Update on Willow Street-Bramhall Park
at the next WGNA Meeting, Thursday 12 July 2018
Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village made an update and presentation on Willow Street-Frank Bramhall Park at the meeting of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association on Thursday, July 12, 2018. See the internet link to the slide presentation, here. [WSP Keynote 2018]
Two years ago, in WGNA’s July 28, 2016 Board Meeting, issues relating to Bramhall-Wilow Street Park were presented by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village, then with a follow-up walk-through of the park happening that August. By November 2016, Dave Mitchell from San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) visited WGNA’s Board Meeting for a response and presentation. As of July 2018, we reviewed the issues from the last two years, gave updates on the progress, and engaged feedback on current and future needs in the park.
The Willow Glen Planning Area is one of fifteen large sub-areas in the City of San Jose’s “Greenprint“. The Planning Areas are used by the city in a number of ways, including how the Planning Division or the Parks Department monitors the supply and absorption of vacant land and to track and forecast development activity.
The Greenprint, in itself, is “a long-term plan that sets goals and strategies for how San José’s parks, trails, and community centers will change over the next 20 years. City staff and policymakers use the Greenprint as a guide as they explore the ways the parks system can help people in San José be healthier and happier. The City is working on a major update of its existing Greenprint, which was accepted by the City Council in 2009. The new Greenprint Update is expected to be complete in Spring 2018.”
The 2009 version of the Willow Glen Planning Area and “Greenprint” is what defines the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association’s area of membership and advocacy, as noted in our Bylaws and Policies. See the “Planning Maps” page of our website, and an annotated 2009 Willow Glen Planning Area here.
NATIONAL SAFE ROUTES “BIKE TO SCHOOL” for MAY & JUNE 2018
EARTHQUAKES SOCCER INVITATION to WILLOW GLEN SCHOOLS
Several students at our Willow Glen Neighborhood Schools will receive prize tickets to the soccer game — The San Jose Earthquakes versus Los Angeles FC at the San Jose Avaya Stadium — scheduled for June 9th, 2018 at 7:15 PM.
Participating schools include:
The game tickets are courtesy of Stakeholders for Safe Green Village(SGV), purchased by the co-sponsorship of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association(WGNA); Willow Glen Business Association(WGBA); and the Table Restaurant.
We also thank the Earthquakes for their free giveaways, school assembly demonstrations, mascot appearances, etc. Together, we have promoted Safe Routes to School, and community pride. We invite you to enjoy “Willow Glen Neighborhood Night” with the Earthquakes! And enjoy your end-of-year summer vacation!
Seasonally, every year, Bike to School Day returns in the spring, and Walk to School in the autumn. This national event is organized locally by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village in partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
This national event is organized locally by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village [Facebook] in partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School [Facebook]. Willow Glen Neighborhood Association – WGNA [Facebook] is a regular co-sponsor.
Participating schools for the Willow Glen event include:
Willow Glen Elementary; River Glen School K-8; Ernesto Galarza Elementary; and Hammer Montessori Elementary.
As part of the “Bike to School” activities, students at our elementary schools receive bicycles, helmets, and razor scooters throughout the year.
On Thursday 11 October 2017, students, parents, and teachers met together at the Bank of America Parking Lot on Lincoln Avenue. In celebrating “Walk to School Day”, we all came togehter for a morning reception and then went to our respective schools.
Join children & adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking:
- Encouraging a child’s next stage of independence
- Physical activity
- Teaching safe pedestrian & bicycling skills to children
- Awareness of how walkable & bikeable community improvements can be made
- Concern for the environment Reducing traffic congestion, pollution & speed near schools
- Sharing time with community leaders, parents & children
- Creating joy and fun!
- Promoting psychological well-being and alertness
- Fostering maturation and responsibility
- Creating habits of activity, empowerment and thinking differently
Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village (aka Stakeholders SGV) is a community-based organization with the purpose to raise grassroots participation!
We’re All Stakeholders — aiming at a basis of principles that organizes ad hoc projects; discussions and assessments; plus community orientations;
Raising the Stakes — empowering and informing each and every participatory member to raise, engage and develop membership from at large, so to establish forum;
Growing the Grassroots — raising a natural and spontaneous involvement within the general community with a bootstrapping “can do” worldview;
Democratizing Participation — democratizing the forum and process in order that participation is fully raised and optimized (remaining fair, balanced and transparent).
Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village speaks for six main areas of advocacy and application. These areas are shared from this page (below) and within this website. In some ways, many of such areas cross over with one another in terms of interest and point of view, as well as into various other aspects, such as programs, projects, and events. We invite you to start in any one area of interest and become an active —participatory — stakeholder with the grassroots of our community.
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