Video of three to five minute School Board Candidate presentations at the 9/24/14 District 5 United meeting:
Video of the 5/28/14 District 5 United meeting:
Video of the 3/26/14 District 5 United meeting:
Video of the SCC Health Care Coverage presentation
Wondering how to find out whether you, family or friends qualify for new health care coverage options as a result of the Affordable Care Act?
Did you know our County Social Services Agency has staff ready to take your call to help you figure out the new Covered California and Medi-Cal options?
Watch a brand new video of a County presentation to get a better understanding of the new options and resources available to you and others in our community:
Video of the 10/29/2013 Local Control Funding Formula 101 and Community Forum sponsored in part by District 5 United. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is California’s new formula for funding schools. District 5 United, the Alum Rock Educational Foundation and Californians for Justice organized and sponsored a forum to help explain LCFF, how it will be implemented, and how accountability for results will be developed. There were presentations from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Public Advocattes and the Education Trust. A video of the forum, as well as the Power Point Presentations, are available by clicking here.
Below is video of the 9/25/2013 District 5 United meeting:
Below is video of the 7/24/2013 District 5 United meeting regarding Public Safety:
6/29/13 District 5 Heroes event: Who is a hero in the community to you? Or who is your everyday hero? Nominations for District 5 Heroes were submitted by community members just like you. All nominated Heroes were recognized, District 5 United decided which heroes received recognition, and the community decided who received Community’s Choice Special Recognition!
You may view photos and videos of the District 5 Heroes 2013 event on June 29, 2013, below. You may also click here to view nominated hero stories. You also click here to view the results of the Community’s Choice.
Video of the District 5 Heroes event: interviews and ceremony
Video of the District 5 Heroes event: interviews only
Below are photos taken by volunteer Janet Yakashima at the District 5 Heroes event on June 29, 2013. Families joined District 5 United, Supervisor Dave Cortese and Councilmember Kansen Chu, standing in for Councilmember Xavier Campos, to honor everyday East San Jose Heroes. You may click any photo to view a larger version.
To view the album on Facebook instead, please click here. You do not have to be a Facebook user, nor logged in to Facebook, to view these public photos.
Below are videos of four portions of the 5/22/2013 District 5 United meeting:
County Budget update
City Budget update
Education Funding presentation
San Jose Police Department Question/Answer Session
5/5/13: Below is video of the April 24, 2013, Candidates Forum for Santa Clara County District 2 Supervisor. District 5 United and United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County held a Candidates Forum for Santa Clara County District 2 Supervisor candidates. Five of the six candidates participated: Teresa Alvarado, Cindy Chavez, Joseph La Jeunesse, Patricia Martinez-Roach, and David Wall.
4/26/13: Below is video of two portions of the 3/27/13 District 5 United Meeting
Santa Clara County District 3 Supervisor Dave Cortese’s presentation
Santa Clara County District 2 staff member Andres Quintero’s presentation: Marijuana Dispensary Update
3/16/13: Eunice Harms, Evergreen Neighborhood resident, with an urgent message regarding San Jose Water Company’s proposed 44% rate hike (1.5 minutes). Join approximately 900 San Jose residents by submitting an Online Petition.
Special: Spanish-language video on 3/16/13: Eunice Harms, Evergreen Neighborhood resident, with an urgent message regarding San Jose Water Company’s proposed 44% rate hike (1.5 minutes).
2/20/13: Trudy Ellerbeck, District 5 United Steering Committee member from Mount Pleasant Neighborhood, with an urgent message regarding San Jose Water Company’s proposed 44% rate hike (1 minute):
2/2/13: Watch the “Safe and Strong Neighborhood” video from the Mayor’s 2/2/13 Gang and Crime Prevention Summit below.
2/1/13: James Hunter, San Jose resident and author of San Jose Water Company Rate Increase blog, expresses detailed proposed rate increase concerns. Join about 900 San Jose residents by submitting an Online Petition.
Video 1: Are you smarter than a 3rd Grader? (30 seconds). 3rd Grade Student Responding to Possible Water Charge. Join about 900 San Jose residents by submitting an Online Petition.
Video 2: Urgent Message: (1 minute). Gustavo Gonzalez, District 5 United Steering Committee member providing a one-minute Urgent Message. Join about 900 San Jose residents by submitting an Online Petition.
Video 3: Are you smarter than a 3rd Grader + Urgent Message (1 minute, 30 seconds). 3rd Grade Student Responding to Possible Water Charge & Gustavo Gonzalez, District 5 United Steering Committee member providing a one-minute Urgent Message.
Join about 900 San Jose residents by submitting an Online Petition.
1/23/13: California Senator Beall, San Jose Councilmember Xavier Campos, and California Division of Ratepayer Advocates address San Jose Water Company’s proposed 44% water rate increase.
1/23/13: Below is video of just the California Division of Ratepayer Advocates’ 1/23/13 presentation regarding San Jose Water Company’s proposed 44% water rate increase:
12/5/12: Watch NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit’s video regarding the San Jose Water Company below.
10/25/12: District 5 United sponsored an Education-focused Candidates Forum at the Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library on Thursday, October 25, 2012.
Candidates running for Trustee in Alum Rock, East Side, and Mount Pleasant school districts were invited, as well as candidates for State Senate District 15. Education is a “Hot Button” issue with ballot measures at the state and local level that impact us all. State Senators have a direct vote and impact on the state budget, and School Trustees deal with that impact on a daily basis.
April 29, 2012: The First Tee of Silicon Valley, which teaches youth life skills at the Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (among other sites). The video includes a First Tee participant who recounts his experience. Approximately 16% of Silicon Valley youth will not graduate high school, but 100% of First Tee participants graduate high school. More information regarding The First Tee of Silicon Valley can be found at https://www.thefirstteesiliconvalley.org.
March 22, 2012: The Alum Rock Jazz Band (by Len and Julie Ramirez). The Band consists of musicians who are 5th-8th grade Alum Rock students who competitively audition each fall for the instrumental and vocal spots in the group.