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Johnny Khamis

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Petitioning City of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, Lan Diep, Housing & Community Development Commission, Magdalena Carrasco, James Stagi, Ray Bramson, Dave Cortese, Charles Jones, Sergio Jimenez, Raul Peralez, Vice M...

Say NO! to the homeless shelter on Noble Ave in Berryessa, San Jose

The City of San Jose started planning the BHC pilot program on January 1, 2017 and presented their plan via Memorandum to City Council on May 22nd. The Memo recommends incidental shelter sites in each district of San Jose to set up small housing units on vacant land to house the homeless. In District 4, a list of the locations include 14630 Noble Ave – right next to the Noble Elementary and right behind Toyon Elementary. The location is also within quarter mile from Piedmont Middle, right across Noble Park, within quarter mile of Penitencia Creek Park across Summerdale Elementary and right next to the Berryessa library. (circled in red in the picture above) Prior surveys conducted by the City of San Jose show that 50% of the homeless have addiction problems. http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/70076 At least half are getting some type of government assistance. 95% are unemployed. 25% have been in jail in 2016-2017. It has also been stated that there will be minimum screening requirements for the shelter users which begs the question of the need for placing a shelter in the heart of a community of schools, parks and libraries. Such shelters have been shown to require a high degree of policing, emergency services and are accompanied with rampant problems of crime, trash and poorer quality of life for the residents. Neither has the community been consulted for the proposal nor have we been informed of the proposal by official channels. The community learned of the development only from alert residents who have been going through routine official communication. Fund Raiser: https://www.gofundme.com/no-homeless-shelter-in-noble The residents of the Noble community of Berryessa request the City of San Jose to not place a homeless shelter as proposed.  

Keerti Narayan
3,820 supporters
Petitioning City of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, Housing & Community Development Commission, Lan Diep, Magdalena Carrasco, James Stagi, Ray Bramson, Dave Cortese, Charles Jones, Sergio Jimenez, Raul Peralez, Vice M...

Say NO! to the homeless shelter on VTA area along Mabury Road in Berryessa, San Jose

SAY NO! WE NEED ALL YOUR SUPPORTS! Here is the email address that was sharing during the public meeting: bridgehousingcommunities@sanjoseca.gov Please share your comments and feedbacks to the City of San Jose! The City of San Jose started planning the BHC pilot program on January 1, 2017 and presented their plan via Memorandum to City Council on May 22nd. The Memo recommends incidental shelter sites in each district of San Jose to set up small housing units on vacant land to house the homeless. San Jose has narrowed the list of possible tiny home locations to house several dozen of the city’s homeless residents down to three spots. These include one candidate in District 3, a 1.33-acre plot in a VTA construction staging area along Mabury Road near Coyote Creek. The location is within one mile from Independence High School, within around one mile of Empire Gardens Elementary School and Anne Darling Elementary School. The location is also within halfmile from two new communities Onyx by Pulte Home and KB Home Apex, which brings massive new residents in the coming years. (circled in red in the picture above) For accurate VTA area and more information, please see the map at the news: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/13/san-jose-identifies-three-tiny-homes-sites-for-the-homeless/amp/ Prior surveys conducted by the City of San Jose show that 50% of the homeless have addiction problems. (reference from https://www.change.org/p/city-of-san-jose-say-no-to-the-homeless-shelter-on-noble-ave-in-berryessa-san-jose http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/70076 At least half are getting some type of government assistance. 95% are unemployed. 25% have been in jail in 2016-2017. It has also been stated that there will be minimum screening requirements for the shelter users which begs the question of the need for placing a shelter in the heart of a community of schools, parks and libraries. Such shelters have been shown to require a high degree of policing, emergency services and are accompanied with rampant problems of crime, trash and poorer quality of life for the residents. The residents of the Onyx by Pulte Home community of Berryessa request the City of San Jose to not place a homeless shelter as proposed.

Anita Li
3,259 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Honorable Mayor, Chuck Reed

VOTE NO on (PDC14-030 & PD14-030), a request for PD rezoning to allow for construction of a gas station/car wash tunnel/convenience store project in Canyon Creek Plaza on Silver Creek Valley Road.

The applicant’s case for approval of this project basically comes down to their belief that the project meets City regulations, solves for the inconvenience that they believe the community currently experiences, reduces miles driven, reduces tax leakage, conserves water, makes use of an under utilized parking lot, is similar to many other projects that the City has approved, therefore, this one should be approved too. There is no proof, evidence or data that this project would provide any of the benefits that the applicants claim in making their case for approval. No reduction of miles driven No sales tax leakage No conservation of water No additional convenience Does not meet a demonstrated need within the community Does not utilize an underutilized property Is dissimilar from any other project the City has approved in the past Utilizes a parking study that is 19 months old Utilizes a noise study based on flawed methodology that does not reflect the reality of the noise generated by the project in a real-time manner   In addition, this project…   Has not been recommended by the Planning Commission  Does not comply with Riparian Corridor Policy Study Guidline1B: Incompatible Land Uses Does not comply with Riparian Corridor Policy Study Guideline 2F: Noise Creates unacceptable traffic circulation within the shopping center Does not provide a car-wash stacking lane that complies with the City requirement Creates the danger of fuel tanker spills very close to an active and important creek Limits the future use of the property and would require a very expensive clean up, to be used for anything other than a gas station, limiting the interest of potential developers Has not demonstrated that it is needed or desired by the community Has not demonstrated that the community is currently inconvenienced and that this project represents wanted convenience Represents a threat to existing business        Eliminates parking that the existing businesses need in order to grow        Goes into direct competition with the anchor tenant of the Plaza   For all of the above stated reasons we strongly urge the City Council to DENY the request for zoning change

Keep Evergreen Green
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