North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Word of Faith Church
7 8 pm
Call to Order: Tom Smith, 7:00
1. Introductions and Welcome.
2. Police Department Update Officers Ted Vasquez &
a. Car break ins suspects were caught
b. Homeless problem on Willow The individuals were relocated
but unfortunately they are under the bridge on Bird Avenue. Also on
Virginia and Bird folks are in behind the bushes as well as Lincoln
under the bridge.
c. ACTION: NOTE THE SERIAL NUMBERS OF YOUR POSESSIONS IF THEY
ARE STOLLEN, THE INFORMATION IS ENTERED INTO A DATABASE AND COULD
BE IDENTIFIED AS YOURS. THIS IS MOST LIKELY THE ONLY WAY YOUR ITEMS
WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.
3. Garage Sale Debrief Debbie & Ken
a. With the city yard sales of Los Gatos and Mountain View, it was
slower than last year. Hull was very slow.
b. We should use two fliers next year.
c. The question was raised about whether or not we should move this
to every other year vs every year.
4. Neighborhood 4th of July Party - Mike & Marc
a. Committees have chair people and are formed
b. Volunteers are really needed for set up and break down & community
tables. Volunteers are also needed for food, games. Please contact
5. Granny Unit Status - Ken
a. 2nd unit proposal. City council is studying issue. The proposal
is if the house is R1 zone it allows you to build a 2nd unit either
attached or not attached. The extra unit needs to have a bathroom,
bedroom and kitchen --650 sq feet is the maximum.
b. Three camps represented at the meeting:
i. Have granny units now and wonder if they will ever be legal.
There is no grandfather law and the units are required to
meet new codes.
ii. Want to build new unit.
iii. Dont want granny units approved.
c. Two meetings per council district will be held. Attend as many
meetings as you are able to share your thoughts.
6. Neighborhood Quality of Life Ed Rast
a. Proposing to create quality of life standards and goals for our
b. For example, the city may state that its OK for us to sit
at a traffic light for 5 changes before being able to pass. Perhaps
this isnt acceptable or desired for our particular neighborhood.
The quality of life standards and goals would state our community
7. The AA Meeting Hall
a. AA created in 1935 in the US. The meeting group is a Spanish-speaking
group. Their focus is on helping members maintain sobriety.
b. Many neighborhoods welcome AA groups since it helps the community
maintain the sobriety of members and is therefore a positive influence.
c. A meeting is held daily from 7-9:00 PM; Monday????? 1-3: &
8-10 AM Saturday
d. Meetings usually have 8-10 members in attendance.
8. New Business & Announcements
a. Neighborhood Service day Saturday May 29th 9:00 12:00
b. Fuller Park is on the SJ City Council meeting agenda on June 15th.
c. Saturday June 5th, Paint-A-thon volunteers needed. Contact Liz
d. Community Spirit Award from Our City Forest was awarded to our
organization for our tree planting. Thanks Ken Eklund!
9. Next meeting June 22 , 2004 7-8:00 PM
2003- 2004 board:
President Tom Smith
Vice President Harvey Darnell
Secretary/Treasurer Dana Rysavy and Ken Eklund
Past President Alison England
Director 1 Debbie Palmer
Director 2 Dan Erceg
Director 3 Mike Gaines
Meeting Adjourned: 8:45 pm