National Night Out on Tuesday 01 August 2017 at the Willow Glen Creamery on Lincoln Avenue

National Night Out returns to Willow Glen on Tuesday 01 August 2017.   The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association will be organizing the event with this year's host, the Willow Glen Creamery, at the Willow Glen Town Square on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Willow Street.   Thanks to this year's host, free ice cream will be offered to every guest that participates, 6:30 to 8:00 PM..

National Night Out is a national program (trademarked) by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).  It occurs annually on the first Tuesday of August.  NATW describes the event as "an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live."  

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide

Coordinated by local police departments and grassroots organizers in every city across the United States, this is a community-based event with the purpose of awareness-raising, partnership, and neighborhood development. 

In agreement with National Night out themes, WGNA will also host its next Board Meeting and guest speaker presentation on Thursday 10 August with the San Jose Police Department on the topic of neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.

"National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances." 

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June 2017 Meeting

WGNA's next Monthly Board & Membership Meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday, 08 June 2017 at the Willow Glen Public Library branch at 7:00 pm.

A guest presentation will feature the city of San Jose's Trail Manager, Yves Zsutty, of the department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services (PRNS).   He will provide us with a Trails Update for the Willow Glen Planning Area and its connecting areas.   This is a participatory meeting and presentation, and we invite you to attend with all your questions and comments.

#WillowGlen #SanJoseCA #SanJose #WGNA #WGNAsj 
#PRNS#SanJosePRNS #Trails #Parks  #UrbanEcologyWGNA
#UrbanEcology #ThreeCreeksTrail #LosGatosCreekTrail#GuadalpeTrail

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SUPPORT TEACHER HOUSING TODAY! WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 6:30 PM AT CITY HALL

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Today the San Jose Planning Commission will decide whether to approve or deny our teacher housing project.
 
Thank you for offering to include your voice in our coalition of teachers, parents and local families that are standing up for our teachers.
 
We'll be at San Jose City Council Chambers, 200 East Santa Clara Street from 6:00PM.
 
The Commission meeting starts at 6:30PM sharp, and we are first on the agenda so please get there as early as possible.
 
Remember to wear pink! So all the commissioners know we're coming!
 
We will have talking points available at the hearing for anyone who needs a helping hand with their comments.
 
If you have any questions feel free to call, text or email.
 
See you tonight!
 
Israel Molina
Organizer
Support Teacher Housing
 
#WillowGlen#LincolnAvenueSJ#TeacherHousing#SanJose#Education


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Support Teacher Housing is an organization working to build affordable, teacher housing. Our mission is to help teachers live where they work, help schools recruit and retain teachers, and create a model that other towns and cities can replicate.

HOWEVER, the San Jose City Planning Commission intends to vote against our project at the Planning Commission Hearing on Wednesday, May 24.

Parents, teachers, and community members overwhelmingly support this project. We must make it clear to the Planning Commission that affordable, teacher housing is good for San Jose and good for the Bay Area - we need your help to drive this point home.

Join us at the Planning Commission Hearing on May 24th and show your support for teacher housing.


DATE AND TIME

Wed, May 24, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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City Council Chambers

200 East Santa Clara Street

San Jose, CA 95113

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WGNA Annual General Meeting & Board Election on 25 May 2017

The Annual General Meeting and Board Election for the 2017-2018 term was rescheduled for Thursday 25 May 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, but a Nominating Committee Report was made by Ed Rast, Chairperson on the 11 May 2017 monthly meeting. 

  • Below, see an image of the information poster used for public notice of the Annual Board Meeting & Election for the 2017-2018 term; or, click here to view it as a downloadable PDF formatted document.
  • Click here to view the Agenda for the Annual Board Meeting & Election for the 2017-2018 term, which has been expanded from what's seen on the poster.
  • Click here to view to Minutes for the Annual Board Meeting & Election for the 2017-2018 term.  [Note: minutes will be posted when approved by the board and nominating committee]. 

 

[EDITOR'S NOTE to the original article: The Annual General Meeting and Board Election for the 2017-2018 term were rescheduled for Thursday 25 May 2017, but a Nominating Committee Report was made by Ed Rast, Chairperson at the 11 May 2017 monthly meeting.  May 11th was the originally scheduled date for the Annual General Meeting, but it was moved to May 25th because a number of board members were away from town, or on sick leave; therefore, the board could not meet a necessary quorum.]

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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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