|Sports Equipment Grants for all District 1 Public Schools
|To give each of the 26 public schools in D1 a $1,000 sports equipment grant.
|The 26 public schools listed on the district 1 website
|Install Entry Markers in Eden Neighborhood
|The Eden Neighborhood has been trying to beautify its neighborhood with entry markers, and they are facing a major obstacle with the permit fee. Other neighborhoods probably have or will face the same issue. Some of the money should go toward helping neighborhoods like Eden pay for the permit fees to beautify their neighborhood.
|4 Corners: Williams and Phelps, Williams and Eden, Payne and Eden, Payne and Phelps
|$10250 + *$500 from “Walden manor signs”
|$5,000 Grants to West Valley and Calabazas Libraries
|(2) $5,000 grants to Calabazas and West Valley libraries for books
|West Valley & Calabazas Libraries
|Upgrade the Cypress Community Center’s Computer Lab
|The Cypress Community Center is the one place in the district where citizens, particularly older adults, can come for events, meals, and social activities. Yet the building is old, needs paint, the grounds are not attractive and the facility for enjoying the grounds are almost non-existent. It would be a real plus to have an attractive Center. Isolation is a serious issue for older adults and an up-graded Community Center would be a huge step in the right direction.
The Computer Lab needs 5 more PC’s to fill out the 12 positions available in the Lab
Estimated $1750 (5x) = $8,750
The Computer Lab also needs to acquire current software for the PC’s currently installed.
Estimated $250 (5x) = $1,250
|Cypress Community Center
|Tennis Court Resurfacing at Murdock Park
|The tennis courts at Murdock Park are old and uneven. New surfacing would make it more pleasurable to play. New nets would add to the appearance of the park.
|Video Projector at West Valley Library
|Community room at West Valley Library would benefit from a good video projector for showing movies, community presentations
|West Valley Library
|ADA Ramps at Rainbow Dr., Bretmoor Way, Hanover Dr., Daphne Dr., Glenmoor Way, and Wisteria Way
|There are a few of the streets that have ramps for wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, etc. but not all of them. I have to wheel out into the world and cross streets from driveway to driveway. It makes it more dangerous as you are crossing the street not in a crosswalk and could easily be hit by a car. Please consider making all crosswalks accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, etc.
|Sidewalk (not specified)
|Plant Valley Oak Trees at San Tomas Park
|This is a proposal to help reestablish the native Valley Oak tree in the Valley of Hearts Delight by planting one to three Valley Oak trees in the San Tomas Park. The tree planting could be an example for other parks within District 1. The Valley Oak is a historical tree here in the valley, yet is now rarely seen. It is the largest and longest-lived of the oaks. It would provide habitat for birds and shade for people. Oak trees are beautiful and are a signature of the natural landscape of this area. Many people don’t have big enough yards to grow oak trees. Our city parks would be a great place to help restore their presence. A project that helps restore the Valley Oak would be something residents and families could rally around. It could be an educational opportunity for schools and students to learn about the trees and local nature. It could bring people together today and leave a lasting legacy. And there are other organizations in the area that would support this effort. I will never forget the first tree we planted with my Mom at our house in the Seven Trees area when I was a young girl. Recent article: Bay Nature: A Tree Revolution in Silicon Valley by Bill Simons, Jan 2, 2018, https://baynature.org/article/a-street-tree-revolution-in-silicon-valley/
|Corner of San Tomas Aquino (Fennian Dr) and Valerie Dr.
|Nature and Contemplation Area in San Tomas Park
|This is a proposal for a section of an existing park (San Tomas Park) to be transformed into a nature and contemplation area for the purpose of providing opportunities to connect with nature nearby, providing educational and science opportunities, and building community and providing outdoor social activity in the neighborhoods. With increased density in the city, people need opportunities to be in nature nearby. They need peaceful places where they can destress and they don’t have to drive to get there. Most parks have playgrounds for small children and lawns for sports. We also need spaces in parks for those of us who do not do sports or have small children, and want to walk, sit, relax, enjoy a beautiful garden and maybe learn something. With a garden area designed for nature, students of all ages can participate, learn and be outside. We know experience outside in nature benefits the psychology, behavior, and intellect of young people. With their schools, they could do citizen science monitoring the conditions of the ecosystem through app surveys or do a treasure hunt type game to explore nature. With ongoing changes and growth in the city, people need ways to interact with their neighbors in positive ways to continue to have the feel good friendly atmosphere that we enjoy in San Jose and neighborhood nature in the park can help provide that space.
|Corner of San Tomas Aquino (Fennian Dr) and Valerie Dr.
|Upgrade Monroe Tunnel Lighting to LED
|The tunnel that goes to the catwalk over 280 between Monroe Street and Tisch Way to Fontana Park is very sketchy and most people feel unsafe walking through it during the day, much less at night time. It needs to have a lot more lighting. I also think it should have a blue light call box for emergencies.
|Monroe St./Moorpark Ave. Catwalk Overpass
|Sports Equipment for Starbird Youth Center
|New sports equipment would give the at-risk kids at Starbird an opportunity to get excited about sports. My friend and I have helped start a basketball program at the youth center, and we would like money for 10 youth basketballs (around $200).
|Starbird Youth Center
|Evergreen Trees at Phelps and Walton
|Greenery ups the value and health of neighborhood.
|Phelps and Walton Way
|Art Box on Bollinger & Johnson
|Having a local artist paint these plain-Jane boxes would brighten up the neighborhood and hopefully deter any graffiti.
|Bollinger Road and Johnson Ave. intersection
|Art Box on Doyle Ave & Saratoga Ave
|Brighten up drab road corners and a great way to provide exposure to local talent.
|Doyle and Saratoga Avenues
|Sidewalk Trees in Strawberry Park
|Sidewalks for many homes don’t have trees. When Go Green initiative is in place a homeowner simply has to let know where to plant the tree. Planting and maintenance cost will be covered by this initiative. We can give option to homeowners if they want to take care of the tree.
|Strawberry Park near Saratoga Ave and Moorpark Ave
|Install “Walden Manor” Signs at the entry to the Eden neighborhood
|I would like to see signs on the four corners of Eden Neighborhood with Walden Manor name on them. It would be a beautification for the neighborhood as well as hopefully deter criminals. It would also be wonderful if security cameras were placed at each location to deter criminals. Home theft in San Jose has risen dramatically and security cameras would be one way to begin fighting back.
|Corners of Eden Neighborhood – Payne/Eden, Williams/Eden, etc.