The next WGNA Monthy Meeting for June 2019 will feature two guest speakers and an open forum with public comments and discussion.
Starting at 7:05 p.m., guest speaker Jonathan Fleming (returning guest) will speak on Laura’s Law, AB 47, AB 57, and AB 109.
Next, at 7:15 p.m., DeAnna McNeal Mirzadegan, a neighborhood resident, will speak 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 will be 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 will be 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.
MEETING FOR APRIL 2019:
HOMELESSNESS, HEALTH & SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT, & THE GUADALUPE RIVER
Date: Thursday at 7 pm on 25 April 2019
Location: Willow Glen Community Center, located at 2175 Lincoln Ave.San Jose, CA 95125 (between Malone Rd. & Curtner Ave.)
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES SINCE Wednesday 13 March 2019
Hope Village Relocation Community Meeting (Impromptu)
The night's meeting on Wednesday 13 March was hosted by Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA at the Elk's lodge. The WGNA board members have since heard many of the concerns of the area residents and stakeholders and will be writing a position paper to the city, county, and water district.
Look for that paper to be published here on WGNA's website, as well as in the social media, and email.
The last meeting on March 13th was an open house meeting, whereas the city councilmembers, county supervisors, representatives, and departments were invited to attend and speak. The WGNA Board encouraged Councilmember Dev Davis and others from the city of San Jose to participate along with all of the stakeholders in our community in an open house forum. The city chose not to attend, but the county sent its representatives.
As a resident, if this issue is important to you, and you cannot get a reserved seat in the city-sponsored meeting on March 20th, nor a confirmation for the second meeting on the unsaid date, then you are encouraged to attend Wednesday's meeting organized by WGNA and the Elk's Lodge on March 13th.
Per the City of San Jose's flier, the Hope Village Relocation project is still considered a "proposal" at the Willow & Lelong Street locations; so, we would like to give residents the opportunity to review the issues, express their concerns, and speak out on what they think is important. That also includes the voice of, and the particular interests directly relating to, the homeless in our community.
See WGNA's Facebook page at Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA, as well as here on WGNA.net.
Questions or other matters, please email the WGNA Board and your message will be forwarded.
IMPORTANT FOLLOW-UP MEETINGS TO ATTEND:
Monday 18 March 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Valley District Board Meeting, "Homeless Encampment Ad Hoc Committee", located at 5700 Almaden Expressway. See Agenda here
Monday 18th - 7:00 -9:00 p.m., the first Community Meeting by the city at the Gardner Community Center, 520 W Virginia Street. "If you were put on the wait list for the first one, you will automatically be placed in the second meeting." (per Councilmember Dev Davis, District 6).
Also on this date, the community will hear about the "Homeless Tiny Home Community Coming to Tamien this Summer".
Tuesday 19th - 9:30 am, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors "Regular Meeting" - Hope Village could be discussed. See the Board of Supervisors' Chambers. See agenda here.
Wednesday 20th - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Community Meeting / Elks Lodge at 444 W. Alma Avenue (off of Lelong).
"The City’s housing department is hosting a second community meeting regarding the relocation of Hope Village. It will be held on Wednesday March 20th from 7-9pm at the Elks Lodge. ...If you were put on the wait list for the first one, you will automatically be placed in the second meeting." (per Councilmember Dev Davis, District 6)
Tuesday 26th - 4 pm City Council Meeting Agenda item 4.5 "Hope Village Update" with Mayor Liccardo and the fellow councilmembers, including Councilmember Dev Davis. (The meeting begins earlier, but this agenda item is not to be heard before to 4:00 P.M.). See the Agenda at the city's website here.
Hope Village Update.
(a) Accept the staff report on the status of Hope Village; and
(b) Direct staff to return to the City Council with an implementation plan and timeline for a city and county funded development of a new Hope Village.
CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-009, Staff Reports, Assessments, Annual Reports, and Informational Memos that involve no approvals of any City action. (Housing)
NOT TO BE HEARD BEFORE 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 26 - Santa Clara Valley Water District "Board Meeting", Headquarters Building Boardroom
4:20 p.m. Closed Session and 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting. See agenda here