To our members:
It’s another full week of news and events in downtown San Jose.
On the news side (also listed below), SJDA is involved with a number of policy issues with potential have major impacts on downtown businesses, including:
- How the City and County plan to utilize remaining American Rescue Plan Act funding, which amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars;
- Redistricting: keeping downtown in one council district (which is SJDA’s position) or broken up into two or three different council districts (so-called “unity map”).
- The re-start of the City’s Recovery Task Force, which includes SJDA representation on the 55-member panel.
Also in the news, and to everyone’s relief, children 5-11 can now get their COVID vaccination.
On the events side, it always seems like a big day in downtown San Jose on the First Friday of each month.
The South First Friday gallery crawl returns, the First Friday at the San Jose Museum of Art is available and we’re going to have the exciting return of the Sonic Runway in our “playa” in front of City Hall. That grand opening includes: Bloco do Sol, DJs, food trucks, and more.
This weekend, go out and enjoy Viva Calle on Sunday, or Cinequest’s Cinejoy virtual film festival -- today through Nov. 14 -- in the comfort of your home.
We also placed a graphic below announcing time and agenda for the annual Veterans Day Parade, always on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
One of the objectives of these weekly messages is for you to know that SJDA has your back if you don’t have time to fit it all in. We invite you to comment if you can, and hope that you also have time to enjoy the wonderful activities available outside your home, office or business.