Opportunity Housing info meetings

What’s “Opportunity Housing”? Why do some oppose or support it?

The San Jose City Council will decide whether to direct city staff to study the possibility of allowing duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods. Why do some oppose it while others support it? How can you make sure your opinion is considered? Find out during an informational meeting!

There will be three FREE ZOOM COMMUNITY MEETINGS by San Jose neighbors for San Jose neighbors!
City staff, a group opposing and a group supporting will present at each meeting. Did you attend a meeting without city staff presenting information? Heard conflicting information and not sure what’s true? If so, then this meeting is for you…by neighbors for neighbors.

Opportunity Housing Information MEETING 1

Monday, 4/12/21, at 630pm for San Jose neighbors from City Council districts 2, 9, and 10, plus all other San Jose residents for whom this date works best. Zoom registration link: This meeting has already occurred. A. Welcome and Background by neighbor co-hosts Karen Lattin, Jacquie Heffner, and Steven Pinkston (up to 10 minutes) B. City Planning Department staff present (up to 15 minutes) C. Supporters present, by San Jose Neighborhoods for All coalition member Justin Wang (up to 15 minutes) D. Opposition group presents (up to 15 minutes) E. Questions and comments from the audience (up to 40 minutes; meeting ends early if questions end early) Note: A Board member of the Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association planned to present but became unable to do so due to personal circumstances.  

Opportunity Housing Information MEETING 2

Thursday, 4/15/21, at 630pm for San Jose neighbors from City Council districts 5, 7, and 8, plus all other San Jose residents for whom this date works best. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dU4vKLDZRbOOu_4a085Fsw A. Welcome and Background by neighbor co-hosts Juan Estrada and Tamara Sanchez (up to 10 minutes) B. City Planning Department staff present (up to 15 minutes) C. Opposition presents by David Eisbach (up to 15 minutes) D. Supporters present, by San Jose Neighborhoods for All coalition member Aaron Eckhouse (up to 15 minutes) E. Questions and comments from the audience (up to 40 minutes; meeting ends early if questions end early) Note: The Berryessa Citizens Advisory Council was invited to present its opposition and declined to do so.  

Opportunity Housing Information MEETING 3

Thursday, 4/22/21, at 630pm for San Jose neighbors from City Council districts 1, 3, 4 and 6, plus all other San Jose residents for whom this date works best. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JG5riW7TTl67d6R-jQwrfQ A. Welcome and Background by neighbor co-hosts Liz Gallegos Glynn and Alex Dersh (up to 10 minutes) B. City Planning Department staff present (up to 15 minutes) C. Supporters present, by San Jose Neighborhoods for All coalition members Kiyomi Yamamoto and Mathew Reed (up to 15 minutes) D. Opposition presents by David Eisbach (up to 15 minutes) E. Questions and comments from the audience (up to 40 minutes; meeting ends early if questions end early) em>Note: The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association was invited to present its opposition and declined to do so.

OTHER COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting on 4/14/21 at 630pm

Wondering about COVID-19 benefits? East San Jose Wildfire Prevention? SJPD? FREE Zoom community meeting Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gxlD-qSoQTKGXeKk0GyKaQ A. Step Forward Foundation COVID-19 presentation with Q&A By Christian Ollano, Josué García, and Ruth Silver-Taube Information regarding benefits available related to COVID-19 (Workers Comp, State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and Family Leave). B. East San Jose Wildfire Safety/Risks/Prevention with Q&A By City of San Jose: Benjamin Claire-Mckown and Nicholas Gil Current risks and steps to prevent wildfires in San Jose C. San Jose Police Department presentation with Q&A.

Meeting on 4/28/21 at 630pm

Wondering about the city’s homelessness response team and its efforts? What’s the Climate Smart Challenge? Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rDQC8DzXSCOrWiGI8ZbALA A. City Homelessness Response Team with Q&A By City of San Jose staff B. Climate Smart Challenge with Q&A By City of San Jose: Charissa Boniface and Amanda Leonis Ways to help make our San José community more healthy and sustainable by fighting climate change.

Meeting on 5/12/21 at 630pm

Are there higher amounts of lead in the area around Reid-Hillview Airport? FREE Zoom community meeting Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UGgNm5ZuQ4Sk-r1fgR9vAg Reid-Hillview Airport lead study update By Santa Clara County staff Opportunity Housing meeting image 3