Welcome to the Almaden Valley Community Association – your on-line resource for activities in the Almaden Valley.
The AVCA provides information of interest especially for the residents of Almaden Valley, which includes the area
equivalent to Zip Code 95120 in San Jose, California.
The next AVCA meeting will be:
Monday, March 9, 2015 -- 7:00 to 8:50 PM
WHAT'S NEW AT
Bob Boydston Honor by AVCA Board
Speakers and topics at previous AVCA meetings
WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY
The file offers some sobering statistics regarding city financial obligations and
potential ways to address them either with revenue enhancements or expense reductions or with a combination of the two. Slide 8 shows a significant
issue to address: rising retirement costs that represented 6.5% of the city's general fund expenditures in FY 2000-2001
and are now 20.7% in FY 2014-2015.
Residents encouraged to attend Thursday, Feb. 12, 6:30 PM meeting at Almaden Community Center to suggest needs to improve Almaden Expressway from current time to 2040 and beyond.
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8th Annual Westfield Oakridge Winter Walk & Senior Resource Fair
on Friday, February 27, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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District 10 City Councilmember, Johnny Khamis' Newsletters
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Wild Pigs & Other Creatures Caught and Removed
Having a problem with wild pigs? other creatures? Here are two links to licensed help in the San Jose and Santa Clara County area:
Wild Pig Removal Inc. - see detailed information about wild pigs, their trapping and shooting, and homeowner's choices for carcass disposition.
Creature Catchers - humane animal removal of wild pigs, rodents, gophers, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, feral cats, dead animal removal
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Almaden Valley Traffic
Transportation Report on Street Survey In September of 2013, AVCA asked area residents to complete a Streets Survey. There is now a follow-up on some of the comments and requests made on this survey concerning "traffic calming issues" (traffic violations such as speeding and stop signs, signal timing, right-of-way control, and pedestrian safety).
This report also includes Department of Transportation (DOT) information on various programs and services that DOT provides including the StreetSmarts program for Walk n' Roll SJ! (students walking and bicycling between home and school), a Traffic Safety Tips Flyer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, and a list of Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers for Neighborhood Traffic Safety. It would be a good idea to print this information, discuss it with members of your family, and keep it handy.
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Almaden Lake Project
Alternatives 6 and 7 Proposed
Two new alternatives for the Almaden Lake area come from meetings with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Loma Prieta chapter of the Sierra Club. They are similar, and can be seen by reading this blog from the Water District and clicking on Feasible Alternative 6 and Feasible Alternative 7. These alternatives have a large water area on the eastern side for boating and fishing, a reduced open space on the western side, and both have totally eliminated swimming.
AVCA Position on Almaden Lake, November 15, 2013
AVCA has taken the position stated in the above document and has sent the document to the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) Board of Directors.
Read the article at the link above to hear about the strong opinions for Almaden Lake heard at the September 5 public meeting.
The next meeting, which was planned for Thursday, October 3, was cancelled due to the conflict with the fall break for San Jose Unified School District. The conflict meant that many area residents would not be able to attend the meeting on this date.
Residents are invited to express their opinions at the Santa Clara Valley Water District board meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. This meeting will be held at the water district's headquarters at 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, starting at 6:00 PM. Everyone who wants to speak at this meeting is asked to fill out a "Request To Speak" form, available outside the boardroom, at the clerk's desk, or online at http://www.valleywater.org/About/QEMS.aspx
You can also read more information about the Almaden Lake Project progress in other parts of the
Water District's online blog at
Two other places to check on the Water District's project are 1) their Web site at
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