; Ernesto Galarza Elementary School; Hammer Montessori Elementary (at Hammer); and possibly other schools.

 

#BikeToSchool #SafeRoutes  #Bicycle #WillowGlen #SanJose #WalktoSchool #SafeRoutesToSchool  #WGNA #WGNASJ #StakeholdersSGV BicycleWG  #SJUSD #WillowGlenElementary #RiverGlenSchool #ErnestoGalarzaElementary #HammerMontesori


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May 2017 Meeting

UPDATE to the original article: The Annual General Meeting and Board Election for the 2017-2018 term are being rescheduled for Thursday 25 May 2017, but a Nominating Committee Report was made by Ed Rast, Chairperson at the 11 May 2017 monthly meeting.  The guest presentation by Don Weden had continued as planned.  (Last edited on Thursday 11 May 2017 at 11:37 pm).


The next WGNA Board Meeting is scheduled on Thursday 11 May 2017, and this will include the Annual General Meeting and Board Election for the 2017-2018 term. [Edited: see update in the above]

Please join us at the Willow Glen branch of the San Jose Public Library, inside the Community Room at 1157 Minnesota Avenue.

 

Guest speaker Don Weden will make a presentation on the topic of "Change, Growth, & Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0."

"Santa Clara County is entering a new era in its physical development, driven by major demographic, economic, environmental, and geographic forces. It is becoming a more urban place.

Our population is projected to grow by about 300,000 people in just the next 15 years – the equivalent of adding two more Sunnyvales. The vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities.

In addition, 2/3 of that growth is projected to occur in the 65 and older age group, as the Baby Boomers age. By 2030, 1/4 of our adult population will be 65+ and our county’s population will be the oldest it has ever been. That dramatic aging of our population will bring many challenges, including pressures for changes in our automobile-dependent land use patterns and the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices.

Maintaining our quality of life, while adapting to these major changes will require responsible, visionary local land use planning – and community attitudes that support well-planned, appropriately-located, higher-density new development."

More information will be made available at WGNA.net, including the next meeting agenda and Walk to School information.

Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (see the menu for "Social Networking" on the right side of this page)

#WillowGlen #SanJose #UrbanDesign #UrbanPlanning #WGNA #SantaClaraCounty  #WGNASJ

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April 2017 Meeting & Panel Speakers

 

The next WGNA Board Meeting is scheduled on Thursday 13 April 2017

PUBLIC SAFETY & CARE SERVICES will be the topic of our guest speakers and panel discussion at the next WGNA Board Meeting, scheduled on Thursday 13 April 2017.

PANEL DISCUSSION will include Eddie Garcia, Police Chief, SJPD; Curtis Jacobson, Fire Chief, SJFD; the San Jose Neighborhood Commission, and others. Members of the panel will make a presentation and discuss items such as the Evans Lane Housing Project; Planned Fire Station #37; Emergency Response Times, and other quality of life issues.

Please join us at the Willow Glen branch of the San Jose Public Library, inside the Community Room, at 1157 Minnesota Avenue.

#WillowGlen #SanJose #SJPD #SJFD #Police #Fire #Homeless #Emergency911 #EmergencyResponse #WGNA #WillowGlenCares #PublicSafety #EvansLane

Please join us at the Willow Glen branch of the San Jose Public Library, inside the Community Room, at 1157 Minnesota Avenue.

More information will be made available at WGNA.net, including the next meeting agenda and Walk to School information.

Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (see the menu for "Social Networking" on the right side of this page)

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March 2017 meeting presentations

SLIDE PRESENTATION FROM THE LAST WGNA BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOW ONLINE

See the tab for "Meetings" atop this home page and pull down to select "Presentations".  You will then see the presentation for Thursday 09 March 2017 in addition to several others.

The last meeting featured guest speakers from Kim Walesh's office, Deputy City Manager & Director of Economic Development for the City of San Jose, as presented by Nanci Klein, Assistant Director.

The presentation and discussion provided an update from the city on topics such as job creation, private investment, revenue generation, and talent attraction and development. (These are the core areas of the department).

