Meetings

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District 5 United meets on the 4th Wednesday of odd-numbered months. The District 5 United Steering Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of even-numbered months. Information regarding upcoming and past meetings is listed below.

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The next District 5 United meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3/26/14, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127)Togo’s sandwiches and bottled water will be provided.

 

 

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The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 5/22/13, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127).

Partial Agenda:
County Budget Update and Q&A
City Budget Update and Q&A
Council District 5 & County District update(s)
Education Funding Presentation

Below are videos of four portions of the 5/22/2013 District 5 United meeting:

County Budget update

City Budget update

Education Funding presentation

San Jose Police Department Question/Answer Session

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The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 3/27, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127)Agenda:

  • Silicon Valley Express Lanes Project presentation
  • Bus Rapid Transit Art overview regarding the stations in our area
  • Eastridge Light Rail Extension update
  • Land Use Issue: Marijuana Dispensary at Alum Rock Ave and McKee Road
  • Councilmember Xavier Campos
  • County Supervisor Cortese

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The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 1/23, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127). The meeting was facilitated by Juan Estrada, President of District 5 United and President of Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Agenda: Presentation regarding San Jose Water Company’s proposed rate increase by the Division of Ratepayer AdvocatesInformation and Q&A by Public Officials

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The  District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 11/28, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127)The meeting was facilitated by Al Hinkle, moderator for the AlumRockTalks email group. Agenda: Presentation by the San Jose Independent Police Auditor (Judge LaDoris Cordell); Presentation by Nextdoor.com; Information and Q&A by Public Officials (City/County/Education/Public Safety)

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The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 9/26/12, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127) 

Full Agenda:
1. Welcome & Introductions (3 minutes)
2. Elections (2 minutes)
3. School District Updates (15 minutes): (a) ARUSD; (b) ESUHSD; (c) Mt Pleasant
4. United Way 211 (15 minutes)
5. Siren – New Citizen Vote Campaign (15 minutes)
6. Focus Area Updates (10 minutes)
7. Community Representative Updates (15 minutes): (a) Xavier Campos, City Council, District 5; (b) George Shirakawa, County Supervisor, District 2; (c) Dave Cortese, County Supervisor, District 3
8. CAP Grant/BRICC Award (5 minutes)
9. Comments/Questions (5 minutes)
10. Announcements (5 minutes)
11. Adjournment (8pm)

Election Slate
1. Juan Estrada as President.
2. Alofa Taliva’a as Vice President.
3. Trudy Ellerbeck as Treasurer.
4. Kim Mesa as Secretary
5. Chris Clark as an elected Steering Committee member
6. Guadalupe Gonzalez as an elected Steering Committee member
7. Gustavo Gonzalez as an elected Steering Committee member
8. Al Hinkle as an elected Steering Committee member
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The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 7/25/12, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127)Restaurant food and bottled water was provided at 615pm. Free books for kids and adults were provided.

Agenda
Inmate Re-Entry Update
Foothill Community Health Center: A vital resource for thousands of uninsured and low-income women, men, and children in East San Jose who cannot afford insurance or private health care.
Council District 5 (brief)
Second Harvest Food Bank (brief)
Art Box Project (brief)
District 5 Heroes / CAP Grant Initiative / city-wide coalition (brief)
Elections (very brief)

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5/23/12: The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 5/23/12, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127). The Meeting was facilitated by Christiane Clark. 

Agenda

  1. Candidates for our own CA Senate District 15: Jim Beall and Joe Coto
  2. ARUSD Safe Schools: Darcie Green
  3. Community Representatives (City Council District 5, County District 3)
  4. San Jose Police Dept
  5. “District 5 Heroes” stories and 6/30 event
  6. Bylaws
  7. Comments/Questions/Announcements

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3/18/12: The  District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 3/28/12, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127)The meeting was facilitated by Kim Mesa, President of the Alum Rock Educational Foundation.

Restaurant food, bottled water and cake was provided at 615pm.

Agenda

1.    6:30 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

2.    6:40 p.m. – Focus Area Accomplishments and Updates: Home Based Businesses – Rita Guess; Education – Gustavo Gonzalez; Land Use – Andrea Flores-Shelton; Neighborhood Organizing – Juan Estrada; Governance – Al Hinkle

3.    7:15 p.m. Community Representative Updates: Xavier Campos, City Council, District 5; George Shirakawa, County Supervisor, District 2; Dave Cortese, County Supervisor, District 3; Nora Campos, State Assembly, District 23; SCC Sheriff; San Jose Police Dept

4.    7:45 p.m. Comments/Announcements

5.    8:00 p.m. Adjournment

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1/25/12: The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 1/25/12, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz – Alum Rock Library.

