Act Now! City of San Jose 2016 Budget Priorities

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Act by end of day on Friday, April 1, 2016. Use the online form below to indicate your support for the budget priority suggestions made by the two Neighborhoods Commissioners for San Jose Council District 5. You may also leave a personal suggestion using the form.

The suggestions made by the two Neighborhoods Commissioners for District 5 are regarding Illegal Dumping, Safety, Youth/human services, Economic Development, Homelessness and Housing.

The form will send an email to District 5 Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco and Mayor Sam Liccardo. The form will indicate that you ask that they review the suggestions and keep them in mind when setting budget priorities for our city district and entire city.

The entire text of the email that will be generated is at the bottom of this page.

1. Required: Your First and Last Name

2. Required: Your Email Address

3. Required: Your Street Address

4. Required: Your Zip Code

5. Optional: Please list any additional comments you'd like included as the 2nd paragraph of the email.


TEXT OF ONLINE PETITION

Dear District 5 Councilmember Carrasco and San Jose Mayor Liccardo,

I support the budget priority suggestions made by the two Neighborhoods Commissioners for District 5.

Your personal comment will be inserted here.

The suggestions made by the two Neighborhoods Commissioners for District 5 are:
A. Illegal Dumping
1. Continue to invest in clean-up efforts, such as neighborhood specific clean ups and dumpster days. Increase awareness of current city funded programs to avoid illegal debris and dumping in our neighborhoods.
B. Safety
1. Current street lighting should be transitioned to become energy efficient and repaired in a timely manner to prevent loitering and deter crime. With top priority given to adding lighting in areas that are currently blacked out (White Rd/Story Rd).
2. Increase Police and Fire Staffing and Funding.
C. Youth/human services
1. Fund more programs that deter female involvement in gangs. Task Force should include more programs for women and girls.
2. Increase funding to youth summer program, which is a great program in many ways.
3. Fund the arts and family innovation venues to keep citizens engaged.
4. Increase the number of parks and open spaces where families can gather.
5. Library funding to accommodate after school use and families should be maintained.
D. Economic Development
1. Code enforcement for taco stands and other ambulant business Who do not pay into permits or enforcement funds.
2. Fund and create business improvement districts to attract jobs and local investment.
E. Housing
1. Homelessness – create real solutions that have long term impact:
a. Identify parking lots or areas where families can camp overnight.
b. Build affordable housing, (priority given to seniors and veterans). Make it a top priority. Require that all building projects include 15% affordable housing units.
c. Make change to current building codes which enable families to add secondary or in-law unit, or expand current home. In East San Jose, most families hose 2-3 generations or multiple families, within the same property. The current restrictions give way to unlawful building and additions that endanger our residents.

I ask that you review the suggestions and keep them in mind when setting budget priorities for our city district and entire city.

Sincerely,
[your-name]
[your-address]
[your-zip]

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