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Old San Jose sidewalk near Hendricks

Great news!  The low lying sidewalk near Hendricks Ave Elementary School has been repaired.  Each time it rained a stretch of sidewalk would flood just south of the school along San Jose Blvd. The repair consisted of removing the low … Continue reading

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Lady St. Johns removed from the Southbank Riverwalk

Residents along the Southbank notified my office in late October that the Lady St. Johns party boat was sinking. After a few of months of taking on water, the Lady St. Johns parked along the Southbank Riverwalk has been removed.  … Continue reading

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Special Committee on CIP Proposes Policy Changes On Debt and Capital Projects

Last newsletter I wrote about the Special CIP committee just as we completed our review of projects and their funding sources. That effort yielded funds for this year, as well as some for next year without issuing new debt. In … Continue reading

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Transition Committees Hard at Work

I have had the opportunity to appear before several of Mayor-Elect Curry’s transition Committees. Both the Infrastructure Committee and The Fiscal Responsibility Committee wanted to hear about our review of the Capital Improvement Program. My presentations differed in focus- for … Continue reading

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Are we really contemplating a fine for backing in?

I have received a lot of emails recently in response to news reports that the Council is contemplating an ordinance that would fine residents for backing their cars into their driveways. It is true that I believe the language of … Continue reading

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Speech from June 25 Installation

I have reprinted below the text of my speech at last Thursday’s Council Installation ceremony. Thank you to all who attended! Good afternoon. Mayor Brown, Mayor-elect Curry, fellow council members past and present, elected officials, dedicated City employees and citizens … Continue reading

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Public Works Updates- June 2015

Public Works is now providing me with a project tracking spreadsheet  to help assist with my updates to you on project status.  The mechanism could be great- but we will have to see how accurate the content is. Southside Incinerator.   … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Moratorium

Recently the state ended the session without addressing citing requirements for cultivation, processing or dispensing of medical marijuana. Application for such facilities could be submitted to the state as early as July 1 and the state did establish criteria for … Continue reading

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May 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends, What a beautiful spring! But please don’t let the lure of outdoor activities stop you from voting! Early voting is open now and the City election for Mayor, Sheriff and several City Council seats is May 19th. There … Continue reading

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Traffic Calming- May 2015

Traffic Calming- May 2015 There are currently four neighborhoods in the San Marco/Colonial Manor area pursuing traffic calming initiatives. You will recall that the City has a process by which neighbors can request traffic calming measures if they obtain the … Continue reading

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Larsen Water Line Update

Last week I hosted another Town Meeting in the Larsen area to update residents on the status of water line installation. Representation of the Mayor’s office, and Housing and Neighborhoods were in attendance as well as Greg Matovina who has … Continue reading

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Please Vote Yes

Please Vote Yes on the Charter Amendments on the ballot The two charter amendments on the current ballot stem from recommendations of the Task Force on Consolidated Government, a City Council created citizen body that conducted a year-long review of … Continue reading

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