Alofa Taliva’a (President, Sierra Neighborhood Association) facilitated.
Agenda:
1. City Budget Update & Overview: Find out how you can influence the City’s decisions.
2. Update & Status: Capitol Light Rail Extension Project
3. Brief Presentation: Payday Lending Reform.

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11/30/11:  The District 5 United meeting was held on Wednesday, 11/30/11, from 630pm-8pm at the Mayfair Community Center.

Guadalupe Gonzalez (Mayfair NAC) facilitated
1. Welcome & Agenda
2. Public Safety Survey results: Trudy Ellerbeck
3. San Jose Police Department: Captain Mark Bustillos
4. Independent Police Auditor’s Office: Diane Doolan
5. County Inmate Release Strategy: Deputy Chief Probation Officer Karen Fletcher
6. Announcements/Discussion/Questions
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9/27/11:  This District 5 United meeting was held on Tuesday, 9/27, from 630pm-8pm at the Alum Rock Youth Center (137 N White Rd.).
 
Everyone in East San Jose is welcome. Subway sandwiches and coffee will be provided at 615pm. The meeting will begin at 630pm and will end promptly at 8pm. The first 20 attendees will also receive great door prizes!

Land Use Survey results (from 121 community members) will be presented 4 days before they’re available to the general public online!

Agenda:
A. Brief Updates by Public Officials: Council District 5; County District 2; County District 3
B. Education: API Scores (ARUSD, MPSD, ESUHSD)
C. Land Use: Survey results
D. Land Use: Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
E. Announcements/Discussion/Questions

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7/27/11:

The inaugural District 5 United public meeting was held on Wednesday, July 27th and was a huge success. Approximately 50 people attended. San Jose Deputy City Manager Norberto Dueñas, Santa Clara County District 2 Supervisor George Shirakawa, and Vanessa Flores (from Assembly District 23) presented budget updates. Gustavo Gonzalez presented our Education Survey results.

We had requested a grant from the San Jose District 5 Council Office and were notified that we will receive a $1200 grant. County District 2 Supervisor Shirakawa pledged at the 7/27/11 meeting that he will match the Council Office grant.

 

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6/22/11: The next meeting will be held at 630pm at the Alum Rock Library. Agenda: Public Official updates; ARSF & Education; Land Use; Surveys & New Neighborhoods; Youth & Violence Prevention.

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5/25/11: Great meeting and presentations tonight! Neighborhoods, education, business and community-based organizations were represented. Councilmember Xavier Campos spoke briefly.

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4/27/11: 7 Committees were formed at this 2nd planning meeting. A special thank you to volunteer facilitator Betty Duong.

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3/30/11: 23 District 5 leaders participated in the March 3oth planning meeting.

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For more info, please contact steering@district5united.org or call Juan Estrada at 408-910-5966.

The next District 5 United meeting will be held on Wednesday, 7/25, from 630pm-8pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127). Restaurant food and bottled water will be provided at 615pm. Thefirst 20 attendees will receive great door prizes! Free books for kids and adults!

Agenda

Inmate Re-Entry Update

Mount Pleasant Community Clinic

Council District 5 (brief)

Second Harvest Food Bank (brief)

Art Box Project (brief)

District 5 Heroes / CAP Grant Initiative / city-wide coalition (brief)

Elections (brief)

  1. Welcome & Introductions (3 minutes)

  2. Elections (2 minutes)

  3. School District Updates (15 minutes)

    1. ARUSD – Superintendent Stephen Fiss

    2. ESUHSD

    3. Mt Pleasant

  4. United Way 211 (15 minutes)

  5. Siren – New Citizen Vote Campaign (15 minutes)

  6. Focus Area Updates (10 minutes)

  7. Community Representative Updates (15 minutes)

    1. Xavier Campos, City Council, District 5

    2. George Shirakawa, County Supervisor, District 2

    3. Dave Cortese, County Supervisor, District 3

  8. CAP Grant/BRICC Award (5 minutes)

  9. Comments/Questions (5 minutes)

  10. Announcements (5 minutes)

  11. Adjournment (8pm)