Also on March 9th, Konstantin Voronin made a presentation on the subject of "Midtown@Meridian and The Ohlone Mixed Use" Towers, plus the Del Monte Park.  Voronin is the Land Development Manager, Republic Family of Companies.

Social Media Hashtags (Facebook & Twitter): 
#WGNASJ  #WillowGlen  #SanJose #EconomicDevelopment  #JobCreation #Cities #SJPL  #KimWalesh 
#Preservation #UrbanDesign  #UrbanPlanning #RepublicProperties  #RepublicFamilyCompanies #MidtownSJ  #MidtownMeridian #OhloneTowers #DelMontePark  

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March 2017 Board Meeting & Guest Speaker

WGNA BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR  THURSDAY 09 MARCH 2017;
WITH GUEST SPEAKER, SAN JOSE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The next meeting includes guest speakers from Kim Walesh's office, Deputy City Manager & Director of Economic Development for the City of San Jose, including Nanci Klein, Assistant Director.

The presentation and discussion will include an update from the city on topics such as job creation, private investment, revenue generation, and talent attraction and development. (These are the core areas of the department).

Please return to our website for more information about the presentation and discussion as we continue planning. 

Please join us at the Willow Glen branch of the San Jose Public Library, inside the Community Room, at 1157 Minnesota Avenue.

More information will be made available at WGNA.net, including the meeting agenda.

Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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February 2017 Meeting & Speaker

 

UPCOMING WGNA BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

NEXT SCHEDULED DATE IS THURSDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2017

The next meeting includes guest speaker Dave Cortese, President, County of Santa Clara, California.

The presentation and discussion will be on the topic of the Santa Clara County National Heritage Area Project.

Please join us at the Willow Glen branch of the San Jose Public Library, inside the Community Room, at 1157 Minnesota Avenue.

The meeting agenda is available on a separate page, here.

Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter

#WillowGlen #SanJose #NationalHeritage #NationalHeritageArea

#NHA#California #WillowStreetPark #SJPL #WillowGlenHeritageWGNA#WillowGlenHeritage 

#WGNASJ #DaveCortese #SantaClaraCounty#Preservation #UrbanDesign

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WGNA BOARD & MEMBERSHIP MEETING for JANUARY 2017

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY 2017 with GUEST SPEAKER, SPUR-SAN JOSE

Join us at 7:00 pm at the Willow Glen Public Library with a guest speaker appearance by Laura Tolkoff of SPUR talking on the topic of "Shaping the Region's Growth".

San Jose's new District 6 Councilmember Dev Davis will also be appearing at the later segment of the meeting.


"SPUR is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. In a region dominated by single-interest politics, SPUR plays the crucial role of uniting citizens to jointly craft solutions to our common problems. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office in San Jose, SPUR provides a common ground for citizens to come together in fruitful, forward-thinking conversation."


See their website at http://www.spur.org/

SPUR is formally known as the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

 

 

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Holiday Lights Tour, 19 December 2016

Willow Glen Neighborhood Association invites you to join fellow neighborhood seniors on an escorted bus tour and walkthrough of Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose; a bus tour through the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park; plus, a coffee, tea & cake social afterward.

Participants include residents from The Village of Willow Glen, Summercrest, and Sienna senior living facilities.  Seniors will be escorted by docents.

Charter buses depart at 4:30pm from the Village of Willow Glen, 465 Willow Glen Way, San Jose, CA 95125.  Activities should finish by 8:00pm.

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November 2016 Meeting

The next  WGNA Board & Membership Meeting will be open to the public on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the community room of the Willow Glen Library.  Aside from the regular business of the Board of Directors, guest speakers will include Nancy Pyle and Betty Ramirez on the topic of the San Jose Youth Commission.  Afterward, Dave Mitchell from San Jose's department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) will be speaking on topics relating to changes in Willow Street-Frank Bramhall Park.  Finally, the electee of San Jose's 2016 campaign race for Council District 6 has been invited to speak.  The meeting agenda will be posted on the website, here.

 

Please note, there's typically no monthly meeting for the month of December.

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