Hello and welcome to 2019!
The Cambrian Community Council would like to welcome you to our 36th year of service to the community and the first meeting of 2019 at the Cambrian Library on Monday January 7th starting at 7pm. The meeting agenda can be viewed at www.cambriancommunitycouncil.com.
The year 2019 will present many changes and challenges For the Cambrian community, a community that has traditionally been quiet and peaceful.
As the year opens the Cambrian area continues to experience a wave of burglaries, thefts, and other criminal activities. On January 16th at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Union Avenue at Highway 85 the Santa Clara County Sheriffs office and San Jose Police Department will meet with the public to discuss the situation in Cambrian and crime prevention techniques, please plan on attending.
The results from the election of 2018 are in! The Cambrian Community Council welcomes Pam Foley our new San Jose City Councilperson for District 9. San Jose City District 9 includes the San Jose part of the Cambrian area. We look forward to working closely with Pam over the next 4 years and welcome her District 9 representative to the Cambrian Community Council monthly meetings. Pam will be also working with the District 9 Leadership Group. Their first meeting of the year is on January 10th (Thursday this week) where Pam will speak with the community and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo may also make an appearance. The Cambrian Community Council encourages all to attend the D9 meeting at the Cambrian Library starting at 7 pm on Thursday.
This year also will see key decisions being made regarding the development of the Cambrian Park Plaza. The Cambrian Community Council Special Committee for Cambrian Park Plaza will provide updates each month on current and upcoming decisions. Now is a good time to be involved in the process to ensure Cambrian receives a winning development beneficial to the whole community.
For those who rely on public transportation the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is proposing many changes to the public transportation coverage in the Cambrian area. Come to the Monday meeting to find out what the proposed changes are and how your voice can be heard when the decisions are being made. The #37 bus runs by the Cambrian Library on Hillsdale. If you do not take public transportation come hear the proposed changes to learn how they effect the development proposed at the Cambrian Park Plaza.
This year will see 4 developments on Union Avenue. The Union School District is pursuing development of their corporation yard on Union and Los Gatos Almaden Rd, Harker school is pursuing development plans near Union and 85, Weingarten Realty continues to pursue development plans for Cambrian Park Plaza at Union and Camden, and Campbell Union High School District continues with development plans for their property between Camden and Foxworthy on Union Ave.
Status, updates, and how to be involved in the decision making process on these projects and future projects will be presented at each monthly Cambrian Community Council meeting in 2019.
In addition to the subjects already mentioned the Cambrian Community Council monthly meetings provide a forum for community issues to be brought to the forefront where they can be addressed and pursued with the appropriate government bodies.
Welcome to our 36th year of service to the community. The purpose of the Cambrian Community Council is expressed in the preamble to our Bylaws.
The Cambrian Community Council was established in 1983 under the sponsorship of Supervisor Rod Diridon Sr. to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Cambrian Area. As a Nonpartisan body, we are united in our resolve to provide an open forum for citizen expression. In conjunction with our forum, we are resolved to establish and maintain effective lines of communication among Cambrian residents, Local Businesses, the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara and State Agencies. Using the vehicle of open dialogue, we hope to ascertain the concerns of our Citizens, gather the best information for analysis of those concerns, and forward our conclusions to government offices and/or other organizations.
See you at the meeting on Monday at 7pm at the Cambrian Library on Hillsdale Ave. The agenda for the meeting can viewed and downloaded from our webpage at www.cambriancommunitycouncil.com.
Date: January 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Cambrian Library Community Room at 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA
Join us for an evening forum with candidates from San Jose Council District 9 and Santa Clara County District 4 to discuss pressing local issues. Moderated by the former editor of the Mercury News editorial pages, Barbara Marshman, candidates will respond to questions about the environment, climate change, the housing crisis, increasing commute times, traffic congestion, and transportation. This is a free, educational, non-partisan event.
This forum is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara, and Greenbelt Alliance.
Cosponsors: Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters, Committee for Green Foothills
For more information, please contact Kiyomi Honda Yamamoto at email@example.com.
Meet and hear from candidates for Sheriff (for the November Election) What are their ideas for law enforcement. How will they protect the County? Why are they running for office? Questions will be taken from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Monday, October 8 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Ave Cupertino, CA 95014
KALEN GALLAGHER and PAM FOLEY
Both candidates vying for the San Jose City Council seat in the November election will debate issues important to District 9 residents.
Sponsored by the D9LG
The D9 Leadership Group is having their first General Membership meeting at the Camden Community Center on September 13th.
The D9LG says: "We will introduce our Interim Leadership Team, talk about future goals and objectives, and identify three key issues of concern to district residents. Pam Foley and Kalen Gallagher, candidates for City Councilmember for District 9, will then explain how they intend to address those specific issues."
Samaritan Medical Center project will be heard sometime after 7 p.m.
- Special Meeting of the General Plan Committee in the Los Gatos Town Council Chamber
- The General Plan Committee will be discussing the Council’s suggestions and making a recommendation to the Planning Commission and Town Council regarding which suggestions should be included as amendments to the Specific Plan.
- Contacts: Sally Zarnowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joel Paulson at email@example.com
- Council Chambers at San Jose City Hall
- Samaritan Medical Center will be on agenda sometime after 6:30 pm
- Neighborhood's Responses to the City's Draft Environmental Impact Report
- Documents are online at: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=4939
- Project will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 after 7:00 pm
Register today to participate in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Then on October 20 at 10:20 a.m., join millions of people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide who will practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake. More info at shakeout.org
Camden Community Center MPR, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124