Protect Our Parks – Viva Parks & Viva CalleSJ
Join almost 400 others! Take 30 seconds to use the form below to tell the City Council: No cuts to Viva CalleSJ and Viva Parks!
Use the form below to send an automatic email to the San Jose City Council to remind them, as others were reminded during the pandemic, that parks are a basic need that promote physical and mental health. Remind them that our communities love Viva Calle and Viva Parks, and these programs must be protected.
Why? The San Jose City Council reviews the City budget multiple times throughout the year to consider changes. The Council approved park funding in June 2023, but could choose to reduce that funding. Many parks still require repair and maintenance and staff are needed for either to occur. For example, Alum Rock Park is still undergoing repair. There is also a proposal to cut Viva Calle and Viva Parks funding. This proposal is scheduled to be discussed on Tuesday, 9/12/23. Letters: San Jose Parks Foundation; SJ Parks and Recreation Commission; SJ All District Leadership Group. Joint letter from multiple organizations; Memos: Councilmember Doan, Councilmembers Cohen, Foley, Jimenez.
Take 30 seconds to tell the City Council that now is the time to protect our essential parks and public services like Viva Calle and Viva Parks. By ensuring parks are well-maintained and their staffing adequately funded, we create an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and unity in San JosÃ©. Tell them that you value parks, because of the physical and mental health they promote, and that there should be no cuts to park funding. Use the form below to automatically send an email to the City Council. You may add a personal comment. The text of the email is below the form. You will receive a confirmation email.
TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL TO THE CITY COUNCIL
Subject line: [your-name] [your-zip] – 9/12/23 item 3.4: Strategic Support, proposed Viva Parks & Viva CalleSJ budget cuts
Dear City Council,
Thank you for having previously approved park funding for the current fiscal year. Our community needs parks and urban green space, both of which are a basic need that promote physical and mental health. Many parks still require repair and maintenance and staff are needed for either to occur. Thank you in advance for not reducing park funding this fiscal year. Now is the time to protect our essential parks and public services like Viva Calle and Viva Parks.
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